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Eating Paco Meralgo, Barcelona

This upscale tapas bar—phonetically the name becomes "pa' comer algo," loosely translated as "to grab a bite"—serves up hearty dishes such as lentil... more

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Eating Hisop, Barcelona

An outsider on the city's circuit of avant-garde eateries, Hisop received its first Michelin star in 2011, putting it in the same rank as top dining... more

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Shop Oriol Balaguer, Barcelona

Barcelona is awash in specialist chocolate shops, bijou establishments where presentation and unexpected flavors are as important as the purity of the cacao.... more

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Shop Mercat de Santa Caterina, Barcelona

Barcelona's most famous market, the Boqueria, now has some competition from the Mercat de Santa Caterina in El Born. Enric Miralles' multicolored, wave-roofed... more

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Shop Lavinia, Barcelona

The mother of all wine shops in Spain—if not all of Europe—stocks a heady 4,000 or so labels in its 8,600-square-foot Eixample Esquerra shop. The... more

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See + Do Museu Marítim, Barcelona

In the 13th century, Catalonia was a powerhouse at sea, and many of the kingdom's ships were built in the mammoth Drassanes (Royal Shipyards) in Barcelona. The... more

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Museu del Modernisme Català
See + Do 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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See + Do 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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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 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 El Born, Barcelona

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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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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See + Do 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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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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Parc Güell
See + Do Parc Güell, Barcelona

Gaudí's iconic mosaic lizard and two fairy-tale gatehouses are harbingers of the fantastical landscape that lies beyond this park's entrance. Originally... more

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