The history of Santa Maria del Mar, also known as the Cathedral by the sea, and what it has represented for the city over the years.
The Ciutadella Park is the ideal place to spend a relaxed afternoon in Barcelona, with stunning greenery and water features. With such a friendly atmosphere, the park attracts people from all walks of life to relax amongst the trees and there is always a multitude of events and attractions within the park itself.
Incredible architecture, beautiful fountains, dazzling colours, spectacular views, interesting museums – Gaudi’s Park Guëll has it all. It's a real gem in the centre of Barcelona and perfect for a more relaxed day out. Find out what you can expect to find when you visit this architectural triumph.
You have three days to discover the best that Barcelona has to offer. This guide will take you, step by step, from one unmissable stop to the next. Discover the city's old town on day one.
Encants Market, officially known as the Mercat Fira de Bellcaire, is the biggest and oldest flea market in Barcelona. Discover an alternative take on the Barcelona shopping experience in this vintage corner of the city.
Just one hour on the train from Barcelona, Tarragona sits invitingly on the Costa Dorada, and makes for a convenient day trip from the Catalan capital. An ideal destination for history buffs and sunseekers alike, the city is worth taking the time to visit if you find you're at a loose end in Barcelona.
Designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, the series of buildings that made up this complex are considered some of his best work. A functioning hospital until 2009, it has attracted many visitors purely because of the splendor of its Modernista architecture.
Within easy reach of Barcelona, Montserrat, the mountain at the heart of Catalonia, offers an excellent day trip from the city. A visit to Montserrat monastery and a walk among its steep crags is an unforgettable experience.
Perched on the side of Montjuïc, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) contains 1,000 years of artistic treasure under one roof. It offers a rich tapestry of art forms and eras to satisfy the keenest art lover.
Step back from the Costa Brava coastline to wander through Girona. Discover the mix of influences that has shaped this beautiful and historic city and explore the impressive attractions before relaxing by the river with drink or enjoying tapas in one of the squares.