Barcelona is a compact city, cozy and very pleasant. The great cultural, social and commercial diversity is one of its main attractions.
Barcelona sits on the Mediterranean coast in the north-east of Spain, between the mouths of the Llobregat and Besòs rivers. The city is the administrative and financial capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, and has a rich history of culture, trade and architecture stretching back to its founding as a Roman city. A walk around the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) will take you on a trip through history, with medieval buildings standing alongside the modernist masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí.