Barcelona, bold nightlife and bold architecture
A flight to Barcelona is an invitation to a party that never ends in the capital of Catalonia! A fast-paced atmosphere awaits you in this bold and carefree city with an avant-garde streak.
Every detail of Barcelona's architecture speaks to a fervent desire to be different. After a flight to Barcelona, head straight to the neighbourhood of La Rambla for a first impression of the city's exuberant atmosphere. From Plaça Catalunya, make your way to the Passeig de Gràcia and admire the elegant homes along the Manzana de la Discordia. Tour Casa Batllo, inspired by the ocean and aquatic life. Gaudi gave full expression to his boldness in this surrealist masterpiece, just as he did with Casa Mila and its wacky roof. Get lost in the maze of side streets in the Barri Gotic, with its buildings and cathedral built by the Greeks and the Romans but exuding authentic Spanish charm. The Museu d'Història de la Ciutat is a more interactive way to get acquainted with the city's geography than a Barcelona travel guide.
There is no place like the Montjuic neighborhood to explore Barcelona's best museums, including the Miró Foundation and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Stroll through the neighbourhood of Ribera and sit on the terrace of a cafe to take in the rhythm of life in Barcelona. Tour the Palau de la Música Catalana, a modernist masterpiece by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. For an explosion of colors and tastes, head to La Boqueria. This iron and glass structure houses the most famous market in Spain, with its quaint stalls.
After your flight to Barcelona, prepare to be bowled over by the Sagrada Familia basilica, a symbol of Spain's big ambitions. Started by Gaudi in 1882 and still a work in progress, its main facade proclaims the birth of surrealism.