5 Things Not to Miss in Barcelona

What would a visit to Spain be without sampling the tapas? Incomplete, we'd say. But then tapas are a culinary style that is right up our alley, kind of a national tradition of appy crawling.
11/13/2013 05:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Worship the Sagrada Famᅢᆳlia

Barcelona has many treasures, but one stood out to us above all the others, literally and figuratively: Sagrada Famᅢᆳlia. The massive basilica is without a doubt the pinnacle of architect and designer Antoni Gaudᅢᆳ's incredible career. And we do mean pinnacle. Huge spires rise into the sky more than 50 stories high -- and it's not even finished yet. More Sagrada Famᅢᆳlia...

Visit the Fantastical Park Gᅢᄐell

Barcelona quite frankly would not be the city that it is today had it not been for Antoni Gaudᅢᆳ. A walk up several hundred steps, to one of the world's wildest parks, showed us how Gaudᅢᆳ really got to cut loose, not as a builder, but as a landscape architect. His concept's incredible interaction with the natural world had us feeling like we were inside the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. More about Park Gᅢᄐell...

WATCH: Step inside Park Gᅢᄐell

Go Goth - Explore the Barri Gᅢᄇtic

If the heart of Barcelona is the old city's Gothic Quarter, known as Barri Gᅢᄇtic in the local Catalan dialect, then the aorta must be La Rambla. The stretch of streets has become one giant open air theater and is truly one of the world's premier venues for street performers. More Gothic Quarter...

Be in Awe of the Street Performers of La Rambla

WATCH: The amazing Human Statues of La Rambla

Eat as Many Tapas as You Can

What would a visit to Spain be without sampling the tapas? Incomplete, we'd say. But then tapas are a culinary style that is right up our alley, kind of a national tradition of appy crawling. We were determined to get our mitts on every type of tapa we could during our stay in Barcelona. We believe we achieved greatness. More on Tapas...

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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