Barcelona

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Overview

Discover some of world’s most captivating architecture, museums, food, and nightlife. Head south a few steps and you’re at the seaside. ​

It has everything. Under the sun.

5 things you’ll want to see

1
La Sagrada Familia

2.8 million people a year flock to the unfinished jewel in Barcelona’s crown: Be sure you’re one of them.

Highlight: Walking up the spiral staircases

2
Museu Picasso

What’s outside the Museu Picasso is as impressive as what’s inside. Over 3500 of Picasso’s works are housed within five medieval stone mansions. Worth waiting in line for.

Highlight: Multilingual audio tour of 51 noteworthy works

3
Parc de la Ciutadella

If you’re traveling with kids you’ll find luscious green spaces, row boats, a majestic waterfall, and the zoo, all in this 70 acre oasis called Parc de la Ciutadella. It’s also home to the parliament buildings, two museums and the Arc De Triomphe.

Highlight: You can see it all by bike

4
Casa Battlo

Gaze upon one of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks and Gaudi’s masterpiece at Casa Battlo.

Highlight: Seeing the balconies of so many postcards, in person.

5
The Mediterranean Sea

A shimmering beauty that cradles the city. Head to the seaside or get on the water to see the city in all its glory.

Highlight: Swimming in the warm water

Neil

A WestJetter’s day in Barcelona

WestJetter Jasneil (Neil) recommends booking ahead for a ticket to walk through the Unesco-listed Park Güell. Enjoy lunch at La Polpa, and if you’re there on a Sunday, a free stroll through the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Spend the late afternoon sunbathing and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.

Airport served by: BCN

Destination basics

La Catedral

Prepare to be awed at this central place of worship. Believers and non-believers alike will experience the triumph and art of the human hand that can’t help but touch your soul.

Park Güell

Gaudí’s garden is captivating. And popular. Every half hour, a new group is admitted and booking online ahead of time is highly recommended.

Casa Battlo

Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece is a visual delight. Visit the museum or take it in from the street.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Look down to the city below from the terrace at this spectacular museum. See artistic works that span from the early Middle Ages to the early 20th century.

Museu d'Història de Barcelona

As well as the magnificent building itself, history surrounds as you walk through ruins of the old streets, sewers, and what were once laundries and wine- and fish-making factories.

Fundació Joan Miró

Miró’s vision was to create a place that would encourage younger artists to experiment with contemporary art. Here too, you can see his work and dedication to craft.

Museu Picasso Please

Take a guided tour or browse through the five medieval stone mansions to see 3500 of his works.

Barcelona takes full advantage of the warm weather in the evenings and well into the night. It’s a haven for food lovers. The city comes alive with sounds of music spilling onto the streets. No matter your taste you can find a restaurant, little bar, lounge, tavern or night club to suit.

Tapas

Paco Meralgo
A breezy tapas bar with all the classics: cuttlefish fritters, grilled fish, Iberian sausage, and lots of wine.

Seafood

a Paradeta
Visit this suite of unique canteen-style restaurants that let you choose the raw seafood you want, the way you want it cooked, and sit down to enjoy. Seafood simplicity in the Barcelona neighbours you choose.

Wine

Quimet & Quimet
Squish into this vibrant and always-fun wine bar where everything comes out of a can or a jar, conservas-style.

Chocolate

Museu de la Xocolata
Bring the kids to this private museum for chocolate tours, activities and of course, the enjoyment of chocolate.

The Metro is clean, punctual, and air-conditioned - a welcome relief in the summer months - and stops at most of the major sights and attractions.

You can also travel by bus, taxi, or rent a car. Barcelona is also a lovely city to see by bicycle.

Find out more about getting around.

Points of interest in Barcelona

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Barcelona And Montserrat Tour

Barcelona And Montserrat Tour

Leave your central Barcelona hotel (or cruise port) by air-conditioned minibus and travel up Montjuic – Barcelona’s famous 755-foot (230-meter) hill – while enjoying breathtaking views of the city harbor. Located at the hill’s peak is Anella Olímpica, where the 1992 Olympic Games were held. After stopping to explore, continue to Montjuic Castle for photos and then head back down the hill into town.Barcelona is famous for its links to Antoni Gaudi – Spain’s celebrated Modernist architect – and the city is scattered with his highly acclaimed works. Stop outside for a panoramic visit to one of his more extraordinary creations -- the still-unfinished La Sagrada Familia cathedral -- and then pose for photos outside Casa Batlló with its eye-catching exterior. Travel along the glitzy shopping strip of Passeig de Gracia, passing other architectural sites of interest like Casa Amataller and Casa Morera, and then head to Gaudi’s Park Güell. Make your way past the long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and then spend some time exploring with your guide. Easily one of the most impressive public spaces in the world, the gardens are said to encapsulate Gaudi’s creative genius with an abundance of colorful mosaics and intriguing gatehouses.After a break for lunch (own expense), hop back on board your minibus and travel west to Montserrat, the craggy mountain in the middle of Spain’s first national park. Walk through the park and learn about the area’s history, and head inside Santa Maria de Montserrat, the beautiful Benedictine abbey and basilica where thousands of Christian pilgrims have journeyed over the centuries. Learn about the Virgin of Montserrat (known as the Black Virgin) and take in incredible views toward Barcelona. If you’re lucky, you may catch a performance by La Escalonia – the oldest children’s choir in Europe – who performs regularly here.Return to Barcelona by minibus, and finish your tour back at your central hotel or cruise port in the early evening.

Location: Casa Batlló

Date: Nov 18, 2018

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