Enjoy Barcelona

Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class dining scene. It is a cosmopolitan, dynamic and creative city that will offer you unique experiences. Experiences that will make you feel different. Experiences associated with the city’s heritage, traditions, gastronomy, culture, crafts, technology and sustainability.

Everything's close at hand

Barcelona is just the right size: not too big, not too small. You can nip between the most interesting sights , by cycle -thanks to an extensive network of bike lanes-, by walking or public transport , and you can soon get to the must-see sights in your free time. In Barcelona, everything is close at hand!

Get swept away by an authentic feeling

Thanks to its great weather, diet, and above all, its character, you will see the true meaning of the word 'Mediterranean' in Barcelona. You can feel its cosmopolitan and dynamic spirit in the air and you actually live the Mediterranean experience.

Fantastic heritage dating back centuries

And what history: over 2000 years of it! You´ll come across Roman ruins , Gothic treasures and surprises from the Renaissance age. Visiting the different corners of Barcelona is an authentic journey through time.

Historical and classical characters

Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gaudí, Tàpies... they were in their time at the vanguard of their movements and their testing-ground was Barcelona. That creative flair and typical Catalan restlessness is very much part of the city today and this is reflected in the buildings, exhibitions , and the design and art that you'll find in the most unexpected places.

Strategically located by land, sea and air

All you have to do is get on a plane to Barcelona: the city has excellent air connections to the vast majority of Spanish, European and major intercontinental destinations. As well, the airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre. You make the most of your time when you come to Barcelona!

Winner of the Biosphere certificate

Barcelona is aware of the importance of protecting the environment while preserving culture and traditions. That is why Barcelona has become the first city in the world to be awarded Biosphere certification, providing a guarantee that the city manages tourism responsibly and sustainably. Barcelona is also a barrier-free city, ready to welcome visitors with disabilities.

A welcoming city

Maybe the locals walk fast, but they always find a moment to chat.

We know that a smile is the best calling card, and in Barcelona you will find lots! With a smile, the day starts much better.

A city that never sleeps

Every time you come to Barcelona, there's a nice surprise: a unexpected event or market, an outdoor concert, a fun-run to watch, an impromptu street party, an alternative-type festival ... Things are always happening in Barcelona, and that's why no one gets bored here!

A melting pot of cultures

Barcelona has always been a welcoming city. Today you'll find more than 160 different nationalities here: a melting pot of cultures and languages that make it an example of coexistence and dynamism.

How to get there

By plane

Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida-Alguaire.

By train

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Lyon, Maseille, Toulose, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city's major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.

By car

Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car although it's worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy at the main entry points of Barcelona during rush hour.

By bus

The bus station in Barcelona that has the most national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.

By boat

Barcelona has become the Mediterranean's foremost cruise ship harbour. It has nine passenger terminals, seven for cruise liners and four for ferries. It has connections with the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean harbours.