Barcelona's Most Exciting, Innovative and Intriguing Attractions and City Activities

One area in which Barcelona does not lack is in the array of eclectic, funky, innovative and really cool attractions and activities found within. It's a city full of avant- garde architecture, trendy design and advanced urban development, not to mention the thriving contemporary art scene and ties to luminaries such as Picasso, Miro and Dali; all of whom made Barcelona their watering hole at different points in their lives. Whether you're more partial to the 'foodie' experience, a history buff or fascinated by Modernism and the works of Antoni Gaudi, there are plenty of options to keep one occupied for a day, a weekend or a few weeks.

From tapas tours to the magnificence of Gaudi's works and that of his contemporaries including Lluis Domenech i Montaner amongst others, to bike excursions and relaxing strolls in Ciutadella Park, Barcelona has plenty of exciting things to see and do no matter how long your stay. There are also a fair amount of free activities and attractions in the city as well as plenty of great things for kids. La Rambla is a fun walkway to visit and the parks provide for beautiful scenery at no cost. There's also the chocolate museum, which isn't free, but provides for hours of entertainment. 


A definite 'must-see', even if you're not into art. The Picasso Museum, showcases a small yet wide selection of the artist's works; you'll be taken through the different and very diverse stages of his life and career. The Museum often has...  Read More

Parc Güell

Another one of Gaudi's amazing creations, Park Guell features the longest bench in the world as well as Gaudi's tiny house where he lived for several years. The park is a mix of design and architecture with nature and illustrates Gaudi's...  Read More

Built in the 1700's the Citadel turned into a park in the 19th century and today is a great place for family outings, yoga classes, gatherings amongst friends and a relaxing day in nature. There's a small pond in the center of the garden and a...  Read More

Hospital Sant Pau

Dubbed "The Stone Quarry" for its remarkably sculpted stone facade. Built in the early 1900's and designed by Gaudi, the building's edifice is considered the world's largest abstract sculpture. Declared a heritage sight by UNESCO in 1984....  Read More

Palau de la Música Catalana

If you're able to experience a concert in this gorgeous music hall, then definitely do it! Palau De La Musica is a modernist masterpiece, designed between 1905-1908 by architect, Lluís Dom?nech i Montaner. It was originally built as a home for...  Read More

Fabulous cooking classes by a professional nutritionist and vegan cook. Pabulum focuses on fresh, organic, local and in season foods, providing private and group cooking classes in a modern, trendy loft in the Gothic Quarter. Classes are run by...  Read More

Without a doubt this is Gaudi's crowning glory. Set to be completed in 2046, the Sagrada Familia is a Barcelona must-see. Even if you don't want to go inside, the outside facades, history and master design are equally breathtaking. This was...  Read More

What's a trip to Barcelona without taking a stroll down La Rambla. This vastly famous walkway is one of the most popular stretches in Europe as well as the world. Starting at the the Colon (Christopher Columbus Statue) by the beach, it goes...  Read More

Barcelona Slow Travel
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Barcelona Slow Travel is one of the city's most unique tourism companies as it's all about sustainability. Founded and run by two young and dynamic locals, they focus on creating authentic and real experiences by connecting travellers to locals...  Read More

Food Lovers Company

The Food Lovers Company tapas tour is an authentic and wonderful way to experience Barcelona through food. It is clear from the beginning that the guide is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about local, fresh and quality food. The tour...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

Sam's love for traveling has taken her to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America. Before...  More About Sam