Foodies, art lovers, history buffs, musicians, partiers, shopaholics and beach bums rejoice as they find their salvation in the seaside beauty that is all encompassing Barcelona. Spain's answer to everything desirable makes it repeatedly one of Europe's most visited cities and for good reason. The zesty Catalan lifestyle is easy to appreciate and even easier to sample. Read more about Barcelona
Barcelona is as electric as it is eclectic and its various districts offer something for everyone. World renowned, the restaurant scene ranges greatly from cheap and cheerful kabab joints and feet-in-the-sand paella and seafood spots to Basque-style tapas bars and even Michelin-starred molecular gastronomy gems. The same can be said with the city's architecture and art scene.
From the whimsical flow of Park Guell to Frank Gehry's Peix (Fish) sculpture, the city is a virtual living art gallery. Gaudi may be the most visually represented with La Segrada Familia, the imaginative La Pedrera and the aforementioned hill-top charm of Park Guell but Dali, Picasso and Joan Miro all have a home in the galleries here.
Barcelona is more than a city, it's a lifestyle. It's a Mediterranean morning stroll, a café, a lunchtime siesta or some time at the beach, sunset cocktails and tapas hopping, a booming nightclub and maybe even a sunrise or two. What more do you need?