From its instantly recognisable gridded city plan to the tiny mosaic details at Gaudi’s Park Guell, Barcelona is a visual treat from every perspective. From the white-sand Barceloneta beach to the cactus-strewn hills of Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona has a little bit of everything.
Capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, Barcelona’s history dates back to the Roman period. The city’s position on the Mediterranean coast has enriched it with influences from every corner of the globe and even today, Barcelona is still known as a hub for cutting edge creativity and craftsmanship – all of which has left an impression on the skyline.
There is far too much to see and do in Barcelona to condense into a shortlist. Highlights include paying pilgrimage to the iconic Sagrada Familia, admiring the interior of the opulent Palau de la Música, strolling down the leafy Las Ramblas, and shopping at the vibrant La Boqueria market.