Get away to Barcelona! Enjoy the architecture, art, and museums.

The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a beachside metropolis city of 2.5 million residents. The city’s winding streets are lined with tapas bars, and traditional dancers entertain onlookers in the city’s squares. The influence of modernist architect Antoni Gaudi is everywhere, from hillside parks to public buildings.

Forget about driving in Barcelona. Get around on the metro system, bus lines or bicycle. Better still, pack some comfortable shoes; this city was made for walking, the nicest way to take in the city’s many sights, sounds and flavors.

Wander the streets of Las Ramblas, in the heart of the city. The main boulevard runs from Placa de Catalunya Square in the north, down to the port. Restaurants, flower stalls and souvenir shops line the footpaths. Street performers entertain families during the day and revelers fill the bars well into the night.

Explore the Gothic District, to the north of Las Ramblas. Here you’ll find the 14th-century Barcelona Cathedral, which houses the remains of the city’s co-patron saint, Eulalia of Barcelona.

Ride a cable car to the top of Montjuic, a commanding hill near the city center, and spend a day exploring the many attractions. Cool off by the Magic Fountain (Font Magica), which stands before the neo-baroque National Palace (Palau National) before enjoying the traditional arts and cuisine of the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).

Gaudi’s fanciful buildings are a Barcelona highlight and can be explored in chronological order. Start at his first house, Casa Vicens, before finishing at his final masterpiece, Sagrada Familia. Don’t miss Park Guell, which features a mosaic terrace with views of the city and harbor.

Barcelona is home to more than 50 museums. Discover the childhood drawings of Spain’s greatest artist at the Picasso Museum, then set sail for the Maritime Museum (Museu Maritim) in the historic 14th-century dockyards.

Families are well catered to in Barcelona. Spend a day on the beach with locals, or experience life beneath the waves at the Barcelona Aquarium. In the evening enjoy Catalan music at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, before heading out into streets and plazas to experience the atmosphere of Barcelona in the evening.

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Museums, Architecture and Cathedrals

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Where to stay in Barcelona

Gothic Quarter
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Gothic Quarter

Cathedrals, Shopping, Architecture

Known for its stunning cathedral and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Gothic Quarter. Check out top attractions like La Rambla and Gran Teatre del Liceu, and jump on the metro at Jaume I Station or Liceu Station to see more of the city.

Eixample
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Eixample

Architecture, Culture, Cathedrals

Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Eixample. Check out top attractions like Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, and jump on the metro at Passeig de Gracia Station or Diagonal Station to see more of the city.

Barceloneta
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Barceloneta

Beaches, Sea, Architecture

The beaches and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Barceloneta. A stop by Barceloneta Beach or Casino Barcelona might round out your trip.

La Sagrada Familia
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La Sagrada Familia

Cathedrals, Churches, Architecture

Walk in Gaudí’s footsteps by visiting his breathtaking temple, an impressive labor of love that started in the late 19th century and is still ongoing today. 

Gracia
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Gracia

Architecture, Culture, Cafes

Architecture, cafés, and shopping highlight some notable features of Gracia. Make a stop by Park Guell or Gaudi House Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Lesseps Station or Vallcarca Station to get around town.

Ciutat Vella
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Ciutat Vella

Architecture, Cathedrals, Shopping

Port Vell and Barcelona Aquarium are a few top attractions in Ciutat Vella. Hop around the city on the metro at Barceloneta Station or Drassanes Station and check out the area's stunning cathedral, captivating waterfront views, and popular shops.

Top Hotels in Barcelona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Barcelona Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Plaza de la Volateria, 3, Poligono Mas Blau, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
NT$3,118/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.1/5Very Good! (6,133 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fira Barcelona, Gran Via 2, and RCDE Stadium. Placa d'Espanya and Poble Espanyol are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (6,133 reviews)

"Airport pickup and drop off was on time. Check in and breakfast was easy."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/21

Barcelona Airport Hotel
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Hotel Barcelona Universal
4 out of 5
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona, Barcelona
NT$4,384/night
Aug 27 - Aug 28
4.4/5Excellent! (8,733 reviews)

Located in Ciutat Vella, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sant Pau del Camp, Refugi 307, and Raval Cat. Columbus Monument and Joan Miro Foundation are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8,733 reviews)

"Myself and my two daughters loved this hotel. The staff were the friendliest and most helpful of any staff in any hotel we have stayed in before. The hotel itself was fab and the location ideal. We have no complaints whatsoever. We will definitely come back to stay here and we intend to tell all ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/20

Hotel Barcelona Universal
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Barceló Raval
4.5 out of 5
Rambla del Raval, 17-21, Barcelona, Barcelona
NT$4,490/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.3/5Excellent! (4,034 reviews)

Located in Ciutat Vella, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Raval Cat and La Rambla. Boqueria Market and Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,034 reviews)

"Fantastic. Unique and yet friendly. Easy access to many"…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/13

Barceló Raval

Popular things to do in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia
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Sagrada Familia

Gaudí’s basilica in the center of Barcelona is an architectural marvel and offers views across the city from eight towering spires.

Casa Batllo
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Casa Batllo

Gaudí designed this house for a family in the early 20th century and incorporated his signature elements into the design, including curved lines and bright colors.

Palau de la Musica Catalana
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Palau de la Musica Catalana

This concert hall is an awe-inspiring example of modernist architecture. Tour the building or get in early for tickets to a performance.

Montserrat Monastery
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Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat Monastery is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Monistrol de Montserrat. Discover the area's mountain views and seek out the golf courses.

La Rambla
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La Rambla

These lively pedestrian streets in the heart of Barcelona are filled with flower stalls, tapas restaurants and street performers. 

Placa de Catalunya
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Placa de Catalunya

This popular Barcelona meeting point connects the old city with the new and is famous for its shopping, monuments and festival celebrations.

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