Casa Batlló Photo by Archer Kelly

The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region

The ideal marriage between modern design and distinguished traditions, Barcelona is the vibrant capital of Catalonia in northeastern Spain. It has the privilege of the Mediterranean sun, high-quality food, unique architecture and buzzing nightlife, making it one of Europe’s most popular destinations. You can explore the city’s amazing food and architectural wonders by foot or by bike. The compact Ciutat Vella (Old City) has some of Europe’s best-preserved Gothic architecture, and Antoni Gaudi’s Art Nouveau buildings have now become icons of Barcelona. It is not surprising so many novels have been set in this bustling city. Above photo of Casa Batlló by Archer Kelly.  

Day by day

Day 1
Discover Culinary Urban Barcelona
Together with your guide, explore Barcelona’s famous gothic quarter: past Roman walls, alongside the cathedral, through precious plazas and, most importantly, in-and-out of small local shops and restaurants that will leave you sated, jolly, and with a better understanding of local Catalan and national Spanish cuisine. 

Day 2 
Barcelona by bike
Cycle through town and visit the most important monuments and buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí. In the evening you can explore the city with one of the best ways to understand the culinary delights: a guided gourmet tapas tour.

Day 3
Museum and Farewell!
Finish your Barcelona experience with a self-guided stroll through the Miro or Picasso museum, with works by the some of the most famous and talented artists of all time.