Holland America 12-Day Mediterranean Tapestry
The Mediterranean – such a beautiful place. Take in the sights from Spain to Italy passing by the gorgeous scenery of Croatia and Montenegro. Gorge in delicious tapas in Barcelona, then head to the glitz... MORE »
SAILINGS: April, July, September 2017

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, along the Mediterranean Sea. The city is a major hub for tourism and commerce, and is home to one Europe's main Mediterranean ports. Though business and the arts thrive within this city, travellers come to Barcelona to witness its eclectic and historic culture. Barcelona's unique buildings, cuisine and nightlife are amongst some of the city's biggest calling cards.

Barcelona cruises disembark at Barcelona Port at the bottom of La Rambla.

Sights to See

When you reach Barcelona the first thing you should do is take a stroll along the tree-lined walkway of La Rambla. This area is always buzzing with people and is a great place to familiarise yourself with the city. For one of Barcelona's prettiest views, take the tram or Funicular (cable-car tram) up to the mountain of Tibidabo which overlooks the city. Elsewhere in Barcelona you can wander through the city's numerous art galleries and museums such as the Fundació Joan Miró. Want to see it all? Take a tour of Barcelona…

What's for Lunch

Avoid the busy tourist destinations and get off the beaten track to enjoy authentic tapas and Sangria.

If you see only one thing...

It wouldn't be a visit to Barcelona without exploring Gaudi's architectural masterpieces including Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and the iconic Sagrada Familia.

Local speak

After a delicious Spanish meal, ask for the bill by saying, 'La cuenta, por favor'.


From handmade shoes to handbags and belts, leather goods in Spain are of an exceptional quality.

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