The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a city of many facets, each more tantalizing than the last. Shaped by time, with a history that spans over 2000 years, Barcelona is a dreamscape of architectural wonder, from the subterranean ruins of the Roman empire and the exquisite cathedrals of the Gothic Quarter to the masterpieces of Modernisme and Gaudi's ingenious creations. The city's contemporary marvels are no less inspiring with iconic structures like the sleek Agbar Tower and the gravity-defying Mare Nostrum Tower at the top of the list. The rich Catalan culture has long been revered for its sumptuous culinary innovations, with local chefs at the helm of molecular gastronomy. There's the whole host of cuisines to choose from, reflecting the city's cosmopolitan flair, from avant-garde Japanese to tapas bars and seafood taverns. Those who enjoy a good night out won't be disappointed either. There are plenty of options to suit every taste including underground bars, live music of every genre, beachfront chiringuitos and all-night clubs. Nestled between the azure Mediterranean Sea and the verdant Collserola mountains, Barcelona's outdoor offer runs the gamut from hiking and biking, to water sports and simply lounging on the golden beach. A city that has inspired the likes of Dali, Miró, and Picasso, it is no wonder it's museums and galleries are lovingly adorned with the work of these masters and many besides. Barcelona is a city of culture, where the party never has to end and there is always something exciting to discover.