Oh, the magic of Spain's number two city, the Catalan capital, Barcelona. It's Valencia's cocky big sister!
Barcelona is chaotic and lively. The main street, La Rambla is full of tourists and pick pockets, and at night hookers line the street. And some of the narrow side streets reek of piss. But despite all this, the city is breathtakingly beautiful, innovative and full of character.
It's truly a world class international city with a proud history that goes waaaay back.
Stay here for a cool, and not so expensive hotel in a good, central location: Chic & Basic, Rambla, Pasaje Gutenberg, 7, 08001 Barcelona.