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Plan Your Barcelona Vacation

The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Família and his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.

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Barcelona’s hotel trade may be centuries removed from Miguel de Cervantes's 17th-century description of it as a... read more

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  • Barcelona Today

    Capital of the autonomous Community of Catalonia, bilingual Barcelona (Catalan and Spanish) is the unrivaled visitor destination in Spain,... Read more

  • Top Things to See in Barcelona

    The oldest market of its kind in Europe, the Boqueria market is a labyrinth of stalls in a Moderniste wrought-iron shell just off La... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go to Barcelona

    Gaudí: The iconic Sagrada Família, undulating Casa Batlló, and playful Park Güell. Food: From the Boqueria market's... Read more

  • Barcelona Like a Local

    If you want to get a sense of local culture and indulge in some of the pleasures treasured by barcelonins, start with these few... Read more

  • A Walk Around La Rambla

    It’s a Mediterranean thing. Many towns have that one street in town (or barrio even) that runs from the town hall to the church or main... Read more

  • What to Eat in Barcelona

    These days chockablock with celebrity chefs and starred restaurants, Catalonia has become a foodie’s dream destination. But long before... Read more

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