Mark's perfect day in the city might look like this
"I'd start the day with coffee and a freshly made sandwich at El Casal, the friendliest bar in the Born district. Pass the Santa Maria del Mar cathedral on your way to the beach (about 15 minutes) and admire El Peix, the whale-like artwork by Frank Gehry.
After a refreshing walk along the shore you can return to city life by diving into the El Gòtic district. This is one of Barcelona’s oldest neighbourhoods. It’s labyrinthine and you are likely to get lost here – but that’s fine, there is so much atmosphere to enjoy. At some point, use your phone to direct you to Bar Zim. This wine bar is tiny, but they have a terrace, just around the corner. Enjoy a good glass of wine and perhaps a peton(Catalan for ‘kiss’), a small cheese and marmalade tapa.
A brief walk will take you to MACBA or CCCB, two great museums for contemporary culture: MACBA specializes in modern art, CCCB in thematic exhibitions about science, society and design.
And because this is 'a perfect day' and we’re not thinking about tomorrow’s Visa bill, we really have to end the day at Disfrutar. Make your reservations at least a month beforehand and you’ll enjoy the most imaginative, possibly most tasty food in town."