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There are many reasons colorful Barcelona is one of the world's most beloved cities. And while the capital of Catalonia may have vibrant beach and bar scenes, it's the tranquil pleasures that keep us coming back: the narrow lanes of the Gothic quarter; the savory tapas and sweet sangria; the staggering mountain views. And then, of course, there's the Gaudí architecture. Here are 13 photos that will make you want to book a flight right now. PARK GÜELL, A MOSAIC-FILLED WORLD HERITAGE SITE DESIGNED BY ANTONI GAUDÍ. With its organic shapes (including a giant, tiled salamander) and Gaudí House-Museum, the park is an excellent introduction to the city's most famous architect. ANTIGA CASA FIGUERAS, A PATISSERIE BUILT IN 1820. Full story

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