INTRODUCTION

Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city where we can still wonder at Roman remains, medieval districts and the most beautiful examples of modernism and 20th century avant-garde art. Not surprisingly, some emblematic buildings by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner were declared world heritage by UNESCO. The Roman origins of Barcelona, its long history and its economic dynamism has provided the city with an impressive cultural heritage, visible in its rich historical-artistic patrimony and the encouragement of the most original artistic movements. Its wide cultural offerings will take the visitor to museums, exhibitions, street sculptures... And also to music, theatre and dance performances.

Popular culture is also present in this city, such as the Mercè festivity or those of the districts of Gràcia, Sants or Poblenou. These are great opportunities to discover the festive spirit of the city. Tradition and modernity also characterise an innovative and imaginative gastronomy based on fresh garden produce, fresh fish, cold meats and olive oil. Traditional confectionery and sparkling wines complete a tour of the gastronomy of Barcelona.

DON’T MISS...

Try crema catalana (very similar to crème brulée), a traditional dessert from an original recipe.