This ancient Roman city turned modernist architectural and cultural center is not only home to one of the world’s best football teams as well as some of the world’s most famous art, it’s the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean and capital of Catalonia.
Meander through the small alleys into new neighborhoods, spend the day in the Park Güell, marvel at the Basílica de la Sagrada Família or just check out the 9 best Gaudi buildings to see here. Enjoy the art of Picasso and Miró and sit with a beer and some tapas in Las Ramblas. With mild winters and dry summers, there’s no excuse not to make a trip to Barcelona at least once. When you do, brush up on your Catalan and make sure to check out our top picks in the city:
Best for Tapas - Cerveceria Catalana
Best for Paella - Can Majos
Best for Steak and Empanada - Parrilla Alfonsina