Visit Barcelona

Colorful, lively, and inspiring – the city of Barcelona never ceases to amaze!

With its strong energy and unique character, the Catalonian capital is a magnet for tourists. Barcelona has an endless list of breathtaking sights, cultural attractions, and fun activities to choose from. Just ask and the city delivers.

Here we’ve gathered the most essential travel information for your stay in Barcelona during the Conference days.

What to See

Park Güell

Park Güell is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Object and is a perfect representation of the highly individualistic style of Antoni Gaudí, combining nature and architecture.

It was initially designed as a high-class residential area but later turned into the public park it is today. The park is divided into two main areas: the monumental area (12 hectares) and the adjacent woodland area (8 hectares). In the park, you can view the magnificent architecture, take a walk, relax or visit the gift shops.

Entry Price: From 10 €

Camp Nou Stadium & Museum

A tour of Camp Nou is a great way to get closer to the history and spirit of Catalonians.

Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and the third-largest football stadium in the world. It opened in 1957 and is a home to FC Barcelona ever since. The stadium has hosted two Champions League finals, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, the FIFA World Cup, the 1992 Summer Olympics, and more. With its massive size, this football stadium can accommodate 99,354 people at a time.

Tour Price: From 28 €

La Pedrera (Casa Mila)

If you enjoy Antoni Gaudí and his unique take on architecture, you must visit Casa Milà (La Pedrera) – the last residential building he designed before his death.

It was home to the local businessman Pere Milà. His family occupied the first floor of the building and the rest of the apartments were for rent. Its façade is richly ornamented and resembles a stone quarry which is the reason why today it is more popular among the locals as La Pedrera (the stone quarry).

Entry Price: From 25 €

Casa Batlló

This iconic modernist masterpiece, often referred to as the “House of Bones” was designed by Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 for the prominent Batlló family.

Casa Batlló, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as a living testament to Gaudí’s visionary approach to architecture, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of Catalan Modernism while appreciating the intersection of art and functionality in this architectural gem.

Entry Price: From 29

Barcelona Aquarium

One of the most prominent recreational and educational marine centers in Europe, the Barcelona Aquarium is home to 21 extensive aquariums, 11,000 marine animals spread across 450 different species, a unique underwater tunnel, and a massive Oceanarium.

Entry Price: From 24 €

For more information and tickets: L’Aquarium Barcelona (aquariumbcn.com)

Parc del Laberint d'Horta

Horta’s Labyrinth Park has the city’s oldest conserved garden. Once Neoclassical, with a slightly Italian look, it later adopted a Romantic style. The park occupies the land of an estate once owned by the Marquis of Llupià, Poal and Alfarràs. It was officially opened as a public park in 1971.

Entry Price: 2.23 €

For more information: Parc del Laberint d’Horta | Barcelona website

What to Do

Sea & Beach Activities

Barcelona is situated on the coast of northeastern Spain and has almost 5 km of wide beautiful beaches. This gives you the opportunity to wander through the old harbor, go on a boat trip, relax, or take up a water sport at the beach.

See a Flamenco Show

For a memorable evening,  go and see a flamenco show in Barcelona City Hall. You’ll be up for a special party atmosphere with music, dancing, and singing taking place. Certain shows and places offer food and drinks.

Go Shopping

Barcelona is Catalonia’s capital and its shopping capital too, offering the ultimate shopping experience. There are all kinds of shops and shopping hubs where you can walk and look around, go shopping, eat, and enjoy various leisure activities.

See the Magic Fountain Show

Take a walk around the city in the evening and stop by the Magic Fountain to enjoy the light and color show.

The Magic Fountain can produce around 7 billion light-and-water combinations by combining the hydraulic features and lighting it is equipped with. Check the Magic Fountain lighting times here.

Getting Around the City

If you enjoy walking, know that Barcelona is convenient and safe for pedestrians. Renting a bike, an electric scooter, or a motorcycle is a good idea for longer distances. The city aims to have a network of 272 kilometers of bike lanes by 2023.

You could always use the metro to reach your desired destination. The price of a single ticket is 2.40 € but consider investing in an unlimited travel card or a tourist card if you plan on using the metro often. These cards can give you a discount on the entrance fees to attractions, shows, restaurants, and souvenir shopping.

Events, Tickets & More Travel Information

Check for events, discover more attractions and things to do in the city, and book your tickets here.