Catalonia's proud capital
One of the most popular holiday destination
Catalonia's proud capital. The only city of its size on the Mediterranean, Barcelona really has it all. Golden beaches, terrific weather, mountains and a history dating back to the ancient third-century settlement of Barcino, it’s also the capital of Catalonia.
One of the nation’s party capitals, Barcelona is a city that has it all when it comes to nightlife from the vast seafront discotecas, to the traditional taverns and tables sprawling across lively plazas. With plenty of fresh fish on the menu, it is one of the best gastronomical cities in the world. Tourists come to try the food as much as anything else, with its mix of contemporary wizardry and classic Catalan cooking.