By Camille Meyers, on June 20, 2020

Barcelona Virtual Tour: From Sagrada Familia to Picasso

If you’re looking for an escape from daily life but can’t travel right now, head to Barcelona on a virtual tour. Explore the Gothic architecture of Old Town and Gaudi’s Modernist masterpiece of Sagrada Familia on a virtual tour of the city’s top attractions. Sink your teeth into the flavor of the Barcelona with a Spanish tapas online cooking class led by a local. Then, round out your virtual trip by exploring the artwork of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and other great Spanish artists. Vamonos!

Best of Barcelona Virtual Tour

Barcelona virtual tour view from Montjuïc Mountain

Get a comprehensive overview of Barcelona on this virtual tour with a local guide. See the city’s main sights and learn about its history and culture on this interactive virtual experience. Discover the whimsical works of architect Antoni Gaudi and discuss his lasting impact on Barcelona. While exploring the charming plazas and cobbled alleyways of Barcelona’s Old Town, hear how the city began and all about fascinating Catalan traditions like human pyramid competitions. Then, head to Montjuïc Mountain for one of the best views of the city nestled against the Mediterranean Sea.

Spanish Tapas Live Online Cooking Class

Online tapas cooking class in Barcelona

Get a taste of Barcelona as you enjoy traditional tapas at home. Connect with your host, Natalia, in Barcelona over video chat for a Spanish tapas online cooking class. Pour yourself a glass of wine and follow along as Natalia shows you how to make several small savory dishes. Then, enjoy good conversation and delicious food as you munch on your tapas together.

Salvador Dalí Virtual Tour

Dali Museum in Spain

Delve into the life of one of Spain’s most famous artists, Salvador Dalí, on a virtual tour to the Dalí Triangle. See where the surrealist artist grew up in the town of Figueres, just a few hours from Barcelona. Explore the largest piece of surrealist artwork in the world, which also doubles as the Dalí Museum and was designed by the artist himself. Your knowledgeable guide shares stories about Dalí’s influences and artistic processes as you visit more places where he lived and worked, including the castle dedicated to his muse.

Gaudi’s Barcelona Virtual Tour

Colorful columns inside La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

No trip to Barcelona—virtual or otherwise—would be complete without acknowledging famed architect Antoni Gaudi. Over video chat, your knowledgeable guide takes you on a virtual tour of some of Gaudi’s most famous works. Get a virtual tour of Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and hear about the drama of its 130-year (and counting) construction. Then, find out what inspired Gaudi’s unique Modernist designs as you explore Casa Batlló, also known as Casa Dels Ossos (House of Bones).

Medieval Girona and Game of Thrones Virtual Tour

Red tile roofs of the town of Girona in Spain

Take a short trip outside of Barcelona to enjoy the charming Medieval town of Girona on a virtual tour. See film locations that became Braavos or King’s Landing for Game of Thrones and hear stories about life on set. Wander the winding stone streets of the Jewish Quarter to steep yourself in the Medieval essence of the city.

Also, visit the Gothic Cathedral of Girona, colorful houses along the Onyar River, and the ironclad bridge built by the famous Gustave Eiffel in 1877. Your local guide accompanies you with insightful commentary and answers to your questions on this interactive virtual tour.

Virtual Tours of the Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum virtual tour in Barcelona

To create the Picasso Museum’s virtual tour, the head of security walked around slowly filming the galleries. Accompanied by text about Picasso’s life and work, this unique virtual tour gives you a casual and spontaneous look at the evolution of his artistic style.

Another online tour lets you discover places in Barcelona that were significant to Pablo Picasso. Find the tiny flat where he lived and learn how he painted the walls to look like a grand room. You can also take a narrated virtual tour of the museum’s courtyards to learn about the building’s architectural significance.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

MNAC virtual tour in Barcelona

Housed in a magnificent palace, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is one of Spain’s largest museums. See more than 1,000 years of Catalan art ranging from Romanesque mural paintings salvaged from churches in the Pyrenees Mountains to the Renaissance work of El Greco to the modern art of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Explore the museum’s collection through curated online exhibitions or take a virtual stroll through its halls.

Continue your virtual European vacation with a virtual tour to Paris or an online exploration of Rome. Find more virtual city tours and online cooking classes at Expedia’s Things to Do From Home page.