While Barcelona is a very modern place, its lasting impressions are timeless. It’s one of our favorite big cities in Europe.
Sense of History
It takes only a few minutes here to realize that Barcelona is definitely a 21st Century city. However, in the center of town you can hardly look in any direction without seeing historic monuments, stunning churches, and grand public buildings.
Rich Architectural Tradition
Classic structures abound, yet Barcelona has a history of architectural experimentation that is rare in Europe. Gaudi and the Modernista Movement were the start of a grand experiment that continues today.
Vibrant People Living Out Loud
Whether it’s the performance artists on the street corner, skateboarders in the park, families celebrating with a late-night glass of wine (below our hotel room window), or a newly married couple strolling hand-in-hand on Las Ramblas, people in Barcelona love life.
Terri and James