Number 1 top pick for Europe according to Lonely Planet (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/europe), Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya (Catalonia in English), on the north-east corner of the Iberian Peninsula.
Catalonia is a land with a rich variety of landscapes, and with a history, a culture and a language of its own, the Catalan language. Spanish is also an official language.
If you want to know more about Catalonia, Catalan and Barcelona, you can go to:
We are also pleased to introduce here some of the Catalan cultural heritage that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List:
In the rest of Catalonia:
And also some ancient traditions included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:
Benvinguts a Barcelona!
Welcome to Barcelona!
By Sílvia Xicola