Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is known for its enterprising and dynamic nature. It is a city that is open to people and to the world and an international point of reference both socially and economically.
Enjoy the wide range of culture on offer in the city
What to do in the city
Known for its design and hub of creative talent, Barcelona is the birthplace of great artists and professionals in disciplines such as fashion, architecture and film-making, as well as being a venue for famous sporting and cultural events.
The Mediterranean diet has experienced a singular artistic revolution, with top chefs such as Ferran Adrià, a flagship name for creative cuisine, recognised as the best in the world over the last few years.
Over the years Barcelona has become a sustainable destination for tourists, with responsible management of tourism and a transversal strategy guaranteeing a long-lasting model for the future.
Barcelona at night
Exploring the city during the day is a great adventure, but at night it becomes a truly passionate experience thanks to an extensive offering of bars and venues playing live electronic, jazz, rock, and other types of music.
International labels, modern designer shops or quite simply traditional establishments can be part of your shopping experience in Barcelona. Shop along the main boulevards or visit a shopping centre.
A break away?
The climate in Barcelona is Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers. The city has more than four kilometres of beaches and is close to the Costa Brava and to ski resorts in the Pyrenees.
The city is famous for its sporting traditions, including the 1992 Olympic Games. Don’t miss the opportunity to see a live football match (FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol…) or watch other sports events (basketball, handball, tennis, athletics, motorsports).