Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the leading tourism destinations and the foremost cruise port in Europe. The city provides a unique experience to the visitor: mild climate, a vibrant cultural scene, fine shopping, and rich gastronomy.
But Barcelona is Much More. The area that makes up the province of Barcelona, between the Cadi Massif and the Mediterranean, is a tourist destination rich in contrasts, history and natural landscapes. Situated close to Barcelona, it allows all visitors with a smidgeon of curiosity to discover and enjoy new, unique and genuine experiences: museums, Michelin-starred restaurants, sport practice, wine-tasting, shrines, or explore the woods and mountains in some of the 16 parks and natural areas around the city of Barcelona.
Gastronomy is one of the areas in which Barcelona really shines. Catalonia is a gastronomic paradise, where Catalan cuisine is a mouthwatering blend of heritage, produce, terroir, tradition, creativity, innovation. You’ll find an amazing gastronomic culture ranging from reasonably priced daily set menus to internationally renowned Michelin-starred restaurants, together with traditional and creative tapas and tasting platters, or a glass of vermouth and a snack on a terrace with views of the Mediterranean.
Turisme de Barcelona is the organisation responsible for promoting Barcelona as a tourist destination. Founded in 1993 by the Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Turisme de Barcelona’s main aim is to attract tourism business to the city. More than 900 local tourism companies are members and provide Turisme de Barcelona support and know-how. Barcelona is a city committed to responsible tourism and was the first city to be awarded Biosphere Responsible Tourism destination certification by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI).