FC Barcelona 'Mes Que Un Club', this team is more than a club, it's a way of life for the Catalan People. One of the world's most known, supported and accomplished teams. The team's home is Camp Nou, which if you are lucky enough you can experience a match with 99,000 dedicated fans.
Gaudi / Architecture One could spend a whole trip admiring the architectural wonders of Barcelona. Gaudi has left his fingerprints throughout the city which cannot be missed. You will also find other Modernista architecture, also known as Catalan Art Nouveau, throughout the city including the Palau de la Musica and Hospital San Pau.
Nightlife An already vibrant city takes it up another notch after dark. Barcelona comes alive with a different scene for everyone. From nightclubs, like Razzmatazz, CDLC and Opium, to tapas bars, bodegas, icebarcelona or endless festivals there is something to be experienced every night of the week.
Cuisine Boasting a number of Michelin star restaurants, Barcelona enjoys it's food. Beyond fine dining you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy amazing food whether in the form of tapas at bodegas and bars or fresh finds at mercados. A few local dishes worth a try include Pan tumaca (Pamtomaquet), fuet, and Crema Catalana. Cava, a Catalan sparkling wine, is a local staple that can be enjoyed any time of day whether you are just starting breakfast or enjoying a dinner or dessert. Other must try Spanish foods include paella, Patatas Bravas, Bombas, Croquetas, Tortilla De Patatas, and of course, Jamón Iberico.
The Mediterranean There is so much to enjoy in the city but make sure to schedule time to enjoy golden beaches of the Mediterranean sea. There are many scenic escapes within a short drive but Barceloneta is an easy seaside escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Castells Found at festivals in Catalonia, this is a 200 year old tradition of building human towers called castells (castles). Castellers, the people who build these human structures, can reach over 30ft or up to 10 people in height!
Catalunya (Catalonia) Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia region consisting of the Costa Brava and Pyrenees Mountains. One of the most noticeable differences compared to other parts of Spain is Catalan is the primary language in Barcelona, although nearly everyone will speak Spanish as well. Some locals view Catalunya as a separate Spain, a nation without a state, notable for its progressive culture.