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Cruising on the Queen Mary 2

Destination: Gibraltar

Now the QE2 is being converted into a Dubai hotel, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 is the only oceangoing liner - and this ship does cruises too

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Food at El Xampanyet

A foodie walk through Barcelona

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Destination: Barcelona

As well as its famous cultural sights, Barcelona has lots to offer anyone with an interest in good food and wine. Try this gastro-themed ramble through some of the city's back streets for starters...

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Value for money on an Ocean Village cruise

Destination: Palma

Ocean Village famously aim their cruises at 'people who don’t do cruises', with an emphasis on adrenaline activities - but lazier souls can enjoy them as much as all-action types

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Cava and culture in Catalonia

Destination: Barcelona

As well as being the birthplace of Spanish bubbly, Catalonia is also the place to discover some amazing modernista masterpieces

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Puerta del Pardon, Cordoba

Golden rewards in Cordoba and Cadiz

Destination: Barcelona

A pilgrimage by train from Barcelona to the mosque at Cordoba reaps a golden surprise. Then on to Cadiz, where the gold-domed cathedral looks down over a very different city

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Font Magica, a relic of the city's 1929 international exhibition, it comes to life at night with a spectacular light and music show

Barcelona, Spain - the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Destination: Barcelona

Richard Baker visited the Catalan city and seaport, and saw the best and the worst it has to offer - including a near mugging!

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Santa Eulalia

Shopping in Barcelona: fashion and shoes

Destination: Barcelona

Whether it's a pair of Christian Louboutin leopardskin slingbacks you need or a nice thick cardie, you'll find it in Barcelona's easily strollable shopping streets

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View of Barcelona from Parc Guell

Breathtaking Barcelona Without Breaking The Bank

Destination: Barcelona

You know you're alive when you visit the Catalan capital – whether funky boutique shopping, avant garde architecture or wonderful cuisine is your scene, Barca has it all, and some!

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Gaudi's long bench at Park Guëll (© Adam Batterbee)

Feel the heat in Barcelona

Destination: Barcelona

Ever since Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympics, there’s been a buzz to this lively Mediterranean port that just keeps on growing

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An early morning visitor at the campsite

Sleeping under the stars in Barcelona

Destination: Barcelona

Fancy a bargain break in Barcelona? Combine city life and sandy beaches with a camping holiday on the Costa Maresme, close to Spain's Catalan capital

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