Come and experience exciting Barcelona, Spain's second most populated city. There is so much to do that this is a popular cruise port of call for international cruise ship passengers looking for a variety of great things to do and see! Take in the rich history, see the arts, sample cuisine and visit world-famous architecture in this wondrous Spanish city.
For a little history, Barcelona was founded by the father of Hannibal in the Third century BC. It then grew from a small outpost to a military location. In the Middle-Ages Barcelona remained an important city after merging with the Kingdom of Aragon. Due to this colorful past, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important tourist and Mediterranean cruise destination.
The Spanish city is certainly well known for the architectural works of Gaudi and Montaner, many of them have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you get to visit four of them while in our Barcelona The Best of Gaudi Excursion. Once you add in sites from the 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as the innovative designs of today, and Barcelona becomes a world-famous architectural showcase!
Our Barcelona Highlights and Spanish Village Sightseeing Excursion include the wonders of the Spanish Village, a presentation of architecture from all over Spain in one fascinating open-air museum. See the maze-like Gothic Quarter that sits over the original Roman encampment. For you art lovers, we invite you to view the numerous works by world famous artists such as Picasso, Miro and Dali.
Further sightseeing and cruise excursion highlights are the monastery of Montserrat, Roman Tarragona, Bohemian Sitges and Girona and the Costa Brava. While on our Barcelona to the Costa Brava Sightseeing Excursion or Barcelona Montserrat and Cog Wheel Train Excursion you will get to enjoy scenic views that cannot be compared to any other place in the world.
Finally, for the foodies in your group, you do not want to miss the famous and unique Spanish Cuisine. Tapas bars dot every other corner and the local wine and sparkling cava add the perfect accompaniment; if this is what you are looking for then our Barcelona Cava and Wine Excursion. Shore Excursioneer has unique and selective Cruise Shore Excursions in Barcelona to help you see and sample all of the highlights while visiting this glorious city on your Mediterranean Cruise vacation!
Fun Fact: Walk down the Portal de L'Angel if you want to walk down the most walked upon street in Spain and you will be one among approximately 3500 others who throng the street every hour!