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Barcelona’s guide to a great visit


by Beatriz Costa, Marketing & Communication

Published August 05, 2022


This summer, most of us want to walk the streets again like we used to, eat in good restaurants, soak in some history in a new culture and go to the beach. If you are one of these people, Barcelona is the place to be!

Barcelona is a very dynamic tourist destination where you can do almost any kind of tourism. There is so much choice, in fact, that a lot of people fear of missing some amazing places. But no worries! We are here to present you the must do attractions.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familía is one of Antoni Gaudí's best-known works. It has been under construction for over a century. The first stone was laid in 1882, and a year later, Gaudí took charge of the architecture of this (unconventional) church. Today it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Barcelona because of its magnificence. It is expected to be ready in 2026.

It is possible to visit its interior and have access to the towers. For more information on tickets and prices, access here.

Photos by Eber Brown (left), Caleb Maxwell (centre) and Won Young Park (right) on Unsplash

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is one of the main streets of Barcelona and one of its most visited areas. It is 1.3km long and connects Plaça de Catalunya to the Columbus Monument.

This street is very busy and full of locals and street artists who pose as living statues. Here you can find several restaurants with terraces and a magnificent street view. However, it can be a bit pricey due to the large influx of tourists.

Las Ramblas is, without a doubt, an obligatory stop.

Photos by Jorge Fernández Salas (left) and Yoav Aziz (right) on Unsplash

Casa Batló e Casa Milà

Casa Batló and Casa Milà are two of Antoni Gaudí's most emblematic creations.

Casa Batló is a remodelling created by Gaudi in the 20th century. Its features and resemblance to a dragon are recognised all over the world.

It has been open to the public since 1995, and it is possible to visit and even hold events there. It has been considered UNESCO World Heritage and is a must-see icon d in Barcelona.

For more information on visits and prices, access here.

Also known as La Pedrera, Casa Milà begun constructing in 1906 at the request of Pere Milà and Roser Segimon to be their family home.

It is one of several Catalan Modernist works listed by UNESCO and was Gaudí's fourth and last building on Passeig de Gràcia.

Casa Milà is also possible to visit and even stay overnight. For more information on visits and tickets, click here.

Photos by Stefan Roks (left) and Florencia Dalla Lasta (right) on Unsplash

Park Güell

The 17-hectare park is full of rounded shapes, columns resembling tree trunks, animal figures, and geometric shapes. Most of the elements are decorated with mosaics made of coloured ceramic pieces.

The park also has the "Monumento del Calvario", a viewpoint over the whole city of Barcelona located at the highest part of the park.

The centre of Park Guell has a big bench about 110 metres long, which resembles a snake and is decorated with colourful mosaics.

The Park Güell is another emblematic place in Barcelona to not be missed. For tickets, click here.

Photos by Tânia Mousinho (left), Dimitry B (centre) and Kristijan Arsov (right) on Unsplash

La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta is a traditional and old neighbourhood in the city.

Once home to fishermen, people associated with fishing and the metal industry, today, it is one of the most popular and visited districts of the city of Barcelona. On one side it has the famous beaches, a place of tourism for thousands of visitors, and on the other, the Port Vell, the old port of the city.

On the beach side, you can see lots of traditional bars and restaurants, residents watching the view sitting on chairs and drying their clothes in the sun.

This place is undoubtedly a place to not be missed for the views and good atmosphere.

Photos by Leon Macapagal (left) and Enes (right) on Unsplash

La Boqueria

La Boqueria is Barcelona's bustling urban market, which has been around since medieval times.

With more than 200 years of commerce, the market has a very elegant iron and glass roof built-in 1914.

Here you can buy fruit, meat, and cheese and enjoy sights and sounds.

Another experience you can't miss when visiting La Boqueria is to stop and enjoy a beer and a tapa in one of the market bars.

Photos by real_ jansen (left and right) and Alex Ruggieri (centre) on Unsplash

Camp Nou Experience

Home of the Barcelona FC football team, it was built in 1957 and today represents one of the most visited sites in Barcelona, not only for the devotion of the fans but also for the curiosity of the opposing fans.

This experience allows you to explore the stadium. It is possible to visit the changing rooms, walk through the tunnel to the field and even step onto the turf, just like a real football player.

To make this experience even more accurate, it is possible to go to the press room, the VIP seats, the bench and even visit the museum full of recordings and symbolic objects of the club.

For more information about tickets and prices, check this site.

Photos by Anna Sullivan (left) and Fikri Rasyid (right) on Unsplash

Parc de la Ciutadella

The Parc de la Ciutadella is one of the city's most relaxing and stunning places.

With over 17 hectares, it houses several elements that give it life and complete its beauty. For example, it has a beautiful waterfall with a massive monument and Castillo de Los Tres Dragones (Castle of the Three Dragons), which currently houses the Zoological Museum. It also has a lake, greenhouse, wooded grounds and areas with views.

If you want to relax, this open-air museum is the ideal place to do it.

Photos by Paula De la Pava Nieto (left) and Lucía Garó (right) on Unsplash

Arc de Triomf

Located at the entrance of Passeig de Sant Joan and Passeig Lluís Companys, the Arc de Triomf stands 30 metres high and does not let its beauty and grandeur go unnoticed.

It is a trendy tourist spot in Barcelona and perfect for taking photos.

Photos by Polina Kocheva (left) and DENCHIK (right) on Unsplash

Other options

Suppose none of these options has convinced you yet. In that case, you can still visit Plaça de Catalunya, Bunkers del Carmel, Chocolate Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Columbus Monument and Museum Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

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