Insider Barcelona: What not to miss!

Home to a vibrant local population numbering 5 million in the metro area, Barcelona has so much going on that every visitor will be kept busy enjoying his or her own unique experience.  Essential activities for first-time visitors include a stroll on the pedestrian boulevard las Ramblas, a visit to the excellent Picasso Museum, and wandering around the historic Gothic Quarter.

The city is well known for its Modernist architecture, such as these fanciful structures at the entrance to Park Guell.

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Take an exciting walk on the rooftop of the Casa Mila to see these chimneys and air vents up close….

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Or take in a concert at the the Catalan Music Hall and gaze up at this sublime stained glass skylight…

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For those seeking a more active mode of touring, rental bicycles are available to explore the parks and waterfront.

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Just outside the city, within easy traveling distance for a day trip, is the cliffside monastery at Montserrat.

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From the monastery, there are are several hiking options for active travelers.   Amazing views can be found looking down at the morning fog filling the valleys.

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Returning to the city, one thing is on our minds: food!  Food is a big part of appreciating other cultures, and Barcelona is no exception.  You can choose from a plethora of excellent restaurants ranging from fine dining to tapas bars.  Or, mingle with the locals at a street market and discover the truly friendly nature of the Catalan people while sampling regional specialties.

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There is so much more in Barcelona, just waiting for you to discover!  We work with in-country partners to add unique excursions and memorable experiences.

Contact us to plan your custom vacation to Barcelona or wherever in the world you chose to travel.

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