Things to do in Barcelona

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Monestir de Pedralbes »

One of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic-style architecture in Barcelona, this marvellous monastery is actually a convent. A famous sight in Barcelona, highlights of Monestir de Pedralbes, meaning ‘white stones’ in Latin, include the three-storey cloisters and beautiful gardens within the monastery grounds plus an insight into the daily... more »

Santa Maria del Mar »

The basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is a beautiful rendition of early Catalan Gothic-style architecture boasting elegant lines and symmetrical proportions lending this religious space an air of serenity. Built between 1329 and 1384, this medieval church is important as the only surviving example of this style of architecture... more »

Museu Picasso »

Spanish painter, sculptor and printmaker Pablo Picasso spent his apprenticeship in Barcelona (from 1895 to 1904) and this museum housed in five adjoining palaces is an exhaustive showcase of his earlier work. Established in 1963, the museum provides a contextual reference to the enigmatic artist's relationship with the city and... more »

La Boqueria »

If the kitchen is the centre of the home, La Boqueria in Barcelona's Las Ramblas is the same social hub on a much grander and colourful scale. These bustling markets are where the Catalan people congregate to eat, shop and gossip on a daily basis where the atmosphere is a... more »

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