Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron saint of Catalonia, and his day is a festival that over the years has acquired a tone of protest for Catalan culture. It is also the Catalan equivalent of Valentine's Day.
Barcelona has green areas, such as parks and gardens, to enjoy nature in the heart of the city, and large natural spaces to walk around and breathe. In the municipality of Barcelona, which includes the Serra de Collserola, there are over 1.4 million trees. The most common are holm oaks, white pines, London planes and stone pines. This information comes from the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications and the Urban Forest Effects Model.
Whether you prefer hot or cold weather, taking in Barcelona while walking around in the open air is always a good plan. The Catalan capital has many interesting open spaces to enjoy culture, exercise or simply let yourself get carried away. Now that due to Covid-19 we must avoid closed spaces and crowded places, we invite you to put on your mask and find out how to have a good time outdoors during your stay in Barcelona.
Whether it’s your first time in Barcelona with your partner or you live in the city and are planning a romantic surprise for them, here are some ideas to make your plan a guaranteed success. Walks through hidden corners of the city, the most emblematic florists and pastry shops to get just the right gift, and restaurants where you can spend a pleasant time enjoying the best gastronomy, are some of the plans we suggest.
The Expiatory Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is one of the most brilliant examples of Catalan modernism and the masterpiece of the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudí. The city's most visited monument can be recognized from afar by its towers rising up to the sky. Up close, its impressive facades impact the visitor. The basilica is still under construction and is not expected to be completed until 2026.
Barcelona has a long and abundant architectural history. Worldly recognised as the capital of modernism for the great quantity and quality of works it treasures and for the figure of Antoni Gaudí, it also stands out for the samples of contemporary architecture and for a prominant medieval past that has left its mark on the city. Below we invite you to discover the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona from all periods.
Do you like to travel at your own pace and plan your own itinerary? Barcelona has a a large and modern public transport network to reach all the city's places of interest quickly and comfortably. You can buy transport tickets that suit your needs: the Hola Barcelona Travel Card. This is how it works.