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Barcelona 'is a must for backpackers'

Those planning to take a backpacking trip around Europe have been advised to head to Spain for some sun, sea and culture.

Maria Luisa Albacar-Fracanzani, head of foreign relations at Barcelona Turisme, said the Spanish city of Barcelona is a must-visit destination and has something to offer all travelers.

There is something to suit backpackers on all budgets, she claimed.

"The British are the number one tourists in Europe using low cost flights, therefore when flights are cheap the rest is really peanuts," Ms Albacar-Fracanzani commented.

Some of the most popular hotspots for travelers visiting Barcelona include Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Park Guell, Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation, she added.

According to research published last week by OnePoll.com, Barcelona is the top destination for European travelers.

Other places that made the top ten include Paris, Rome, Venice and Madrid, as well as Malaga, Amsterdam and Palma in Majorca.

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