Barcelona, a gateway to the peninsula through which European influences have entered for centuries making it a modern cosmopolitan city attentive to the latest cultural and artistic trends.
The Gothic Quarter, nerve center of the Catalonian capital and home to some of the most important 15th century buildings of the city, makes it one of the greatest concentrations of Gothic architecture in Europe.
The rich legacy left by Antonio Gaudí constitutes a fundamental part of Barcelona's identity. Works by Gaudí and Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The temple of the Sagrada Familia, and houses such as Casa Lleó Morera, Amatller, and Batlló are just a few of the many gems of the modernism treasured by the city.
Barcelona's culture is not only evident in its buildings, parks and outdoor sculptures, but also in its countless museum collections of artists of the stature of Picasso, Miró, Tàpies or Dalí.