Barcelona is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, a place that uniquely combines history and modernity. A beautiful and mysterious city, Barcelona was profoundly transformed on the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games, when an ambitious urban redevelopment project renovated its historical assets and enriched it with modern public spaces, architectures, and museums.
There are many areas in Barcelona the traveler should not miss: the Rambla (not to be confused with the Rambla de Catalunya further north) with the Raval neighborhood to the west and the Barri Gòtic to the east; the medieval quarter of El Born with the Santa Maria del Mar church and the Picasso Museum; Eixample, the modernist neighborhood par excellence.
If you are keen to step a bit further, we suggest reaching the Parc de Montjuic with the Mirò Museum, the famous Parc Guell by Gaudì, or the characteristic Barceloneta neighborhood.
Traveling the city is pretty easy thanks to its excellent public transport network.
Final advice: Barcelona could be quite hot in Summer; do like the locals, avoid long walks at midday, it’s better to relax yourselves in one of the city’s parks or get a swim at one of its beaches. Below, you can find a selection of museums and cultural destinations in Barcelona, we have visited and reviewed, we suggest to you.
Cover image, an interior view of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona; © Inexhibit.
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