Barcelona, the historic Catalan city in eastern Spain, hosts the ICOI World Congress at the end of March and beginning of April. While there’s a lot to see at the show, there’s still more to see before and after.

Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine’s Lea Lane offers insider twists “as unique as this city,” in her feature Barcelona Like a Local:

Parc Guell, the meandering Unesco Heritage site on the outskirts of city-center is another Gaudi masterpiece. The off-beat colonnaded hall and (Antonin) Gaudi’s house are only a couple of the surreal delights. Leave time to enjoy the combo of nature and original architecture, and for a quick, inexpensive snack or lunch, buy cheese, sausage and other light fare at informal venues scattered about the park.

You can relax and people-watch on the famed serpentine mosaic bench that wraps around the top of the park. The seat is unusually comfortable because, ever the visionary, Gaudi had a workman sit in soft plaster to record the correct anatomical curve (kind of like a teeth mold, yes?), beating the science of ergonomics by half a century.

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Serpentine seating along the terrace at Parc Guell.