Barcelona, Spain is one of those cities that magically blends old and new. The architecture is truly one of a kind thanks to the brilliance of architect Antoni Gaudi. A trip to Barcelona is worth it just to see his work alone. From Park Guell to Casa Mila, Gaudi’s work is a history lesson in what is often called Catalan Modernisme. As far as what to do and where to stay, I found the Lonely Planet series of guides to be quite helpful for trip planning purposes. Be sure to take in an authentic Flamenco show. The site http://www.viator.com is a good place to go to learn more and secure tickets. When it comes to accommodations, Barcelona has some of the more unique design hotels in Europe. The site http://www.letstour.com highlights a nice offering of what they consider to be Barcelona’s “Best” Hotels. I have selected some of my highlights from a design perspective!
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Park Guell is simply breathtaking and one of the most splendid public parks on earth!
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The hotel Barcelo Raval is considered to be one of the best 5 star hotels in Barcelona.
This hotel is part of a group of hotels known for their highly stylized, modern hotels.
Hotel Murmuri- Photo credit: Let’s Tour
I love this place! Designed by famed British Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen it is nearly design perfection! Kelly Hoppen is often called the “Queen of Taupe” because of her use of tone on tone tan in many of her interiors, I love all of the bursts of colors she has created in the color palettes for the hotel rooms.
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