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Barcelona Tourist Information

Barcelona, a rich history with exceptional architecture, stunning beaches, and a vibrant atmosphere has made it one of the most stylish cities in the world. It is an elegant and cosmopolitan city combining the tradition of Catalonia with a modern feel. The ancient capital of Catalonia is famed for its art and architecture, with excellent shops and bustling cafés in the Ramblas quarter. Eurocamp Independent's guide to Barcelona Tourist Information includes links to the best campsites in Barcelona, with details of Barcelona tourist attractions and sightseeing suggestions to make the most of your holiday experience.

Eating out and drinking in Barcelona

Barcelona boasts a exceptional array of cafes and restaurants offering international specialities, ranging from traditional Spanish Tapas and Catalan dishes to American cuisine.

Wine is very cheap in Spain. It is the cheapest and most commonly bought drink in bars, and the ‘vino de la casa’ in a restaurant is usually good value too. It can be ordered by the glass, bottle or in carafes of a quarter or half litre. The Rioja region produces the best red Spanish wines. Rioja Alta is the best area of Rioja.

Penedès, an area to the south of Barcelona, produces some very good white wines, the best being ‘Vina Sol’ of Bodegas Torres. ‘Gran Coronas’ and ‘Sangre de Toro’ are two wines to look out for.

Just west of Barcelona is San Sadurní de Noya, the capital of Spanish sparkling wine. Two refreshing drinks are ‘andaluza’, made from sherry, orange juice, ice and soda, and ‘sangría’. The best ‘sangría’ is made from a mixture of red wine and brandy in which fruit is steeped for several days.

Sherry (‘Jerez’) is Spain’s finest wine and is drunk at any time of the day or as an aperitif. Many of the brand names are very familiar.

Barcelona Sightseeing and Culture

Must see locations and information for tourists visiting Barcelona: The architecture, much the work of the eccentric genius Gaudì, will blow you away. The art, with significant collections by Picasso and Miró, are also a must see.

Be sure to visit Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Church and have a wander through the winding streets of the old town. Rail is a popular means of transport to Barcelona; and it is a reliable and economical choice for visitors.

Campsites around Barcelona