El Clásico Trips Guide to Barcelona
You have your El Clásico package! What else will you do in Barcelona?
Spain’s 2nd largest city and the capital of Catalonia
Language: Catalan and Spanish are the 2 official languages
Currency: The Euro is used throughout Spain
Home of FC Barcelona since it opened on September 24, 1957
Originally going to be named “Estadi del FC Barcelona” but the more popular Camp Nou (meaning the “new ground”) was used
With a seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe (and 3rd largest football stadium in the world)
Gaudí is known for his distinctive style and for being one of the best-known practitioners of “Catalan Modernism.” The following 7 buildings in Barcelona have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Parque Güell, Palacio Güell, Colonia Güell, Casa Mila, Casa Vicens, Casa Batlló, La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona has several excellent museums. Here are a just a few.
Picasso Museum: Home to over 4,000 works by Pablo Picasso. We recommend buying tickets in advance (lines to buy tickets day of can be over 2 hours long).
Disseny Hub Barcelona: Barcelona’s design museum
Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC): Most varied and comprehensive collection of Catalan art in the world
Barcelona is full of food markets that sell everything from fresh fruit to tapas.
La Boqueria: The largest and most well-known is market in Barcelona located off Las Ramblas
Santa Caterina Market: Barcelona’s first covered food market which was renovated in 2005
Parc de la Ciutadella (free): Barcelona’s biggest park has a lake, a large fountain, and is home to the city zoo
Las Ramblas (free): Barcelona’s most famous street filled with shops, cafes, historical sites, and street vendors