Barcelona enjoys a perfect combination of sea, sun and city. It is also one of Spain’s largest cultural repositories, full of architectural feats such as Gaudi’s Sagradra Familia and Casa Batllo. It was the stomping ground of artists including Dali, Picasso and Miro, to name a few. Millions of tourists are attracted to the Catalan capital each year.
With ideal proximity to the sea, Barcelona’s culinary delights tend to revolve around fish: seafood paella, grilled langoustines and unctuous tapas of baby eel and squid salads. Food also rises to high art here, with world-renowned chefs like Ferran Adrià opening restaurants across the city.
Find the latest bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques in the streets and alleys around Via Parallel or sip sherry and absinthe at the always-bustling bar Marsalla. Modern art connoisseurs will appreciate the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, where impromptu street performers and skateboarders gather in the nearby public square. Nearby beaches like Nova Icaria Beach and Mar Bella Beach are crowded but entertaining - both great places to spend the afternoon with a tapas picnic.