While some reckon the architecture of Antoni Gaudí is a bit too, well, gaudy, the Basílica de la Sagrada Família most definitely delivers the wow factor. It’ll floor you with its exquisitely carved human figures, floral details and geometric symbols, all of which hang suspended like dripping candle wax. No picture really does it justice, so you’ll have to hop on a plane and drink in those architectural details with your own eyes.
Excited for your trip to Barcelona and all its brilliant landmarks and other places to visit? You should be. The Catalan city offers stunning, otherworldly architecture, a flourishing Michelin-starred restaurant scene, and a beach holiday and city break rolled into one. But if your upcoming journey has you drowning in guidebooks filled with sticky notes and your workmate’s half-remembered recommendations, save yourself the hassle by planning your travels with our guide to the top 20 places you must visit when sightseeing in Barcelona.
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