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 makes 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 Familia, 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!