As the second most populous city in Spain and largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a hive of activity, attracting over one million visitors per week. Originally founded by the Romans, it is a powerful city: historically, politically and economically.
Barcelona by District
Barcelona is a vast metropolis, comprised of several districts and suburbs. The old town, Ciutat Vella, is a popular district with tourists, where the famous Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) and majestic tree-lined street, La Rambla, can be found. Sants-Montjuic is considered to be the cultural hub of the city, with museums, exhibitions, monuments and festivals clustered around the area. Eixample is the district best known for its art nouveau and modernist architecture. Gracia is a popular district for young professionals, and Les Corts is the business district; fast becoming Barcelona’s own silicon valley. As many of the districts were renovated during the Olympic games back in 1992, accommodation is readily available across the capital.