| 75 A loveof travel, artandmoderatehedonismwereamongthemainreasonswhyMilica Janković chose to visit Barcelona. According to her, Barcelona won her over as soon as she saw its architecture, beaches and food, and later also its people, who are direct, happy and very lively. “At every step it’s somehow evident that everything is tailored to tourists, with a large number of hospitality facilities and excellent service. As for theatmosphere in thecity itself, onefeels livelinessateverystep,whetheryou’re walkingor sitting insome restaurant,”saysMilica, adding that the Spaniards are hedonists in spirit and character, which canbe felt in the packed bars and gardens of one of the city’s busiest streets, Passeig de Gràcia. “Thisstreet is thecentralpoint fromwhich you head out to tour the city. It is packedwith shoppingopportunities,which iswhy tourists simply ockthere.Whatattractedmyattention were its two Gaudi buildings, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, which leave nobody feeling indifferent and show that Gaudi was way ahead of the time in which he lived and worked. It is a special experience to pass them at night, when the exterior lighting is switched on and everythinggainsanevenmorebeautiful form. These twobuildings are thebest introduction to what awaits on the Gaudi route,” says Milica, who naturally leads us to the next important point – Park Güell. “Above the park is the panoramic viewpointof theCarmelBunkers,whicho ersviews of the whole city. FromPark Güell continue on wherever your legs take you, but don’t forget LaSagradaFamiliaand Plaça deGaudi. Iwould advise everyone to book tickets online in advance for all the points of interest you plan to tour, because there a large crowds when you do all that on the day.” ApartfromGaudí’sarchitecturalworks,othermust-sees inthecity includeCiutadellaPark, the Gothic Quarter or El Born, La Barceloneta, the cathedral, musical fountains, La Boqueria market, andaroundanhour’s train rideaway is thetownofFigueresandtheDalíTheatre-Museum. If thesewalks exhaust you, you canalways sit andrecoverwithtraditional dishes fromthis region – tapas, meze appetisers. If you decide to do so at some of the restaurants or cafés, Milica recommends the Casa Lolea, a restaurant known for its large selectionof Sangria, as well as its excellent risottowith tru es. Also, if you visit Cecconi’s restaurant, you will have an opportunity to enjoy excellent food and even better service at a ordable prices. Around an hour’s train ride away is the town of Figueres, famous as Salvador Dali’s birth place and the home of his TheatreMuseum Vozom se za samo sat stiže do malog mesta Figeras poznatog po tome što se u njemu rodio Salvador Dali i što čuva njegov genijalni muzej Bunkers del Karmel, sa kojeg puca pogled na čitav grad. Iz parka Guelj nastavite kuda god vas noge vode, ali ne zaboravite crkvu Sagrada familija i Plasa de Gaudi. Ono što bih savetovala svima jeste da onlajn rezervišu karte za sve znamenitosti koje planirate da obiđete, pošto je velika gužva kada se to radi na licu mesta. Pored Gaudijevih arhitektonskih dela, ono što morate da vidite jeste Citadela park, Gotik i El Born, Barseloneta, katedrala, muzičke fontane, Merkado de la bokerija, a vozom se za oko sat stiže do Figerasa i Dalijevog muzeja. Ako vas ove šetnje iscrpe, uvek možete da sednete i predahnete uz tradicionalna jela iz ovog kraja – tapase, tačnije meze ili predjela. Ako se odlučite da to učinite u nekom od restorana ili kafića, Milica predlaže Kasa lolea, restoran poznat po velikom izboru sangrije, kao i po odličnom rižotu sa tartufima. Takođe, ako posetite restoran hotela Ceconi , imaćete priliku da po povoljnim cenama uživate u sjajnoj hrani i još boljoj usluzi.