Barcelona has to be one of the finest cities in the world, not just in Europe
The best introduction to Barcelona [BarSELLona
BarTHElona in Spanish], is to walk along the main thoroughfare, La Rambla, from Placa de Catalunya to the harbour.
It is fascinating! The flower stalls are beautiful and there is plenty more to capture the interest.
Barcelona has a unique feel.
Catalonia's modernist architecture of the
late 19th and 20th centuries - an
unique melting pot of Art Nouveau, Gothic, Moorish and
other styles -
climaxes in this city in the inspiring creations of Antonio Gaudi; among
them, the unfinished Sagrada Familia church and Parc Guell.
Barcelona also has world-class
museums, including one devoted to
Picasso, fine cuisine and unbeatable nightlife.
It is also very proud to be a Catalan city and the the capital of Catalonia.
The Catalan language takes precedence over Spanish on bilingual menus.