The design and fascinating architecture that scatters the city is radical and unique. Check-out the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's key focal point - here you can gaze up at its turrets and spires. This world famous unique architectural church-in-progress was built by Antonio Gaudi - it's like something out of a Salvador Dali painting.
La Rambla was once originally a seasonal riverbed, but today is a lively and entertaining hotspot. Stroll along the mile-long walkway that slices through the old city, and leads down to the port. Las Ramblas is a excellent way to spend a day. Brimming with flowers stalls selling pretty blooms, along with pet stalls alive with the excited chatter of budgies you'll be filled with a sense of charm and intrigue. For those who love shopping, souvenir shops overflow with miniature versions of Gaudi's architecture, and human statues in bright costumes. It's also a food-lovers paradise - here you can step off the walkway straight into Spain's largest food market, 'La Boqueria'. Be intoxicated with the explosion of colour, texture, vibrance and aromas of the crates of fruit and veg, from brilliant orange peppers and ripe red tomatoes to exotic burst of fruit such as ruby red apples and tasty nectarines.
Barcelona maybe vibrant and buzzing, but there are also plenty of quiet peaceful oasis' to explore. Park Guell is a peaceful respite, and haven of tranquility and architectural delight. This hilltop garden is complete with Gaudi's innovative designs and dazzling mosaics. The park was commissioned by Eusebi Guell who was friend and patron of Gaudi. It's the ideal retreat to head for after a long day wandering the sights.
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