It's one of the least Spanish cities in Spain--despite being the country's second-largest city. Catalan is spoken in Barcelona more than Spanish, and the local nightlife channels several fugitive cultural styles, rather than Spanish traditions alone.
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Earlier: When visiting Barcelona, be sure to take a daytrip to nearby Figueres, home of the Salvador Dali museum and other highlights. Details here.