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VENICE. The City of Canals, is an enchanting labyrinth of winding waterways, intricate bridges, and timeless beauty where gondolas glide beneath centuries-old architecture. Prepare to be captivated by its romantic allure as you explore a world like no other, where history and art merge seamlessly in this aquatic wonderland.


Venice is Known For

Canals and Waterways

Canals and waterways, navigated by iconic gondolas, weave through the city like liquid streets, offering a unique and enchanting mode of transportation.

St. Mark's Square

Venice's St. Mark's Square, with its stunning basilica and historic cafes, serves as the elegant heart of the city, where art, culture, and architecture converge.

Art and Culture

Venice's art and culture, from masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto to the annual Venice Biennale, have long been a source of inspiration and innovation, captivating visitors with its timeless allure.

Unique Architecture

Venice's unique architecture, characterized by graceful palaces and intricate bridges that seem to float on water, is a testament to the city's ingenious adaptation to its watery environment.

Venice Highlights

Venetian Canals
Venice is famous for its intricate network of canals, including the Grand Canal, where iconic gondolas and vaporettos (water buses) navigate the city's waterways. These canals are the lifeblood of the city and serve as its streets.

St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) is the principal public square of Venice and is known for its stunning architecture, including St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile (bell tower).

Venetian Masks
Venice has a rich tradition of mask-making, and Venetian masks are world-renowned for their intricate designs. They are often associated with the city's famous Carnival.

Venetian Glass
Murano, an island near Venice, is renowned for its glassmaking tradition. Visitors can explore glass factories and purchase exquisite Murano glass creations.

Venetian Cuisine
Venice offers a unique culinary experience with seafood-centric dishes like risotto al nero di seppia (squid ink risotto) and sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines). Cicchetti (small snacks) and gelato are also must-try treats.

Historic Palaces
The city is dotted with historic palaces, including the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and Ca' d'Oro, showcasing exquisite Venetian architecture and art.

Venetian Lagoon
The Venetian Lagoon, with its picturesque islands like Burano and Torcello, offers opportunities for exploration, photography, and enjoying colorful fishing villages.

Venetian Gondolas
Gondola rides are a quintessential Venetian experience, providing a romantic and leisurely way to explore the city's canals and hidden corners.

Venetian Opera
Venice has a rich opera tradition, with historic venues like La Fenice, where operas by composers like Verdi and Rossini have premiered.

Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale is one of the world's most prestigious art exhibitions, showcasing contemporary art, architecture, and cinema.

Historic Bridges
Venice is known for its picturesque bridges, including the Rialto Bridge, which spans the Grand Canal and offers excellent views.

Barcelona Top Annual Events

The three kings day is part of the celebration of Christmas culminating 12 days after Christmas on January 6th. On the eve of the 6th parades take place throughout the city, the largest is called Cabalgata de Reyes where 500,000 people lineup each year to watch. Celebrations peak on the 6th where presents are opened and traditionally a sweet bread called Tortell de Reis is enjoyed.

Carnaval is celebrated in many Catholic countries in February to have some fun before heading into lent. In Barcelona you can find kid and adult friendly celebrations including floats, costumes, music, and fireworks.

Saint George’s day, also called Día de la Rosa (the day of the Rose) is the Catalonian Valentine’s day celebrated on April 23rd. Rose and book stands can be found all over the city. In tradition women receive a red rose and men receive a book as a gift. On this day you will find Casa Batlló decorated in roses.

Formula 1 is widely enjoyed in Barcelona. Each year the city is host to the Spanish Grand Prix in May where over 150,000 people enjoy this high octane event.

Celebrated on the night of June 23rd and June 24th, the beaches become a party with fires and fireworks. Locals refer to this night as 'Nit del Foc' meaning night of fire. This is a celebration of the longest day and shortest night of the year.

One weekend each year in June Barcelona hosts one of the best known music festivals in Europe. The events are attended by over 100,000 people and are split between sonar by day and sonar by night.

In mid-August, every Barrio (neighborhood) compete to be the best decorated street. Gracia is one of the most well-known neighborhoods to explore the amazing setups. The celebration continues both day and night and includes live concerts and drinks.

On September 24th hundreds of performance take place in the streets. Many involve mythical beasts or giants and include dancing, drums and fireworks. During the celebration you can also find Castellers building human towers.

Best Time to Visit

May to June

Driest Months

June to August

Wettest Months

September to November

Barcelona Travel Inspiration

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Regional Attractions



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<center>Costa Brava</center>

Costa Brava

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<center>PortAventura Park</center>

PortAventura Park

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<center>Salvador Dali Museum</center>

Salvador Dali Museum

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