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Cultural Visits, Barcelona

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BARCELONA

Everybody who visits Catalonia should spend at least one day in Barcelona. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, you have so many opportunities here to soak up Spanish Culture

Las Ramblas

Enjoy wandering along this famous street that runs through the heart of the city. Take in the street artists, market stall, shops and cafes.

La Sagrada Familia

The iconic landmark of Barcelona, this famously unfinished masterpiece is one the most well known sights of Barcelona.

Plaza Cataluyna

Located at the top of Las Ramblas this is the main hub of the city and packed with shops, department stores and cafes.

Nou Camp

The world famous football stadium, home to Barcelona FC. With the ‘Camp Nou Experience’ you will see their trophies on display and learn more about the values, heritage and history of the club. There’s a great new multimedia area with interactive screens and tables and you can even walk through the player’s tunnel. 

Montjuic

Rising up from the harbour area Montjuic offers superb views of the city. The site of much regeneration for the 1992 Olympics, Montjuic offers a range of visits including the Olympic Stadium, Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village), museums, funicular railway and parks and gardens.

Gothic Quarter

The old town and historic quarter of the city. You can wander around the small windy streets, shop for souvenirs, admire the architecture and soak up the atmosphere from a pavement café.

Port Vell

Located on the harbour this is a recently developed area of Barcelona, with a great range of shops, museums and tapas restaurants. You’ll also find the IMAX Cinema and the Aquarium here.

Parc Güell

Located to the north of the city this park is packed with samples of Gaudi’s work. There are great opportunities to sketch his pieces, or to sketch the views of the city from its elevated position, or just relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Gaudi Houses – Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Casa Batllo

Two of the most famous buildings designed by Gaudi they are instantly recognisable amongst the architecture of Barcelona. They can be viewed from the outside or you can go inside to look closer at Gaudi’s attention to detail.

The Magic Fountains of Montjuic

An evening highlight in Barcelona, this is a fantastic display of light, colour and water acrobatics. Displays are usually at weekends only and at various times in the evening dependent on the season. Please contact us for times.

COASTAL AREAS

You will find a more relaxed atmosphere along the coast with great opportunities to dip into the history and heritage of the region

Girona

This beautiful medieval town is great to wander around to soak up the culture, with its old buildings, narrow streets, and gothic cathedral.

Figueres

A well known centre of art and culture with the Dali Theatre Museum, the final resting place of Salvador Dali which contains the widest range of his work. 

Tossa

An authentic Spanish seaside town, picturesque location, great to wander around the cobbled streets, pick up souvenirs or walk around the old walled town and up to the lighthouse. 

Montserrat

Located inland from the Costa Dorada Montserrat is a religious site famous as home to the Statue of the Black Madonna. Visit around mid-day and you can experience a performance from the world famous boys choir in the Cathedral and take in spectacular views.

Tarragona

A historic roman town where you can view a series of ruins including the amphitheatre and the ‘devils bridge’ aqueduct.

Tapas Tasting

A must when you visit Spain if you really want to get a feel for the culture, you can try a range of traditional Spanish dishes. Available as an evening activity in all resorts.

Flamenco show

A fun evening activity and a true cultural experience. Full of passion, colour and art.

RESTAURANTS

Traditional paella or a lively evening at Hard Rock Café, make a restaurant meal part of your night out.

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