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Passeig del Born - photo by Tashoma Lemard9:00 - Start out with a nice breakfast at El Born, a tiny but very cool bar on the lovely Passeig del Born (pictured) on the corner of Calders street. Watch the neighbourhood wake up before you. 10:00 - Head down Calders and get lost in the small streets of the area. You'll find quirky clothes boutiques and one-off emporiums for unusual gifts for you and your friends (2).
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Picasso Museum - photo by Ronald Stallard11:15 - The Picasso Museum (pictured) is a must-see in Barcelona, featuring early works by the Spanish genius. Just around the corner is the wonderful Museu Europeu d'Art Modern. Well worth a visit for its stunning collection of modern art (3).
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Parc de la Ciutadella - photo by Tashoma Lemard12:30 - Take a break ay Parc de la Cuitadella (4). As well as being one of the city's biggest parks, it also houses the Zoo de Barcelona and the Natural History Museum (pictured). 13:30 - You'll be spoilt for lunch choices in this neighbourhood. From burgers at Pim Pam to sushi at Nakashita via modern Catalan dishes at Cuines Santa-Caterina in the eponymous market, your best bet may be just to wander around and find somewhere that takes your fancy (5, 6, 7).
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Santa Maria del Mar - photo by Tashoma Lemard16:00 - Visit one of Barcelona's most historic and beautiful churches, Santa Maria del Mar (pictured). Just next to it, you'll find a memorial to Barcelona's residents killed in a year-long seige of the city in 1713-14 (8, 9). 17:00 - Cool down with a freshly-made Italian ice-cream at Bellamia Heladería (10). 19:00 - Head to Plaça Sant Jaume, the heart of the city and location of the local council and regional government (11).
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Espai Sucre - photo courtesy of Espai Sucre21:00 Treat yourself to supper at Espai Sucre (pictured), a 'dessert' restaurant. If savoury is more your thing, try El Foro, just next door, where big hunks of meat are a specialty (12, 13). 23:00 - Finish off your day at La Fianna, a popular and atmospheric bar with extensive wine and cocktail menus to choose from (14).
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