What is Barcelona famous for?

Spain square, Plaça Espanya with a fountain and two Venetian towers, Barcelona. Montjuic at the background.

The cultural and artistic heritage is so immense that wanting to embrace it all can be overwhelming. That’s why it is necessary to get personalized professional advice when you travel. Don’t miss the best of Barcelona City.

Bellissimo edificio modernista in mattoni rossi e ceramica colorata. cosa vedere a Barcellona.
Sapeva che ci sono 9 monumenti UNESCO a Barcellona? Come l'Hospital de Sant Pau di Domènech i Montaner.

So, What is Barcelona famous for?  Barcelona is a Mediterranean city with excellent beaches and good weather. Art, gastronomy, and sports excel exceptionally. Gaudi‘s architecture, 30 Michelin stars restaurants (2023), and the Barcelona Football Club (soccer) have made our city a world-famous travel destination. Barcelona is much more. The artistic and cultural heritage is so immense that wanting to embrace it all can be overwhelming. That is why the advice of a professional is so necessary. If this is your first time in Barcelona, I’m sure you know someone who has already been and recommended it to you. And if you repeat, then you already know why you are coming back!

Barcellona è famosa per il Quartiere Gotico e la Cattedrale.
Una delle visite imperdibili è il Quartiere Gotico e la Cattedrale, con più di 1.600 anni di storia!

Barcelona is a lively city where there is always something to do: historical parades, open-air festivals, shows, religious traditions, or, street markets. With a local guide, familiar with the events calendar, you will know where and when the best things are happening!

La bandiera catalana e un edificio del mercato. El Born CCM. Centro di cultura e memoria. Barcellona
La bandiera catalana e il vecchio mercato del Born con una sorpresa all'interno: il sito archeologico più affascinante della città.

Barcelona’s personality is manifested above all in its people, neighborhoods, customs, traditions, gastronomy… Barcelona’s citizens are open and friendly and Barcelona is a vivacious city where there’s always something going on: traditional parades, outdoor festivals, cultural performances, street markets… Our Mediterranean character is manifested in knowing how to enjoy life and at the same time, the Catalan culture makes us work hard, be responsible and committed. We are defined by the “seny” and the “rauxa”, something almost impossible to translate, but that I can show you and explain it like so many other aspects of our lifestyle.

Fontana decorata con fiori e un uovo sul getto d'acqua
Se guarda attentamente, vedrà un uovo sopra la fontana d'acqua. Si chiama L'ou com balla, ed è la tradizione più singolare di Barcellona.

With more than 2,000 years of history, Barcelona is known for its monuments, gastronomy, museums, good weather, and charming corners. Whether you are traveling as a couple, with friends or family, you will always find a perfect plan.

Fontana Art nouveau con un edificio modernista sullo sfondo. Barcellona.
Il Passeig de Gràcia è un bellissimo viale di Barcellona. Non solo per la sua architettura ma anche per il suo arredo urbano: fontane, lampioni, marciapiedi o panchine.

Barcelona was founded 20 centuries ago, during the Roman Empire. The historical and artistic heritage is exceptional. To understand it better, we like to explain it as two cities: the oldest part Ciutat Vella (old town), and the modern Eixample (extension). Moreover, Barcelona is surrounded by neighborhoods with their history and character. Many of them were independent municipalities until little more than a century ago, such as GràciaSarrià, or Sants.

Frutta fresca in un mercato alimentare di Barcellona.
Barcellona è nota per la sua buona cucina. Potrai godere di una grande varietà di prodotti freschi in più di 40 mercati in tutta la città. Buon profitto!

Talking about Barcelona is synonymous with two great symbols: Antoni Gaudí, the architect of La Sagrada Família, and the Barcelona Football Club (one of the most famous soccer teams in the world). We love sports, and one of our favorite sports is eating. The Mediterranean cuisine manifests itself in each place in a different way, and here we have, besides tapas, and good wine something very characteristic: “pà amb tomàquet” and cava. You can’t leave without having tried them. We like to say that we are what we eat, and we take it very seriously!

In Barcelona, weather is not a problem. You can travel all year round. Our Mediterranean climate makes the winters mild and sunny, ideal for walking outdoors.

 

Ideally, you should book as far in advance as possible. During spring and summer (April to September) demand is much higher so if you are still planning your trip and have flexibility, my recommendation is to travel to Barcelona in winter. This is the best time of year to visit us at your own pace, without crowds, and in good weather! Our Mediterranean climate makes the winters mild and sunny, ideal for walking outdoors.

barche a vela al Porto Olimpico di Barcellona
C'è chi nuota in spiaggia ogni giorno dell'anno! Se ci visita in inverno, può sempre godersi il mare su una barca a vela.

Knowing our history is essential to understand our present. When you visit Barcelona, you will have many questions, and the best way to answer them is with a local guide. I will be happy to accompany you, with your friends or your family, to guide you and offer you the best in my city. Tell me what you like, what your interests are, and your hobbies and I will tell you what will surprise you most about my city.



GENERAL INFORMATION:

Mappa della Spagna e della Catalogna in Europa

SPAIN

Population: 47 M.

Extension: 505,990km² (195,360 sq mi)

Mappa di Catalogna

CATALONIA

Population: 7,7 M.

Extension: 32,108 km² (12,397 sq mi)

Mappa di Barcellona e dei suoi quartieri

BARCELONA

Population: 1,6M

Extension: 101.4 km² (39.2 sq mi)

Currency: € Euro 

Official language: Catalan & Spanish (many people also speak English)

Nicknames & abbreviations: “Ciutat Comtal”, “Barna”, BCN

International Airport: El Prat- Josep Tarradelles (30 minutes driving from the city center)

International Cruises Port : Port de Barcelona (on the city center)

International Rail Station : Estació de Sants. High speed rail to Madrid and to Toulusse-Marseille-Paris.

Public transportation: Metropolitan subway, bus, tramway & taxi.

Main industries: Tourism, chemical and metallurgy, automobile manufacturing, fashion, design & biotechnologies

Official website: https://www.barcelona.cat/en/ 

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A FEW WORDS IN CATALAN:

Good Morning:

Bon dia.

Good Afternoon:

Bon Tarda.

Good Night:

Bona nit.

Please:

Si us plau.

Thanks:

Gràcies or Merci.

Cheers:

Salut.

Do you speak English?

Parla anglès?

Nice to meet you:

Molt de gust.

I’m sorry:

Ho sento.

I love Barcelona:

M’encanta Barcelona. 

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