Few European cities can offer you the wide diversity of cultural experiences that you will find in Barcelona. Combined with the luxury of an approx. 4 kilometres long beach only being a short walk from the city centre, warm sunshine most of the year, great dining options and a history of great painters and artists make Barcelona a very attractive city to visit.
Turisme de Barcelona is the official tourist organization for Barcelona. The official tourism website can be found here.
They have provided us with additional links to their website to help you traverse and experience Barcelona.
The official language in Barcelona is both Catalan and Spanish, a list with useful words / language can be found here.
(vocabulary list included, available in Catalan, Spanish, English and French)
Barcelona is home to masterpieces of many great architects. The most famous of which is Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi’s work is admired by architects around the world as being one of the most unique and distinctive styles in modern architecture. One of these works is «La Sagrada Familia», a giant basilica and well worth a visit with its imposing presence.
City of modern art
Many great artisans took time in Barcelona and their influence is still prevalent throughout the city. Artists, such as Picasso and Miró, have museums dedicated to their works, amongst the many other museums and art galleries all around the city.
If the bustling inner city, art and culture overloads you, you can spend the day recovering on one of Barcelona’s sandy beaches only a short stroll from the city centre. These fabulous beaches also feature various restaurants and bars.
Cuisine in Barcelona
Sample some of the best seafood the Mediterranean has to offer in one of the many excellent restaurants, or if you prefer a smaller meal, there are plenty of bars that offer tapas. There are also many restaurants providing more conventional dishes if you prefer something more traditional.