Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona, a Mediterranean city in the north of Spain and capital of Catalonia, constantly changes to keep up with modern times.  It is a cosmopolitan city and the most economically active of Spanish cities.  Here cultures mingle and a love of life is evident to all who visit.

Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona is home to a mix of cultures. There is a large and economically active Chinese community, a thriving Arab community as well as Eastern European and African communities all living and working peaceably side by side with the tolerant and open-minded, non-conformist Barcelonans.  Together this grand mix creates the unique Barcelona energy and creativity experienced and loved by all her many international visitors.

Situated on Spain’s Costa Brava, Barcelona is one of the world’s major global cities and is a major cultural and economic centre of Southwestern Europe.  Its continued status as one of the world’s major global cities is supported by its ever-present influence in entertainment, fashion, and the arts as well as its continued commercial standing. Added to this Barcelona has become a well-regarded centre for world-class conferences and expositions as well as a great many international sporting events.

The architecture of Barcelona is a mix of cultures and eras, old gothic structures stand side by side with the modern structures of Antoni Gaudi and the astounding ultra-modernist Norman Foster’s Needle. Barcelona’s architecture together with its many museums and the Barcelonan love of art have made this gloriously enticing city a major tourist destination.

Barcelona Travel Guide

There is much to see and do in this polyglot Spanish city.  A walk along the Ramblas will thrill you with its many street musicians, or you can take a tram trip on the Tramvia Blau to the top of the Tibidabo and take in the magnificent view of the city.  You can shop in some of the most prestigious boutiques in the Passeig de Gracia, and for lunch, you can head off to the many tapas bars, and wine bars along the Barri Gotic.  You can enjoy a sunset drink at a Chiringuito bar on the beach and if you are a real Foodie head for the El Born area for the finest of new Catalan cuisine.

Surrounded by green and fertile countryside with the backdrop of the mighty Pyrenees Barcelona is the ideal starting point for hikers and in winter for those who love to ski.  No matter what your interest Barcelona with its history, and stimulating environs has much to offer the keen traveller.

How to get to Barcelona

Barcelona Airport has two main Terminals and depending on your airline you will disembark at either T1 or T2B Main airlines:  Delta, British Airways, Alitalia, KLM and US Airlines disembark at Terminal 1 (T1) Budget airlines and Ryan Air disembark...

Best time to visit Barcelona

As Barcelona enjoys the typical Mediterranean balmy weather, there is no one season that you should beware of. However, spring and autumn (fall) are ideal times to visit and most especially the months of May and June with temperatures reaching...

Top 18 things to do in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family Church) in the Calle Mallorca, was designed by Antoni Gaudi, who continued to oversee its construction until his death in 1926.  Unbelievably construction is still on-going and has over time Antoni Gaudí's ideas have been...

Getting Around in Barcelona

By Taxi A reasonably priced way of getting into the city is by Taxi and they are to found right outside the terminal arrival halls.  From Terminal 1 you can expect a journey of approximately 20 to 30 minutes and...

Barcelona Holidays and Festivals

January:  Three Kings Day (Día de Los Reyes) On the eve of the Festival of the Epiphany and traditionally when Christmas gift-giving takes place, Parades are held everywhere in Spain, but in Barcelona, the Three Kings arrive in the evening...

Barcelona in One Day Itinerary

Pack your most comfortable walking shoes because the best way to get to know any city is on foot.  A well-planned walking tour in Barcelona starting in the modern City taking in the wonders of modernista architecture and on in...