Spotlight on Barcelona

Spotlight on Barcelona

The colourful seaside Catalan city of Barcelona is still a top destination for many tourists and with its stunning architecture, beaches, restaurants and nightlife it’s easy to see why!

Its architectural history spans more than 2,000 years with Roman walls surrounding the city, a Gothic quarter, 14th century cathedrals, and of course the distinctive work of Antoni Gaudi from the Art Nouveau period. His dreamlike buildings combining colour, texture and movement throughout, are some of the most famous buildings in Barcelona, such as the Sagrada Família, The Casa Batlló, La Casa Milà well worth a visit both inside and out.

Another notable building is the Casa Amatller, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, originally constructed in the 19th century as residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller. Take a tour inside and go back in time with its original furniture and decorations still intact. Find out more about chocolate-making from that time too!

Casa Amatller: Guided Tour - Yacooba
Step into the history of Catalan modernism with a fun tour.

Continue your tour through all things chocolate with a trip to the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona, and find out about the key role this capital made in the distribution of this sweet treat.

Chocolate Museum of Barcelona - Yacooba
Discover all things chocolate and even tuck into a free bar.

Barcelona was also home to renowned surrealist artist Joan Miró and you can step into the world of Surrealism at the The Fundació Joan Miró. Created by Miró himself, here you will be able to see a large collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures created throughout his life. Skip the line here:

Fundació Joan Miró: Skip the Line - Yacooba
Step into the world of Surrealism at the Joan Miró museum Barcelona.

If you want to discover more art, then head to one of the largest collection of figurative art in the world at the MEAM, with 20th through to 21st century sculptures at their permanent exhibitions and with concerts and theatre performances too this is well worth adding to your itinerary.

European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) - Yacooba
Don’t miss the world’s largest collection of figurative art!

Barcelona has an enviable nightlife with a plethora of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, with many in the area of La Rambla, but why not take in dinner and a show? Enjoy traditional paella while being entertained by Flamenco dancers at The Tablao Cordobés flamenco show. Find out more below:

Tablao Cordobés: Flamenco Show and Dinner - Yacooba
Enjoy a famous flamenco show on La Rambla, plus an authentic Spanish buffet dinner.

Or set sail with a glass of sangria on a two-hour unforgettable sailing experience.

Two-Hour Sailing Experience in Barcelona - Yacooba
While away a Barcelona afternoon on a boat – with sangria!

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