Barcelona is a representation of the Mediterranean sea and has a seafaring tradition with centuries of history. When the city was named Olympic host city in 1986, it launched an ambitious project to restore its coastline.
Have you decided to go on a short getaway to Barcelona and now have two days to get to know the city? It’s not large but it’s not small either, and it’s very comfortable to get around thanks to its public transport network. With the Hola Barcelona Travel Card you will enjoy unlimited trips on Barcelona public transport for two consecutive days (48h) from the first validation.
Are you planning a getaway to Barcelona? No matter whether this is your first or fourth time visiting, Barcelona is constantly moving and changing. But some things never change: it’s a cosmopolitan and modern city that’s open to the world, and that’s why it offers endless possibilities.
Since July 2, the Barcelona Bus Turístic buses are rolling again through the streets of the city. Getting on board one of these vehicles is an experience that is not to be missed if you come to Barcelona, and which awaits you again like you've never seen it before. You’ll travel through the most emblematic streets and you’ll be able to see the most special monuments and sites from a different perspective.
Hot weather, the beach, ice cream, holidays… It’s already summer in Barcelona! Let yourself be surprised and see the city from above by getting on the Montjuïc Cable Car. Soar and enjoy the unique views it offers.
Barcelona is a city that offers many plans and where you can visit a large number of interesting places: culture, leisure, sports or activities for the whole family. In the five proposals below you’ll find the places that every visitor should see, whatever the duration of their trip.
If you’re already in Barcelona or plan on coming soon, you’ll find a different city, free of crowds. This will let you visit more calmly the most charming neighbourhoods, the most unknown areas and the most popular places such as museums and theatres.
If you want to relax in Barcelona and isolate yourself from the urban noise, a perfect choice is to visit the city's parks and gardens. There are plenty to choose from, but here are eight that you may not know about and which are not to be missed.
Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron saint of Catalonia, and his day is a festival that over the years has acquired a tone of protest for Catalan culture. It is also the Catalan equivalent of Valentine's Day.
Barcelona has green areas, such as parks and gardens, to enjoy nature in the heart of the city, and large natural spaces to walk around and breathe. In the municipality of Barcelona, which includes the Serra de Collserola, there are over 1.4 million trees. The most common are holm oaks, white pines, London planes and stone pines. This information comes from the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications and the Urban Forest Effects Model.