Barcelona is in the Catalonian part of Spain. Which some say is not part of Spain but it's own sovereign area with it's own customs and dialect. Barcelona sports some amazing scenery, architecture and lifestyle with wide boulevards for cycling and fantastic weather. The cuisine is other worldly, many ingredients are used from the area such as monkfish, iberico ham and chorizo. Meals are taken as a time of pleasure to be with family and friends. Barcelona is now on the world scene after a major upgrade for the 1992 Summer Olympics. It is a hip place that is the focus of movies, fashion and sport.