Homage to Catalonia
The second city of Spain is now the centre of cool. Barcelona is on the edge of Spain’s fashion, architecture and music, and is the driving force for cultural development in the country.
Barcelona underwent a transformation in 1992 by hosting the Olympic Games, and anyone interested in modern architecture should visit the city, the medieval alleyways of the Gothic Quarter sit comfortably with the modern architecture of the ‘Olympic area’. Culture-lovers can check out the Picasso Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the city has a great nightlife, earning a reputation as one of Europe’s finest party cities. Barcelona is also near some stunning beaches, and with a consistently hot year-round climate is a great destination for sun-lovers.
Gaudí created a fantasy land that combines the natural and the man-made.
Carretera del Carmel 08024 Barcelona Tel: 93 210 3811Website
The city’s stunning opera house.
La Rambla 51-59 Tel: 93 485 9900Website
Holds a stunning collection of the great artist’s work.
Montcada 15-23 Ciutat Vella Tel: 93 319 63 10Website
This masterpiece of Gaudi is as yet unfinished. Probably Barcelona's greatest sight.