Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.
The city’s origins are Roman, and its long history and economic dynamism have made Barcelona a cultural city. Barcelona has cleverly succeeded in embracing its past without forgetting its commitment to the future. The city is endowed with some exceptional infrastructures which are in demand as venues for seminars, symposia and international events. Its exceptional transport connections, the Mediterranean climate and the multitude of attractions for visitors make Barcelona one of the world’s leading business cities.
Business parks and exhibition and conference centers host a wide range of initiatives. Visitors coming to Barcelona for pleasure or on business can also enjoy the city’s Mediterranean character, which can so clearly be seen on the Barcelona coast. The city also has lovely urban beaches, marine resorts, and golf courses on the seashore. Nature lovers will not have to go far to explore the mountains in the Cordillera Litoral range and the Catalan Pyrenees.
In Barcelona, you’ll really understand the true meaning of the word Mediterranean. This is because of its great climate, diet and, above all, its personality. You’ll feel the dynamic and cosmopolitan spirit in the air and enjoy a genuine Mediterranean experience that is full of passion. Let yourself be intoxicated by the magic that will draw you to the streets of Barcelona, where you’ll be able to stroll and enjoy the city and more than 5 kilometers of beaches.
Barcelona is just the right size: it’s not too big or too small. You can get to its most interesting landmarks on foot, public transport or by bike using its extensive network of cycle lanes. In Barcelona, everything is within your reach.
Barcelona’s history dates back more than 2,000 years. Immerse yourself in another era and relive the history of the city as if you were actually there, while you explore the old town. Roman ruins, authentic Gothic treasures and wonderful Renaissance surprises await you around every corner. Great legacies that conceal a multitude of secrets, legends and anecdotes. A visit to Barcelona is a true journey back in time.
Barcelona’s cultural offering is endless. Classical music, opera, theatre, dance, festivals, museums. In Barcelona, you’ll find a whole host of cultural ideas to suit all tastes that will allow you to enjoy unforgettable experiences every day of the year.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia’s home-grown art nouveau movement, modernisme. La Pedrera, the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Amatller, the Palau de la Música Catalana. When you walk through the streets of Barcelona you’ll think you’re in an open-air museum. Let yourself be captivated by masterpieces full of fantasy, symbolism and colour. Let yourself be captivated by modernista Barcelona.
Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gaudí, Tàpies. Barcelona was the test bed for many great avant-garde artists who made their mark on the city. When you visit Barcelona, you’ll see this creative talent and typical Catalan inquisitiveness in the buildings and exhibitions, as well as in the art and design you’ll find in the city’s most unexpected places.
Whether you’re sampling creative tapas or traditional Catalan dishes at a luxury restaurant, Barcelona is a real temptation for foodies everywhere. Prestigious chefs and the best Michelin-starred restaurants. You’ll be able to savour the city’s great culinary offering which combines innovation and tradition. Enjoy the most creative dishes at Barcelona’s best restaurants and make every meal an indelible memento of your trip.
Everything looks better when you’re in beautiful surroundings. When you visit Barcelona, you’ll find squares that are straight out of a painting, designer boutiques straight out of a magazine, fascinating architecture and a warm light that can create an absolutely magical atmosphere. Discover a cosmopolitan, elegant and beautiful city.
You’ll see the top sportsmen and women and the best teams compete in Barcelona. Throughout the year, the city hosts top-class sporting events such as the Conde de Godó Tennis Tournament, the Formula 1 World Championships, riding competitions and sailing regattas. And not to forget, Fútbol Club Barcelona, Barça, which has taken the name of Barcelona around the world.
The people of Barcelona are mindful of the legacy they want to leave their grandchildren. This is why they protect the city’s environment and resources. Barcelona was the first city in the world to obtain Biosphere certification, which guarantees that the city manages tourism responsibly and sustainably.
Unique experiences in Barcelona
Let your imagination run wild and discover Barcelona from a unique perspective. Art, culture, sport, gastronomy, wine tourism, well-being, relaxation, beauty and health. Let yourself be captivated by wide range of unique experiences and hand-picked activities to ensure your stay in Barcelona will be unique, tailored to your individual needs and full of surprises so that you can enjoy an authentic Premium experience.
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya contains the finest collection of Romanesque mural painting in the world, which combines with the Gothic Art Collection to form a fascinating look at medieval art. It also houses the work of the artists that are most representative of the modernista movement in Catalonia, in painting, sculpture and the decorative arts. After the museum closes, discover new ways of experiencing art and culture in an exceptional building and its surroundings. Professionals from the museum will guide you on the visit to the collection so that you can get to know, interpret and enjoy the works of art according to your interests.
Safe City Barcelona is the third safest city in Europe
“Barcelona is the fifteenth most secure city in the world and the third in Europe, according to the study by the British weekly The Economist.cThe study The Safe Cities Index, the British publication The Economist, has analyzed 50 cities around the world (13 of which are European capitals) grouping the data into four categories: citizen security, health, infrastructure and technology. In that report, the city of Barcelona occupies a more than dignified position among the safest cities. Specifically, it ranks 15th in a ranking in which 40 indicators have been taken into account.
So whether it is art, culture, sport, gastronomy, wine tourism, well-being, relaxation, beauty and health or shopping, whatever be your interest, you will surely love Barcelona.