Barcelona's famous five
A city as ancient as it is modern, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most visited destinations, offering a rare combination of sun, sea and culture seldom found in one location. In the oldest part of town (the Barrio Gotic), cobblestone paths, barely wide enough to be considered streets, snake out from hidden plazas in maze-like labyrinths. Metres away lies La Rambla, Barcelona’s beating touristic heart, bustling with street artists, tapas bars and the city’s famous La Boqueria food market.
As metropolitan cities go, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful, proudly harbouring some of the best-preserved historic architecture found anywhere in Europe. Its substantial cultural significance has resulted in UNESCO awarding the city no less than nine World Heritage Sites, five of which Gaudi designed.
Here, we offer a snapshot of those five magnificent buildings, each one possible to visit on a Cunard cruise to Barcelona.
“Barcelona is one of my favourite Spanish cities and offers an array of travel experiences. Take a stroll down the bustling La Rambla or visit the iconic Nou Camp, home to FC Barcelona. Throughout the city you’ll see the works of Antonio Gaudi, which unsurprisingly feature in our most popular shore experiences. The magnificent Sagrada Familia is a 'must see' for any visitor, while Park Guell offers the ultimate Gaudi experience." - Tim Mathieson, Cunard Shore Experiences Specialist.
Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
Discover Barcelona with Cunard
Cunard sails to Barcelona on a range of voyages, from 14 night Mediterranean Highlights to World Voyages, offering plenty of time to explore on shore and enjoy your ship between ports.