address: Passeig de Gracia, 41

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Although this modernista mansion is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular buildings in Barcelona, chances are you might overlook it entirely. Why? Because it has the bad luck of being right next door to one of Gaudi's most famous works, Casa Batllo. Still, the building is just as impressive and detailed as anything Mr. Gaudi did, and comes with the added benefit of having far shorter queues to get in. It was originally designed for chocolatier Antoni Amatller, and today you can still buy Amatller chocolates in the shop on the ground floor that's open to the public. Behind the shop is a cafe that serves up light lunches and coffees and makes an ideal stop in the middle of a busy day of sightseeing.

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