Top Things To Do And Try When Visiting Barcelona

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Top Things To Do And Try When Visiting Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital city of the Catalonia region of Spain, is known for its architecture, art and of course, if you are a football lover, then it brings to mind the famous Football Club Barcelona.

With travel being so much more accessible nowadays, it is difficult to choose which city to explore on your long awaited vacation: A city that offers fun, excitement and new experiences.

Barcelona is a city that always surprises you…it’s like Paris or New York …there is always something new to discover here and you need a lot more than 5 days to see everything.

But as a traveller, you may have a limited time to see a city as diverse as Barcelona. So what to do? How can you maximize our time here?

Below we have provided you with the city’s best and most unique attractions:

 

  1. Gaudi

Gaudi is considered to be Barcelona’s most famous architect. His buildings and style of architecture are a big attraction to tourists.

His work is spread all over the city and some of the major sites include

  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Casa Mila
  • Casa Batllo

  1. Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

Relatively new, this area is fast becoming a popular tourist attraction.

It has been awarded UNESCO world heritage status.

Originally built as a hospital this area is full of amazing architecture.

 

  1. Las Ramblas

All this sightseeing made you hungry?

Head past Plaça de Catalunya to the city’s most famous street for a stroll -Las Ramblas

Take a tour of the street and drink water from its famous fountain and sit for a while doing some people watching.

Then wonder down the many side streets that feed off La Rambla where you’ll find a wide range of outdoor dining to give you the energy to carry on.

 

  1. Visit Plaça d’Espanya at night

Nights bring this beautiful place to life. On some days Plaça d’Espanya has fountains and lights that line the street towards Montjuïc Hill.

At the end of the street there is a spectacular Magic Fountain of Montjuïc that puts on a beautiful show of water and lights.

 

  1. Food Fun

If you are a food lover then you are in for a treat.

Barcelona has some of the best food in Spain and there is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than spending your day exploring the food market.

 

  1. Beaches

Trip to Barcelona is not complete without a visit to the city’s pristine and beautiful beach.

So kick back and relax in the sun and snooze away your afternoon enjoying the surf and the sun.

 

  1. Chocolate Museum

For chocolate lovers it does not get any better than a whole chocolate museum!!

Barcelona was one of the major ports for the arrival of chocolate in Europe and chocolate museum celebrates that.

You can learn more about the history of this delicious delicacy all the while enjoying a bar or two of chocolate.

 

  1. El Poble Espanyol

This is a charming village that was built in 1929 representing streets and walkways from all over Spain.

You can also buy excellent and pretty handcrafted souvenirs for your loved ones.

 

  1. Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter is basically the heart of the old city of Barcelona. It is a fascinating and informative walk as most of the buildings date back to the medieval era.

It is a great place to study and appreciate the architecture and to have a glimpse of the days that have gone by.

 

  1. Barcelona Cathedral

Another attraction of this city is its old and beautiful cathedral that was built in 14th century. This church holds lots of history.

13 geese will be found in a secluded Gothic cloister in the memory of Saint Eulalia who was martyred for her faith at the age of 13.

 

  1. Flea Market

Take a stroll through the antique flea market just outside the Barcelona cathedral.

 

  1. Harbor Cable Car

It is a 1450- meter long harbor aerial tramway that connects Montjuïc and Barceloneta.

It starts near the beach on top of the 78-meter tower and takes you all the way to the Montjuïc Hill.

It gives you a pretty view of the sparkling water and the busy harbor below you.

  1. Montjuïc Hill

When you land on the Montjuïc Hill you get a spectacular view of the sprawling city and can visit the famous Fortress Castell de Montjuïc. It is a large 18th century Fortress with beautiful gardens and impressive architecture.

 

  1. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

It is a museum that is dedicated fully to the history and art of the Catalonia region.

It is located on a hill and offers you a chance to get some pretty awesome pictures of yourself.

 

  1. Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

Near Las Ramblas there is a large column on which rests the statue of Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered America, which is a huge tourist attraction.

This statue was built to commemorate the success of the explorer who was under the sponsorship of the Spanish monarchs at the time.

You can enter the column and can get an amazing aerial view of the street and the port.

 

  1. Las Golondrinas Boat Tour

Barcelona marina area offers boat tours of varying lengths that give you the view of the harbor.

After a lot of walking sit back and enjoy the waters of Barcelona with a cup of coffee.

 

  1. Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium is pretty amazing and a good option to visit with your family.

 

  1. Soccer Match

See a football match in Barcelona.

The noise, the crowd, and all that energy!!!

Barcelona is the home ground of the world famous club FC Barcelona.

Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience

Final tips

 

These are some of the famous sites to visit if you are going to Barcelona.

Not everything can be squeezed into the limited time you have in here.

So enjoy your time…eat, sleep and see Barcelona at your pace…

 

 

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