虽然巴塞隆拿以高迪的圣家堂、毕加索美术馆和兰布拉大道而闻名,但巴塞隆拿最独特之处,是它的艺术和文化,跟加泰隆尼亚民族主义密不可分的关系。艺术专家拉美尼斯和苏克这对拍挡,带大家去看看古今的艺术家,如何透过作品宣扬当地文化。高迪的比也斯夸塔虽然较少人认识,但它展现了加泰隆尼亚中世纪的黄金岁月。马利斯博物馆内,「贴地」的展品保留了以往生活的原貌,还有萨达纳民族舞,这都反映出加泰隆尼亚人由古至今,藉着艺术竭力延续自己的文化。 电视版双语广播: 粤语/英语 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)