The avant-garde of Spain


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A Mediterranean soul immersed in a vibrant modern spirit, Catalonia continues to be the avant-garde of Spain. Completely rooted to its land and traditions while in constant search of the newest expressions of modernity, Barcelona is one of the most important destinations in Europe and the #1 cruise....
map of the Barcelona region

View of the town illuminated by night

The gothic cloister of the Picasso Museum

The crazy sculptures of Goudi in Park Gruell

Ancient buildings in the central Gothic Barrio

Marina beach with the modern whale sculpture

Historical center of the town

Casa Batlló, the Gaudi’s Modernist Masterpiece

Barcelona nightlife in the central Plaza real

Hospital de Sant Pau: Barcelona's unnoticed modernism


It is not surprising that Barcelona was named Best Beach City in the world by both the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, or that it is the most popular cruise- ship port in Europe.

As the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia, Barcelona is the centre of the rejuvenation of the Catalan culture and language, both of which were suppressed under the dictatorship of Franco (1936-1975). As such, Barcelona has become a world centre for literature, art, music, architecture, sports, fashion, and of course, food.

From bustling local markets. to museums devoted to Spanish artists like Picasso or Miro, to mimes on the Ramblas, to extraordinary ancient sites… Barcelona is a joy for those who relish exploring on foot.

The incredible architectural masterpieces by Antoni Gaudi (e.g. the Sagrada Familia) are world renown; but Barcelona architecture reaches far beyond even that.  In fact, The Royal Gold Medal for Architecture which has been given by Britain every year since 1848 to honour an individual international architect, made an exception in 1999, when the award was given to Barcelona, the only time a city was so honoured.

As a centre for art, ranging from antiquity to contemporary, few world cities match Barcelona in its scope or quality.   Similarly, Barcelona cuisine is as varied as it is outstanding, consisting of adaptations of a Mediterranean diet of locally sourced seasonal food excelling in both flavour and visual appeal.

Barcelona is also an excellent centre for inspiring day trips to places like Girona, Montserrat, Sitges, Collserola and Montblanc. Not to be missed, is the astounding Salvador Dali museum in Figueres, where every part of the museum structure is as fascinating as are the paintings, sculptures and jewellery displayed therein. No matter what your interests or how much time you spend here, your Barcelona memories are sure to last a lifetime.

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Luxury Hotels in Barcelona
Some of our top selection for an unfergettable stay in Barcelona
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Mandarin Oriental

Your luxury home in Barcelona

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Alma Hotel

5-Star Luxury Barcelona Hotel

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Majestic Hotel

Excellence in the heart of the Paseo de Gracia

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Wittmore Hotel

A small luxury Hotel

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