Under "Barcelona Specials" you will find particularly interesting and useful topics from Barcelona and their cultural background.
There is almost no other architectural style - apart from Gothic - that has influenced the face of Barcelona as much as the Modernisme - the Catalan art nouveau. The epoch of Modernisme left the city with a unique cultural heritage. This is proven by the fact that no other city has as many buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List as Barcelona. The list for Barcelona contains nine entries, and all of them are works from the Modernisme.
Any football fans know FC Barcelona, one of the world's most successful soccer clubs. Here is the story and its background.