Barcelona, SpainLocation: Europe
Disney Cruise Line returns to Europe and its homeport of Barcelona. This coastal city located on the northeast region of the Iberian Peninsula faces the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Its mild climate and cosmopolitan makeup combine to create a world-class destination for travelers the world over. Among its many qualities, Barcelona has incredible culinary delights, leading fashion designers, numerous museums and art galleries, expansive parks and beaches, a convenient subway system and last, but not least, amazing architecture—from Medieval to Modernism.
Barcelona has an energy and effervescence that is unique. Stroll along La Rambla, the city's main boulevard, for people-watching at its best. Dine on paella at midnight when the city really comes alive. And discover the unique public spaces, such as Parc Güell, the fantastical whimsy of Catalan architect í. Gaudi's other surreal wonders include Barcelona's most famous landmark, the Sagrada Família, a still unfinished basilica that has been under construction since 1882 and is now a part of the city's identity.
Gems from the Old World survive in the Gothic Quarter or Barri Gòtic, the center of the old city where you can marvel at buildings that date from the Medieval period or even as far back as Barcelona's Roman settlement.
Without a doubt, Barcelona is a marvelous departure port worth spending time in—on either end of your Disney Cruise Line vacation.
Fun Facts & Tips
Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
La Rambla is Barcelona's most famous street. It is alive at all hours of day and night.
Barcelona is known for fine leather shoes, fashionable handbags, designer clothes and exquisite Catalan ceramics.