The capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona exhibits all the traits of a true Mediterranean city: dynamic and open, it is an ideal place for entertainment, for taking long walks and for having fun. Barcelona’s very own lifestyle renders it a unique city. Wherever you may be in Barcelona, there is sure to be something worth visiting nearby: the treasures of Modernism and contemporary architecture, markets for the revelry of your senses, vestiges of the old Roman and Medieval city, parks in which to stop and take a breather … an enchanting city that never sleeps.Barcelona boils over with excitement. Alternative art galleries, urban sports, festivals, fairs and exhibitions of all types fill up the calendar with activities that introduce the public to a culture that is forever aware of the latest trends, not only in terms of people, but also in terms of city life, art, transport and even gastronomy.
Modernism is one of the main appeals of the city of Barcelona, endowing it with a special charm; this is the style of many of its buildings, its maximum example being the Sacred Family. Along the Modernism route you will come across the works of some of the most important Catalan architects working in this style: Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923) and Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956).
Cradle of Catalan culture, as well as of many other cultures and civilisations, a witness to groundbreaking transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona boasts a fascinating history. Come and find out more!