Architecture, culture, food.

Barcelona is home to some of the most famous and iconic examples of architecture in Europe today. The works of Gaudi are perhaps the most notable – the gothic allure of the La Sagrada Familia and colourful mosaics of Park Guell are just two must-sees on your Barcelona cruise.

Barcelona is also the ideal destination to soak up some culture, thanks to its numerous art galleries and museums. We recommend the MNAC, which showcases a dazzling collection of modern art.

Other things to do in Barcelona include sampling the local cuisine. Why not take an hour off from exploring and duck into one of the many tapas restaurants waiting to tempt your taste-buds? Crispy calamari with aioli, rich, smoky chorizo and everyone’s favourite, paella, are just a few of the Spanish classics you can enjoy. Afterwards, take a stroll along the glorious Barceloneta beach.

Weather & what to pack

Like most of Spain, Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and very warm summers. Temperatures reach their peak in August, when you’ll find it hovers around 30 degrees Celsius most days. Make sure to bring sandals, light layers and a sunhat to keep you cool and your head protected from the sun. If you’re planning on checking out the beach, swimming gear is a must!


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