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Travel Guide: Barcelona

Posted on 28 June 2018

Our guide to Barcelona - what to see, eat and experience.

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Barcelona is a vibrant bustling city with loads to see and do, from the incredible architecture of Anton Gaudí to parks, markets, delicious tapas – and a beach.

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Casa Batlló
Known as the 'House of Bones' by locals because of its spine-like roof resembling a dragon, this quirky apartment has to be admired from the inside and out. Purchase your ticket online for a discount.

Sagrada Família
Without a doubt, Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece is on everyone's list. Book online to visit the church and take a walk around the outside to see it from all angles.

Casa Vicens
The first masterpiece of Gaudí, a summer house for the Vicens family. This is a must visit in when in Barcelona, the attention to detail in the architecture is quite something. It's also a lot less busy than the more well-known spots. 

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Parc Güell
Overlooking the city, this whimsical park contains amazing stone structures, beautiful tiling and quirky buildings by Gaudí. 

Parc de la Ciutadella
A green oasis in the city, take a stroll through the park and catch locals dancing in a pagoda, kids riding bikes and couples reading books and enjoying the sunshine. Within the park is a lake, a popular spot for a picnic with rowboat rentals.

Mossen Costs i Llobera Gardens
Situated at the foot of Montjuïc with panoramic views of the city's coastline. This park is unlike any other in Barcelona, with around 800 species of cactus and other succulent plants you'll feel like you're in Palm Springs.

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Blanes, Costa Brava
Blanes is a small seaside town known as the gateway to Costa Brava just an hour train ride from Barcelona. The highlight is the Marimurtra Jardi Botanic garden with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

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Enjoy Mediterranean dishes by the beach under a canopy of trees. Order the mussels, sit back and people watch.

La Boqueria
A bustling colourful food market with fruit juices, butchers, seafood, fresh produce and of course tapas bars. 

El Xampanyet
Dating back to 1929, this cosy tapas bar is always overflowing with hungry customers. Tip: Arrive 15 mins before opening to avoid the long queues and for a true experience, get a standing spot at the bar.

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