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10 best places to visit in barcelona

10 best places to visit in Barcelona, best places to visit in Barcelona

Catalonia's vibrant capital, Barcelona, ​​is a stunning seaside city that prides itself on its beauty and sunny lifestyle. Breathtaking landscapes, breathtaking architecture and top-notch cultural attractions make for an alluring destination. Of course, the mild Mediterranean climate adds to the charm.

Barcelona has an atmospheric medieval neighborhood, Barri Gòtic, with an almost magical old-world vibe, but it's best known for its modernist architecture. Antoni Gaudí's avant-garde surrealist buildings left a lasting mark on Barcelona; several are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After all, sightseers will want to simply relax and soak up the city's convivial atmosphere. Visitors will enjoy strolling Las Ramblas, popular with locals; sunbathing on the sandy beach near the port; and dining leisurely on outdoor terraces.

One of the best ways to explore Barcelona is by wandering aimlessly, wandering hidden alleys with tiny cafés, or stopping to relax in peaceful town squares, where street musicians play Spanish guitars. Pleasant surprises abound.

Find out the best places to see and things to do with our list of the top attractions in Barcelona

best places to visit in Barcelona

list of the best places to visit in barcelona (with map)

  1. Sagrada Família
  2. Barceloneta
  3. La Rambla
  4. Picasso Museum
  5. Barcelona cathedral
  6. La Boqueria Market
  7. Casa mila
  8. Park Güell
  9. Montjuïc Magic Fountain
  10. CaixaForum

1. Sagrada Família

10 best places to visit in barcelona

Towering above Barcelona's cityscape, the Sagrada Família will be the tallest church in the world when completed (completion expected in 2026). This 130-year labor of love dreamed up by Antoni Gaudí is one of the most controversial cathedrals in the world, but it's also one of the most visited. 

Three million tourists flock here each year to witness the architectural achievement of combining natural light and religion into a stunning whole. The interior is like a giant jigsaw puzzle, with each new style incorporated into Gaudi's visionary design.

Read also: top 10 things to see in madrid

Map of Sagrada Família


2. Barceloneta

10 best places to visit in barcelona

Barcelona has over 4.5 miles of beaches from Sant Sebastià to Llevant. Much can be found in Barceloneta, the famous maritime and workers' community that arose on the island of the Maians in the 17th century. Worth wandering around the streets and alleys of Barceloneta, Its modest yet charming two-story home. 

Another draw is the region's delicious and varied cuisine, from tapas and vermouth to paella and seafood. You can also spend a few hours touring the luxury yachts that line the marina like Olympic Harbor.

Read also: top 10 places to visit in spain

Map of Barceloneta


3. La Rambla

Is undoubtedly this is one of the most famous street in Barcelona. Stretching from Port Vell to Plaza Catalunya in the city centre, Las Ramblas are lined with shops, flower stands, art and attractions. Don't miss the ornate Canaletes fountain, the Boqueria market, the Liceu opera house and theater main.

Map of la rambla


 4. Picasso Museum

10 best places to visit in barcelona

If you use the number of people queuing up to measure the quality of a museum, the Picasso Museum ranks first. The museum was founded by Picasso and his friend and secretary Jaime Sabartès, who donated his collection to the cause. More than 3,800 works make up the permanent collection, It also hosts a series of temporary exhibitions.

Map of Picasso museum

5. Barcelona Cathedral

10 best places to visit in barcelona

It's always worth visiting the cathedral in the city you're visiting, and Barcelona is no exception. Its cathedral is an impressive example of Gothic architecture, now a cultural heritage site and a National Historic Monument since 1929. It is dedicated to holiness The cross and Santa Eulalia, the patron saint of Barcelona, ​​who was martyred by the Romans and whose remains lie in the crypt. Besides the artistic and architectural wealth inside, you should also visit the monastery with its 13 white geese (one representing each year of St. Eulalia's life) and Aged carvings on the floor detail, which the guild paid for each part of the church. If you visit on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you might even witness another Catalan tradition, the Saldana dance, performed in the square in front of the cathedral.

Map of Barcelona cathedral


6. La Boqueria Market

10 best places to visit in barcelona

Its stall owners have had to learn the language and indulge in public relations, since La Boqueria is now Barcelona's main food market, as well as a major tourist destination. Just off La Rambla, the largest market in Catalonia with more than 300 stalls and an area of ​​2583 square meters. That's a lot of people selling a lot of canvas roofs. Think of some lesser-known delicacies, and you're almost guaranteed to find it here. Handicrafts are abundant.

Map of La Boqueria Market

7. Casa Milà

10 best places to visit in barcelona

It has been described as looking as rising dough lava or stone lung. You can make your own description of this weird and wonderful part of modernism, let's put it this way. La Pedrera is a bold example of Gaudí's use of stone. When La Pedrera his last First commissioned in 1906 as a municipal project, the building became a laughingstock for its undulating facade, wrought-iron balconies and huge windows. Of course, it is viewed very differently today, and Gaudí's innovative self-supporting stone exterior has earned it a place in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Map of Casa Milà


8. Park Güell

10 best places to visit in barcelona

In Barcelona's Horta-Guinardó neighbourhood, this maze of walls and walkways is made up of a cluster of gardens, small architectural displays and more, all with stunning hillside views across the city. Highlights include the Hall of the Hundred Columns (although it actually has 86) Mosaic snake bench and salamander on the main steps. You can enter the park for free, but if you want to enter the monument area, you'll need to pay around 10 euros to see the iconic mosaic benches and dragons (and more).
Map of Park Güell


9. Montjuïc Magic Fountain

10 best places to visit in barcelona

Most locals only see this light music and water show when they were kids or when they had to act as tour guides for tourists. But whether or not you have offspring of your own, this show will inspire a childlike curiosity in all of us. It's magic, after all. Designed by Carles Buïgas, And It is One of the last remaining attractions made for the 1929 International Exposition, Designed by Carles Buigas,

Map of Montjuïc Magic Fountain

10. CaixaForum

10 best places to visit in barcelona

CaixaForum is another example of a beautifully restored building. Puig i Cadafalch built this former textile factory for entrepreneur Casimir Casaramona at the foot of Montjuic. After years of being abandoned, Fundació La Caixa bought the building and gave it a new role as a Cultural social and educational center. In addition to the permanent collection of contemporary art, there are three temporary exhibition spaces and a program of concerts, lectures, screenings, guided tours and child-friendly events. So yes, it may sound like a pharmaceutical company, but it is A great place with picturesque views. And the art is pretty good too.

Map of CaixaForum

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