Laced with Catalan charm, Barcelona plays with styles. Its medieval monuments go for gothic grandeur, while modern, undulating structures make a whimsical statement. The city’s architectural marvel sits unfinished, just nearly perfect. Then there’s the beaches, bringing soothing, seaside views. This mixture completes Barcelona's beauty, best observed from a bohemian tapas bar, down a winding street.
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Barcelona-bound? Cross off the must-sees of Barcelona sightseeing like the breathtaking Sagrada Família, Gaudi's church in Barcelona, as well as his Park Güell and Casa Milà. Walk up La Rambla for the best shopping in Barcelona and chill out on the city's best beaches. Book Barcelona hotels with us or opt for flight and hotel vacation packages or the best guided tours.
BARCELONA TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesCatalan and Spanish
What to eatTapas! Patatas bravas, Spanish omelette, pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato), and everything else on a traditional tapas menu.
What to bring backGaudi-style painted tiles or lizards, sparkling Cava wine, an FC Barcelona t-shirt, a Catalan cookbook, Spanish nougat called turrón.
Fun FactThe city sure does wow with its man-made towers, but what about its towers made of men? The Castellers de Barcelona is a local team continuing the unique 18th-century Catalan tradition of erecting impressive human towers during popular competitions and events.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
CRUISE FROM BARCELONA
On your horizon: nautical bliss when you set sail from Barcelona!
BARCELONA ITINERARIES*Western Mediterranean: 3 to 23-night itineraries including stops like Marseille, Naples, Rome, Sardinia and more.
CRUISE LINESThe following cruise lines depart from Barcelona: Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
HOW TO BOOKCruise on over here for our latest sea-bound deals and more info on how to book a Barcelona cruise.
Barcelona Tour Packages
A Spanish TrilogyDiscover Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia with travel by worry-free rail on this 11-day journey.
Cobblestone Streets and Sandy BeachesThis 13-day trip lets you see Barcelona, Madrid and sunny Costa del Sol.
Cosmopolitan MagicExplore Barcelona and Madrid, with ample time to discover both of these famous Spanish cities.
Travel Through HistoryDiscover Spain's best spots and revel in the country's culture and history, with stops at Madrid & more.
Hola BarcelonaBarcelona offers world-class tapas, a beautiful beach and eclectic architecture to discover on this 7 night tour.
Lisbon Madrid & BarcelonaLive it up in Lisbon, then travel by train to Madrid and Barcelona with plenty of time to explore all three stops.
Epicurean Adventure in BarcelonaAfter a VIP visit to Gaudi's Sagrada Família, snack and sip your way across Barcelona.
Hola Madrid and BarcelonaThis dual-city package lets you discover the architecture and arts of Barcelona and Madrid.
Hola Barcelona and MadridThis dual-city package lets you discover the culture and history of Barcelona and Madrid first-hand.
Barcelona Your WayFall for Catalan charm in Barcelona as you explore its incomparable beaches, monuments and more.
Barcelona and Costa BravaFrom seaside to city, Spain offers adventure. Spend three nights in Barcelona, exploring its medieval monuments and incredible architecture and cuisine, then relax for five nights at a seaside resort in Costa Brava, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, and medieval towns.
Spain's Cities and CoastEnjoy a combination of city and beach life as you visit Spain's essentials, from Barcelona to Madrid.
Madrid, Northern Spain and BarcelonaDiscover some of the most beautiful cities in the north of Spain with this self-drive itinerary.
Barlcelona, Palma de Mallorca, MadridThree of Spain’s most exciting destinations, all in one vacation experience.
Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, BarcelonaDiscover three of Spain’s most exciting destinations on this 10-night tour of the country.
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