Alive with excitement.

Surrounded by traditional Spain, the avant-garde capital of Catalonia is self-confident and full of life. Elegant and fantastical buildings, museums, galleries and fascinating shops decorate Barcelona’s wide boulevards and winding alleys. Plazas brim with restaurants, bars and energetic patrons. Antonio Gaudi’s extraordinary church of the Sagrada Família is an icon of Catalan modernista architecture and one of many World Heritage Sites.

Contemporary examples of cutting-edge design include the W Barcelona hotel. Created by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, it sets the scene for a spectacular stay. Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk, this futuristic luxury hotel in the form of an enormous glass sail offers everything you could possibly desire, including sleek interior design, a gorgeous spa, a breathtaking outdoor pool and panoramic views of the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.