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.
Barcelona is city with a strong culinary history. Its location on the sea lends itself to a culinary emphasis on seafood to compliment an array of Spanish flavors. On the Barcelona Cooking tour we walked the markets of Barcelona and learned to cook some of the city’s most famous dishes. First our guide David led […]
Situated directly on the sea, Barcelona is the perfect place to take in the city from a sail boat. The Mediterranean Sea Sailing trip of Barcelona allowed us to do just that. After finding our boat in the harbor full of bobbing masts, we were greeted by our captain, Matt, and then headed out of the harbor straight away to get out on the sea for sunset.
If there’s one visual take-away that will stick with you after a visit to Barcelona, it will likely have to do with all things Modernista. You know, that distinctly Catalan look found at iconic sights such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, or in the buildings located along the famous “Block of Discord,” home to La Pedrera and Casa Mila. If you’ve crossed (or plan to cross!) these major destinations off your list, there’s still another in town that you may wish to add: CaixaForum Barcelona.
Few places in Spain taste as good as Barcelona — or at least that’s what reviews and guides, such Michelin, have to say about it. Find out just how delicious the city’s eats are by getting more acquainted with some of its best tapas bars. Here are a handful of them, which are located within these […]
Barcelona is a city that has a certain energy to it. For me it feels more alive than other cities. It might be the schedule that everyone in Spain follows with daily afternoon naps, late dinners, and even later bed times. However, I think it also has to do people themselves and their style. One way it is easy to immerse yourself is in the food, and a siesta in the afternoon isn’t bad either. We got an in depth look at the city, food, and culture on the Tapas evening walking tour of Barcelona.