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These seven Mediterranean wonders are the best ports of call

Akash Arora
Updated August 18 2023 - 11:26am, first published August 17 2023 - 4:00pm

Explore the seven wonders of the Mediterranean, one city at a time, or - better still - as part of a cruise.

Barcelona, Spain

Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia may still be a work in progress 142 years after the first brick was laid, but that hasn't stopped the 5 million tourists, who rock up at the world's largest unfinished Catholic church every year to take in the sheer lunacy of its design - inside and out. And that's just the start of the over-the-top experiences you can enjoy in the fiercely spirited Catalonia capital. Lose yourself in the technicolour world of Gaudi's Parc Guell; enjoy lip-smacking pintxos in Carrer de Blai, known as the tapas street of Barcelona; and inhale the Mediterranean, as part of the coastal walk that starts at Parc del Forum (a public park) and ends six kilometres south at the skyscraping waterside W hotel, where you can reward yourself with sensational Japanese fare and sea views at the 26th-floor Noxe restaurant.

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Akash Arora

Akash Arora

Deputy Editor, Explore

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