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Getting from Barcelona to Cadaqués

The best way to get from Barcelona to Cadaqués is via a train/bus combination. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from Barcelona to the Cadaqués city center/waterfront: Step 1: Make your way to one of the several Barcelona train … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Maritime Museum

If you’re interested in history, specifically maritime history, consider visiting the Barcelona Maritime Museum (Museu Marítim de Barcelona). The museum, open to the public since the 1930s, is housed in the Reials Drassanes, or former Royal Shipyards, originally constructed in the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – visit the Columbus Monument

For a bird’s eye view of Barcelona’s Old Port (Port Vell) and its surrounding neighborhood, visit the Columbus Monument (Mirador de Colom). Built for the 1888 International Exhibition, this eye-catching tower protruding from the center of a busy traffic circle, … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – visit the Aquarium

If you’re looking for something to do in Barcelona with kids, consider visiting the Barcelona Aquarium (L’Aquàrium de Barcelona). Their exhibition lets you get up close – and sometimes personal – with a variety of sea creatures; most of them – … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí Exhibition Center

Most architectural fans visiting Barcelona will want to see the relevant Gaudí sites (La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló,  Palau Güell, Casa Milà, and Park Güell).  However, if you’re limited on time and funds, you may want to consider visiting the Gaudí Exhibition Center. Though not … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí House Museum

For an intimate look at the life and works of architect and designer Antoni Gaudí, without paying the price of admission and battling the crowds at the more popular Park Güell, consider visiting the Gaudí House Museum. Situated in the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit Park Güell

Commissioned as a private residential development by Barcelona native Eusebi Güell at the turn of the 20th century, Park Guëll is one of Barcelona’s major tourist attractions.  Situated on a small hill just north of the city, the park, which opened to the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

One of the many historical sights in Barcelona is the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site located in the Eixample neighborhood. This unique complex, a bequest to the city upon the death of a wealthy Catalan banker, served as the Hospital de la Santa … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit the Gaudí Experience

This unique attraction located near Park Güell is a fun way to experience the work and vision of Catalan architect Antonin Gaudí. The 4D experience – with moving seats, sensory effects, and 3D glasses – gives you a dragon’s eye … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit Museu Moto

Barcelona’s Motorcycle Museum (the Museu Moto) is an interesting place in which to spend about 30 minutes of your day (fans of motorbikes and scooters may stay longer). Located in the heart of the Barri Gòtic and housed in the basement of the former … Continue reading

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Things to do in Barcelona – Visit MNAC

One of the top sights to visit in Barcelona for art lovers is MNAC, the National Art Museum of Catalunya, situated on the hillside in the Palau Nacional of Montjuic,  a building that with its massive dome, grand central hall, and … Continue reading