According to an official release of the Catalan government, economy in Catalonia has grown 1.1% year-on-year during the first trimester of 2011. This modest growth has been led by exports, which have grown 1.7% year-on-year. However, if compared with the previous trimester, growth has been nil (0.0%), which may indicate a recent trend to stagnancy after some recovery signs in the previous trimesters.
The overall economy in Spain has grown 0.8% year-on-year during the first trimester of 2011, whereas in the European Union growth has reached 2.5% in the same period.
These are the most recommended things for your Barcelona holidays.
From Cadaqués to Tarragona find summer villas from the Costa Brava in the North of Catalonia till the deep south of Costa Dorada. Most villas are on the seaside but you should also search in the countryside and the Catalan mountain which reserve nice surprises..