Things to Do in Barcelona

Delve into the Mediterranean at the Barcelona Aquarium

Are you interested in what’s going on under the sea? The Barcelona Aquarium has marine life you don’t find at most aquariums. The Barcelona Aquarium ( L’ Aquarium de Barcelona) represents the different marine communities of the Mediterranean and beyond. Penguin feeding, shark tanks and an underwater tunnel draw the most visitors. Kid-friendly exhibitions make this a great …

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Visitor’s Guide to Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça de Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s city center and main transport hub. The lively square – scattered with statues, fountains, landscaping and activity – is where the historic Old City meets L’Eixample (The Expansion) District. v Get there Arrive to Plaça Catalunya via metro. From The Gates Hotel Diagonal Barcelona, head left toward Carrer de Badajoz. …

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First Timer’s Guide to Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria

You’ve been told to visit the best market in the world during your trip in Barcelona, but what exactly for? It’s doubtful you have to shop for produce or meat cuts while on vacation. Fortunately, there’s more to La Boqueria than groceries – fresh juice, breakfast, seafood or tapas chased with a refreshing beer are …

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