Barcelona Culture

Barcelona Culture and Lifestyle

Full of theaters, festivals and an amazing cuisine the magic of Barcelona can be seen in the stunning architecture, museums and art galleries.

An eclectic mix of modern and old has attracted people in their thousands to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

  • The mouth-watering delights of Catalan food and the exciting nightlife are what everyone loves when they visit the city.
  • The breath-taking Gothic Architecture and the Catalan Modernisme/Art Nouveau of Antoni Gaudi  keep us coming back for more.

There are many cultural tours of famous museums and places to visit such as the Salvador Dali tour to Figueras in Girona which is very popular.


Barcelona Culture ~ Architecture

casa mila Catalan modernist architecture developed between 1885 and 1950 in Barcelona.

Many of these buildings were designed by architects such as Gaudi, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch who designed the Casa Ametller in Passeig de Gràcia.

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Barcelona Culture ~ Museums

Barcelona MuseumsThere are over 50 Barcelona museums and many are FREE on the first Monday of the month.

Some of the most popular museums include Museu Historia de Catalunya, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA.

The Tápies Foundation, Centre de Cultura Contemporánea (CCCB), the Museu Picasso and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

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Barcelona Culture ~ Festivals

barcelona magic fountainThe main festival is La Mercè – (la Mare de Deu de la Merce) who is patron saint of Barcelona.

Festivals in Barcelona are exciting and fun and almost always full of dancing and spectacular firework displays.

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Barcelona Culture ~ Food & Cuisine

La Boqueria barcelona This lovely city is famous for its delicious food which is an integral part of the cultural heritage of Barcelona.

There are many mouth-watering restaurants all over town where you can discover the delights of Catalan cuisine.

Don’t miss La Boqueria which is one of the best markets in Europe supplying all the restaurants and hotels with the freshest of food. It’s also one of the top attractions so well worth a visit.

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Barcelona Culture ~ Theaters

Teatre del Liceu There are many music venues such as Palau de la Música Catalana in the old city of Barcelona, (designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner) and the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera theatre in La Rambla.

There are many other lovely theatres which include Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and Teatre Lliure.


Barcelona Culture ~ Art Galleries

MACBA Barcelona is famous for it’s art galleries and artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali and Antoni Tapies who are integral to Barcelona culture.

Some of the most popular are the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Tápies Foundation, Centre de Cultura Contemporánea (CCCB).

The Museu Picasso and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ at Montjuic (Parc de Montjuïc) are top places to visit.

Barcelona Cultural Tours

barcelona tours ~ casamilabarcelona Visit Gaudi’s masterpieces – La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera (Casa Mila), Casa Batlo and the famous Picasso Museum.

Spend the morning on a guided walk through Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and in the afternoon discover the amazing architecture of Antoni Gaudi.

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