Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, it has plenty of quirky art and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street life. Barcelona is a constantly developing city with medieval roots, which can be seen most in the mazelike Gothic Quarter. In Barcelona you can find the central Boqueria market surrounded by other lovely restaurants which ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars.
With a stunning array of beaches and relatively reliably good weather, you can be sure of a high quality of life that will leave many of your friends envious. Interestingly, Barcelona is one of the few cities that has been developed with pedestrians in mind, with its iconic ‘ramblas’ and ‘paseos’ providing wide pavements dotted with big leafy trees, it’s perfect for a wandering through the beautiful streets whether you fancy people watching or a spot of window shopping.