Barcelona Sayings and Quotes

The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is known for its nightlife and stunning architecture. Find out more about what makes this city great with the collection of Barcelona quotes below.

Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.     

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Barcelona is a great city and Spain is a great country to live in.     


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

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

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

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

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

You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub.     

Anthony Bourdain

The happiest street in the world, the street where the four seasons of the year live together at the same time, the only street on Earth that I wish would never end, rich in sounds, abundant of breezes, beautiful of meetings, ancient of blood: Rambla de Barcelona.     

Frederico Garcia Lorca