By: Luis Vaquero

Enchanting Barcelona is ranked as the second top world destination of luxury tourism. The northeast Spanish city boasts a dizzying array of extraordinary architecture, gastronomic delights, exquisite fashion districts, sun-drenched beaches and a buzzing nightlife.

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Offering an endless artistic and cultural heritage, the magnificent city of Barcelona marvels even the most well-traveled visitors. Exploring the dramatic facades of Gaudi architecture via a private limousine including Park Güell, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, and the acclaimed Sagrada Familia will allow for an in-depth and spectacular historical experience. The tour would not be complete without a stop at the iconic boulevard of Las Ramblas to savor the smell of fresh flowers and incite the imagination with colorful local paintings.

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Renowned chef Albert Adriá from Bodega 1900 and Tickets seeks to create authentic Spanish dishes that epitomize the culture such as the signature Spherical Olives or the Crusty Octopus. Discover the soul of haute Mediterranean cuisine at Lasarte by Martin Berasategui, the only restaurant in Barcelona with 3 Michelin stars, or Dos Cielos with astonishing 360-degree views at the Meliá Sky Hotel, pairing any fine dining experience with a good glass of Catalan Cava.

Authentic Spanish dishes at Tickets | Photo credit: ticketsbar.es/en/galeria-restaurant

La Roca Village, half an hour away from Barcelona downtown provides the perfect place for the serious deluxe shopper who shares a love affair with luxury designer brands.

La Roca Village | Photo credit: La Roca Village

This cosmopolitan capital is a thriving destination that will leave every visitor wanting to be back for more. With so many secrets to be discovered, Barcelona is a legacy city that stretches back for generations, yet its seductive charm and intriguing lifestyle spiraled in its own unique flair makes for a lifetime of delighting in an authentic Mediterranean luxury experience.

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