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World heritage site · Architectural Building
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The undisputed symbol of the city, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a World Heritage Site that astonishes visitors with its sheer height an
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World heritage site · Architectural Building
Casa Batllo , Barcelona
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Located in the bustling city center and considered one of architect Antoni Gaudí’s signature works, Casa Batllo can perhaps best be described
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World heritage site · Park
Parc Guell , Barcelona
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One of many notable city structures designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudí, Parc Guell is a garden complex built between 1900 and 1914. Wor
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El Barri Gòtic , Barcelona
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Known for its winding streets and hidden squares steeped in history, El Barri Gòtic is ideal for an historic walk followed by a rest at one o
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Las Ramblas , Barcelona
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The old city meets the modern in Las Ramblas, a series of pedestrian streets lined by outdoor markets, shops, cafes, and restaurants. To stro
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Barcelona

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In a city Antoni Gaudi used as his personal canvas, things to do in Barcelona include visits to some of the famed architect's most distinguished monuments, including Park Guell and Casa Batllo. The unparalleled symbol of Barcelona and Gaudi's most famous work, La Sagrada Familia never fails to astonish with its size and unique ornaments. Art lovers can marvel at the works of another renowned Spanish artist at Picasso Museum. You can also treat yourself to local tastes and aromas and mingle with the talkative locals at La Boqueria, the city's best-known market.

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Where to stay in Barcelona

Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
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