Walk the Same Streets as Picasso With a Trip to Barcelona, Spain and Learn about Spanish Culture While Enjoying its Finest Aspects
By Caitlin Moehrle at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Nestled near the eastern coast of Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea, lies Barcelona, a city rich with centuries of history, art, and culture. Its origins begin with the Roman Empire and span across periods of Islamic and Catholic rule, which paved the way for a contemporary destination brimming with magnificent architecture, artworks, food, and performances.
Whether you’re seeking to explore Spanish heritage, be inspired by historical art and architecture, or just relax in a brand new environment, Barcelona, Spain is the place to go. After all, not many people can say they’ve walked the same streets as Picasso.
As of October 21, 2022, international visitors to Spain are not barred from entry by COVID-19 restrictions. All venues are at maximum capacity without limits. As for currency, it is a good time to visit Barcelona since the current exchange rate is 0.95 Euro to 1 United States dollar.
For five days/four nights, Allen Batista Travel’s sightseeing trip to Barcelona, Spain will enable you to visit architectural masterpieces, marvels of nature, and bustling commercial avenues. This travel package includes hotel fees, daily breakfast, a bilingual tour guide, and more.
Here are our top five destinations and experiences for the Barcelona Spain cultural sightseeing tour.:
La Sagrada Familia
Translated as ‘The Sacred Family’, La Sagrada Famila is the largest unfinished Catholic church, globally. Catholics and non-religious visitors alike will revel in its decadent construction, on par with a medieval castle. At 564 feet tall, the church soars into the sky and creates an interior which, upon entering, immediately makes one sympathize with the miniscule perspective of an ant.
For nature-lovers who feel more at home outdoors, the multi-peak mountain range of Montserrat just outside Barcelona is a picturesque example of Spain’s natural beauty. Home to the independent Abbey founded in 1025, its breathtaking and towering height is paired with the spiritual peace and tranquility desired by the worshiping monks. Visitors can hike the mountain or simply treat their eyes to a spectacular view.
A road almost 4,000 feet in length, it could be given the moniker of the Broadway of Barcelona. The street divides the two quarters of the city: the historical Gothic quarter and the more contemporary-leaning El Raval.
Along the tree-lined street, one can find the Boqueria food market, street performers (including mimes, most likely pretending to be stuck in a box), and a mosaic by the famous Joan Miró—watch where you step or you’re likely to miss it!
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Any visitor to Spain would be amiss to leave out live performances. Internationally acclaimed and lauded by experts in flamenco, the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is committed to keeping traditional Spanish dance and cuisine alive.
Marvel at the synchronized, fast-paced movements of the dancers and lively melodies of the musicians while tasting Catalonian dishes. This Tablao in particular is celebrated for its intimate setting, with the close proximity of the dancers to the audience.
If you’re planning to leave no stone unturned in your visit to Barcelona, this museum dedicated to the early life of Pablo Picasso is a must-see attraction. Housing over 4,000 of his works, the sleek modern museum displays works from his most formative years as an artistic apprentice.
The variety of Picasso’s works, from realistic portraits to abstract cubist designs, reveals the extent of his creativity and genius.
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Barcelona is the ideal destination for a travel experience at the intersection of rich history and a thriving contemporary life. Book a trip with Allen Batista Travel, Inc. and explore more of the city in addition to the sightseeing opportunities above.