City trip to Barcelona
You can find Catalonia's biggest shopping centre in Barcelona, namely La Maquinista. The complex is mainly outdoor, made up of three floors with a surface area of more than 250,000m2. This is a shopper's paradise. Take a break in one of the many cafes and restaurants and you can even catch a movie in the cinema.
Some tips about eating and drinking in Barcelona
- Spanish people have dinner late, maybe later than you are used to. They do take into account that Barcelona attracts a lot of tourists, but don't be surprised if restuarants are still closed at 18.00 hours.
- Take your time over lunch and dinner, just like the Spanish do. Lunch can easily take all afternoon.
- Pay close attention to where Spanish people eat, there's a good chance that you can find the best tapas there.
Eating with children
Eating out in Barcelona is a real feast for all, including the children! There are so many types of tapas on offer you’re guaranteed to find something to suit everyone’s taste. You can take a nice picnic in one of the many parks in the city… why not purchase some goodies at the covered market in Las Ramblas and enjoy a very tasty picnic!