Our host town: Barcelona
Catalonia and Barcelona have become one of the most beloved tourist destinations in Spain. This region knows how to captivate everyone: with a rich history, a capital that never sleeps and an island full of charm, not to forget beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava. Barcelona will charm you with the variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture: Dali, Gaudi, Miro, Picasso...
Barcelona, located between the sea and the mountains, has found a formidable balance betwenn a tradition and an avant-garde. Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and innovative city in Spain.
The Catalan capital, 166 kilometres from the French border and 120 kilometres south of the Pyrenees, is on a plain bordered by two rivers: the Llobregat in the south and the Besòs in the north.
The Catalan Art Nouveau cultural movement, which demonstrated extraordinary vitality and artistic qualities, is one of Barcelona's main tourist attractions and one of the most convincing reasons for getting to know the city. Even today, Modernisme, as it is known locally, still characterises the city, giving it a very special charm. It is the style of many buildings here and you can see it clearly for yourself at various city museums and historical houses.
Find more information on the website of Barcelona Tourism Office.