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Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

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Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

My partner have found a budget week away at the end of August in Santa Susanna with the idea of going into Barcelona one day. From the pictures I've seen, we're starting to wonder if the place is REALLY worth visiting. It's a major city we've always wanted to visit, but the pictures we've seen do it no real help as it's not as we imagined it being like. We pictured it being like Paris. The pics we've seen look like a "poor man's" Paris with the street shape and layout the only thing that really resembles Paris. 1)is Barcelona worth visiting and 2)what are the must see sites.

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1. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

Is this a joke post...or just a complete waste of any responders time?

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2. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

I suspect it is best ignored, as in 'don't feed the troll'.

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3. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

I would skip it.

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5. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

Barcelona is one of our favourite cities. We prefer it to Paris. You say you are on a "budget holiday". Surely you would enjoy the "poor man's Paris" being a cheapskate then?

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6. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

For the benefit of anyone reading this other than the troll, when one looks at Paris in a top-of-the-trees sort of way, one sees the heavy presence of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries, largely influenced by classicism. In Barcelona, one sees two periods primarily, in different districts: the medieval and the modernista, the latter being, in the view of many, the height of elegance as filtered through the late 19th and early 20th century. To compare cities is a fool's errand; they are to be appreciated for their uniqueness, not set in competition. To add to Joan's Catalan thoughts, I add a French one: "à chacun son goût," dit la dame comme elle a embrassé la vache derrière.

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7. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

No, stay away, Paris is nicer....

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8. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

This is clearly a wind up ☹️

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9. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

I will answer your questions:

1)is Barcelona worth visiting


2)what are the must see sites

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10. Re: Is Barcelona REALLY worth visiting?

Andy B - stop wasting everyone's time on this forum please. You are clearly a troll judging by your other posts that you never return to! You would hate Barcelona, so stay away! Cheers

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