Barcelona is Spain’s capital of fashion, design and culture. There is plenty to experience and see in this vibrant city. Some great museums include Fundació Joan Miró, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and Museu Picasso. Those who want to browse some shops with flair can check out Vinçón, Xocoa, and Iguapo. Some of the world's top architects have flocked to Barcelona to create a harmonious mix of new architectural styles with old structures like the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia, the Church of Santa Maria del Pi and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar found in the Ciutat Vella (old city). Many visitors head up to theMontjuïc Castle in the Montjuic Mount for splendid views of the city. What better time than a honeymoon to explore why Barcelona has recently emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe?
When To Go: Florence at its best
Best weather: The Mediterranean climate brings cool winters and hot summers, but rarely goes to extremes. Average temperatures range between 48–81 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity can make mid-summers sticky, so May, June and September are best for beach-goers.
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Unbelievable buildings: Architecture buffs or not, you're sure to stare in awe at the surreal details of the buildings, balconies and columns of Eixample (Barcelona's 19th-century extension). Here, Modernista architect Antoni Gaudí was dancing to his own beat and blessed his many creations with breathtaking -- though bizarre -- curves, colors and asymmetric oddities. (The chimneys of Casa Milá were allegedly George Lucas's inspiration for the Star Wars storm-trooper helmets.)
Sunshine: The streets and beaches of Barcelona are sunny all year long, making the spot ideal for outdoor eating and shopping. Be sure to take advantage of the lovely weather by venturing through Las Ramblas, where five end-to-end avenues are lined with open-air markets -- a great place to get a taste of the city's people, cafes, shops and culture.