The beach, La Sagrada Familia, and Boqueria Market can wait because today we’re talking all about Barcelona’s top art museums. From Picasso masterpieces in medieval mansions, to an old textile factory filled with modern art, here are some of the city’s best museums and galleries.
Your trip to Barcelona should no doubt be filled with destination classics such as the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and Gaudí masterpieces including Parc Güell and La Pedrera. But don’t forget to add one of the city’s most recent additions to your itinerary: The Port Olímpic.
Spain knows a thing or two about wild fiestas, and Catalonia’s correfocs definitely stand as proof of that. These fire-filled festivals are a blazing mix of pyrotechnics, demonic costumes, song, dance and parade. Translated as fire runs, the correfocs (also called Ball de diables, or Devils dance) light up in towns across the Catalonia region, […]
Heading south from Barcelona, the first relatively large city that you will come across is the beach town of Tarragona. Sure, it’s got its fair share of shoreline, but it’s also home to loads of festivals, and a host of Roman ruins that will transport you to ancient times when Tarragona was one of the region’s most important metropolises.
Paella can definitely be hit or miss in Barcelona: with so many tourists eager to try it, most versions you’ll find at regular restaurants will, in all likelihood, be subpar. But if you head to the right place, such as those mentioned below — or even learn how to make your own paella masterpiece — then you’re in for a real treat.
One would think that few archeological findings could go missed for centuries in a big city like Barcelona — especially a synagogue. But indeed, it wasn’t until 1995 that one of the world’s oldest synagogues – some say even the oldest – was finally discovered, apparently serving as a warehouse beneath several floors of newer […]
Sure, you’ve heard of Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, but Barcelona has also been home to yet another famous local artist: Antoni Tàpies. Known as perhaps 20th-century Catalonia’s most notable artist, he left an indelible mark on his genre of art, and a lasting legacy with his Fundación Antoni Tàpies. Tàpies, who was […]
La Sagrada Familia may be Barcelona’s most recognizable structure, but it’s not the only one that stands out among the city’s skyline. In fact, before your eyes ever fall on the spires of Gaudí’s famously unfinished church, you’ll more likely be captivated by the Torre Agbar. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel along with a […]
Most cities in Spain celebrate their week of fiestas with carnival-like activities, traditional cuisine and garb, and sometimes even bull runs. But some towns across Catalonia take their festivities to the next level, quite literally, by building human towers called castells. These aren’t your usual cheerleading acrobatics, though. The multi-level people pyramids require that team […]