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Barcelona Photo Gallery

Gawking at Gaudí's Casa Milà

Thought by many to be the crowning glory of the modernista movement, Antoni Gaudí's avant-garde apartment building Casa Milà is better known as La Pedrera, or Stone Quarry, for its wavy mass of limestone.

Photo by: Sergi Camara

Join in the Fun on the Moll de la Fusta

This giant Xavier Mariscal sculpture of a playful crayfish smiles at all who pass him on the Moll de la Fusta. The boardwalk and series of esplanades along Passeig Colom and the picturesque old harbor is hugely popular with pedestrians and cyclists alike.

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Stand in Awe of Santa Maria del Mar

This Gothic church, in the heart of bustling La Ribera, represents architectural perfection, a model of graceful, soaring dimensions. A sublime sanctuary on a quiet afternoon, it's also thrilling if you catch a society wedding spilling out onto the steps--which you can watch from a wine bar across the plaza.

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Experience Gaudi's Vision at Parc Güell

This extraordinary tiled lizard fountain guards the entrance of the covered marketplace at the unique Park Güell. Gaudi's open-air park is pure whimsical fantasy, featuring Hansel and Gretel pagodas and undulating park benches swathed in mosaics. The park also commands great views across the city on a clear day.

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Browse Fresh Produce at La Boqueria

Barcelona's wonderfully redolent Mercat de la Boqueria is a feast for the senses, with hundreds of colorful stalls overflowing with fresh seafood, wild mushrooms, meats, and vegetables. Europe's largest and surely most dynamic food market, this Catalan classic is the foundation of Barcelona's fascination with food.

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Relax by the Water in Port Vell

The glitzy Port Vell (Old Port) was one of the main projects for the city's Olympic renewal scheme. Its chic yachting marina is similar to those of other great Mediterranean ports like Marseilles and Piraeus, and there are large expanses of open recreational areas.

Photo by: Sergi Camara

Explore the Intricacies of the Palau del Baró de Quadras

This 1904-06 Puig i Cadafalch mansion is a great example of the architect's creativity, with its Moorish-style ceiling, carved wood, and leaded glass. The top-floor terrace also commands terrific views of Casa de les Punxes, echoing the spires of La Sagrada Família in the background.

Photo by: Sergi Camara

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