Barcelona, Spain - 14th February 2013: Tourists enjoying their visit to the rooftop of Casa Mila, La Pedrera, to see the iconic Gaudi chimneys that overlook the Sagrada Familia and the heart of downtown Barcelona, Spain.

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The elegant, if traffic-filled, district of L'Eixample (pronounced 'lay-sham-pluh') is a showcase for Modernista architecture, including Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Família. L'Eixample also has a celebrated dining scene, along with high-end boutiques and wildly diverse nightlife: university party spots, gilded cocktail lounges and the buzzing gay club scene of 'Gaixample' are all part of the mix.


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