Spain’s second-largest city, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most-visited destinations. A Mediterranean center of cultural and historical diversity, Barcelona offers vacationers a wide range of culinary, artistic and architectural experiences. From its Gothic city center to its modern architectural additions, Barcelona is a visual delight. The capital of Catalonia, both Catalan and Castilian Spanish are spoken here, and the interplay of its languages and traditions is reflected in Barcelona’s fabulous cuisine, fashion, entertainment and the arts. For sightseeing families, there is no shortage of important buildings and cathedrals, including World Heritage Sites, and of course the amazing architectural treasures of Antoni Gaudi. There are a number of parks and open spaces to for kids to run through, with lovely hilltop views of the city and the sea, which are enjoyed year-round due to Barcelona’s moderate Mediterranean climate. Easing the difficulty of keeping large families together while exploring, public transportation options are plentiful and easy to navigate, and there are numerous attractions right in the center of the city. Barcelona is a terrific destination for vacationing families because it truly represents the best of Europe.