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Barcelona City Guide: 10 Activities for Cruise Travelers

Welcome Aboard, Cruise-Goer!

Ahoy travelers! Are you embarking on a luxurious cruise vacation from the mesmerizing port city of Barcelona? Lucky you! But before you set sail on the azure waters of the Mediterranean, make sure you dive deep into the treasures that this Catalan gem has to offer. 


10 “Must Do” Activities to do in Barcelona Before Setting Sail


  1. Sagrada Família: No visit to Barcelona is complete without marveling at the architectural genius of Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. The intricate facades, towering spires, and awe-inspiring interiors promise a spiritual and artistic experience. Barcelona
  2. Magic Fountain of Montjuïc: Catch the enchanting light and water show, preferably during the evening. This magical fountain lights up in myriad colors and dances to various rhythms, creating an unforgettable spectacle. Barcelona
  3. Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter): Get lost in the labyrinthine alleys of the oldest part of the city, where history whispers in every corner. While here, make sure to visit the majestic Barcelona Cathedral. Barcelona
  4. Park Güell: Another Gaudí masterpiece, this colorful and whimsical park offers panoramic views of the city. From the iconic dragon statue to the mosaic benches, it’s an Instagrammer’s paradise. Barcelona
  5. Casa Batlló & Casa Milà (La Pedrera): Step into Gaudí’s fantastical world with these two iconic houses. Their unique designs and interiors give a profound insight into the architect’s brilliant mind. Barcelona
  6. La Rambla: Barcelona’s bustling promenade is perfect for people watching, shopping, and grabbing a bite at the vibrant Boqueria Market. Remember to be cautious of pickpockets in this busy area.
  7. The Beaches: Barceloneta Beach is perfect for those who want to soak up the sun and feel the Mediterranean waves before sailing. Enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the many beachfront chiringuitos (bars). Barcelona
  8. Palau de la Música Catalana: This concert hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts a stunning modernista style. Book a guided tour to fully appreciate its beauty or, even better, attend a live performance.
  9. Montjuïc Castle: Perched atop Montjuïc hill, this historic fortress offers another panoramic view of the city. While there, explore the lush Montjuïc gardens and the various museums sprinkled around. Barcelona
  10. Tapas & Flamenco: Dive into Catalan culture by savoring delicious tapas at local joints. Enhance the experience with a passionate flamenco show at one of the city’s renowned tablaos.

Finally, as you walk around the city, don’t forget to indulge in some churros with chocolate and sip on the local Cava. Barcelona is not just a sight for the eyes but also a treat for the taste buds. By the time you embark on your cruise, you’ll carry the heart and soul of this marvelous city with you, making your voyage all the more memorable. Bon voyage and happy exploring!


Ready to Plan?

If you are ready to explore Barcelona, and would like to plan your next cruise from this vibrant Port, or just visit the Spanish city itself, contact your Love of the Magic Travel Agent today, or email  And of course, whether you want cruise from Barcelona or any other Port, or plan something totally different, your LOTMV Travel Advisor will work with you to create the unique experience you’re looking for.

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