Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and one of the busiest cities in Spain, has won the hearts of many travelers, celebrities, and ordinary visitors. Read some of the best quotes about Barcelona said by famous people in the last centuries.
#1 You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. – Anthony Bourdain
#2 We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade ; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia. – Hans Christian Andersen
#3 I went to have a look at the cathedral, a modern cathedral, and one of the most hideous buildings in the world. – George Orwell (written in 1938)
#4 Barcelona, archives of courtesy, shelter of the foreigners, hospital of the poor, father-land of the brave , vengeance of the offended and pleasant correspondence of firm friendship, and in site, and in beauty, unique. – Miguel de Cervantes
#5 The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain. – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
#6 Such a beautiful horizon, like a jewel in the sun , for you a will be a seagle of your beautiful ocean . The bells are ringing, open up your doors to the world. – a quote from the song “Barcelona”, a hymn of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
#7 In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it’s traditionally the least Spanish city, but you’d never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral when it comes to overseas visitors. – Julie Burchill
#8 Here in Barcelona, it’s the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration – not a bunch of half-witted monarchs. – Julie Burchill
#9 I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20 when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write. – Colm Tóibín
#10 Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona , an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future. – Le Corbusier
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