Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona has a rich and vibrant cultural heritage. It home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is today an important cultural and business hub and a major tourist destination.
Situated in north east Spain, the city is surrounded by hills, mountains, and long stretches of beach along the Mediterranean Sea. The city is an open-air museum, characterized by Gothic, modernist and contemporary art and architecture. Today, Barcelona offers experiences in traditional and contemporary leisure, culture, and food. .
Unique to the city are the works of Antoni Gaudí (Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà), Lluís Domènech i Montaner (Palau de la Música catalana, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau) y Josep Puig i Cadafalch (Casa Amatller, Plaza de Espanya), and museums devoted to important artists that have been inspired by Barcelona, such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.
Just outside the historical city center you can spend sunbathing on Barceloneta beach, hiking or biking on the Montjuic hill and Tibidabo mountain, or visiting Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s Football Stadium, a must-see for any football supporters!
If you are a food and nightlife lover, Barcelona is your ideal place! Traditional Catalan and Spanish restaurants offer a wide selection of fresh, authentic dishes and drinks (such as paella, fideuá, tapas, sangria, cava), and every day open-air venues, historical buildings, and nightclubs offer contemporary programs for a particularly lively movida!