What I love about Barcelona is it's all-consuming - from the Gothic quarter's labyrinthine streets to the 'Avenue of Luxury' Passeig de Gracia, where I was fortunate enough to stay this time. To wake up every morning between two of Gaudi's most important creations, surrounded by Prada, Chanel, Dolce and Gabana, was such a blessing. (Even if all I could afford to do was window shopping!)

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