Port of Barcelona
Photo courtesy Terminal de creuers. © Turisme de Barcelona/Espai d’Imatge

Since Barcelona was founded over 2,000 years ago it has pursued its vocation as a great Mediterranean metropolis. With its privileged location on the Iberian Peninsula, between the sea and the mountains, it is the cultural and administrative capital of Catalonia and the traditional gateway to Spain. Barcelona has nine buildings which are Unesco World Heritage. Its streets and neighbourhoods are a permanent open-air showcase of the most representative architecture throughout the ages. But the city does not live only through the past. Barcelona is an active and dynamic city in a constant process of renewal.

 Cruise Terminals in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has one of the most popular ports for cruise ships and is ranked as the number one cruise harbor in Europe and the Mediterranean and fourth in the world.

Cruise ships dock at Port Vell, close to the heart of the city and the terminal is well-served by public transport – buses and taxis - which make it easy to reach any part of the city.

The airport is only 30 minutes northwest of the terminal

The terminal has tourist information centers, travel agencies, a flight connection service, bureaux de change, first-aid facilities, duty-free and souvenir shops, bars, restaurants and international newspaper stands.

 Cruise Lines using the Barcelona Cruise Terminals as an Embarkation / Disembarking Port

An incredible number of the many major cruise lines operating in Europe use Barcelona as a port of embarkation or disembarking. These cruise lines include Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cruise West, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, MSC Cruises.

 Must See Attractions in Barcelona, Spain

The Catalan capital has become one of the favourite Mediterranean ports of the great cruise lines. The cruise terminals are in the heart of the city so they are well-served by public transport. The Blue Bus runs from all the cruise terminals to the monument of Christopher Columbus and back.

Sagrada Família: Barcelona has nine buildings which are Unesco World Heritage sites so it is no surprise that one of them, the crypt and the Nativity façade of the Sagrada Família, is the most visited cultural attraction in Spain. The Nativity façade is the only part of the Sagrada Família built under the world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudí.

La Rambla: There is no better place to get to know Barcelona than La Rambla, a colourful, bustling avenue that begins beside the sea at the Mirador de Colom and goes up to the Plaça de Catalunya. Street musicians, opera singers, mime artists, painters, human statues, flower stalls and bird sellers, the Boqueria market, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the countless shops and friendly cafés make up a unique and unforgettable walk.

The Old City: The old city, formed by the Gothic Quarter and the Ribera and Raval neighbourhoods, is famous for its historic buildings. A walk through its old streets is essential to understand the different periods in the history of Barcelona, to contemplate its monuments, the Roman wall among perfectly conserved Gothic buildings, the remains of the Jewish quarter, and above all, to enjoy its characteristic Mediterranean atmosphere.

Picasso: Take a guided walking tour of the bohemian Barcelona where Picasso lived at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. It retraces the stories, anecdotes and events that influenced the artist’s life and career. The tour ends at the Picasso Museum which showcases the most important collection of works from Picasso’s youth and formative years.

 Cruise Ports

• Cape Town – South Africa
• Durban – South Africa
• Las Palmas – Canary Islands
• Mahé – Seychelles
• Port Louis, Mauritius
• Tenerife – Canary Islands


• Bangkok - Thailand

• Chongqing - China
• Hong Kong
• Mumbai - India
• Shanghai – China
• Singapore
• Yichang - China


• Brisbane - Australia
• Melbourne - Australia
• Sydney - Australia

• Quebec City – Quebec
• Montreal – Quebec
• Vancouver – BC
• Victoria – BC

• Barcelona - Spain
• Copenhagen – Denmark
• Lisbon - Portugal
• Nice - Villefranche - France
• Piraeus / Athens – Greece
• Rome (Civitavecchia) - Italy
• Venice – Italy

• Dubai - United Arab Emirates
• Istanbul - Turkey

• Tunis - Tunisia

• Auckland, New Zealand

• Dunedin, New Zealand

• Wellington, New Zealand

• Anchorage - Alaska
• Baltimore - Maryland
• Boston - Massachusetts
• Cape Canaveral - Florida
• Cape Liberty - New Jersey
• Fort Lauderdale - Florida
• Galveston - Texas
• Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii
• Los Angeles - California
• Miami - Florida
• New Orleans - Louisiana
• New York - Brooklyn
• New York - Manhattan
• Norfolk - Virginia
• San Diego - California
• San Francisco - California
• Seattle - Washington
• Seward - Alaska
• Tampa - Florida
• Whittier - Alaska

These are just a few of the more than 70 ports and cruise terminals to be featured here on the port pages which are being updated daily with more port destinations

 in Barcelona

Barcelona enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate with long summers and short temperate winters.

The summer temperatures peak at about 36ºC but can seem hotter because of the humidity - especially in August.

Average winter temperatures hover at about 14ºC but the rainfall is minimal.


 in Barcelona

As in much of Europe, and of course throughout Spain, the Euro is the official Barcelona currency.

Notes include €1, €2, €5, €10, €20, €50 and not often seen €100, €200, and €500. Coins include 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, and 50c.

 of Barcelona

Barcelona, and the rest of Catalonia, has two official languages - Catalan and Spanish. Catalan sounds like a mix of Spanish and French. Everyone speaks Spanish and many people speak Catalan. English and German are spoken in the tourist areas.

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