Barcelona is located in the northeastern part of the country, 90 miles south of the French border. People from all around the world enjoy visiting this city for its individuality, cultural interest and physical beauty. When Hans Christian Andersen visited in 1862, he remarked that Barcelona was the 'Paris of Spain'. You're likely to agree. The city is a major cultural centre with a fascinating history. Everywhere are archives, libraries, museums and buildings of interest - plus superb examples of modernist and Art Nouveau décor and architecture.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Revel in two nights and days to stroll along Las Ramblas, taste tapas and be wowed by Antoni Gaudi's architectural flights of fancy, including the unfinished masterpiece, Sagrada Familia.
While you're in Barcelona, don't miss the Picasso Gallery. Several adjoining 15th-century palaces house a huge collection (over 2,000 pieces) of Picasso's work.
Don't miss paella, the Spanish national dish. It's a delicious combination of seafood, chicken and vegetables mixed together with saffron-coloured rice.
The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Spain. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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