Welcome to the quirky capital of Catalonia: The city that truly has it all! Barcelona is most famous thanks to the work of the modernist architect Antonio Gaudí which are scattered throughout the city. Guests to the city can stumble across one of his private houses- each complete unique - pay a trip to the winding paths of the magnificent Parc Güell and, of course, visit his unfinished masterpiece: La Sagrada Familia. The city has many other attractions to offer besides Gaudí's works; the Gothic Neighbourhood and main historic street, La Rambla, are always worth a visit, if only to pick up some delicious delicacies at the world-famous market, La Boqueria, situated at the top of it as is the Montjüic, which has the added bonus of a cable cart ride to the top. When you're ready to cool off at the end of one of the city's scorching summer days, be sure to hit the beach or take a stroll around the Olympic Marina, lined with any number of fine seafood restaurants.
Visitors to Spain's bustling capital are often surprised to discover a city where old and new are seamlessly intertwined: while it posseses a thouroughly modern infrastructure and contemporary cultural sites such as the Caixa Forum or Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the city still maintans its historic aesthetic in its older neighbourhoods and with landmark sites such as the Royal Palace and Opera House. Home to a 'Golden Triangle' of art museums- the Prado, Sofia and Thyssen- the city should be top of any art fan's to-visit list. The capital of a country renowed for its nocturnal living and enthusiasm for Fiesta, the city is not short of excellent places to eat, drink and dance the night away.