Things to do in
Things to do in
Always on the hot list of cities to visit in Europe, Barcelona wows travelers with unique architecture, a trendy food scene, energizing nightlife, and more. As you stroll the marvelous streets of this city, you’ll quickly see why visitors keep coming back to captivating Barcelona.
Meet your local expert for the day, who will introduce you to superb shopping and show you the hidden gems of Barcelona. With your guide, you’ll have access to private galleries or artisan shops closed to the public. Visit a renowned shoemaker, admire stunning bags, acquire art from private collections or see gorgeous clothing styles from Catalan designers. You’ll be amazed by all your great finds.
Go where the locals go on a tapas tour of the city. With your guide, you’ll meander the neighborhood streets hopping from one tapas restaurant to another. Delight in a quaint terrace bar tasting traditional Butifarra or Salmorejo pinxtos. Pop into a bodega to taste delicious ham and cheese while sipping on a glass of red or white wine. As you continue walking through the city, stop at a Vermuteria to try vermut (vermouth) or tinto de Verano (similar to Sangria) while indulging in a Spanish omelet. Along the way, you’ll continue to fill your belly with traditional Basque pintxos, washing it down with a glass of cava. What a terrific way to get to know Barcelona!
Take a walk with an architecture expert to learn more about the Modernista (art nouveau) period, when Antonio Gaudi made his mark on the city. See Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. Construction on the church began in 1882, with an expected completion date in 2025. Stroll through the remarkable Parc Guell, the perfect blend of architecture and nature. You’ll have the opportunity to drive by Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batllo, two of Gaudi’s most symbolic designs. To complete your day, stop in the Picasso Museum, where you will see the artist’s blue and pink periods.
Hop on a bike to see Barcelona from a different perspective. With an extensive network of bicycle lanes and a pedestrian-friendly old town, Barcelona is a perfect place to take a bicycle tour. Your guide will share local insight as you pass through the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, Old Harbour, Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Familia, and beyond. Get fit and immerse yourself in the local culture all at the same time!
Whether you have a short city break or an extended vacation, Barcelona will delight and amaze you. The city will capture your heart, and you might find yourself planning a return trip.
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