Routes

Barcelona skyline
Barcelona is a city built between seven hills and the sea. This orography makes it possible to enjoy a surprising variety of sunsets from the beach to the mountains, without forgetting the most urban ones. Here, we’ll tell you about the best lookouts to enjoy these last sunrays.
El Tibidabo
Barcelona is a city that has a lot to offer families. Its architecture, history and culture can amaze not just adults, but also the little ones. If you’re someone who thinks that travelling with children can be complicated, we’re here to disprove this myth, and we propose five plans with a variety of places that your children won’t want to miss.
La Pedrera o Casa Milà
Catalan modernism has left its mark on some of Barcelona's most emblematic buildings. Architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner or Josep Puig i Cadafalch filled the city with unique houses, pavilions, palaces and parks, which are part of the city's DNA.
One of the streets in El Raval / Photo: TMB
El Raval is one of the oldest and most picturesque neighbourhoods in Barcelona. Located in the Ciutat Vella district, it was surrounded by the city walls until 1859 and is currently bordered by Las Ramblas, Carrer Pelai, Ronda Sant Antoni, Carrer de Sant Pere and Paral-lel. Its history is a blend of agricultural activity and the first industries in Barcelona. Today, the revitalised and multicultural neighbourhood combines a selection of leisure venues with the city's most modern museums.
Port de Barcelona
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.
Barcelona skyline
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.
Fountains in the Jardins de la Tamarita / Foto: Pere López, CC BY-SA 3.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
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.
A close up of one of the species that can be found in the Barcelona Botanical Garden / Foto: Jorge Franganillo CC BY 2.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
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.
Barcelona panoramic view
Whether you prefer hot or cold weather, taking in Barcelona while walking around in the open air is always a good plan. The Catalan capital has many interesting open spaces to enjoy culture, exercise or simply let yourself get carried away. Now that due to Covid-19 we must avoid closed spaces and crowded places, we invite you to put on your mask and find out how to have a good time outdoors during your stay in Barcelona.
Sunset on the seafront of Barcelona
Whether it’s your first time in Barcelona with your partner or you live in the city and are planning a romantic surprise for them, here are some ideas to make your plan a guaranteed success. Walks through hidden corners of the city, the most emblematic florists and pastry shops to get just the right gift, and restaurants where you can spend a pleasant time enjoying the best gastronomy, are some of the plans we suggest.