Look up any list of top sights in Barcelona, and the spots that rise above the rest usually include places such as La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Parc Güell. And that’s because one of the characteristics that makes Barcelona so unique — so very, very special — is its modernist architecture and design elements born and bred here during the late 1800s and early 1900s. From Barcelona’s most famous sights to its lesser-known structures, here are some of the top modernist buildings that you won’t want to miss.
In December of 2014, Barcelona debuted one of its newest and most talked-about events: the Palo Alto Market. In a place with loads to do and see, this new monthly market offers city dwellers an urban getaway-meets-activity with an eclectic, artsy and tasty twist.
If you plan to check out La Sagrada Familia — which better be in your plans if visiting Barcelona — then take some time while you’re in that corner of town to make a short trek over to the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, a masterpiece of modernist architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Once upon a time, back in 1992, Barcelona hosted the Olympics. It was one of the games’ most epic events, and most of it went down at the city’s hilltop-situated, free-to-visit Olympic Ring. Called the Anella Olímpica in the local language of Catalan, Barcelona’s Olympic Ring consists of the event’s key venues and, most notably, the Estadi […]
Barcelona isn’t a “just once” kind of city. From its beaches to museums, distinctly Catalan architecture and eclectic neighborhoods, there’s more than enough to see. Shoot, even La Sagrada Familia’s construction remains unfinished, which means each of your returns to the city guarantees something new. So if you’ve smartly planned another visit to the coastal metropolis, then here’s […]
Attention all museum buffs: Barcelona’s packed with world-class museums, many of which you can access for free if you plan properly. From its biggest and most popular, such as MNAC and Picasso Museum, to lesser-known stops including the Maritime Museum and the Museu de la Musica, there’s a little something for everyone. So get out […]
Sure, a visit to Barcelona calls for visiting all of the metropolis’s most traditional tourist stops, such as La Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter. But why not go beyond just the typical big city sights?
Great news: you’re going to Barcelona. It’s Spain’s second-largest metropolis, and one of the world’s favorite cities. But, you know, you don’t need to limit your visit to just Barcelona: if you can squeeze in a few extra days, you can discover more of the country, from the neighboring coastline, to cities and villages on […]
Whether it’s internationally famous festivals or uniquely Catalan traditions, Barcelona has a busy calendar of exciting events. Think festivities ranging from fire runs to wildly decorated streets, smiling Christmas logs, and a city taken over by books. Oh, and the list goes on – so here are seven of Barcelona’s top celebrations, which make up just a handful of the city’s busy annual calendar.
Flamenco – the musical and soulful tradition consisting of dancing, singing, strumming, stomping and clapping – has its roots in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia. Since Barcelona is Spain’s second-largest city, though, that means that some of the most internationally acclaimed flamenco artists flock to the Mediterranean metropolis, making it ripe with opportunities to experience the […]