Barcelona is a historical city. It was once the capital of an entire empire in the Mediterranean at a time when Madrid was just a minor settlement in the hot Spanish steppe. The city acquired more and more power in the medieval era. The city certainly enjoyed a huge number of privileges as well as autonomy status at that time.
Barcelona is a city that is populated by more than three million. However, Barcelona is also much more accessible and smaller. The walking tourist will have an easy time exploring the city sights on foot, as these are easily accessible.
Barcelona has 4 major districts it is divided into. This includes the Old City, or the Ciutat Vella, the Gothic Quarter or the El Barri Gotic, the waterfront area, which is known as the La Ribera as well as EL Raval, the outer boundaries of the city.
Parc Guell is yet another attraction worth visiting. Gaudi designed this park as well, and the sheer magical feel of the park is one of the best reasons for visiting it. The warped side walks, multi colored tiles, towering pillars, twisted pillars and more makes you feel literally like Alice.