barefoot wrote:PiledHigher wrote:This, the core part of barcelona is probably as big as ballarat that was picked as the alternative.
... and has a population closer to that of Melbourne.
... and has architecture by Gaudí 
 apropos of nothing, but if if comes down to it, that would be a major selling point to me 
 notwithstanding drug dealers, prostitutes and pickpockets plying their trade in the bustling public squares of Barcelona .
 although I did not buy drugs, engage a prostitute or have personal items stolen while I was there .
 butI may have gone a bit crazy on the architecture, tapas and sangria