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7 hidden European gems off the tourist trail

By Explore
Updated March 4 2021 - 4:34pm, first published October 19 2020 - 4:34pm

There are two symbols of Barcelona I always think of when the Spanish city comes to mind. There’s the Sagrada Familia basilica, the epic vision of Antoni Gaudi that would look more like it had grown naturally as an organism if it wasn’t still covered in building equipment almost a hundred years after its architect’s death. And there are the crowds of tourists that fill the streets of the city at any time of the year. Tourism now defines Barcelona’s cultural story as much as Gaudi’s architecture, which you’ll also find in every pocket of the city.

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