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A look at Barcelona

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A Visual Delight

Nestling beside the Mediterranean, Barcelona is one of the few European cities by the sea. Its main thoroughfare, Las Ramblas, runs all the way from the quayside through to the heart of the city.
As a city it has it all, stunning architecture, superb shopping, great climate and beautiful beaches. It is the gateway to the Costa Brava with its popular resorts of Sitges and Vilanova.  
Well worth exploring are the Gothic Quarter and Montjuic which abounds with ancient and ornate architecture such as one of Barcelona's cathedrals, La Seu. Then of course there is the fabulous architecture of Antoni Gaudí. His greatest monument is the Sagrada Familia - an unfinished cathedral that resembles a vast Gothic church crossed with a space ship from a sci-fi movie. His other creations include La Pedrera - a weird converted terrace block in the heart of the city, and le Parc Guell - a surreal haven on a hill high above the bustle of the city. The best view of these and the other architectural masterpieces of the city is found by taking the funicular up to Tibidabo, or the cable car up Montjuic.
Of course, Barcelona is also home to one of the greatest football teams so sports fans won't want to miss the Olympic area or the museum at the Nou Camp, FC Barcelona's famous stadium, where the hundreds of trophies the illustrious club has won are on display. 
It is at night when Barcelona really comes into its own. The Catalan capital is widely known as a party city and is home to many bars and clubs to keep the most ardent party-goer happy.  More info


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