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100+ Best Barcelona Quotes, Captions & Puns

Looking for the best Barcelona quotes, Instagram captions and puns? In this post, I’ve collected and collated the best and most relevant quotes and captions about Barcelona. Having been to the city numerous times, these quotes and captions capture the best of Barcelona’s vibe. 

Whether you’re looking for some travel inspo or if you need a Barcelona caption for your Instagram post, I’ve got you covered. Feel free to use any of these!

Best Barcelona Quotes to Inspire You

Rich in culture, history, and food, it’s hard to encapsulate the wonderful Barcelona into words. These Barcelona quotes, some simple, others poetic, help express why so many travelers gravitate towards this city. And maybe they’ll inspire you to make your own trip!

  1. “Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.” – Andrew Barger
  2. “You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub.” – Anthony Bourdain
  3. “Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.” – Le Corbusier
  4. “Barcelona, archives of courtesy, shelter of the foreigners, hospital of the poor, father-land of  the brave , vengeance of the offended and pleasant correspondence of firm friendship, and in site, and in beauty, unique.” – Miguel de Cervantes
  5. “I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20 when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.” – Colm Tóibín
  6. “The first time I saw her, fires were alight. It was a spicy night in Barcelona. The air was fragrant and free.” – Roman Payne 
  7. “Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there.” – Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
  8. “Barcelona is my life, and I do not plan to leave.” – Gerard Pique
  9. “Barcelona didn’t try to live at the same pace as other global cities. It moved to the ticking of its own clock and everyone accepted it.” — Sarah Dayan 
  10. “The haunting of history is ever-present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it’s a woman who’s extremely vain.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  11. “Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. The fashion and people are just so effortlessly cool.”  – Leigh Lezark
  12. “But if there was no Barcelona why would you get out of bed in the morning?” – Ray Hudson
  13. “Barcelona is a great city and Spain is a great country to live in.” – Shakira
  14. “Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years.” – Lionel Messi

Barcelona Travel Quotes

If you need an extra dose of inspiration, these Barcelona travel quotes should do the trick!

  1. “We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  2. “Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  3. “To travel across Spain and finally to reach Barcelona is like drinking a respectable red wine and finishing up with a bottle of champagne.” — James A. Michener 
  4. “Barcelona is an open and multicultural city. It’s brimming with a very special creative energy. If you pay attention, you may be easily inspired by the places and people living there.” – Rosalia
  5. “Italy has great food and Barcelona has great energy.” – Stefon Harris
  6. “Marseilles, Barcelona, Trieste, Istanbul – each romances the Mediterranean in its own fashion, mostly by embracing the sea in sweeping C-shaped bays that date back to antiquity.”  – Andre Aciman
  7. “I love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city.” – Kristaps Porzingis
  8. “Barcelona is Gaudí’s” – Kamand Kojouri
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Short Barcelona Captions for Instagram

I know the pain of wasting too much time trying to think of a cute caption for an Instagram post (for me, it often takes longer than actually choosing the best photos!). These short Barcelona captions for Instagram (or Facebook… whichever is your jam) make posting easy-peasy so that you can go back to holiday mode ASAP!

  1. Feeling the Barcelona heat
  2. Rambling down La Rambla
  3. Pass the paella, please
  4. Barcelona, you have my heart
  5. Livin’ for a siesta
  6. In Barcelona, the sun always seems to be shining
  7. Nothing beats Tapas Tuesday in Barcelona!
  8. Sun, sangria, and siesta… what else could I want?
  9. Barcelona memories in the making
  10. Livin’ la vida loca in Barca
  11. A trip to Spain isn’t complete without coming to Barcelona!
  12. All about tapas
  13. Living off sangria and tapas!
  14. Barcelona: Paradise found
  15. Warning: hot girl summer in Barca
  16. Lost in Barcelona… and lovin’ it!

More Catchy Barcelona Instagram Captions

  1. “Barcelona: Where Gaudí’s dreams became reality, and mine are still pending!” 🏰✨
  2. “Wake up, sunshine! It’s time to chase your dreams in the vibrant streets of Barcelona.” ☀️💃
  3. “Life is like a beach in Barcelona: sometimes sandy, sometimes wavy, but always worth the view!” 🏖️🌊
  4. “In a city that never sleeps, even the Sagrada Familia is a night owl!” 🌙🦉
  5. “Barcelona: Where tapas and laughter go hand in hand. Just don’t forget the sangria!” 🍽️🍷
  6. “Cobbled streets, sunny skies, and sangria highs. Barcelona, you stole my heart!” 🌆❤️
  7. “Barcelona is my playground, and I’m never too old to swing on Gaudí’s whimsical creations!” 🎪🤸‍♀️
  8. “When life throws curves, just dance like a flamenco dancer in Barcelona!” 💃😂
  9. “Inspiration is everywhere in Barcelona. Even the pigeons strut with artistic grace!” 🎨🐦
  10. “Barcelona: where the sunsets are as breathtaking as Messi’s goals.” 🌅⚽
  11. “Barcelona, the city of Gaudí and good vibes. No wonder it’s so colorful!” 🌈😄
  12. “Barcelona: the city that taught me how to siesta like a pro. Nap time, anyone?” 😴😄
  13. “When life gives you lemons, squeeze them into a refreshing glass of sangria in Barcelona!” 🍋🍷
  14. “Barcelona, where dreams become mosaics of beauty. Keep creating your masterpiece!” ✨🎨
  15. “Life is too short to not eat all the churros in Barcelona. Grab a friend and indulge!” 🍩❤️
  16. “Barcelona: where tapas are meant to be shared, and memories are meant to be made.” 🍽️📸
  17. “In a city that embraces eccentricity, be yourself, because you’re a Gaudí masterpiece!” 🎭🌟
  18. “Barcelona, where the streets are like a gallery and your footsteps create the art.” 🚶‍♀️🎨
  19. “When life gets stressful, just remember that somewhere in Barcelona, someone is sipping sangria.” 🍷😌
  20. “Barcelona: the city that turns ordinary moments into extraordinary stories. Cheers to that!” 🥂✨
  21. “In Barcelona, even the raindrops dance to the rhythm of the city. Grab an umbrella and join the party!” ☔💃
  22. “Barcelona: the city where architecture becomes a love affair. Gaudí, take my heart!” ❤️🏰
  23. “Barcelona: a city that whispers ‘Carpe Diem’ with every sip of cava.” 🍾🌟
  24. “When the world zigs, Barcelona zags. Embrace the unconventional and dance to your own beat!” 💃🎶
  25. “Barcelona, the city where dreams are elevated to new heights, just like the views from Park Güell.” 🌠🏞️
  26. “Life is like a mosaic in Barcelona. Embrace the broken pieces and create something beautiful!” ✨🎭
  27. “In Barcelona, even the pigeons know how to strike a pose for the perfect Instagram picture!” 📸🐦
  28. “Barcelona: where you can find inspiration on every corner, even in the quirkiest street art.” 🎨✨
  29. “In Barcelona, every sunrise brings a new opportunity to explore, create, and savor life.” 🌅❤️
  30. “Barcelona: where tapas and laughter mix perfectly, just like the paella of good times!” 🍽️😂

Funny Barcelona Quotes

Need a laugh to brighten your day? Check out these funny Barcelona quotes that will surely make you crack a smile…

  1. “I went to have a look at the cathedral, a modern cathedral, and one of the most hideous buildings in the world.” – George Orwell
  2. “In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it’s traditionally the least Spanish city, but you’d never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral when it comes to overseas visitors.” – Julie Burchill
  3. “I’d love to be popular in Barcelona. That sounds like a fun job.” – Bobby Heenan
  4. “People travel north from Barcelona, not south.” – Jose Andres
  5. “As hard as I try I cannot get myself to three museums in any one city. The only museum I’ve ever really enjoyed was the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and I think that’s because it’s small and you can touch things.” – Carole Radziwill
  6. “If you are in an aeroplane, how will you know if you are already in Barcelona? – Stick your hand out of the aeroplane’s window. if it’s hot, you might be in Africa, if it’s cold, you might be in Russia. If you lose your watch, you are already in Barcelona.”
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Barcelona Puns and Sayings

Let’s get punny!! I can’t resist a good (… or bad) pun; sometimes you just gotta embrace the cheese, right? So if you’re like me, here are some awesome Barcelona puns that you can use whether it’s in your video calls home or as a caption on your social media (heehee!). 

  1. “I don’t want to leave Barcelona, but unfortunately, I’m Gaudi.”
  2. “I heard there’s a lot of cool architecture in Barcelona. But I thought it was pretty Gaudí.”
  3. “Might as Guell head to Barcelona for the weekend!”
  4. “Let’s give ’em something to tapas-bout.”
  5. “We’re cava-ing a great time in Barcelona!”
  6. “I bought a surprisingly good pen in Barcelona. Nobody expects the Spanish ink precision.”
  7. “Had too much sangria at Brunch-alona”
  8. “Save water, drink sangria!”
  9. “Barcelona is the Bombas!”
  10. “I jamon what I am.”
  11. “Barcelona: Where the streets have more curves than a Gaudí masterpiece!”
  12. “In Barcelona, even the pigeons have more style than most people!”
  13. “Life is better with tapas and sangria, especially in Barcelona!”
  14. “Barcelona: Where getting lost is not a problem, it’s an adventure!”
  15. “Barcelona: Where the sun shines brighter than Messi’s football skills!”
  16. “In Barcelona, the only thing faster than the metro is the speed at which paella disappears!”
  17. “Barcelona: Where the nightlife is as lively as a salsa dance-off!”
  18. “When in Barcelona, don’t be surprised if you find yourself saying ‘Gaudí lord, this city is amazing!'”
  19. “In Barcelona, coffee is not just a drink, it’s a way of life. Make it strong and make it cortado!”
  20. “Barcelona: Where the only thing hotter than the weather is the passion for Catalan culture!”
  21. “In Barcelona, even the seagulls have perfected the art of stealing churros!”
  22. “Barcelona: Where beach hair and flip-flops are the epitome of fashion!”
  23. “In Barcelona, the only competition more intense than a football match is finding the perfect spot for paella!”
  24. “Barcelona: Where the buildings are so beautiful, they make selfie sticks jealous!”
  25. “In Barcelona, the only thing more colorful than the architecture is the variety of tapas!”
  26. “Barcelona: Where the art of dodging tourists on La Rambla should be an Olympic sport!”
  27. “In Barcelona, even the raindrops have a sense of humor and come down in the form of confetti!”
  28. “Barcelona: Where ordering patatas bravas is an act of bravery in itself!”
  29. “In Barcelona, you’ll find more bikes than in a Tour de France race, but with more sangria breaks!”
  30. “Barcelona: Where getting lost in the Gothic Quarter is like discovering a hidden treasure map!”

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