These 14 Instagram-Perfect Places in Europe Will Get Under Your Skin

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a perpetual spectacle, full of life and color, joy and stories, history and art. It is a place where cultures meld, old and new intermingle, and buildings feel more alive than anywhere else.

Here, lunches are bathed in glowing Mediterranean light, fountains dance, and the sun takes daily walks along Las Ramblas, or plays hide-and-seek in the dark, narrow streets of Barri Gotic.

The City of Gaudi is brimming with elegant parks, gorgeous plazas, and magnificent architecture covering everything from Gothic and Renaissance to fanciful Modernista (Catalan Art Nouveau). No wonder there’s a photographic opportunity in every corner.

And then there’s the sea. Oh, and the breeze, the beaches, the delicious alfresco dinners, and that infectious holiday vibe floating in the air. This is the city that stole my heart and made me a traveler. Thank you, Barcelona!