This is a city of unique style and architecture. Take time to explore its streets and lanes and take in the cultural attractions on offer.
La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia is the most iconic attraction in Barcelona and it's still a work-in-progress. Gaudi kicked it all off in 1882 and spent 43 years designing and building the beginnings of one of the world's most beautiful and intricate structures. So make sure you visit La Sagrada Familia and prepare to be utterly blown away by its sheer majesty and Gaudi's incredible genius.
Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches and the perfect spot for you to enjoy eating, drinking and socialising. It is thought to have inspired the writer Cervantes, so you can be sure this beautiful part of Barcelona will also capture your imagination.
If you take a walk along the Ramblas you'll come across one of Europe's largest and most famous food markets. It's teeming with people, delicious smells, fresh produce and ready-to-taste, ready-to-buy food and drink. It's great if you want to grab a quick, cheap snack as you explore the touristy bits.
If you're going to have tapas – which of course you will, you’re in Barcelona - this is the 'go to' deli bar. Sip decent wine and enjoy amazing patatas bravas, chicken salad and cured sausage. It’s also a great place to relax and do some serious people-watching.
Bar El Bocata
No visit to Barcelona is complete without a trip to Park Guell. Another of Gaudi's unfinished projects, the park is an architectural playground of fantastic sights, unusual structures, visual jokes and general good fun, making it one of the most impressive public parks in the world. A great place for you and your mates to just chill out and soak up the distinctive vibe!
The Picasso Museum
Occupying a stunning medieval mansion, The Museu Picasso in El Raval district, is Barcelona's most visited museum, housing over 3,800 pieces. Browse some of Picasso's sketches and self-portraits then ponder his melancholic Blue period. Experience getting up close and personal to some of the world's most recognisable originals.