Historic Sites, Romantic Things to Do: Designed by Antoni Gaudi, this Barcelona mansion was created for the Catalan tycoon, Eusebi Guell and today is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is one of Gaudi's many architectural masterpieces and was specifically used for entertaining high society guests in the main room. Palau Guell is particularly special because it is one of the few Modernist buildings in the Old City. Most of Gaudi's works as well as those of Luis Domenech i Muntaner and the rest of their contemporaries are in the Eixample neighborhood, up from Plaza Catalunya and where the expansion began for the rest of the city at the turn of the century.
Local Expert Sam Mednick Says:
Best for Historic Sites Because: A rare Modernist masterpiece in the Old City, right off La Rambla.
Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: A beautiful, 'Alice in Wonderland' esque park to walk around, laze on the grass and see beautiful city views