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Although their boundaries may seem arbitrary, history and city planners have defined clear borders for the neighborhoods of Barcelona. Each district has its own personality and distinctive features; where you should go depends entirely on the kind of experience you're after. The Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), with its Roman ruins, spired cathedral, stately palaces, and liberal sprinkling of romantic patios and plazas, is the essence of old-world Europe. Nearby, El Born, which peaked in the Middle Ages, boast soul-stirring medieval churches and haunts, as well as a (very chic) grab bag of trendy boutiques, bars, and restaurants. For cutting-edge contemporary design, art, and architecture, multicultural El Raval is the place to be, while a stroll through the Eixample reveals fanciful modernist creations dating from the late 19th century.

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Museu del Modernisme Català, Barcelona

Without doubt, Barcelona's Modernista heritage is its greatest cultural asset. While the shapes and fluid forms of Gaudí, one of the movement's most...more

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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona

When Richard Meier's cool, white, futuristic "ship" sailed into the heart of El Raval, it regenerated an area best known as the underbelly of Barcelona....more

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La Rambla, Barcelona

Through all Barcelona's self-styled reinvention, the pedestrian walkway known as La Rambla has remained the city's most enduring icon. Even if some locals shy...more

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Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

The opulent Liceu was built in 1847 as a paean to the arts, with gilded ballrooms, a hall of mirrors, and an auditorium similar to Milan's Teatro alla Scala....more

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Gràcia, Barcelona

Fiercely independent, Gràcia is a curious bed partner to the metropolis. Perched above the Eixample, this "village" was entirely separate from the city...more

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Girona, Catalonia's second city, an hour's train journey from Barcelona, is fortified by stone ramparts along the banks of the Onyar River—walk along the...more

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Gardens of Montjuïc, Barcelona

This headland park to the southwest of the city welcomes more than 15 million visitors a year to its museums, concert arenas, sports centers, and gardens (only...more

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Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

After an illustrious career in Le Corbusier's Paris studio and then as Harvard's dean of architecture, Josep Lluís Sert designed the Joan Miró...more

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El Raval, Barcelona

In 1925, journalist Àngel Marsà described fetid El Raval (the slum) as a warren of thieves, prostitutes, and lowlifes; the (mostly deserved)...more

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El Born,

Ribera, more commonly known as El Born in reference to its main axis, Passeig del Born, is a medieval-turned-trendy neighborhood near the city center. After the...more

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