Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most compelling cities in the world!
Dive in its charming streets, full of life, joy, and colour, savour wine and tapas in world-class restaurants, breathe in the Mediterranean air and immerse yourself in renowned architecture!
See in the video below what awaits you in the capital of Catalonia!
La Sagrada Família
It is practically illegal to go to Barcelona and not visit Gaudí’s masterpiece dedicated to The Holy Family - La Sagrada Família.
The elusive end date is still a mystery but local theories speculate it will never be finished to preserve its in-process cachet.
The Basilica was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO and is a perfect epitome of Art Nouveau, Catalan Modernism, and Spanish Late Gothic design.
Parc Güell: Gaudí's Surrealist Park
The city’s grandest park began life as a collaboration between entrepreneur Eusebi Güell (hence the park’s name) and Antoni Gaudí. Park Güell is an almost make-believe landscape - home to Barcelona’s famous mosaic lizard and spiral towers that look like fairground slides.
The beautifully designed 17-hectare surrealistic park was built between 1900 and 1914, and is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
Immerse yourself in 2000 years of captivating history and charm in the Gothic Quarter. Relics of ancient Roman buildings and Middle ages historic monuments could be found there, but its the mixture of old and new that draws people to this interesting area.
Explore Picasso’s old Stomping grounds and learn about Barcelona’s Jewish past in this quarter.
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Casa Milà is Antoni Gaudi's last and most famous civil work finished in 1912. It is included in the World Heritage List in 1984 and is popularly known as La Pedrera (meaning “stone quarry”). The nickname refers to its external appearance, where stone has been used as a key material for the design of the facade and the balconies.
La Rambla: Barcelona's Social Hub
Barcelona's most vibrant and famous street is a must stop if you want to feel the pulse of the city. The street features expansive pedestrian sidewalks, charming old-school florists, gelaterías, candy stalls offering bites of crema catalana (a form of crème brûlée) and plenty of shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafés. La Rambla forms the boundary between the neighbourhoods of the Barri Gòtic to the east and the El Raval to the west.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
One of the most famous things to do in Barcelona at night is to watch The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, at the beginning of Avinguda Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood. The large Art Deco fountain was designed by Carles Buigas for the 1929 International Exhibition, which took place in Montjuïc.
Unwind after a busy day, while merging with the locals and the tourists and enjoying the majestic game of light and water.
The Museu Picasso is dedicated to the life and work of one of the world’s greatest artists - Pablo Picasso.
Opened in 1963, the “Picasso Museum” not only showcases some of the painter’s earliest works, but it aims to show the strong, emotional bond Picasso had with the inspiring city of Barcelona. Spreading over five palaces - we’d expect nothing less for Picasso, who moved to Barcelona as a 14-year-old boy and made frequent trips back throughout his life.
Exploring the city
Barcelona offers numerous types of transportation to choose from when you want to move around the city.
Whether you choose the highly developed network of public transportation, the various options for electric vehicle hiring, or you want to move by car, bicycle or taxi, you will be able to easily explore the city and everything it has to offer.
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Source: Condé Nast Traveler Magazine