Barcelona, Spain: Center of Catalan Pride
Cosmopolitan Barcelona is the vibrant capital of Catalunya, the proud and distinct region tucked in the NW corner of Spain. Franco's oppressive fascism is long gone and regional creative and independent spirit is on a roll. Locals speak Catalan — not Spanish — and dance the sardana, not flamenco. Visca (Long live) Catalunya! For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.