Barcelona, the capital and cultural hub of Spain's Catalonia region, and the port that Columbus set sail from for the Americas, is an exciting, energetic and cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culture and the arts.
Discover Picasso's important early works in this museum's fascinating showcase. Other must-sees are the Museum of Modern Art and the palatial Museu d'Art de Catalunya, with works by El Greco, Dali and other masters who called Barcelona home.
La Sagrada Familia
Built by modernist architect, Antoni Gaudi, the La Sagrada Familia Church is a truly unique masterpiece with its flamboyant spires, unusual curves and sculpted figures. His La Pedrera (quarry) is, perhaps, the most unique block of apartments and offices in the world, built with an organic-looking, wavy stone façade.
Stroll the broad promenade of Las Ramblas, the city's lively district of shops, restaurants and clubs where people-watching is pastime. Or dine on Catalonian cuisine, such as Habras a la Catalina with wine that the region is famous for at one of the Placa Reial's chic cafes.
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