What I did and saw:
One of if notthe biggest science museum in the Barcelona area, CosmoCaixa has all kinds of interesting things for all ages. It is very affordable to enter- kids are free and adult tickets are 5 euros, but even that can be reduced if you bank with La Caixa. I enjoyed the hands on exhibits, but there are plenty of things for anyone interested in science, animals, astrology, etc.
Parc d'Atraccions Tibidabo-
Located at the highest natural point in Barcelona, Tibadabo has both an amusement park and a cathedral. The Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart) church was built over the course of 60 years, and the views from the church looking over the city are some of the best found anywhere in Barcelona. The Tibidabo Amusement Park was built before the church, and it is the oldest continuously running amusement park in Spain (and one of the oldest in the world). The rides might not be as impressive as the rides at a newer park like Port Aventura (an hour or so train ride south), but the views from the park are tough to match.
Where I ate and drank:
A cafe set in honor of 007, Bond Cafe serves excellent coffee. There are James Bond movie posters and quotes hung up around the cafe, including one showing off Bond's love for the Chemex. However, it's not just a gimmick cafe, the coffee itself is very high quality.
My favorite thing:
The views from the Sagrat Cor church on Tibidabo are some of the best views anywhere in Barcelona.
My least favorite thing:
The rides at the Tibidabo Amusement Park aren't as impressive as the rides at major theme parks like Universal Studios or DisneyWorld.
For next time:
Next time in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi I would sample more of the food and drink at a number of different places like Mitja Vida and La Despensa de Mitre.
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