Barcelona is a major economic centre and one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports. It is the capital of Catalonia, 1 of the 17 Autonomous Communities that make up Spain. A must visit in Barcelona is La Rambla consisting of five separate streets strung end to end, La Rambla (also called Las Ramblas) is a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard packed with buskers, living statues, mimes and salespeople selling everything from lottery tickets to jewellery. Visitors can try the many bars and restaurants in Barcelona to taste anything from typical Catalan dishes to different exotic foods. Spend long leisurely hours on the beaches on the coastline that stretches more than four kilometers. Barcelona promises the visitors a vibrant and pulsating nightlife. Shows, bars, discotheques, concerts, terraces and popular fiestas are just a few of the choices that the city offers for enjoying the Mediterranean night. There is entertainment and leisure to suit all tastes and budgets. Explore the museums of Barcelona that preserve Spain's rich cultural, contemporary and historical legacies. The Costa Brava is a 160-kilometre stretch of beautiful, rugged coastline in the region of Catalonia in the north east corner of Spain. Its natural beauty, endless miles of sandy beaches and summer sunshine make it an ideal tourist destination in Spain. Explore the unspoiled fishing villages, sheltered rocky coves and medieval towns with ancient castles.
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