Barcelona is the capital of Cataluña, and one of the world's most vibrant and exciting destinations, Barcelona is famous for its culture, architecture, design, beaches, nightlife and cuisine.
A city of contrasts. From the rambling medieval streets of Gothic Quarter to the brilliant modernism of Mies van der Rohe; from the soaring, swirling visions of Gaudi to the Torre Agbar; from the boutiques and market stalls on La Ramblas to haute couture shopping on the Passeig de Gràcia.
There is no shortage of restaurants, whether you are looking for a cosy cafe or alfresco dining, Barcelona offers a range of gastronomic delights from traditional Catalan and Spanish cuisine to modern fusion prepared by world-renowned chefs. And as the sun goes down, you will find more than enough entertainment amongst Barcelona’s eclectic mix of bars and clubs in the city’s diverse neighbourhoods.
With the benefit of an international airport within close proximity and 320 days of sun each year, Barcelona is an appealing place to explore or relax. The sea is a major attraction and you can spend the day windsurfing, kayaking or swimming. Just outside the city, stunning countryside is ideal for hiking and cycling and the Pyrenees are just a short drive away. Whether you're unwinding at a five-star spa, lazing on the beach or sprawling in a tree-lined park, Barcelona has something for everyone, every hour of the day.
For those feeling more intrepid, Barcelona's northern Mediterranean location is a sailor's paradise. You can explore the secluded coves and hidden villages of the Costa Brava and just a day's cruise away are the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera.
Central to just about everything, and where the city meets the sea, Marina Port Vell is the perfect place to start. By land or by sea, by night or by day, there's really no place quite like Barcelona.