Barcelona is a vibrant city located along the Mediterranean coast. For years it was overlooked, but since hosting the Summer Olympics in 1992 Barcelona has been growing in popularity and its economy and people are thriving. With this growing popularity come even more options for cruises to Barcelona. The city is perhaps most known for its fascinating architecture, especially the buildings in the Gothic Quarter. Barcelona is based in Catalonia and therefore many of its residents speak Catalan. The Catalan culture is different from most of Spain and this is most evident in the food. Tapas aren’t as popular here, but pork and Serrano ham is almost always on the menu. Contact one of our cruise experts for help planning a cruise to Barcelona, Spain. Featured below are a few of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Barcelona, Spain:
- The crowning jewel of Barcelona is La Sagrada Familia Church, which was designed by Antoni Gaudi and is scheduled to be completed in 2026. Gaudi himself is buried on the premises.
- Discover the abstract and unconventional art of Joan Miro in a museum dedicated to his work. The museum was built by the artist’s friend, who also designed his workspace in Mallorca.
- Get out of the city and visit Montserrat, the mountain range that looks over the city, and enjoy an incredible hike through scenic paths.
- Casa Batllo is another of Gaudi’s most impressive works. This is a house that resembles the skeleton of a dragon. The whimsical building is an awe-inspiring sight.
- Hit the beach and enjoy one of the chiringuitos, the ever-popular beach bars lining the shores, where you can listen to music and have a snack to break up your tanning or swimming.