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Virtual cooking masterclass: Slow-down and eat Tapas
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Virtual cooking masterclass: Slow-down and eat Tapas

Take a moment to treat yourself with great food, get tips on which wines go best with tapas and connect with your host over your passion for food.

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Duration up to 1 hour
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en 

Casa Vicens skip-the-line tickets and guided visit in small groups
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Casa Vicens skip-the-line tickets and guided visit in small groups

Enjoy a personalized tour of Casa Vicens! Visit the building with an expert guide and learn more about Antoni Gaudí's work and its significance.

Duration from 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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en, es, ca 

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Montserrat Monastery morning guided tour
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Montserrat Monastery morning guided tour

Learn more about Catalan culture with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat. Visit the museum and marvel at its cultural heritage.

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Duration 5 hours
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en, es 

Barcelona Aquarium skip-the-line tickets
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Barcelona Aquarium skip-the-line tickets

Skip-the-line and visit the Aquarium of Barcelona. Enjoy the world's most important marine leisure centre dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life!

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Skip-the-line tickets for the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona
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Skip-the-line tickets for the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona

Book the Tickets for the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and visit one of the most comprehensive selections of Miró's oeuvre, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century

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Duration from 1 hour to 3 hours
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Montserrat morning tour with a taste of liquors
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Montserrat morning tour with a taste of liquors

Get all the best information for this Montserrat morning tour and book your tour, skipping the line, at official rates. Get informed, plan your trip and book tickets and tours for Barcelona.

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Duration up to 6 hours
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en, es 

Icebar experience in Barcelona skip-the-line tickets
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Icebar experience in Barcelona skip-the-line tickets

Buy your tickets and visit the first icebar at the beach in the world! Come to Barcelona and enjoy an original and very amusing experience.

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Duration up to 1 hour
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La Pedrera skip-the-line tickets with audio guide
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La Pedrera skip-the-line tickets with audio guide

Discover La Pedrera with an audio-guided visit. Explore the Espai Gaudí, the Pedrera Apartment, the courtyards, the exhibition room, and the roof-terrace.

Validity 2 hours
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Park Güell entrance ticket and audio walking tour
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Park Güell entrance ticket and audio walking tour

Book this Park Güell entrance ticket and audio walking tour and get lost in Gaudi's enchanting architectural wonderland.

Duration up to 1 hour 30 minutes
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en 

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Mediterranean cooking class, tapas sampling and dinner in a private lounge
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Mediterranean cooking class, tapas sampling and dinner in a private lounge

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Private Barcelona Highlights half-day tour
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Private Barcelona Highlights half-day tour

Book this Barcelona Highlights half-day tour and get a taste of the Mediterranean flavor and enjoy the Barcelona coastline through its beaches, such as the Barceloneta Beach in the city's old fishing district.

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Duration up to 5 hours
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en, es 

Tapas and wine private tour in Barcelona
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Tapas and wine private tour in Barcelona

Book this Tapas and wine private tour in Barcelona and taste a selection of tapas and pintxos paired with wines and cava in five of the locals' favorite bars and taverns

Duration up to 3 hours
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en, it, fr, es, pt 

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Things to do in Barcelona

Top 6 things to do in Barcelona This sun-blessed city tops everyone’s destination list, whether it’s for the storybook architecture, glorious food, or simply the lure of a city that’s like a massive beach town. It hits that sweet spot where history and hedonism meet. By day marvel at architectural gems that go from towering Roman-era columns to Gaudí’s masterpieces. By night feast on tasty tapas before hopping to numerous bars and clubs that only get started around 2am. Best of all, whenever you need a nature break, the beach is right there and waiting. With so much on offer, we make it easier by sharing our top picks. From Gaudí’s spectacular unfinished Sagrada Familia to a museum dedicated to Picasso, we show you the best on offer. 1. Sagrada Familia No visit to Barcelona is complete without visiting Gaudí’s most staggering work. Started in 1812, the sheer magnitude of this project means its construction has continued into the present. Love or hate this twisting turreted masterpiece, there’s nothing quite like it. Head to the Bell Tower for charming views. 2. Casa Batlló With its swirling facade that resembles boney gaping mouths, the Casa Batlló looks like something out of a dream. Commissioned as a home for the well-to-do Battlò family, Gaudí was given full creative power to create a house like no other. He succeeded; this is Gaudí at his most mind-blowing and surreal. 3. Picasso Museum Focusing mainly on Picasso’s early formative years, many of which were spent in Barcelona, there’s plenty to enthral even moderate fans of the artist’s works. With over 3500 pieces, the breadth and versatility of his pieces will impress upon you his undeniable genius, evident even at the tender age of 15. 4. Park Güell This UNESCO-listed park was originally meant to be a network of houses and landscapes for the rich. Before the project commercially flopped and was finally abandoned, Gaudí created the enchanting park we know today. Explore 3km of winding pathways, grottoes and mosaicked galleries in Gaudí’s inimitable style. 5. Montjuïc This hilltop overlooking the port is not only packed with lush lawns and tranquil gardens but also top-notch museums, architectural gems, a castle and olympic pool. The Joan Miró museum in particular is well worth a visit. This is also the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy fantastic city views. 6. La Pedrera Named for its grey stone facade, La Pedrera (the Quarry) was commissioned as an apartment and office block in 1906. Now it’s recognized as a UNESCO-listed masterpiece in Gaudí’s trademark style. Admire the smoothly curving walls and twisting wrought iron that add a sense of movement and life to the building. Planning your Barcelona visit When to go? Boasting sunny days and moderate weather all year round, there’s no bad time to visit this charming city. July and August is the peak time for tourists, so you can expect accommodation prices to go up and queues for attractions to get long. The weather will also be sweltering hot, and many small businesses will close as locals go on vacation. On the other hand, this is the perfect time to hit the many beaches and the city will be buzzing with a whole host of fun festivals, which include everything from international music to cultural events. If you’re looking for less crowds and milder weather, then spring and autumn are ideal. Winter also has its own appeal; the weather is crisp but not freezing and you’ll still enjoy some sunny days. How many days should you spend? In three to four days, you’ll be able to see Barcelona’s main attractions, but if you really want to get into the flow of city life then we recommend staying for seven days or more. It’ll give you the chance to not only see lesser-known gems such as Montserrat, but also enjoy local activities, such as a picnic on Montjuïc, a bike ride along Barceloneta, or a friendly language exchange. It’ll also give you time to feast on all kinds of tasty tapas and explore the non-stop nightlife scene. How to get there? El Prat is the only airport in the city and is the main international airport. Aerobúses run regularly (from 5am to 1am) to the centre and take around 30 minutes; one-way tickets cost (€5.90). A taxi costs around €25. Outside of Barcelona there are two smaller airports: Girona-Costa Brava and Reus. They service mainly low-cost airlines. From Girona airport there is a direct bus to the Estació del Nord station in Barcelona. It takes around 75 minutes; tickets cost €16. From Reus airport the most direct way to get to Barcelona is by bus, which will take you to Estació d'Autobusos de Sants. Tickets cost around €15.50 one-way, and it takes around 90 minutes. How to move around the city? Barcelona offers plenty of transport options that’ll get you around town easily and efficiently. The Metro system is excellent and for the most part all you’ll need. It runs 5am to midnight most nights and then till 2am on Fridays and 24 hours on Saturdays. There’s also a large network of trams and buses. Single tickets for all main public transport costs €2.20, in which case a 10-trip ticket (€11.35) is a good deal if you’re staying for a few days. If you’re up for a spot of exercise, Barcelona is an excellent city for bike riding. The weather is ideal and there are many dedicated bike lanes. Otherwise, it’s relatively easy to get around by foot, especially if you’re in the historic centre, while taxis are quite affordable compared to other major European cities. Where to shop? Whether you’re looking for high-end boutiques, historic markets, vintage treasure troves or hip local design shops, the city more than provides. Top of the list is the city’s main market; La Boqueria. Immerse yourself in its kaleidoscope of colours, sounds and wondrously enticing scents, as you sample all kinds of fresh foods and Spanish snacks. The elegant Passeig de Gràcia instead is worth a visit for power fashion brands, such as Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton, and also to take in some gorgeous modernist buildings. If you’re looking for something more distinctly local, El Born is where you’ll find home-grown designer boutiques. Finally, El Raval is the place for eclectic design and those hard-to-find vintage gems.
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