Barcelona is the second-biggest urban centre in Spain and is the country’s most popular city tourist destination. Barcelona is also the most commercially prosperous city in Spain, with one of the largest ports on the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists come to Barcelona to explore its historical significance and to bask in its reputation as a centre of art and culture. Modernist and post-modern architecture, side by side medieval and renaissance buildings, gives the town a distinctive look.
You may want to cut back a little on your accommodation to allow more room for shopping, sightseeing and indulging in Barcelona’s gastronomic delights. Barcelona's renowned city centre attractions include the Sagrada Familia, designed by Barcelona’s favourite son Antoni Gaudi; the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary art, which contains some of the most celebrated 20th and 21st century art in the world; and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, which features world-class opera and theatre performances. From the city centre it’s very easy to use public transport to reach Barcelona’s most popular attractions, l’Aquarium de Barcelona, Museum FC Barcelona, Poble Espanyol and Castell de Montjuic.