Cruise from Barcelona

Barcelona offers a visual appeal that no doubt inspired its most famous resident, Pablo Picasso, and continues to inspire its vibrant young population today. Be prepared to fall in love with this rather bohemian city. Filmmaker Woody Allen appears to have come under its spell; much of the city is shown in his 2008 movie, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Its unique architecture combines Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles with modern design.

Be sure to make your way to Las Ramblas to take in fabulous art and architecture, browse and buy at the vibrant Boqueria Market, or just relax at a café and watch it all go by. Many of Barcelona's most popular spots offer relaxation and stimulation all at once. Stretching from Barcelona's harbor to its uptown district is the Shopping Line, with partly pedestrian rows of shops, museums, churches, restaurants and bars.