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Aside from Gaudi, Barcelona has some interesting areas to explore. First, there is La Rambla, which is a pedestrian shopping street. It was nice walking down the street with all of the Christmas decorations up. We didn’t buy anything on La Rambla, but we did people watch.

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La Rambla also contains the Boqueria market. You can buy spices, ham, cheese, candy, fruit, veggies, and all sorts of goodies at the market. I loved all of the wild mushrooms that were in season when we were visiting.

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Also, nearby is Barri Gotic, which is the gothic neighborhood. Although I read that Barcelona recently built its gothic neighborhood for the tourists, it is still nice to walk around.

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Finally, we visited the Santa Maria del Mar in the gothic neighborhood. Construction began on the church in 1329, so at least the church is authentic.

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In the next post, I’ll go over a cooking class we took while in Barcelona.