When people think Spain, they think Barcelona. The flamboyant capital of the Catalonia region on Spain’s east coast is perhaps the most popular holiday destination in the country, with its spectacular Mediterranean coastline, festive atmosphere and majestic gothic architecture.
The city is overflowing with restaurants, bars and clubs where you can indulge in mouth-watering tapas, drink sangria served straight from the barrel and watch dancers perform the passionate flamenco. By far the best way to see this city is by bus; hop on and take a tour of the city so you don’t miss a single sight.
The city is a bold mixture of history and modernity, particularly where architecture and art are concerned. The fantastical buildings of Gaudi rise throughout the city, alongside shiny modernist structures that are on the cutting edge of contemporary architecture. All of Gaudi’s major works are located in and around Barcelona, such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Mila, and many people travel here every year just to stare in awe at these beautiful yet surreal buildings.
Barcelona is ranked as a ‘Global’ or ‘World City’, ranked as having significant importance in the global economic system. Home to one of the largest ports on the Mediterranean, the city is a bustling business centre of Catalonia, where the people manage to balance hard work and hedonistic play with passion and poise.