On the last full day that Mark and I had, we went into town to search out La Boqueria, the market by La Rambla (La Rambla, 91). As we walked past all the little shops, my eye caught a glimpse of heaven in the form of a cronut in the shop window of Chök – the chocolate kitchen. Now, I had heard all about this, but I still had not tried them, so we went in and I was overwhelmed.
There were cronuts and donughts and chocolates – EVERYWHERE. I found myself in a real life dilemma – my boyfriend basically said „get whatever you want“ and there was just too much to choose from. The guy behind the counter was super sweet and very patient. In the end I picked a cronut with baiser and strawberrys. Amazing. If you love chocolate – Chök is a must in Barcelona.
After smearing my face with chocolate and scoffing this amazing treat right there, in the street – we wandered on to the market, got ourselves freshly squeezed juices to go and inspected every single stall.
The market is perfect for early risers who decide to have breakfast on the go. You can get lost in between the food stalls, with their fish, chorizo, tapas and just indulge yourself with sweets and ice cream.
After the market, we explored the back streets of La Rambla a bit more and I would usually tell you about some nice restaurant we went to for lunch, dinner or just for a glass of wine. The truth is though – you have to go and explore this on your own really. I can give you some indicators on where to walk to, but part of the fun in Barcelona is the walking around and the exploring of the areas as well as following your nose to all of the amazing restaurants that there are.
Little tip for all of you going out at night – the beach front has a lot of clubs such as Pacha and bars obviously, if you like shaking your bootie in a more conventional way.
If you like the more Spanish experience, you just have to follow the music really…!