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Make The Most of Your Trip to Barcelona

Barcelona embraces the Mediterranean in sweeping C-shaped bays that date back to the times of antiquity. 

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travelandhome Barcelona Spain travel c shape beach

Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.

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The port

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Barcelona

Barcelona’s weight in history is evident in its nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Whether or not you’re into architecture, UNESCO listed more than a handful of architectural landmarks you should not miss.

  1. Works of the architect Antoni Gaudí 1 (1852 – 1926), a serial property collection of six buildings. (The 7th building to complete the collection is the Crypt of the Colònia Güell, at Carrer Claudi Güell 6, 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló.)
    • the Park Güell, at Carrer d’Olot 5, 08024 Barcelona
    • the Palau Güell, at Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5, 08001
    • the Casa Milà-La Pedrera, at Carrer de Provença, 261-265, 08008
    • the Casa Vicens, at Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012
    • the Nativity Façade and the Crypt of the Sagrada Família, at Carrer de la Marina 41, 08013
    • the Casa Batlló, at Passeig de Gràcia 43, 08007
  2. Two works of the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner:
  3. Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region.
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Vall de Boí
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Hospital de Sant Pau

Casa Batlló

Palau de la Música

Explore and tour Barcelona’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.

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How long is enough?

Here’s a fun Q & A (don’t try this when you fly!) about this popular city.

  • Question: If you are in an aircraft, how will you know if you are already in Barcelona?
  • Answer: Put your hand out of the aircraft’s window. If you feel hot air, you might be in Africa. If you feel cold air, you might be in Russia. If you lose your watch, you’ve already arrived in Barcelona!

You can easily stay two weeks and still have unchecked activities and sightseeing on your bucket list. Alternatively, in one week you should be able to enjoy the highlights of this vibrant city. 

It should also give you sufficient time to enjoy a few glasses of its traditional Sangria. It’s said that Sangria is not a wine, but a fruit salad – I guess any excuse will do once you’ve tasted Sangria so you may keep your glass filled!

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)

Also known as El Prat Airport, the international airport sits 12 km southwest of Barcelona city center.

Barcelona at night

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Explore the best of Barcelona

The city has great energy. Thus, no time to wonder what you can do in Barcelona. Besides, the list of places to see and things to do in vibrant Barcelona are almost endless. By the way, at the end of your holiday in Barcelona, you will fully understand why there are so many songs about this city, romancing the Mediterranean in its own fashion.

If you plan to visit various attractions and use public transport, we recommend you get the Barcelona card. In addition, there is a variety of cards that will assist a great deal towards getting the most of your trip to Barcelona.

City highlights

Cruises and sailing

Electric Bike (E-Bike) excursions


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Barcelona didn’t try to live at the same pace as other global cities. It moved to the ticking of its own clock and everyone accepted it.

Airport transfers to and from your hotel

Where to stay in Barcelona

To travel across Spain and finally to reach Barcelona is like drinking a respectable red wine and finishing up with a bottle of champagne.

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World’s leading business hotel 2020

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona in Spain was crowned a world winner of the 27th World Travel Awards. Consequently, outperforming all business hotels across the planet.

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To travel across Spain and finally to reach Barcelona is like drinking a respectable red wine and finishing up with a bottle of champagne.

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