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Barcelona: Catalan identity is more evident than ever in the region's beautiful capital

by Simon Calder/The Independent
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Early winter is the ideal time to visit Barcelona, with tourist numbers dwindling, the Mediterranean moderating the temperature and the city at its full, hectic pace

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