SAGRADA FAMILIAStill under construction, the temple of the Holy Family is the most emblematic icon of the city of Barcelona. Gaudí exclusively dedicated the last years of his life. The first stone was laid in 1882 and it is uncertain when it will be finished. This is definitely one of the unavoidable visits during your visit to the city. Don’t forget to book your ticket online to avoid long queues.
From the hostel, take the metro (line 2) directly to the stop, Sagrada Familia. You come out right in front of the Temple. Walk around the entire block to admire all four facades. Gaudi's Square is a great spot for photo opportunities.
MNACThe art collection of Gothic and Romanesque MNAC is one of the most valuable in Spain. Learn the history of Spain, particularly Catalonia, through a thousand years of art.
BARRIO GÓTICOThousands of secrets are waiting to be discovered in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the city, the oldest part of Barcelona. Dive among its winding cobbled streets and around every corner you will find authentic local shops, bakery windows offering you treats that you cannot resist, tapas bars to relax in and much more.... It is easy to take a trip back in time and imagine how it was medieval Barcelona.
If you visit the History Museum of Barcelona you can see the Roman ruins remaining in the subsurface. We also recommend the Plaza de la Seu, with its Gothic cathedral, where many Sunday mornings you can see the locals doing the Catalan Sardana dance.
PARK GÜELLAlso designed by Gaudi, Park Güell is a very popular place where you can take in some nature whist enjoying amazing views of Barcelona.
LAS RAMBLASLas Ramblas is Barcelona's main promenade, where you can appreciate the multiculturalism of the city. From the Mirador de Colón to Plaza Catalunya, through its flowers, human figures, Boqueria market and street artists ... A stroll down Las Ramblas is a must when visiting Barcelona!
LA PEDRERAAlso known as Casa Mila, this Art Nouveau building situated at Passeig de Gràcia stands out for its undulating curves and shapes that differentiate from the rest. You can admire it from outside, or you can also visit one of the apartments, a small museum on the work of Gaudí, and the terrace, with its impossible figures and fabulous views of the city.
CASA BATLLÓIn the same Passeig de Gracia and only a few steps from La Pedrera, you have Casa Batlló, another building designed by Gaudi. Its facade is amazing! Gaudi knew how to reuse materials to make it a work of art.
MONTJUÏCVery near the hostel is the mountain of Montjuïc, one of the highlights of the city with the best views of the sea. There are many activities you can do there. You can visit the Fundació Miró, walk through the gardens, get to the castle and military museum, etc.. There stands the Olympic Stadium that hosted the 1992 Olympics, the first and only held in Spain.
CAMP NOUDo not miss the chance to go to watch a game and feel the atmosphere that prevails in the stage of world's best team, FC Barcelona. And don’t miss out on a visit to the museum, the most visited in the city, which displays all of the cups won in different competitions.
Tickets for the FC Barcelona museum and stadium tour can be purchased in reception to avoid long queues.