Barcelona is one of those cities that you can visit over and over again, and discover something new every time. Whether you are interested in art, architecture, music or food, this captivating city on the Mediterranean offers something for every visitor.
Here is a list of some of the things to see during your stay in Barcelona:
- Barri Gotic – the Gothic quarter is the oldest part of the city
- Las Ramblas – famous promenade that runs from the Columbus monument to the Plaza Cataluña
- Sagrada Familia – Gaudí’s still unfinished architectural masterpiece. For more information, click here
- Picasso Museum – a collection of the artist’s works, housed in a 15th C. palace. For more information, click here
- La Pedrera (Casa Milà) – perhaps Gaudí’s most iconic building, located on the Paseo de Gracia. For more information, click here
- Plaza Cataluña – square at the heart of Barcelona, where the old part of Barcelona (Gothic quarter) meets the new and sophisticated part of the city (the Eixample)
- Catedral de la Seu – Gothic cathedral built between 1298 and 1450, with a 19th C. Neogothic façade. For more information, click here
- Boquería Market – a spectacular market that is over 600 years old. For more information, click here
- The Eixample – the grid-pattern area north of the Plaza Cataluña, with architectural gems from the Modernist movement and elegant boulevards and shops
- Montjuic – site of the Olympic Stadium, this hill overlooking the city can be accessed via funicular
- Modernist Architecture – In addition to La Pedrera, don’t miss Casa Batlló (Gaudí), Casa Lleo Morera (Domenech i Muntaner) and Casa Amatller (Puig i Cadafalch), on the Paseo de Gracia
- Palau de la Música Catalana – Built between 1905 and 1908, this Art Nouveau concert hall is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more information, click here
- Parc Güell – originally conceived as a private estate, this public park designed by Gaudí includes a house-museum that was occupied by the artist and his niece between 1906-1926. For more information, click here
- Pedralbes Monastery-Museum – 14th C. monastery located in the city’s upscale residential neighborhood, includes art from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. For more information, click here
- Poble Espanyol – Spanish Village created for the 1929 Expo, with reproductions of architectural structures from different Spanish regions. For more information, click here
- More museums – Museu Maritim (Maritime Museum), Fundació Tapies (works by Antoni Tapies), Fundació Miró (located on Montjuic) and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Book a private tour! You may want to consider booking a private tour with an English-speaking guide. Your personal guide can provide you with information on the city and its historic sites. For more information, click here.
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