From the city’s mesmerizing architecture to the fascinating flavors and textures of its cuisine, Barcelona is brimming with things to see and do. With a wealth of possibilities to choose from — think Barcelona nightlife tours, food adventures, and more — we’ve rounded up some of the unmissable sights and experiences you need to know.
Art and Culture
Exploring Barcelona on foot can lead you to some fascinating discoveries. The city is packed with art galleries and museums like the Fundació Joan Miró with its impressive building, Museu Picasso, Taller Creativo Bencini, and the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) to name a few.
You can’t be in Barcelona and not marvel at its iconic architectural attractions. Not to mention the hidden gems that form part of the city’s rich architecture scene. Beyond the works of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, you will find plenty of other awe-inspiring Modernista buildings designed by some of Catalan’s best. Among those not to be missed are the Camp Nou, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, Cascada Fountain at Park de la Ciutadella, Casa Vicens, La Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, Monestir de Pedralbes, Parc Güell, and more.
Music and Festivals
From live music venues to concert halls, Barcelona offers plenty of places for music lovers. Festivals like the Festes de la Mercè and other neighborhood fiestas and celebrations likewise provide a lot of entertainment and fun experiences.
A visit to the city is incomplete without tasting the famous Catalan cuisine. Some of the must-try dishes include the paella, bacalao (raw salted cod), calçot, crema Catalana, escalivada, la bomba, and mató (a type of cheese) among others.