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Where to have ice cream in Sagrada Familia

Written by Thompson Crowley

The weather in Barcelona is extremely pleasant and that’s one of the nicest things about this place. Right through the autumn, winter and spring, the temperature remains mild, with the sun coming into full bloom in the summer monthsIce cream is an extremely popular dessert which is eating across the city all year round. Here are our top 3 in the Sagrada Familia neighborhood.

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Photo by joyosity via Visualhunt

Arlequino is located on Carrer de Provença, just a few minute’s walk away from Gaudì’s Sagrada Familia. It is a small, colorful premises, selling a variety of sweet snacks and ice creams. They have a fair amount of choice available, with over 10 different flavors to try. They also have a small indoor seating area, so you can escape the sun or the cold whilst you indulge! Prices are very reasonable, and they also have a good selection of drinks on offer.

Manuel Fernández Arango

Manuel Fernández Arango is a gelateria located on Plaça de la Sagrada Família. It is a small and simple establishment, with a good choice of ice creams and slushies. They also sell horchata, a Spanish drink made of either ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts. The staff is very helpful, and the prices are also very reasonable. It’s a great little place for trying something new.

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L’arte del gelato

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Photo by Infomastern via VisualHunt

L’arte del gelato is located on close to the Verdaguer metro station. It is a specialist gelateria, selling a variety of ice creams made in the Italian style. They really do have a lot of choices, and everything is presented wonderfully. From vanilla with chocolate to rum and raisin, zesty mandarin, to deep cherry, they have a vast selection to choose from. They also sell crepes and waffles to go along with the ice cream, and large helping of fresh fruit and coffee. This isn’t just a place to grab a quick snack; it’s more of an ice cream parlour for connoisseurs, where whatever you order will be sure to satisfy. And the prices too are very reasonable, especially considering the venue’s reputation.

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About the author

Thompson Crowley

Thompson is a musician from the U.K who fell in love with Barcelona. He is constantly discovering new things in the city, which he shares with the readers through his articles.

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