Barcelona has nothing to do in terms of modern music with the rest of Catalonia, which is at the same time radically different than Spanish scene. I think every place has its own peculiarities, but nowadays the main differences are between big cities and, let's say, the rest. Barcelona is similar to Madrid, similar to Bilbao, to Paris, London and Berlin.
It is very common among the people visiting Barcelona, tourists, travellers, etc. To visit the city, its museums, famous buildings, its streets, bars, restaurants, clubs, etc. But they tend to show zero interest on the other cities an sites outside Barcelona (oh! Except for the Dali museum in Figueres of course…).
Today is a funny day in Spain, we are all supposed to celebrate the national holiday… It’s like a 4th of July, but in spanish. The thing is that Spain is a quite complicated country and I – as a catalan (from Barcelona) – have encountered feelings.
I want to explain my feelings regarding the new bike sharing system we have in Barcelona. Just 5 months (or so) ago, the city started suplying bike stations, covering a big area in the city, where you (for a small annual fee: 24 €) can pick any available bike and ride towards your destination. The first ½ hour is free, and after that you start paying 30 cents per additional ½ hour.