Barcelona is a city of two halves, bordered on the North East by Tibidabo mountain and populated with beaches that prove a draw for both locals and visitors.

The Catalan culture is celebrated in the city’s food, art and music scenes and it is famous for architecture that spans the glorious Santa Maria del Mar cathedral through to Gaudi’s Art Noveau sculptures. Add in thriving nightlife, fashion and shopping and it’s little wonder that Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain.

Barcelona became an Olympic city in 1992, hosting Games that many still consider one of the best.

Resident team FC Barcelona rank amongst Europe’s most elite clubs whilst world-class swimming, Formula 1, basketball and the ATP World Series tournament draw spectators from around the world.

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