How to Spend 48 Hours in Barcelona


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How to Spend 48 Hours in Barcelona
barcelona-city-wallpapers-r8kBarcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean cities – a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food – with the cultural and design clout of almost any city in the cold north.
Its patchwork of architectural styles displays dark, Gothic façades next to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions of Jean Nouvel or Herzog and de Meuron, and a day spent admiring them can be topped off with a sundowner on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars. This is also a city with a proud sense of identity, one which is only increasing as the campaign for Catalan independence builds up steam, and its language, culture and traditional festivals are fiercely guarded. (Sally Davies)
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