Stylish Barcelona is one of Spain's most captivatingly modern cities. Traces of the city’s long past are still gorgeously visible (fragments of a fourth-century Roman wall, anyone?) but artistic Barcelona is well known for pushing boundaries in everything from architecture to cuisine. It is also the first city of Catalonia, one of a number of Spanish regions consistently agitating for a greater measure of independence from Madrid.
Barcelona City Guide Introduction
For a city that prides itself on its cultural institutions, Barcelona is strikingly physical. Most of its excitement happens outside, on La Rambla, at the beach and on the streets, against the backdrop of stunning, quirky architecture like the encrusted Temple de la Sagrada Familia or Gaudi's fabled apartment blocks.
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Barcelona blog posts
- The Mediterranean Diet: Eat these 10 foods in Barcelona
- Barcelona: Flamenco, art and music events to catch before Christmas
- 18 tips for eating like a local in Barcelona
- Four foods to fall for this autumn in Barcelona
- Barcelona: In-Edit Film Festival celebrates music October 24-November 3
- Chow down at Barcelona’s Mercat de Mercats food festival October 18-20, 2013
- Barcelona Neighborhood Snapshots: El Born
- Montserrat: A hike from Barcelona that’s accessible by train
- Four Negative Aspects of Barcelona and Their Solutions
- 5 Easy Ways to Save Money in Barcelona