Barcelona in 5 words:
Culture : Art, culture, science and entertainment come together in Barcelona's museums: Egyptian mummies and contemporary works of art, the reconstruction of a mangrove swamp and garments that have defined the history of fashion, the city's Roman origins and one of Europe's biggest sports clubs… The city's cultural life is just as rich.
Leisure : Everybody loves leisure and having fun. And Barcelona offers fun for everyone: kids and adults, thrill seekers, and people in search of peace and quiet. You can walk among sharks, stroke dolphins, take a head-spinning ride on a roller coaster or enjoy the magnificent views of Barcelona and peaceful atmosphere of the parks. Although the best thing is to try and fit them all in.
Sport : Barcelona was fitter then ever for the 1992 Olympic Games. And it's still in peak condition. This can be seen in the international competitions which attract thousands of people every year and the many facilities for golf, swimming, cycling and all kinds of sport.
Shopping : In Barcelona, you don't have to choose between going shopping or sightseeing. Wherever you go, you'll see that shops are part of city life. And while you discover unforgettable sights, you'll be welcomed by the window displays of leading international brands, modern designer shops and traditional shops that have been there since time immemorial.
Nightlife : Barcelona never sleeps. The city has set the benchmark for the international electronic music scene and dances to the sounds of the world's top DJs. It's also the perfect place for lovers of jazz, rock, Latin rhythms and pop. (Copyright barcelonaturisme.com).