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Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

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Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

If you want to advise a first time group of friends traveling to Barcelona in the last week of August about ONE thing that you consider is the best / most memorable thing you have seen / done in Barcelona, what would it be?

We have already done our schedule for the 5 days we will be in the city. But I was thinking of asking fellow travelers / city experts about the ONE BEST THING that crosses their mind when they think about Barcelona. It could be one of the big famous attractions, an event that only goes on during the last week of August or even a "hidden gem" that most tourists may not know about

So, if you would like to share your advice, that would be great.

Cheers

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1. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

Pacha Barcelona ! Have fun .

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2. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

uff!, I can't zero in to one thing, not even a dozen, sorry. Also, it depends very much on what your tastes and preferences are, if you care to share this maybe I can think of something not so obvious that could interest you.

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3. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

We will be seeing Pacha in Ibiza. Thanks bud :)

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4. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

@Enric M, well we will be already seeing lots of architecture, museums, etc... so we prefer some musical event, something fun to do, some activity

Or, some monument in Barcelona that is not very touristy.

Recommendations for good restaurants would also be awesome

Tnx mate

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5. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

Castells.

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6. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

I'd use the cable car to Montjuic, views you'll always remember and Montjuic is a bonus at the top.

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7. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

I suupose you mean the cable car to Montjuic from Barceloneta?

The views from the cable car which just goes up the hillside of Montjuic (from near Miramar) are not worth the expense in my view as you can get similar views from the various viewpoints on Montjuic (Miramar, mirador del Alcalde and the castle)

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8. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

@pandachris2, castells are a new idea, haven't heard of it before, will check it

@markkz750, we are planning Montjuic, we have catle-lovers amongst our group :)

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9. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

The castle-lovers may be disappointed, Montjuic castle is fairly underwhelming. It is an 18th century structure with a huge esplanade and a few small turrets, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montju%C3%AFc_Castle

There are much more impressive castles in Catalonia but some way from Barcelona

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10. Re: Your advice on the ONE thing to see in Barcelona

For castells check www.cccc.cat . If you're lucky and there is an event during your visit you will be talking about it for years to come.