Thanks to its diversity and culture,Spain is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. A country boasting good living, its people enjoy outdoor life with family and friends.
Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dances and traditions. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, nourished by the Atlantic sea.
Or its fresh and green Mediterranean coast and islands, where the sea breeze will enchant you. Without forgetting to mention the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration for artists and writers such as Hemingway.
This is Spain, a country that enchants everyone who visits.
Description of the area
An avant-garde and arty seaside city - the cradle of Modernism. Barcelona, a place where you can enjoy Spanish culture on every corner, leisure and shopping in the Port Vell and a pleasant stroll down the Ramblas, always flooded with the joy and freshness of its people.
This beautiful city is situated on the Mediterranean coast in north-east Spain and is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Barcelona's cuisine fits all budgets and appetites. You can find everything from simple tapas bars to restaurants serving the best and most delicious banquets in Barcelona. In Catalonia there is an abundance of fresh seafood, meats of all kinds and fruit and vegetables, ingredients that combine to create different dishes and delicacies.
Travel to Barcelona and enjoy exquisite dishes such as escudella i carn d'olla, a vegetables stew, or la pilota (giant meatball) and to finish off, enjoy a good Crema Catalana (crème brûlée), the star dessert of Catalonia.
La Sagrada Familia: Antoni Gaudí designed this impressive monument that can be seen and admired in Barcelona
El Parc Güell: a large garden with decorative elements also designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí
La Rambla: be seduced by the human statues on las ramblas, its shops and its people
The Gothic Quarter: the historical centre of Barcelona and the oldest area of the city
Cathedralof Barcelona: features a Gothic interior with three naves
Plaza del Rey: here you can find great medieval buildings
The city centre of Barcelona is full of shops and traders where you can buy all kinds of clothes and the best local and international jewellery as well as visit antique shops and craft stores.
But if you really want to enjoy the essence of Barcelona, make sure you visit La Boquería market before leaving this beautiful city. You'll find a great variety of typical food products.