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Flying To Barcelona With American Airlines

Experience the color of the Catalan cultural capital with an American Airlines flight to Barcelona. Gaze at Pablo Picasso's early work at his museum, and immerse yourself in Gaudi's sacred, sculpted Sagrada Família when you fly to Barcelona with American Airlines.

Savor Gaudí's masterpiece, La Sagrada Família

Consecrated as a basilica by the Pope in 2010, yet still incomplete after its beginnings in 1882. Take a closer look at the Nativity Façade's detailed sculptures of religious figures down the honeycomb-looking spires, then check out the museum inside and hear the recently installed grand organ in action.

Giggle at the street performers on La Rambla

On Barcelona's most famous stretch, this three-quarter of a mile busy boulevard is a flurry of architectural styles, busy street cafes and throngs of shoppers — plus a Miró pavement mosaic. Join local shoppers at the historic La Boqueria food market as they buy fresh snails, creamy goat cheese and vibrantly colored vegetables.

Uncover Picasso's early masterpieces in the Museu Picasso

Discover prints, paintings and sculptures in the tucked-away medieval stone houses that are dedicated to the master of Cubism. Here's the surprise: you'll glimpse his rarely-seen early works including sketches and doodling from his Málaga years, plus charming portraits in oils of his family.

Take in classical culture in the Palau de la Música Catalana

Gasp at the sculpted mosaic interior of the century-old music palace, if you can tear your eyes away from your concert of Catalan or orchestral music. It's a real feast for the eyes and ears, from the floral-tiled columns with busts of Bach and Beethoven, to winged horses flying from the upper balcony.

Relax with the family on a serpent-shaped bench in Park Güell

Take a peaceful morning stroll around the twisting pathways of this urban park, another of Gaudí's fantasy creations. Our favorites are the ceramic tiled-covered lizard sculptures, and toadstool-like gatehouses. Gaudí had been working on set designs for the opera Hansel And Gretel—hence the fairy tale feel of those works.

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More Things To Do In Barcelona

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Barcelona. Enjoy a romantic stroll along the sands of Barceloneta beach, and celebrate with Barça fans at Camp Nou fútbol (soccer) stadium when you fly to Barcelona with American Airlines. We'll be with you every step of the way.

Zoom by cable car to Montjuïc's peak and see Joan Miró's magic

Gasp as you ascend to the breezy peak of Montjuïc hill, home to the Miró Foundation. We love the Barcelona-born artist's bold, primary-colored abstract prints in this airy gallery. It's home to an astounding 14,000 pieces, including his sculptures and graphic works.

Take a romantic sunset stroll along Barceloneta beach

A cultured city with a sandy coastline? Now that's what we call a bonus. Barcelona has sure changed since the days of quaint fishing enclaves, but its cozy beach bars are perfect for a pre-dinner chilled glass of cava. Dine with your loved one in a simple seafood restaurant serving up freshly caught fish, Catalan-style.

Take the glass elevator up Torre de Collserola

British architect Norman Foster built this futuristic communications tower for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games – and boy, what a view. The panoramic elevator whisks you up 1,800 feet in two and a half minutes to the observation deck. From the top, the city spreads out before you, and even mountaintop monastery Montserrat comes into view.

Join soccer fans twirling red and blue Barça scarves at Camp Nou to cheer on FC Barcelona

Get to the heart of one of the world's most successful teams at the mammoth stadium, which holds a jaw-dropping 100,000 fans. If you can't get a ticket, head to the trophy-filled museum to learn more about its "more than a club" Catalan identity.

Get to the heart of medieval Barcelona from the top of the Cathedral

There's no better way to feel the city's Gothic heart than from the top of its iconic cathedral for a closer look at its knotted spires and towers. Contrast that with a descent to the crypt to see the ornate alabaster tomb of Saint Eulàlia, the 12-year-old girl martyred by Romans in A.D. 304.

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