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what to do in Barcelona

hi, We are making our first trip to Spain,and will be in both Barcelona and Ibiza. Our total trip will be appx 2 weeks long.What would you say are the "must do's" when in each of these places? Flamenco dancing?Great restaurants?Gaudi (sp?) exhibits? What would you suggest for Ibiza? Thanks to all. sincerely
brown grandma

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Ibiza is famous for partying and nightclubs that shoot foam all over you ,, interested, lol ? Seriously I think its a beach destination mostly, but as I said I know its known for its party atmosphere.

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joan, There are an enormous number of possibilities especially in Barcelona, including Gaudi. Your best bet would be to pick up a copy of the RS Spain 2013 Guidebook and find activities and attractions that interest YOU (although I don't think Ibiza is covered). That will allow you to plan activities that are unique to your interests. For information on Ibiza, you could download the appropriate chapter from the Lonely Planet books on Spain - Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza (currently listed at $4.95). Happy travels!

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Thank you both so very much for your input. I will absolutely get the RS Spain guide today,and download the Ibiza information as well. Greatly appreciated. sincere regards
brown gma

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Barcelona is a nice city. Plan to take the walking tour provided by the TI through the Gothic district, it's a good tour at a very reasonable price. We spent one day strolling from Placa Catalunya down the Ramblas and up the beaches to the Olympic village at a leisurely pace. Another day was spent seeing the sights that interested us in Barri Gotic. And another seeing the Modernist Architecture including Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. We stopped at Montserrat on the way to our next destination but that could be a good day trip (and there are bus day trips from Barcelona). Montjuic was closed when we were there, first week of April, but that might also be a good choice. Other than that you could take a train north or south to see some beach towns. While Flamenco is likely available in Barcelona, remember the Flamenco part of the country is elsewhere (true for Paella as well).