29 Apr TOP 10 MUST SEES IN BARCELONA
Barcelona has gained a place in the top of the most visited cities in the past years. This mystical city has some iconic buildings and sights to be seen, that will make your visit to the city nothing boring. Here is a 10 must-sees list to help you plan your visit if you haven’t been to the city before.
1. SAGRADA FAMILIA
The most emblematic landmark of Barcelona and the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi is still unfinished, began to be built in 1882 it is expected to be completed in 2026. The religious building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005 and the entrance prices start at 15€, but be sure to buying them online for skipping the long queue, which can be deadly in sunny and warm summer days. [Pictured above]
2. PARK GÜELL
The Park Guell, also designed by Antoni Gaudi, is on Carmel hill, so seeing this attraction means an uphill walk if you take the bus or metro station Vallcarca. Instead this, the visit totally worth the efforts, cause the park will delight you with one of the most beautiful artistic works. Plus, offers one of the bests, if not the best views over the city. The price of the monumental zone is 7€.
3. GOTHIC QUARTER
The Gothic Quarter grew around the old Roman town, so it’s the oldest part of Barcelona. Being lost through the their streets is the best method to know this beautiful corner. Along it, you can see many charming churches, squares, markets and museums, and even parts of the old Roman walls. So if you do not want to miss a detail, keep your eyes well opened.
4. LAS RAMBLAS
Much of Barcelona was designed for pedestrian pleasure and this world renowned promenade is a good example. Unites l’Eixample with the old town until the Colon Statue and Barcelona harbour. Las Ramblas has wide sidewalks , filled with benches and shady trees. perfect for leisurely strolling and people watching. Besides, the famous market of La Boqueria is there, so ensure to pick up a fresh and energetic fruit smoothie, ideal in summer days.
5. PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA
Paseo de Gracia is one of the most important streets of Barcelona. Perfectly combines the commercial offer to cultural, you can buy in the shops of the most luxurious brands in the world , at the same time to see or visit the most famous modernist buildings like La Pedrera, Casa Amatller, Casa Fuster or the emblematic Casa Batlló.
6. MAGIC FOUNTAIN of MONTJUIC
The magic fountain is a spectacular display is spectacular mix of colour, light, music, motion and water acrobatics that fills with life Barcelona Fridays and Saturdays’ evenings in winter and Thursdays to Sundays’ evenings in summer. As you can see, the picture above speaks for itself.
7. LA BARCELONETA
Barceloneta is one of the most popular and charismatic neighborhoods of Barcelona. This seaside neighborhood is full of history and is located in the district of Port Vell. Here you would eat the bests paellas or seafood in Barcelona and enjoy a great afternoon on the beach, overlooking the iconic W Hotel.
Montserrat mountains, monastery and basilica is one of Barcelona and Spain’s biggest tourist attractions. You can see and touch the 12th century Black Virgin of Montserrat, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the characteristic rock formations and panoramic views. Montserrat is one hour from Barcelona and is visited by more than 3 million travellers and alpinists every year.
A visit to Tibadabo is fun guaranteed and great for kids. The views of Barcelona are fantastic and there is a small and fun vintage amusement park at the top, which is open in the summer from March to September, there is also a church, that opens all the day and is free to visit.
10. CAMP NOU
Last but not less important, at least not for football fans. The FC Barcelona’s home offers a stadium and museum tour, but if there’s a game during your visit, don’t miss it as it is the form to connect with the team and experience the essence of Camp Nou with the five senses.