Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Barcelona or you’re coming back for more of its gorgeous Mediterranean vibe, you want to make every moment count. Barcelona is quirky, exotic, exuberant, and effortlessly cool…a Gothic and Modernist phenomenon begging to be explored.
What’s your passion? Art, architecture, shopping, food, music? Barcelona has it all—from Gaudí’s Modernist masterpieces to the Gothic Quarter’s hidden gems…from the culinary legacy of the Adrià brothers to the mouth-watering food stalls at La Boqueria market…from the catwalk-chic of Passeig de Gràcia to hip and trendy El Born boutiques, Barcelona is the ultimate destination for an urban escape.
There’s no mistaking the imprint of Gaudí’s genius on the city of Barcelona—his work is everywhere. If you can visit just one Gaudí marvel, explore the Sagrada Família or Park Güell. Better yet, see them both with skip-the-line tickets on a guided tour. Or just take a Barcelona walking tour and feast your eyes on the Catalan Modernisme works of Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner.
Mysteries of the Barri Gòtic
Barcelona’s ancient beating heart is over 2,000 years old, dating back to the Roman Empire. Wander La Rambla to the Gothic Quarter’s narrow streets and maze-like alleys to the Gothic Cathedral and El Call, the medieval Jewish quarter, home to Plaça Sant Felip Neri, one of the most lovely spots in the city. By night, the Ciutat Vella (Old City) is a reveler’s mecca of wine bars, tapas restaurants, and nightlife.
Eat your heart out in Barcelona
Barcelona is at the epicenter of the gastronomic dining movement—and there are 22 Michelin-starred restaurants to tempt every palate. But don’t forget the city’s more humble culinary roots…delectable tortilla de patatas and jamón ibérico with a glass of sparkling cava or sherry…small plates of tapas and pintxos with Rueda Verdejo or a cold glass of beer…and always fresh grilled seafood from the stalls at La Boqueria.
Barcelona’s amazing art scene
Whether your passion is more 9th century Romanesque or the brilliant surrealism of Joan Miró, Barcelona is an art lover’s paradise. Visit the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya for Gothic treasures, enjoy the master’s gifts at the Museu Picasso, and explore the Fundació Joan Miró to immerse yourself in the best of Barcelona’s fine art. Take the train to Figueres and the whimsical Dalí Museum or browse the modern galleries in Eixample.
Montserrat is a day-tripper’s dream, an incredible mountain sanctuary with breathtaking views just a short train ride from Barcelona—don’t miss the monastery, the Boys’ Choir, and the delectable artisanal cheeses and honeys. Make it even more memorable with a visit to the Codorníu Cathedral of Cava (champagne has nothing on Spanish cava). Girona, with its lovely Florentine-style waterfront, Arabic baths, and beautifully preserved Jewish quarter, is a delightful afternoon escape.
Barcelona’s beaches and ports
Barcelona is more than just an urban escape—it’s a beach break with gorgeous, relaxing stretches of sand and a lovely climate year-round. It’s also a thriving, major Mediterranean port with a spectacular harborfront. Don’t miss the picturesque fishing village (and amazing seafood) of La Barceloneta, the revitalized Olympic Village, and the charming boardwalks and esplanades of Barcelona’s waterfront.
Barcelona your way
Barcelona Guide Bureau gives you the Barcelona experience you’ve always imagined. We offer regular daily sightseeing tours to the city’s most desirable attractions—our guides are local experts who share interesting background knowledge and insights you’d never find on your own. Plus you skip the lines with VIP admission to Barcelona’s popular sights; we make every minute of your holiday memorable.
If you’re looking for something more personalized and intimate—something curated and designed just for you—you’ll love our exclusive private tours. No need to make your way to a centralized meetup point; we pick you up in a luxury vehicle…at your hotel…on your schedule. It’s all about you and your Barcelona dreams.
A personalized shopping excursion to El Born’s most exclusive boutiques…a customized wine and tapas tour through Barri Gòtic…a trip to the world-famous Codorníu Cellars to sample sparkling cava…or a luxury day-trip to Montserrat and Cau Ferrat in Sitges—we do Barcelona your way.