Two thousand years later, numerous archaeological remains tell us about a flourishing colony known as Barcino.
The city walls conceal the splendour of palazzos and Gothic churches.
Discover a vast, open-air museum of architecture. The Eixample, the Quadrat d'Or and many more… will amaze you.
The modern Barcelona of the 20th and 21st centuries has set the benchmark for European cities and continues to keep its eyes on the future.
The foremost genius of modernisme chose Barcelona as the setting for a body of work which remains unmatched today.
The genius who reinvented painting trained as an artist painting the light of Barcelona. Today you can follow in his footsteps.
Works by the great Barcelona artist can be discovered in many places around the city. Look for them in museums and in outdoor spaces.
The bustle of Barcelona coexists with the peace and tranquillity of its parks: hundreds of hidden corners to energise you.
The Catalan capital is also a culinary capital: prestigious chefs serve up our traditional cuisine and the flavours from around the world. Can you decide on one?
The summer is the perfect time to take a stroll through the streets and enjoy the cuisine and open-air activities. Here are a few suggestions:
- Summer nights al La Pedrera
- Marine activities in Barcelona
- The Labyrinth Tour in Barcelona
- Wine and Cava near Barcelona
Walk through the parks, discover the beaches, visit a museum or take a short trip out of town.
- Circuit Festival. 6-17 August 2014
The biggest international gay and lesbian festival.
- ESC Congress. 30 August - 3 September 2014
To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe.
- FIBA Basketball World Cup. 6-11 September 2014
The best basketball of the world.
- Seatrade MED. 16-18 September 2014
The Mediterranean's Premier Cruise Event