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design + architecture,
arts + culture,

My partner and I visited Barcelona for a weekend in May. We packed it all in: food, nightlife, architecture, museums, tapas - the works! Fortunately, Barcelona is compact and easy to navigate, so making our way through our checklist wasn't too difficult. And even though we stayed mostly on the well-trodden path, there were plenty of authentic details to savor, from an exquisite Gaudi streetlamp to a perfectly poured glass of cava. Next time, we'll be able to explore even further!


Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Hotel Arts Barcelona, Barcelona

Located at water's edge, a 20-minute walk from the Ramblas, this hotel under the Ritz-Carlton umbrella has a lot to thank for its reputation: the best service... more


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La Boqueria
Shop La Boqueria, Barcelona

Unlike its modern counterpart Santa Caterina, Raval's La Boqueria is loud, crowded, and boisterous. It's built on the site of an old convent, and the... more

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Sagrada Familia
See + Do Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Never mind that it's a cliché: If you see only one sight in Barcelona, head to the Eixample and see Gaudí's resplendent Sagrada Familia. An... more

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See + Do 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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See + Do 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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Comerç 24
Eating Comerç 24, Barcelona

Chef Carles Abellan's pedigree (nine years of training under Ferran Adrià) shows up in his witty food, most of it served in tapas-sized portions as part... more

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Eating Can Majó, Barcelona

When asked where to get good paella in Barcelona, many locals answer simply: Valencia. But this Barceloneta beachfront classic with a nautical-inspired interior... more

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See + Do 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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See + Do Eixample, Barcelona

A world of spacious boulevards in a neatly beveled grid system, ostentatious houses, fine restaurants, and the city's shopping triangle—Avinguda Diagonal,... more

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Barri Gòtic
See + Do Barri Gòtic, Barcelona

As the name suggests, most of the architecture in this neighborhood, in the heart of Barcelona, is Gothic. Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia, where the martyred... more

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See + Do Barceloneta, Barcelona

Bordered on one side by the glitzy yachts of the Port Vell and on the other by the bronzed bodies basking on the city beaches, this triangle-shaped grid of... more

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