All you need to know about the arts, culture, local fare and activities in Catalonia’s capital city. This is your guide to Barcelona.

Arts & Culture

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.

Don’t Miss a Visit to the Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona

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.

5 Different & Must-See Architectural Beauties in Barcelona

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.

Visit these 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Barcelona

June 26, 2018 | Arts & Culture

Here’s a list of some of the city’s must-see sites on the UNESCO list.

Family Style: The Guide to the Perfect Day in Barcelona

February 21, 2018 | Arts & Culture

Plan the perfect family vacation your children will remember for the rest of their lives.

Palau de la Música Catalana

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. 

Our Favorite Barcelona Holiday Markets

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.

An Evening in Barcelona

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.

Must-See Landmarks in the Gothic Quarter

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.

Montjuïc Castle: A Historical Timeline

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.

Castanyada: A Catalan Holiday

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.   

The Historic Streets of Barcelona

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.

See 4,251 Pieces of Art by Pablo Picasso in a Day

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.

A Taste of Barcelona’s Famous Chocolate Museum

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.

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Barcelona

August 16, 2017 | Arts & Culture

Sure, you’ve done your research, and are excited to visit Barcelona’s famous monuments, museums, parks, and beaches upon arrival.

Human Castell Towers: A Barcelona Tradition

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?