All you need to know about the arts, culture, local fare and activities in Catalonia’s capital city. This is your guide to Barcelona.
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Barcelona is like an open-air art museum, with Catalan-modernist masterpieces displayed in buildings and gothic-style cathedrals set throughout the city. Colorful, organic art forms found in parks and public hospitals make Barcelona a singular destination. Want to see more? Refer to our arts & culture guide.
September 24, 2018 | Arts & Culture
With easy access to the masterworks of Gaudí and Picasso, contemporary creative arts are often overlooked by travelers visiting Barcelona. Conveniently located in the Gothic Quarter, it’s easy to swing by the CCCB and see its latest, thought-provoking exhibit on display.
June 27, 2018 | Arts & Culture
Comprised of Catalan Gothic, medieval, Modernism and more, the city sets itself apart from the world with its alluring, almost impossible designs.
June 26, 2018 | Arts & Culture
Here’s a list of some of the city’s must-see sites on the UNESCO list.
February 21, 2018 | Arts & Culture
Plan the perfect family vacation your children will remember for the rest of their lives.
January 19, 2018 | Arts & Culture
Palau de la Música Catalana is a must-see sight for music and architectural buffs. Over a century old, this concert hall boasts modernist design work and impeccable acoustics that stand the test of time.
December 15, 2017 | Arts & Culture
Visiting Barcelona this winter? Be sure to stop by our famous holiday markets, full of gifts, food, entertainment, light shows, and parades the whole family will love. We’re here to help you get into the holiday spirit with five of our favorites.
December 08, 2017 | Arts & Culture
When night falls, the romance of Barcelona takes full effect. We’ve gathered up our favorite nighttime activities for an unforgettable evening in the city, whether you’re sharing a date or hitting the streets with friends.
November 22, 2017 | Arts & Culture
Located in the heart of Barcelona, The Gothic Quarter is home to a Roman village from generations past. The narrow Medieval streets are lined with impressive architecture, shops, cafes, restaurants, and artisan vendors. It can be a lot to take in, so we’ve narrowed down which landmarks to prioritize on your trip.
November 15, 2017 | Arts & Culture
Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress that resides on the famous hill of the same name, standing at a vantage point of 173 meters above sea level. To prep you for your journey to the top, we’ve constructed a handy timeline to help illustrate the castle’s rich history, which dates back over 300 years.
October 03, 2017 | Arts & Culture
In Catalonia, All Saints Day is celebrated alongside a local festival known as Castanyada. The holiday is centered on a family meal consisting of chestnuts, roasted or baked sweet potatoes, and preserved fruits.
September 25, 2017 | Arts & Culture
The best way to enjoy Barcelona is by foot, walking through its meandering streets and discovering what hides in the city’s tucked away corners.
August 17, 2017 | Arts & Culture
Celebrate the life and work of famed artist Pablo Picasso at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, which boasts 4,251 of his paintings in one of the world’s largest permanent Picasso collections.
August 16, 2017 | Arts & Culture
Itching to satisfy your sweet tooth? Take a trip to Barcelona's famous chocolate museum, Museu de la Xocolata, located just outside the city's lush Ciutadella Park.
Sure, you’ve done your research, and are excited to visit Barcelona’s famous monuments, museums, parks, and beaches upon arrival.
August 14, 2017 | Arts & Culture
In addition to the breathtaking towers of La Sagrada Família and Torre Agbar, did you know that Barcelona is also celebrated for its...human towers?