A little warmer. Cheaper, friendlier, and a beach. Barcelona Spain is Paris with a Beach. It is an international city and full of energy. They have a street called the Ramblas. It is the equivalent of the Champs Eysees of Paris but does not have traffic. The Champs Eysees has 4-5 lanes of traffic making the level of noise high. The Ramblas of Barcelona is closed to traffic and lead right to the world class port. The staging point for Christopher Columbus to go discover America.