“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.”
– Ray Bradbury
Barcelona is Spain’s most popular tourist destination. Host to the 1992 Olympics, today the city draws millions of people from around the world. Located on the Mediterranean coast, it’s Spain’s second largest city, behind Madrid. Rich in culture heritage, Barcelona is famous for its unique Gaudi architecture, historical sites and Gothic cathedrals. It’s also home to world-class museums and art galleries, sandy beaches, fun restaurants and sizzling nightlife. At sunset there’s no better place to be than along Barcelona’s picturesque waterfront. It’s magical and romantic.
Fun Barcelona Attractions
Antoni Gaudi is Barcelona’s most internationally renowned architect. It’s worth a visit to the city just to see his unique “masterpieces” including Sagrada Familia (pictured at top). It is the city’s most famous architectural landmark and its top tourist attraction. Other Gaudi works include Casa Batllo, Case Mila (or La Pedrera), and Parc Guell. In addition, other must-see Barcelona attractions include: Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), Barcelona Cathedral, Basilica d Santa Maria del Mar, Las Ramblas (Barcelona’s famous tree-lined pedestrian avenue), La Boqueria Market, and Magic Fountain of Montjuic (a fun Water, Light and Music Show).
Book Barcelona Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do
Get priority access with Skip-the-Line Tickets to Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s top tourist attraction. Learn all about Gaudi on this fun Guided Tour. Book an adventurous Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour and take in the city’s sights along the way. Explore the Catalan countryside on a Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Gourmet Wine Tasting. Private Tour is optional. Take an Hands-On Spanish Cooking Class, starting with a visit to La Boqueria market with a local chef. Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella and sangria. Buen Provecho!
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The Best To Visit Barcelona
Barcelona enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate. Although it’s a year-round destination, the best times to visit are late Spring and Fall, especially May-June and September-October. July and August are the hottest and most humid months, and the most crowded. January is the coldest month.