Highlights in Barcelona

Highlights in Barcelona during a Mediterranean cruise

Christopher Columbus Monument

The Christopher Columbus Monument stands out as you walk from the cruise port to the city center. It is a drop-off point for the shuttle bus. From the monument you can walk up north to the Ramblas.

Sagrada Familia

  • 90m high basilica, designed by Antoni Gaudí
  • dating from 1882
  • built in Catalan modernist style
  • dedicated to the Holy Family
  • still not finished

Casa Batllo

  • work from the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí
  • dating from 1904
  • located at Passeig de Gràcia
  • property of the Bernat family

Arc de Triomf

  • a red brick arch
  • in neo-Moorish style
  • dating from 1848
  • designed by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas

Font Magica

  • colorful illuminated fountains on Plaza Espanya
  • located on Avinguda de Maria Cristina
  • dates from 1929
  • designed by architect Carles Buigas

La Rambla

  • famous, busy, lively and popular promenade street in the center of Barcelona
  • 1200 meters long
  • divided into five parts

Catedral de Santa Eulàlia

  • Gothic cathedral of Barcelona
  • dating from 1298
  • dedicated to Eulalia of Merida
  • with 74m high tower

Parc de la Ciutadella

  • largest and most popular park in Barcelona
  • built in 1888
  • houses a monumental waterfall, a pond and a romantic English-style garden