One of the famous 'living statues' that are auditioned by the city council to freeze on La Rambla.
More Rambla pictures and information.
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Barcelona, on Spain's north-east coast offers the tourist sensational architecture by the great and gaudy Gaudi,
a lively, walkable old centre, truly sensational restaurants and bars at reasonable
prices, beautiful Barcelona hotels and resorts, cultural activities by the ton and good beaches nearby.
Traffic and petty crime temper the pleasure of Spain's funkiest
city, but only slightly.
Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's biggest project, under construction since 1882.
Sagrada Familia pictures and information.
Stunning Casa Batllo (centre-right) in Passeig de Gracia, one of Barcelona's main streets.
Casa Batllo and La Perdrera pictures and information.
Parc Guell, a delightfully kaleidoscopic and wacky park designed, of course, by the G-man, Anton Gaudi.
More Park Guell photos.
Barceloneta beach, protected and with fair facilities, is easily accessible by bike, metro or about 20 minutes walk from the bottom of La Rambla. More Barceloneta pictures and information.
Fondacion Antoni Tapies, a modern art museum dedicated to Tapies, with amazing roof adornment but sadly lacking much interest inside. It's just 60m from Casa Batllo, around the corner.
Pre-prandial drinks and tapas in Barceloneta port.
Placa Reial (Plaza Real). Next, pictures of La Rambla, Barcelona's main pedestrian area.
Just off Las Ramblas and part of the Barri Gotic (medieval quarter), Placa Peial is a popular tourist spot for drinks, dinner and some famous clubs; it's attractive and car-free but overly touristy. Next page.
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