A brilliant city in constant unrest
The warm and pulsating heart of this land will give you an incredible experience full of contrasts between what man has been able to shape with his ingenuity and what nature and the sea have imposed with their force.
Visiting Barcelona on an MSC Mediterranean Cruise is undoubtedly on the list of things to do in life. Its many facets, which coexist between past and future, and the colours of its different cultures so well combined, give rise to the avant-gardes worthy of attention making this cosmopolitan capital one of the flagships of the Old Continent.
With an MSC Excursion, you will be thrilled to see Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, one of the most splendid works of Catalan modernism, which is still under construction. The original neo-Gothic project of 1882 was part of a transitional project between Art Nouveau and unusual solutions that Gaudí developed, devoting himself until the end of his days, to Jesus, Joseph and Mary. It's a representation of the Nativity that will leave you captivated.
Another MSC Excursion will take you through the gothic Barrio, the medieval quarter of the old and most authentic part of Barcelona, where you will enjoy the sights of splendid Gothic works and the traces left by the glorious Roman past. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and St. Eulalia with its pinnacles reaching the sky, will tell you about the history of the saints, while the Picasso Museum through a leap forward in time and the most significant works of the artist, spokesman for the twentieth century, will recount war and peace in Europe.
Undoubtedly the Rambla represents Barcelona. One of the MSC Excursions will take you for a walk down this street that embodies the cultural mix of the city. This fashionable boulevard will charm you with its liveliness, colours and people, in a kaleidoscope of attractions including musicians, living statues, shops and the Boqueria. The entrance to the market resembles the door to a separate world, which will capture you with scents and sensations you have never known. At the exit of the market, while on the Rambla, look out for Mirò's mosaic work and find the tile signed by the artist.
Excursions & Activities
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Reach the Port
Entering the city on the main approach roads, follow the signs for Rondes and then the B-10 Ronda Litoral, turning off for the terminal at Exit 21.
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BARCELONA - SHUTTLE Parking
Moll de Barcelona s/n, East building, 1st Floor, 08039, Barcelona
(next to the Balearia Terminal building)
Tel: + 34 93 508 80 62
- MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
Barcelona Sants Railway Station is about 6km away from the port. There is both taxi and a bus service to the port from outside the station.
Barcelona Airport is just a 15 km (9-mile) drive away from the port. You can take a taxi from outside the terminal building. There is no direct bus connection between Barcelona Airport and the port, but you could take the Aerobus to Plaça Espanya and then travel to the port by Portbus or by taxi.
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