Barcelona was the capital city where the Catalan counts and monarchs held their court for 500 years. Barcelona is an open-air museum. You can visit it by bus, bicycle or on foot, and enjoy its bustling streets.
There are many ways to discover the city and a whole host of things to do, for those interested in culture, for those in search of entertainment or for those thinking about where to do some shopping.
Its historic centre is Plaza del Rei, bounded by the Palau Reial Major. Nearby, we find the Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat. Other places of interest in the Gothic Quarter include the Cathedral and its environs which include the Romanesque church of Santa Llucia. A unique, lively and colourful boulevard runs from Plaza de Catalunya down to the port, lined with newspaper and book stands, and bird and flower stalls. Thriving commerce has its focus on one of the side streets, the Portaferrissa. Gaudi is the citys most internationally renowned and emblematic architect. His buildings are a must-see attraction which leave everyone who sees them speechless with wonder.