BARCELONA / BILBAO
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Posted 11 November 2003 - 12:43 AM
Art-wise, two must-visit spots in Barcelona are MACBA http://www.macba.es/english/index.html, the Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Richard Meier (who also did the new Getty Museum), and the CCCB http://www.cccb.es/ingles/cccb.htm, the Contemporary Culture Centre, which used to be a hospice in the 18th century. There's also a really good contemporary art gallery next to Gaudi's La Perdrera but its name escapes me for the time being.
Of course, the Guggenheim in Bilbao goes without saying ;-)
Also, look out for b-guided http://b-guided.com/...you can pick up this shopping/art/culture bible to Barcelona when you get there. FABULOUS!
And food? You can't go wrong with a breakfast of spicy sausages, tortilla and coffee at Mercat Boqueria, the massive food market just off La Rambla.
Posted 21 November 2003 - 07:14 AM
In terms of architecture most people think of Gaudi in BCN but you must visit Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavillon at Placa de Espana. Go there and pay homage.
If you don't know what this is then Google it (and then go there and pay homage...)
Posted 15 December 2003 - 03:21 AM
Not sure if you've already visited Barcelona, but in case you're still planning your trip, I also want to recommend you consider buying StyleCity's Barcelona guidebook http://www.amazon.co...l/-/0810991268/, published by Thames & Hudson, covering the best in shopping, restaurants, bars and hotels in the city. I just used the New York one http://www.amazon.co...l/-/0810991276/ when I was there earlier this month and it was superb!