In the Sant Pere / El Born neighborhoods you have a mix of the old like Parc del Ciutedella, Picasso Museum, and Palau de la Musica Catalana. While there are modern spots like artisan shops and the baths at Aire Barcelona.
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In the Gothic and Las Ramblas neighborhoods, you have the history of the Catedral de Barcelona, Temple D'August, Las Ramblas, and La Boqueria market. While just down the way you have skateboarders and modern art at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Arts.
Traditional food choices definitely doesn't mean boring food. A few of our favorite spots were:
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The Eixample and Gracia neighborhoods are host to some of the most amazing sites in my opinion. The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, and Casa Batlo are stunning works by Gaudi. You can also visit Casa Amatller by Cadafalch.
Along the Passeig de Gracia you will find modern life in shopping. Especially for luxury goods. For something fresh, we stopped at Oasis for some refreshing juice and fruit. For a larger meal, you can step into the beautiful El Nacional.
Barcelona is a foodie destination for sure. Some of the most innovative dishes we've ever tried were in Barcelona. Two amazing restaurants for innovation are:
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Rambla del Mar is absolutely the best way to start your day. Take a refreshing walk from El Born up to the Columbus Monument. Walk back along the water marveling at the yachts, sculptures, and greens.
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Traveling in 2019 to:
Road Trip with stops in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
Bar Harbor, ME
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Cruise