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20 Photos That Prove Barcelona Is Basically Heaven On Earth

*Packs bags and books flight*

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Fact: Barcelona is the greatest city in the world*.

*IMHO, that is. But seriously? Between the Mediterranean sunshine, the mouthwatering tapas and the fact that water is more expensive than wine (seriously)— Barcelona is downright magical. Here are 21 reasons to pack your bags and visit.
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*IMHO, that is. But seriously? Between the Mediterranean sunshine, the mouthwatering tapas and the fact that water is more expensive than wine (seriously)— Barcelona is downright magical. Here are 21 reasons to pack your bags and visit.

1. This extravagant tapas meal.

Tapas: The perfect excuse to try everything on the menu.
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Tapas: The perfect excuse to try everything on the menu.

2. These whimsical buildings that should basically be in a fairytale.

You've never seen architecture like this before.
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You've never seen architecture like this before.

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3. The insanely spectacular Sagrada Familia cathedral.

It's only been 135 years since construction began...
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It's only been 135 years since construction began...

4. And this stunning cathedral overlooking the city.

It's called Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor and it's built all the way on top of Mount Tibidabo. Talk about #views.
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It's called Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor and it's built all the way on top of Mount Tibidabo. Talk about #views.

5. This colorful breakfast.

Make your way to La Boqueria to taste the rainbow.
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Make your way to La Boqueria to taste the rainbow.

6. This too-cute-to-be-real door covered in plants.

I've died and gone to succulent heaven.
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I've died and gone to succulent heaven.

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7. These decadent mini sandwiches.

They're called montaditos, which are tapa-sized sandwiches topped with anything from smoked salmon and goat cheese to chorizo and manchego. And the best part is they're small enough to try one of each.
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They're called montaditos, which are tapa-sized sandwiches topped with anything from smoked salmon and goat cheese to chorizo and manchego. And the best part is they're small enough to try one of each.

8. This view of the beach on a sunny day.

It always feels like summer in this Mediterranean city.
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It always feels like summer in this Mediterranean city.

9. This epic ferris wheel overlooking the entire city.

Hope you're not afraid of heights.
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Hope you're not afraid of heights.

10. This vibrant façade.

This could be your apartment.
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This could be your apartment.

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11. This wine that is pink and bubbly.

You'll find this cult-favorite Spanish Cava at local tapas bar, La Xampanyeria. Not only is it delicious, but it's cheap AF.
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You'll find this cult-favorite Spanish Cava at local tapas bar, La Xampanyeria. Not only is it delicious, but it's cheap AF.

12. This paella that is waiting for you to devour it.

Give me all of the seafood.
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Give me all of the seafood.

13. This incredible attention to detail.

It's all about the mosaic tiles.
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It's all about the mosaic tiles.

14. This endearing ice cream with googly eyes.

Run, don't walk, to Eyescream & Friends after a long day at the beach.
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Run, don't walk, to Eyescream & Friends after a long day at the beach.

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15. This open plaza that could be your morning coffee spot.

Can't you hear those palm trees swaying in the breeze?
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Can't you hear those palm trees swaying in the breeze?

16. These fried ham, cheese, and potato balls of heaven.

The U.S. should really just replace all mozarella sticks with croquettas.
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The U.S. should really just replace all mozarella sticks with croquettas.

17. This rooftop pool.

Take a dip with a view.
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Take a dip with a view.

18. This evening commute.

Just your casual decades-old monument.
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Just your casual decades-old monument.

19. This Medieval street.

Go ahead and get lost in the Gothic quarter.
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Go ahead and get lost in the Gothic quarter.

20. This dramatic sunset over Park Güell.

Damn, Gaudí.
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Damn, Gaudí.