Barcelona is rich in history, religion, architecture and above all, culture. It is a city with an infectious vibe, one that draws in travelers, enticing them to never leave.
Our number one pick for cultural things to do in Barcelona, is to explore the most historic area in the city, the Gothic Quarter. Nestled downtown, the Gothic Quarter, is home to Barcelona's incredible Cathedral and Picasso Museum amongst plenty of other local niche courtyards and medieval alleyways, all with an incredibly rich history, which help give the city its dynamic character.
Walk to the edge of the Gothic Quarter and you'll stumble upon one of Barcelona's quaintest, boutique wine shops. Our number five pick is an excellent way to experience Barcelona's local wines as well as its local artists. Paladar Vinoteca doubles as wine shop and art studio, featuring not only Spanish wines but has a wide international selection as well.
If you want to get a genuine feel for Barcelona's local culture, then our number eight pick is your best bet. Hi. This Is Barcelona is a private tour company specializing in providing customized tours for their clients in a more 'off the beaten' path sort of way. Their tours touch on the heart and soul of Barcelona and will give you a genuine taste for what it's like to really live in the city.
Medieval Wonderland. Cathedral, Picasso, winding alleyways. Innovative street performers... read more
carrer de Montcada 15
Explore Picasso and Miro expressions... read more
avinguda del Marquès de Comillas 13
Pla de la Seu
Key to Barcelona's history. String of intricate chapels lines the interior. Central Gothic Quarter, historical must see... read more
Classy, quaint vinoteca near the center of town. Has a large variety of reasonably priced upscale wines... read more
Atypical tours. Barcelona from a local's perspective. Beyond the guide books... read more
avinguda Marquès de Comillas 6-8
Paintings, photographs & sculpture... read more
Parc Güell (up hill to right of main entrance)
Gaudi's house. Exquisite piece of modernist history nestled in Park Guell. Easily appreciated from the outside... read more