I visited Barcelona and had one of the most memorable meals of my life - and that was in the fall of 1954 at the end of NATO naval exercises in the western Med.
It was Los Caracoles and I kind of think it is still around, since it was over 100 years old at the time I was there. I was told by a very sophisticated French lady (not connected with the restaurant) that it was considered one of the world's best restaurants. :bounce: Be sure to order the snails. ;)
Of course, the Jamon Iberico de Belotta.
Call El Bulli tomorrow morning and see if you can get a reservation. It seems to me a real shame to get as (relatively) close to it as you will and not have a shot at what's supposed to be a contemporary "best in the workd" meal.
By close, I mean on the same continent. :D
By the way, if you can pay the way for somebody to carry your bags on this trip, give me a call.