The Rough Guide to Barcelona
by Greg Ward
Barcelona has boomed since the early 1990s, when preparations for the Olympic Games wrenched it into modernity, and today it remains well in the vanguard of other Spanish cities (with the possible exception of Madrid) in terms of prosperity, stability and cultural activity. It's a confident, progressive city, looking towards the rest of Europe for its inspiration and its innovations - the classic tourist images of Spain seem firmly out of place in Barcelona's bustling central boulevards and stylish modern streets.
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Spain in Europe
Spain is a diverse country, reflected in the varied statuses of its regions and pride in regional cultures and languages exemplified by Catalunya and the Basque country where there are strong independence movements.
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