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Totally tapas - With an international twist!

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“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” - Orson Welles

Foodie moment

We stumbled across this place when looking for food, and were drawn in by the offer of one free tapas and a glass of Cava with dinner before 8pm. Gilda by Belgious served us up one of the best foodie moments we have had for our whole trip. The ambiance of the restaurant was one of a cool lounge, and the waiter we had was incredibly friendly and helpful. Gilda specializes in international tapas so we could try some new things.. and the food was DIVINE! We ordered Triangles of fried Camembert with caramelised onions and balsamic vinegar, Traditional Flemish beef stew made with Leffe beer (Marks absolute favourite), Bluefin red tuna ceviche (OMG - my highlight!! So much tuna and so juicy and delicious) , Argentinian grilled prawns with garlic and ground pepper and our free tapas was Bravas Gilda which is their own special version of traditional fried potatoes with Aioli with the addition of Sundried tomatoes, coffee and cinnamon. After such amazing food we couldn't resist desert - Belgium chocolate mousse and Creme catalina. Food was beautifully presented, flavoured and thought out.. a top quality chef, restaurant and waiter.... and yep, such reasonable prices!!


Cultural moment

A highlight of street 'performance' today on La Rambla. A man created a piece of Spray paint art in front of our very eyes... So amazing to watch! You honestly can't believe it is created completely using spray paint until you watch it come together step by step. If we weren't backpacking for another month, we would have bought it for sure!


Wow moment

Stretching down the side of central Barcelona is the Pg. Lluis Companys park with Spain's own Arc de Triomf. It was busy with people recovering from a big night at the festival, and was a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and soak up some sun.


What we learnt today

The residents of Barcelona just couldn't give up the opportunity to set off more and more firecrackers. Not only was the air still heavy with the smell of gunpowder from the night before, it seems they had left overs and they kept going off all day. Not the best when feeling 'tired'!

Posted by travellinglise 10:38 Archived in Spain Tagged barcelona

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