Barcelona is the passionate capital of Catalonia, Spain. It has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in the country
. It is an unforgettable city of art, culture and beauty with variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture like Dali, Gaudi, Miro, and Picasso
. It is also homeland of museums, concerts and FC Barcelona's football team.
Walk along the Ramblas to enjoy street musicians, living statues, hustlers and just plain loonies. Hop onto the Tramvia Blau for a tram trip up to the top of Tibidabo and take in the magnificent sights of the city below you. Shop along the Passeig de Gracia, at the most well known boutiques in Barcelona.
Have a sunset drink at a chiringuito bar on the Barceloneta beach. Then after dark, join the locals for pub crawling at the Barri Gotic for a huge selection of tapas bars, wine bars, cocktail lounges and even Irish pubs! Work up your appetite and head on to El Born where you'll find the finest in new catalonian cuisine.
Things to do in Barcelona
It's impossible to get bored in Barcelona. This constantly moving city has lots to offer!
Art and culture
Explore Basílica de la Sagrada Familia
located in the centre of Barcelona, one of the most iconic landmarks of Barcelona, despite remaining unfinished at the time of Gaudí's death, the CaixaForum
or the Museum and Cultural Centre of "La Caixa" Community Projects, and the Fundació Joan Miró
, a magnificent Mediterranean-style building that houses the most important public collection of works by Joan Miró, the CCCB
or Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
, which focuses on activities related to the city's theme and urban phenomena, analysed from every point of view and cultural discipline, and a lot more!
History, archaeology and ethnology
To find out about the past in order to understand the future. To know where we come from, what we are. To understand and admire other cultures. Barcelona gives you the opportunity to travel through 1,000 years of history at its museums
dedicated to history, archaeology and ethnology. Find list of museums dedicated to history, archaeology and ethnology here.
Discover the art contained in everyday items. Step into an amazing world where you'll find magical objects at special visitor attractions
, such as the Wax Museum, the Museu de la Cera, and the Footwear Museum, the Museu del Calçat.
A look at the contemporary world through photographs, interactive and educational exhibitions, conceptual art
. Barcelona's vibrant art scene is reflected in the exhibition centres and galleries around Barcelona.
Science and technology
Visit the Amazon rainforest, walk under the stars, discover the plants from the five continents, look at an army of ants, study fossils. At Barcelona's museums of science and technology you'll enter a fascinating world where you'll find the answers to the most amazing questions
- CosmoCaixa - Science Museum, Jardí Botànic de Barcelona, Museu Blau and Museu Geològic del Seminari de Barcelona.
Barcelona and sport have a special relationship. FC Barcelona and the Olympic Games are inextricably linked to the city
and its sports museums will reveal it's most exciting and unknown side of Barcelona. Visit Camp Nou Experience, Museu i Centre d'Estudis de l'Esport Doctor Melcior Colet and don't miss the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan A. Samaranch that ranked Barcelona as the first major European city with its own Olympics museum!
In Barcelona, you don't have to choose between going shopping or sightseeing. Wherever you go, you'll see that shops are part of city life
. And while you discover unforgettable sights, you'll be welcomed by the window displays of leading international brands, modern designer shops and traditional shops that have been there since time immemorial.