for your next 2-4 day excursion to the heart of catalunya. impossible to limit this list to 15 faves. will eventually expand to 2-3 lists. no hotels on list.
there's always a need for an escape. now, Parc Güell is nothing to sneeze at either, so one can go there as well, but i'm conserving space here for this list.
first you must go to the market and food hall (the mercat de santa caterina), then, within these same confines, you will go here to eat to your heart's content.
of course. you must go here. there's works of art inside, for the love of zeus, with hordes of skateboarders outside on the plaza.
cleverly envisioned brewery (redesigned by jean nouvel) with its own bakery and wine bar. popular with tourists, one might have to wait a while to get a table.
impeccably inspiring immersion into the domestic world of guadi. lovely rooftop views. best to go early in the morning to beat the crowds.