"Barcelona is one of the greatest skate cities in the world," Rodriguez says. That's because the Catalan metropolis has everything a guy like him looks for, like ledges, stairs, and gaps. Plus, the authorities have a laid-back attitude about skateboarding. The place to go there is MACBA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, but not (principally) for the impressive collection of avant-garde works. "That's where everyone meets up," he says. "They skate there and then everyone breaks up and spreads out throughout the city." After skateboarding, Rodriguez and his crew head to Betty Ford's (Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 56) in the El Raval neighborhood for burgers and brews. [MACBA, Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain]
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