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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is located in the northeastern part of the country, 90 miles south of the French border. People from all around the world enjoy visiting this city for its individuality, cultural interest and physical beauty. When Hans Christian Andersen visited in 1862, he remarked that Barcelona was the 'Paris of Spain'. You're likely to agree. The city is a major cultural centre with a fascinating history. Everywhere are archives, libraries, museums and buildings of interest - plus superb examples of modernist and Art Nouveau décor and architecture.

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Barcelona, Spain

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While on Your Cruisetour

Revel in two nights and days to stroll along Las Ramblas, taste tapas and be wowed by Antoni Gaudi's architectural flights of fancy, including the unfinished masterpiece, Sagrada Familia.

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

While you're in Barcelona, don't miss the Picasso Gallery. Several adjoining 15th-century palaces house a huge collection (over 2,000 pieces) of Picasso's work.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Stroll along Las Ramblas, a wonderfully vibrant part of the city where street vendors and performers vie for your attention.
  • Explore the many churches and cathedrals of Barcelona and discover the city's modernist architecture along Paseo de Gracia.
  • Visit Antoni Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Familia. With eight soaring spires and a spectacular main façade, this cathedral is a true architectural masterpiece.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Don't miss paella, the Spanish national dish. It's a delicious combination of seafood, chicken and vegetables mixed together with saffron-coloured rice.

Local Currency

The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Spain. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

Weather in Barcelona, Spain


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 56° 13.33°
Average Low 42° 5.56°
Mean Temperature 48° 8.89°
Record High N/A N/A
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Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1.26 in 3.2 cm