雖然巴塞隆拿以高迪的聖家堂、畢加索美術館和蘭布拉大道而聞名,但巴塞隆拿最獨特之處,是它的藝術和文化,跟加泰隆尼亞民族主義密不可分的關係。藝術專家拉美尼斯和蘇克這對拍擋,帶大家去看看古今的藝術家,如何透過作品宣揚當地文化。高迪的比也斯夸塔雖然較少人認識,但它展現了加泰隆尼亞中世紀的黃金歲月。馬利斯博物館內,「貼地」的展品保留了以往生活的原貌,還有薩達納民族舞,這都反映出加泰隆尼亞人由古至今,藉着藝術竭力延續自己的文化。 電視版雙語廣播: 粵語/英語 In this first episode, Janina Ramirez and Alastair are on a mission to get to know one of the most popular cities in the world through its art and architecture. Although Barcelona is famous for its exuberant modernista buildings, the Gothic Quarter and artistic superstars such as Picasso, Janina and Alastair are determined to discover some less well-known cultural treats. Escaping the crowds on the Ramblas, they seek out the designs of an engineer who arguably put more of a stamp on the city than its star architect, Antoni Gaudi; Alastair marvels at the Romanesque frescoes that inspired a young Miro; whilst Janina discovers a surprising collection of vintage fans in the Mares, one of the city's most remarkable but rarely visited museums. With a behind-the-scenes visit to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, a session of impromptu Catalan dance and Alastair adding the finishing touches to some Barcelona street art, it's a fast-paced and colourful tour of the city's art and artists, revealing how Barcelona developed its distinctive cultural identity and how the long-running fight for independence has shaped the artistic life of the city. TV Version: Bilingual (Cantonese/English)