Heart of the Mediter­ranean

The Cata­lan cap­i­tal has long re­mained a top sum­mer des­ti­na­tion and, with the re­cent open­ing of mod­ern bou­tique ho­tel The Ser­ras, you’re over­due for a re­turn visit

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Barcelona Stay Hip bou­tique ho­tel The Ser­ras opened in what once served as Pablo Pi­casso’s first stu­dio. A rooftop pool and bar, de­lec­ta­ble dishes by chef Marc Gas­cons and beau­ti­ful mod­ern decor (be­low) are only a few of the charms this prop­erty has to of­fer. hotelthe­ser­ras­barcelona.com

Drink Posh rooftop bars abound in Barcelona, and one of the best is in the sleek Me by Meliá, perched atop a sky­scraper de­signed by French ar­chi­tect Do­minique Per­rault. Sip a glass of cava while en­joy­ing the stunning night­time views among the city’s crema de la crema. me-barcelona.com

Eat Sam­ple mod­ern Cat­alo­nian clas­sics at two-miche­lin-starred restau­rant ABAC in an el­e­gant, in­ti­mate at­mos­phere while soak­ing up a view of the ho­tel’s im­pec­ca­ble gar­dens. Don’t for­get to try the grilled guinea fowl. abacbarcelona.com

See A trip to Barcelona isn’t com­plete with­out vis­it­ing the Sagrada Família. A Unesco World Her­itage Site, the church’s in­tri­cate de­sign was con­ceived by renowned Span­ish ar­chi­tect An­toni Gaudí. sagradafa­milia.cat

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