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Barcelona— 11 nights
Jewel of the Mediterranean
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona & Anfiteatro de Tarragona), Salou (Illuminated Fountain, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, &more) and Jardin Botanico Marimurtra (in Blanes). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Girona Cathedral (Catedral).
For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona planner.
In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Barcelona
Salou, Lloret de Mar, Tarragona, Vila Vella (Old Town), La Playa de Sitges
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