Culture, color and culinary goodness — Spain’s Barcelona is deeply steeped in all three, welcoming international guests interested in the city’s history and more. As avid traveler and writer Kathy Petrino mentions, Barcelona’s beautiful architecture, from cathedrals to distinct neighborhoods, brings in many visitors year-round. Additionally, Kathy Petrino says its location along the Mediterranean Sea, position as a futbol or soccer leader (FC Barcelona), Spanish culture and European heritage attract worldwide visitors to sites such as Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well. This site of the 1992 Summer Olympics has a population of 1.6 million with an additional 3 million residents in its surrounding area, making it one of the most populous regions in Europe, not to mention one of the most traveled.