Cruises from Barcelona

Cruise port Barcelona, Spain bustles with vibrant street life. World-recognized art museums, centuries-old craft shops, and the renowned gothic quarter list just some of many sightseeing opportunities. Before you take off on your cruise from Barcelona, take note of the city’s colors: verdant palms over sun-soaked beaches, views of the azure Mediterranean, splashy building facades, vibrant mosaics, iconic art and architecture by former Barcelona residents, Gaudi and Picasso. At the very least, visitors on cruises from Barcelona should pop into one of the many tapas bars around the city for a bite and a café amb llet (Catalan for espresso with steamed milk).

Things to do in Barcelona

Ciutadella Park

A long walk or picnic in this scenic park is a must. See the Parliament of Catalonia, an 18-century citadel and Josep Fontserè’s ornate waterfall fountain. Rent a rowboat and leisurely row around the lake or watch animals play at the zoo.

Picasso Museum

Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona’s El Born neighborhood houses more than 4,000 of his works and explores his intimate relationship with the city and his evolution as an artist.

La Rambla

Amble down La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous street. Sniff fresh flowers, admire original artwork, and find souvenirs as you traverse this tree-lined pedestrian street. Stop at the colorful and bustling Boqueria Food Market to sample fresh produce and people-watch.

Sitges Beaches

Pick a beach, any beach. With 17 beaches in Sitges—only a half-hour train from Barcelona—there’s plenty of sand for everyone. Dip your toes in turquoise waters then try xató, the local specialty—an endive and fish salad with a special sauce made from nyora peppers. Consider a stop at the Cau Ferrat Museum, once the home of Spanish poet, playwright, and painter Santiago Rusiñol. Grab a bottle of Malvasia dessert wine before you leave this beach paradise.

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