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 […]
Architecture has been an important part of the city of Barcelona for centuries. The city is full of beautiful buildings dating back to the gothic period, and the tradition continues today as Barcelona is still on the cutting-edge of structural style. We toured the city’s buildings with our architect tour guide on the Viator Exclusive Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour. She took us from medieval churches all the way to present-day sky scrapers.
One of the joys of Barcelona is of course its seaside location. Which means that there is in fact more than one perspective from which you can and should experience the city: on land but also by boat. So if you’re keen to check out Barcelona via the Mediterranean Sea, then here are three great sailing options. […]
Barcelona is a veritable wonderland of sights to see. But not all of them are created equally when it comes to being super picturesque (let’s face it, Camp Nou Soccer Stadium is super cool, but not super photogenic). From illuminated fountains and towers to unparalleled views with equally unparalleled foregrounds, here are those Barcelona destinations that will dazzle your eyes and compel you to grab your camera and start snapping away.