Barcelona has earned its reputation as the most cosmopolitan, modern, and avant-garde city in Spain through an exciting nightlife scene, a flourishing fashion and design tradition, simply breathtaking beaches and architecture, and a populace embodying the spirit of Spain. During its modern awakening, Barcelona never lost sight of its ancient and rich history, as Barcelona is still famed for its preserved Roman ruins and medieval quarters. This balance of modernity and tradition can be found in Barcelona’s innovative and imaginative culinary arts, incorporating fresh caught fish, varieties of sausages, handmade cakes and pastries, local garden produce, and sparkling wines. Strolling the streets of Barcelona brings surprises at every turn. Cherished traditions juxtapose popular culture and modern pleasures; ancient pedestrian streets lead to exceptional modern infrastructures. Barcelona embraces its rich past, while forever pushing toward the future.