Barcelona offers almost everything to the visitor: history and modern architecture, museums and beaches and mountains, gourmet restaurants (several excellent restaurants with 1-3 Michelin stars) and modern wine bars. Barcelona's many offers is one of the main explanations for the city's popularity today.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a proudly autonomous region. The two official languages are Catalan and Spanish. You´ll hear mostly Catalan in the streets and you will find along the Passeig de Gracia work of art icon Joan Miró and world-famous architect Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona is much more than tapas, soccer and night life.In recent years, the city and the region around it (Catalonia) has experienced a renaissance, triggered by the Olympics held in 1992. The city is one of the wealthiest in Spain and has 3 million inhabitants. Beyond the city borders you will find some of the region's best wineries. Visit Alta Alella north of Barcelona on a private wine tour. To the north you have beautiful Costa Brava, to the west Montserrat and the Penedès wine region and south of Barcelona you will find historic Tarragona.