Since we can’t go to Barcelona ourselves right now, why not take a virtual tour of the city instead? We wish we could be sippin’ sangria in Barcelona as much as you do - but now you can see the Catalonian capital without even stepping outside. We’ve scoured the web to find the best virtual tours of the city so that you can travel there from your sofa. From the magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral to the iconic Camp Nou stadium, use your time during lockdown to marvel at the city’s major attractions from the screen of your laptop, because what else do we have to do?
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Are you an art fan? The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is Barcelona’s national museum of Catalan art. On the web, you can take a virtual tour of the incredible museum, navigating its grand hallways to view the inspiring art. Ideal for art lovers who are stuck at home, the museum boasts Romanesque Art, Gothic Art Collection, Renaissance and Baroque Art collections amongst others. Housed in the beautiful Palau Nacional, this is one of the largest museums in Spain and you can check out two floors online to give you a little taste of what to expect when you visit the real thing.
The Camp Nou
It’s every football fan's dream to get inside the stadium of one of the world’s greatest clubs. Camp Nou is the stomping ground for FC Barcelona - and since travel is cancelled for the time being (as well as many sporting events), get a virtual look inside the stadium instead. The famous stadium built in 1957 holds just under 100,000 supporters and is a spiritual home of the Catalonians. On this virtual tour, you can check out the pitch, the bleachers, the VIP boxes, the offical store, the locker rooms and the FCB Museum. The club is currently planning major redevelopment of the stadium so make sure you have a look at its current state whilst you can...
The Basílica de la Sagrada Família
Always dreamed of going inside the magnificent Sagrada Familia? Unfortunately there isn’t a dedicated tour available for the interior of the building - but how could we miss this one out of our list? Instead, we’ve included a street view so you can tour the outside of the cathedral’s premises to marvel as it’s impressive structure. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí designed this church and it’s of Barcelona’s most iconic tourist attractions and attracts over 3,000,000 visitors per year. This cathedral is the world’s longest ongoing construction project due to be completed in the year 2026.
Since we can’t chill out on the beaches of Europe, let’s just pretend we’re there instead. Barcelona beach is a highlight on any trip to the Spanish city. This long, sandy stretch of Mediterranean coastline was renovated for the 1992 Olympics so it’s pristine, modern and the perfect place to hang out in the summer. On this virtual tour, you can rotate your screen across the beach and enjoy the view. Just sip on some homemade sangria while you’re at it. The tour will also give you the option to check out the Gothic Quarter, Boqueria Market and Las Ramblas at the side!
One of the best bucket list sights in Barcelona is Park Güell. This park designed by Antoni Gaudi is located on Carmel Hill filled with interesting art, groundbreaking architecture and quirky designs. It’ll take about 2 hours to see all the 45 acres of it including the mosaic salamander, serpentine bench and of course the famous roof terrace. But if you take the virtual tour, it should only take about 20 minutes! This tour will allow you to navigate all corners of the park with information points that you can click on for more context. Very cool.