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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Barcelona And Catalunya

Rick Steves, enjoying the shade in Salvador Dali's back yard, introduces us to more of the best of Europe with his all-new series.
Rick Steves
Rick Steves, enjoying the shade in Salvador Dali's back yard, introduces us to more of the best of Europe with his all-new series.

Airs Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

⁠—America's favorite travel guide transports viewers to Europe's cities, villages and countryside⁠—

The creative spirit of Spain’s Catalunya — the land of Picasso, Gaudi, and Salvador Dali — is on a roll. On this episode, we'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter.

Barcelona, Spain: Inviting Beaches and Intriguing Gothic Quarter

Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.

Rick Steves' Europe: Figueres, Spain: Art of Salvador Dalí

About Season 5:

On Season 5 of RICK STEVES' EUROPE, Rick bikes the back lanes of Copenhagen, waltzes through Vienna, slurps escargot in Burgundy, ventures to the desolate side of a Greek isle for the perfect sunset, and strives to appreciate famously stinky cheese of Olomouc in the Czech Republic.

He also wanders through Salvador Dali's home, communes with Viking ghosts on Denmark’s "ship-in-a-bottle" isle, scampers through Delphi’s dramatic ruins, witnesses Barcelonan children learning to speak Catalan and ventures through a World War II-era fortress buried deep in the Swiss Alps.

Barcelona, Spain: Picasso Museum
Barcelona, Spain: Park Güell
Montserrat, Spain: Mountaintop Monastery

Rick's Travel Tips

Explore Europe confidently, efficiently and safely using these travel tips.

App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android

The Rick Steves Audio Europe app organizes Rick's vast and varied library of audio content into geographic-specific playlists so you can enjoy ready access to the information that relates specifically to your travel plans. You'll get Rick's self-guided tours for dozens of Europe's top museums, sights and historic walks—plus 200 tracks of travel tips and cultural insights from his radio show—all for FREE! View a demo.

Rick's Travel Philosophy:

Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.

Watch On Your Schedule:

Past episodes and clips from the series are available for streaming on demand.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Barcelona And Catalunya

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