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The Raval Cat

Park Güell

This unbelievable park with “dripping” houses, twisted benches and stone half-plants and half-animals is the work of Antoni Gaudi, the great architect, who spent about 15 years to create it. The unusually soft architectural shapes, meandering paths and mosaics make this place a very homey and relaxing place.

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Museum of Chocolate

If one’s on a diet, they’d better close their eyes and hurry away from this place. Every visitor is given a small chocolate bar at the entrance before embarking on a wondrous journey through the chocolate world.

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Carrer de Pelai

This street stretches from the Central University of Barcelona to the Catalonia Square and is full of students all year round. High achievers hurry to libraries and archives, slackers spend hours in noisy crowds at cafes, and female truants disappear for hours in numerous moderately-priced shops.

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Palau de la Música Catalana

One can come here for an evening concert of classical, symphony or pop music or on a day trip with a tour guide. The interior is striking to the imagination, and the lighting is natural, which is unique for Europe.

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Tibidabo

This 1,640-foot hill is the symbol of Barcelona and the best observation deck in the city. Also, it’s a huge territory with a wonderful gothic church and one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. It’s best to come here in the morning to enjoy all the rides and attractions, and stay until dusk to see the brightly lit city from above.

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Palau Nacional

This grand palace was erected in the early 1900s for an international exhibition, but it looks like an ancient building and is not dissonant with the overall look of Barcelona. Inside it holds a museum of Catalan art with highly valued paintings, sculptures and frescoes.

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Poble Espanyol

This open-air museum is almost 90 years old. It attracts crowds of people wishing to see whole of Spain in several hours. There are miniature and life-sized copies of more than a hundred palaces, castles and houses of different ages in history, numerous craftsmen and a large picnic area.

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Mercat de la Boqueria

Delicious raw smoked ham, hills of raspberry and blackberry, fresh loaves with a crunchy crust, kegs of honey and buckets of olives – all of this dazzles and makes tummies rumble. Many people come here for “delicious” pictures and “tasty” souvenirs, like spices and sweets.

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Casa Batlló

The great Gaudi turned this plain and ordinary house into a gingerbread cookie, painted in marine style and covered with a dragon roof. It still amazes both tourists and local residents.

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Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

This fountain is huge – more than 32,000 square feet – and consists of many smaller fountains. Some call it singing, others dancing, while both of those characteristics are true. By the way, the water in the fountain is pure and of drinking quality.

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Catalunya Square

This square is the center of the city, from which the streets fan out. It consists of several fountains, many trees, swarms of pigeons and throngs of tourists. It also hosts a huge 9-storied mall, where everyone goes after all the attractions have been visited.

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Collserola Natural Park

It’s a huge and beautiful forest reserve filled with fresh mountain air. It’s about 22 times larger than New York Central Park. It’s only 20 minutes away from the city, but the fauna here is absolutely wild – badgers, martens, eagles and salamanders.

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CosmoCaixa Barcelona

This most interesting place in Barcelona contains nearly all scientific or pseudoscientific conclusions of humankind about Earth and Universe, collected through the many centuries of the Homo sapiens’ existence. It will be fascinating for anyone to see, even 3-year-olds.

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Platja de la Barceloneta

This is the most famous and oldest sand beach of Barcelona. It’s very clean, vibrant and noisy and especially favored by youth because of the many sport grounds, roller and skateboard paths, Mexican restaurants and pizza places.

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The Raval Cat

This statue of a giant cat weighing 2 tons appeared in Barcelona in 1987. It took a while for the cat to take root here, and it was moved 4 times before finally settling in La Rambla del Raval street. Despite its size the cat is not without certain elegance.

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