Tourism in Barcelona
Welcome to Barcelona! A city that looks to the sea, to the future and that is proud of its past. Are you planning to visit Barcelona? If so, here you will find useful information to plan your visit. I invite you to subscribe to our blog, so you will receive all our advice directly in your inbox. Shall we begin?
I would like to give you some numbers first of all, so that you can get an idea of the dimensions and importance of Barcelona. We are 1.5 million people and each year we receive more than 9 million tourists. In addition, Barcelona is the fourth European destination and its port aspires to become the sixth port of cruise of the world.
In short, Barcelona is an excellent destination both for your holidays and to organize a seminar or activity.
Its gastronomy, its cultural life and its history have made it an essential city for every traveler.
Whatever your tastes or interests, in Barcelona you will find what you are looking for. Do you like art? At the Mnac (National Art Museum of Catalonia) you can stroll through a thousand years of art, from Romanesque to contemporary art. Do you prefer something more original? In the Raval or Poblenou you can visit artist workshops.
If you are a foodie, Barcelona offers you from Catalan cooking classes to a dinner in an author’s restaurant, going through a visit to its markets and a tapas route.
Do you feel like following in the footsteps of art geniuses? Barcelona was born Joan Miró, was home to the Picasso family as well as Antoni Gaudí. You can visit the Picasso Museum, the Miró Foundation and some of Gaudi’s buildings. In other words, the streets of Barcelona breathe art!
In addition, you can walk allong the streets that have more than two thousand years of history to understand the past and the future of Barcelona.
The Neighborhoods of Barcelona
If you are looking for accommodation, you might be wondering which neighborhood to choose. In fact, Barcelona is as diverse as its inhabitants and each neighborhood has its characteristics and, of course, its charm.
Ciutat Vella: is the historical district of Barcelona. Staying in it will allow you to be in a car-free area, with thousands of restaurants near you. In addition, you will be able to go on foot for almost all your visits.
It can be a noisy neighborhood, especially La Rambla and Via Laietana, but its streets hide quiet and charming hotels such as Hotel Mercer or Hotel Casa Camper.
Eixample (Ensanche): It is the largest district of Barcelona. Its particularity is the quadrupling of its streets. Staying near the Paseo de Gracia is a luxury and most hotels are within a short distance of public transport.
Gracia: One of the most charming districts of Barcelona. It still retains its village structure articulated around its plazas. It is the youngest district of Barcelona and is a quiet place ideal to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the day.
Poblenou: Currently the trendiest neighborhood in Barcelona. It is an industrial zone still in full transformation. However, it is a bit isolated from the center of the city although it has an important advantage: the beaches are very close.
On the internet you will find hundreds of blogs about Barcelona, millions of opinions and advice as well as photos in industrial quantities. You can also buy several books about Barcelona to plan your visits.
But can you imagine being able to come without reading anything at all? Barcelonina is your answer.This way you can relax and allow us to organize your visits. You simply have to follow your fantastic guide.
In fact, this what a vacation is about, right?