Eclectic. Whimsical. Incomparable. Barcelona's character has always sparked the imaginations of creatives and intellectuals alike, including the famed architect Antoni Gaudí. Modernism's fantasy architecture and the alluring Gothic Quarter might seem like a contradiction, but both are an essential part of the city. Sun-drenched beaches, mouthwatering Catalan cuisine, and art and music scenes make this sophisticated metropolis a true masterpiece. The only limit to a Barcelona adventure is time. Paddle board in azure waters or lounge in a medieval chamber serving Basque-style tapas. Dance to a pulsing indie band or duck into eerie underground tunnels to uncover more of the city's secrets.
Where is Barcelona
What to do in Barcelona
- City beaches: Soothe away stress on the golden sands and vivid blue waters of Mediterranean beaches. Walk along the boardwalk to experience the differing personalities of Barcelona's seaside havens.
- Camp Nou stadium: Cheer on FC Barcelona as they play a fútbol match. Or tour the stadium and its museum to see memorabilia from Barcelona's favorite team.
- La Rambla promenade: Stroll by living statues, street performers, and flower stands toward the cool waterfront as tall trees shade you.
- Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya: Travel through time as you explore a thousand years of Catalan art—from Romanesque to modern times.
- Casa Batlló: Wonder at the exquisite and unparalleled architecture of Antoni Gaudí's indisputable masterpiece. Bring a camera to capture the stunning building's form and function, which increases in beauty the deeper you explore.