Barcelona City Attractions: 10 Places to Visit

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Barcelona City Attractions

Barcelona, Barcelona… It is one of the funniest, most romantic, energetic and beautiful cities in the world. This is why Barcelona is on the list of almost every traveler in the world.

Those who are planning to go to and enjoy Barcelona, should not forget adding these city attractions in your to-see list for Barcelona.

1) La Sagrada Familia

la sagrada familia

The most visited attraction in Spain and the most iconic architecture of Barcelona is Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, whose construction dates back to 1882. The construction remained unfinished upon the death of Gaudi in 1926 and different architects are still maintaining the project.

The towers representing the Evangelists, Mary, Jesus Christ and the others are impressive along with the three symbolic façades: Nativity Façade, Passion Façade, Glory Façade. Here is the official website for more information.

2) Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gotico)

barrio-gotico

Barrio Gotico, also known as the Gothic Quarter is where you will feel the synthesis of history and modern day. As a part of the old town, Barrio Gotico is home to the Barcelona Cathedral, which is attractive with the detailed stonework in gothic style. Plaça Reial is a square in the Gothic Quarter and a well-known tourist attraction, especially at night.

le-bosc-de-les-fades

El Bosc de Les Fades is one of Barcelona’s most unique bars with simulated rain showers. You can take a break in this fascinating venue to try the sangria. Find more about the bar and the museum connected here.

3) Casa Mila and Casa Batlló

Casa-Mila

Casa Batlló is within La Manzana de la Discordia, which a block known for the four buildings by four modern architects. Designed by Gaudi in 1904, Casa Batlló is impressive with its unusual tracery, irregular oval windows and the façade designed with colorful mosaics. It is open for visiting every day from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm.

Casa Mila designed by Gaudi is within Illa de la Discordia. It is mostly known for the wave-shaped walls and chimney-topped rooftops. It is outstandingly curved outside and inside. Casa Mila is open for visiting both during the daytime and nighttime.

4) La Rambla

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If you are a tourist in Barcelona, your route will take you to La Rambla sooner or later. You will see many commercial stores and attractive buildings around this central street. Street performers also prefer to show up on La Rambla, which turns the street to an open-air museum.

5) Parc Güell

Parc Güell

Parc Güell is one of the largest green areas with a diversity of species in Barcelona. Not only the nature but also the architectonic elements located in the park attracts the visitors and creates a unique view. We see the signature of Gaudi once more in this attraction. Multicolored mosaic works are the most famous structures of Parc Güell.

See more information about the park here and take your notes:

Opening time: 08:00,

Closing time: 21:30,

Last hour of access: 20:30.

6) Montjuic and Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol

Montjuic is a symbolic place in Barcelona and it is very attractive for the visitors. It offers a mixture of history, culture and, entertainment. Poble Espanyol located on the mountain of Montjuic is where you can enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona. But there is more here! Poble Espanyol is the address to witness and experience craftsmanship, fine contemporary art and original shopping. Read more about Poble Espanyol here.

7) Palace of Catalan Music

Palace of Catalan Music

Palace of Catalan Music or Palau de la Musica has a big share in the city’s art life. The building was designed in the Catalan modernist style and built between 1905 and 1908 for Orfeó Català. Even you cannot find time to join an event, the rich decoration of the façade deserves to be seen. Check the dates of the events here.

8) La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta, designed in the 18th century is a popular district in Barcelona today. The district is distinctive with its architecture, seafood restaurants and bars and beaches. La Barceloneta is not only visited by the tourists. Locals are also spending their time in this beautiful place.

9) Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria

Both the tourists and the locals visit Mercat de la Boqueria for fresh food and unique experience. You can taste some tapas and a glass of cava in La Boqueria. You just feel so local while walking around the shops offering fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat. Even if you don’t buy much, it is a special attraction of Barcelona. Do not miss it!

10) Picasso Museum

picasso museum barcelona

The museum will introduce you to more than 4,000 artworks of Picasso in the permanent exhibition. Witnessing all the journey of this amazing artist from his early years to his maturation will help you understand his art much more. There are also temporary exhibitions. Some examples of past temporary exhibitions include Mythologies, Cubism and War, Jacqueline (Picasso’s wife), and Picasso: Photography and Ceramic. You can find more information about the Picasso Museum in Barcelona on its website.


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