This proud capital of ancient Catalonia is a land with its own language and culture. Steeped in passionate Catalan spirit, Barcelona has been home to Picasso, Miro, Dali, and Gaudi and Casals. The city's pulse can be felt along the winding, flower-decked "Ramblas". Explore its history from the 14th century Gothic Quarter, where the aroma of Catalan cooking leads you down twisting alleyways to little cafes where they dance the Sardana. See superb architecture ranging from Gaudi-designed buildings, such as the unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral, to the striking structures built for the 1992 Olympics.