Barcelona has become a victim of its own success; a beautiful, culturally rich city that was very cool but now feels a bit like a theme park. Unless you go off the beaten track. So avoid the Sagrada Familia (we know it's pretty, but you're going to spend more time queueing than appreciating the architecture) and Las Ramblas (a heaving mass of tourists and tat) and head for some of the places we recommend – the Mercat de Sant Antoni food hall rather than the Boqueria; the gothic cathedral instead of Gaudi's. We'll look after you.
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