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1. Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia
4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

It is one of the most famous and breathtaking locations in Barcelona. It is declared as a UNESCO world heritage site and is proclaimed as a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.æ

2. Girona

Girona

35 km
from city center
2 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Located between Barcelona and Costa Brava, Girona is a little town nestled in the heart of Catalonia. A distraction from the coast, Girona makes for a day’s trip from Barcelona. This city in Northern Catalonia is rife with culture and a vivid nightlife, and can be visited pretty much any time throughout the year.

3. Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

It is the best and the liveliest pedestrian walkway in Barcelona and is a series of streets filled with tourists all over. Interesting street performers can be founded in this wonderful street lined with trees.

4. Park Guell

Park Guell
4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

One of the major tourist attractions in Barcelona, Parc Guell is a singular garden complex that has been designed by Antoni Gaudi. It has a marvellous architecture and the park offers one of the best views of the city.æ

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5. Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old town of Barcelona and it stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana.æ

6. Casa Mila

Casa Mila
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Also known as La Pedrera, Casa Mila is a popular work by Gaudi. It is located in broad Paseo de gracia and is characterized by rustic stone facade and it has a marvellous terrace with warrior shaped chimneys.æ

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7. Tibidabo

Tibidabo
3.7 /5

6 km
from city center
7 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The Tibidabo amusement park is one of the best places for children in Barcelona. It is located on the Tibidabo mountain and it has a lot of rides.

8. Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

It is another masterpiece by architect Gaudi and is located at Paseo de Gracia. It is a wonderful facade that leaves a long lasting impression on the visitors because of its beautiful interiors.æ

9. Magic Fountain of Montjuic

Magic Fountain of Montjuic
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The fountain, consisting of a central piece and three other waterfalls, is really astonishing and it is a must visit for those people who love lights and music.æ

10. Placa Reial

Placa Reial
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Placa Reial is a square in Barcelona which lies next to La Rambla. It is a well known tourist attraction, and it is more popular during the night because of the famous nightclubs like Jamboree, Karma or Sidecar.æ

11. Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral
3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
11 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. It is a Gothic Cathedral and the seat of Barcelona's Archbishop.æ

12. Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat, Spain

37 km
from city center
12 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Montserrat is a range of mountains close to Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the most popular day-trips from Barcelona situated 30 miles from the city. Not only are the views absolutely breath-taking, but the trip to Montserrat is also an extremely convenient one to make. This epitome of Catalan's natural beauty can be visited all around the year.

13. Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol

3 km
from city center
13 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Built in 1929 for an international exhibition, this open-air museum resembles an actual village. Literally translating to Spanish Village, this area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Barcelona. Situated a short distance from the iconic Montjuïc Fountains, the village is a unique combination of art and architecture.

14. Palau Guell

Palau Guell

19 km
from city center
14 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Designed in 1886 as a mansion for Eusebi Güell — a business tycoon, the Palau Guell is a Gaudi buidling considered to be one of Barcelona's architectural marvels. Nestled in the El Raval neighbourhood, the Guell Palace, as it translates to, has featured in Antonioni’s film – The Passenger. One of the first major buildings by master architect Antonio Gaudi, the Palace served as a place to entertain guests back in the day.

15. Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella

18 km
from city center
15 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Located in the heart of the city, the Parc de la Ciutadella is one of the most beautiful attractions the city has to offer. At one point of time, the Park was the only green space within the entire city. This place houses the Catalonian Parliament, the city zoo, museums, a small lake and a grand fountain at its centre.

16. Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller

67 km
from city center
16 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

A Monderisme building in Barcelona, the Casa Amatller makes up one-third of Barcelona’s lionised Illa de la Discòrdia, the Block of Discord. It is an architectural masterpiece, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Adjacent to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, the Casa Amatller was designed originally as a residence for chocolatier Antoni Amatller.

17. Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf

18 km
from city center
17 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Also known as the Arco de Triunfo, this Spanish triumphal arch was designed as the main gate of access for the Barcelona World Fair in 1888. Now it leads to Ciutadella Park, which has replaced the erstwhile World Fair Grounds. Facing Passeig de Sant Joan, the Arc de Triomf is often compared to its sister arches in Paris, London and Bucharest.

18. Placa D' Espanya

Placa D' Espanya

2 km
from city center
18 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

In the outskirts of Barcelona, away from the city centre, Placa D' Espanya is a well-known tourist hub. A large square, it boasts many popular attractions including historical ones. Some of the prominent names include the National Museum of Catalan Art, the old Barcelona bullfight ring, the Magic Fountain, Caixa Forum and the architectural hub village of Poble Espanyol. From entertainment, a shopping destination and a foodie's hub, this square is perfect for a one day visit in Barcelona.

19. Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria

0 km
from city center
19 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Mercat de la Boqueria or the Boqueria Market is a popular shopping hub in Barcelona, which was formally called the Mercat de Sant Josep. Visitors, locals, passersby, and many more make it a point to stop by the Mercat de la Boqueria at least once. While it is mainly a municipal market, it happens to be the ideal place to buy fresh produce and is distinctive for the burst of vibrant hues sees all around and within. It is regarded as a landmark in the city and the best time to visit the Market is early morning to avoid the crowd. This 2500 square meter market area offers everything from fresh vegetables, fruits, sweets, fresh juice, and more.

20. Sagrat Cor

Sagrat Cor

6 km
from city center
20 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor de Jesus or the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is popularly known as the Temple of Tibidabo. Courtesy of its name is the location of the temple which is situated on the highest peak of Mount Tibidabo. With having an excellent view of Barcelona city and being a wonder of an architectural masterpiece, Sagrat Cor tops the list for every traveller making their way to Barcelona. The Temple is open throughout most of the year, but the best time to visit is during the months of Summer and Spring. There is free access to the majority of the spaces and a small fee to pay for the interiors and the lift. A monument which can be spotted from any corner of the city, Sagrat Cor is an exploration of a lifetime.

21. Gaudi House Museum

Gaudi House Museum

4 km
from city center
21 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi, a pioneer in Catalan architecture, used to cruise the streets of Barcelona with his authentic art style and lived in the house which today is called the Gaudi House Museum. The Spanish architect and artist resided here during the early 1900s, and the current Museum preserves his aura along with the objects and furniture he used. The Museum offers a guided tour around his abode which is a popular favourite of all the history buffs and art enthusiasts. Open all year round, the Gaudi House Museum is a must-visit to see the lifestyle of the man behind some of the most remembered monuments of Barcelona city.

22. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

20 km
from city center
22 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The National Museum of Art in Catalonia is located in the vast, Italian style Palau Nacional. One of the largest museums in Spain, the Museu Nacional is known for its extensive collection of Romanesque art, featuring works like Virgin of Ger and the Batlló Majesty. Additionally, it houses the work of great Renaissance and Baroque artists.

23. Montjuic

Montjuic

2 km
from city center
23 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Barcelona’s scenic hilltop locale of Montjuic is an attractive home to castles, museums, magic fountains and Spanish villages at a height of 180 metres above sea level. It overlooks the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This region is a storehouse of both historical and modern relics and contemporary works with cable cars and trains opening out to beautiful views, making the hill a delight to visit.

24. Columbus Monument

Columbus Monument

1 km
from city center
24 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The Mirador de Colom is a 60-metre high monument in Barcelona dedicated to Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus for his voyage to the Americas. The statue is made from bronze with the pillars and base representing prominent Catalan personalities. It was built for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition and stands till date, now a major tourist attraction of the Catalan capital.

25. Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

1 km
from city center
25 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum or Museu Picasso was the idea of Jaume Sabartés, a long-time friend and secretary of the artist which now houses a vast collection of Picasso’s artworks. This museum is representative of the artist’s formative years stretching up to his Blue period and exhibits around 4,251 of his works among their permanent collection. Museu Picasso is, therefore, a definite pick for the tourists who seek some insight into Picasso’s life and his early works.

26. Monastery of Pedralbes

Monastery of Pedralbes

5,865 km
from city center
26 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Monestir de Pedralbes or popularly known as the Monastery of Pedralbes is a spectacular landmark and one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Barcelona. Working as a museum, park, and current home to several nuns; the Monastery of Pedralbes is a picturesque complex to explore. The Monastery came into being on 1327 as its construction was ordered by Elisenda de Montcada. Visitors are welcome to dwell upon the daily lives of the nuns living here, and the Monastery has several interesting highlights such as the Church, cells, dormitory, Chapel, cloister, and more. It is open all year round and offers a peaceful abode, away from the buzz of the mainland city.

27. Parc del Laberint d Horta

Parc del Laberint d Horta

5,865 km
from city center
27 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Away from the buzz of the metropolitan city, the Parc del Laberint d’Horta or Labyrinth Park of Horta offers peace and tranquillity. Easily referred to as the most beautiful park in Barcelona city, it is proudly the city’s oldest as it was constructed in 1792. Earlier being a family-owned garden, it was opened to the public in 1967 and had beautiful elements to see such as the Boxwood gardens, the labyrinth maze, domestic garden, romantic garden, and more. It is located away from the city squares and the best time to visit is during the months of spring and summer when the fauna is at its peak. This neoclassical inspired park is the perfect destination for both families and friends.

28. Santa Maria del Pi

Santa Maria del Pi

5,858 km
from city center
28 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

With its iconic bell which echoes the cityscape; the Santa Maria del Pi is a sight which cannot be overlooked. This Gothic-style church is truly an architectural masterpiece with the highest cross-vaulted ceiling in Spain. Visitors make their way to explore the museum, interior décor, goldsmith collection, and even the four puppet giants. The church is open all year round and the best time to visit is during the day time as visitors can enjoy the glass artwork reflections. This 15th-century Gothic masterpiece is located in Plaça del Pi quite literally in the Gòtic district of Barcelona, with two popular public squares on either side. A visit to Santa Maria del Pi or more popularly known in Spanish as the Santa Maria del Pino is an experience sequinned with culture, history, and a journey back in time to pre-modernization.

29. Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar

1 km
from city center
29 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar in Ribera, Barcelona is a 14th century Christian church notable for its fine Catalan Gothic Architecture. This church is symbolic of the medieval maritime power of the House of Barcelona and stands today as a spectacular example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Its popularity soared high after local authors brought the church into the spotlight with their works. Santa Maria del Mar is a delight to visit with the breathtaking views and interesting history.

30. El Raval

El Raval
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
30 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The name ‘El Raval’ was derived from the Arabic word “rabad” which means outskirts. El Raval is considered one of the most colourful and charming streets in Barcelona. Because of this, this location attracts lots of visitors. The distinct character of this place makes it a worth visiting place as it comprises one of the best bars in Barcelona, contemporary culture, happening nightlife, and hippest restaurants. El Ravel of Barcelona is one of the most populated cities in Barcelona, and it is mainly famous for clothing shopping, exotic cuisines, and vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods.

31. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
4.1 /5

1 km
from city center
31 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum operating since 1995 and formally has a collection of around 5,000 works, grown by 5 times from its initial offerings. This museum is widespread in 21,500 square feet of area and is surrounded by a historic cluster of buildings. You will be amazed to know that the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art gathers around 3,30,000 visitors each year.

32. La Ribera

La Ribera
3.9 /5

0 km
from city center
32 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

La Ribera is located in Barcelona’s old city and is one of Barcelona's most beautiful art museums. There are a variety of enjoyment options available here at La Ribera, and this makes the visitors visit this destination in Barcelona the most. You can even visit Santa Maria del Mar church in La Ribera. This place also comprises some other historically important museums which feature the historical works by Pablo Picasso, which are worth acknowledging.

33. Palace of Catalan Music

Palace of Catalan Music
4.7 /5

0 km
from city center
33 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

The Palace of Catalan Music was built back in 1908 and is on the street 4-6 Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. The architecture of the building is highly original, and you can see various elements inside the building which represent music and culture. This building has a well-built concert room, allowing the concert attendees to perceive the smallest detail of the sound played in the hall. Not just this, the Palace of Catalan Music is known for its high-quality acoustics.

34. Port Vell

Port Vell
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
34 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Port Vell, situated in Barcelona, is a waterfront harbour and part of the Port of Barcelona. Before the Olympic games in 1992, this place was run down with vacant warehouses and factories; currently, it is visited by sixteen million people every year and is a city's focal point. Many tourists who visit this area do so in the summer month. During the winter, indoor attractions can be interesting, such as the shopping area of Maremagnum or the Arena Mall.

35. Manzana de la Discordia

Manzana de la Discordia
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
35 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

One of Barcelona's major avenues and known as the heart of Catalan Modernism, the Manzana de la Discordia, is located in Passeig de Gràcia. The building joins the three masterpieces called Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Ametller, and Casa Batlló. An open-air museum of architectural buildings is affectionately called by the Barcelonans "La Manzana de la Discordia," which means "the Block of Discord" in English.

36. Port Olimpic

Port Olimpic
3.9 /5

2 km
from city center
36 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

One of the most exciting marinas throughout Barcelona lies the Port Olimpic. This place was built in 1990 during the renovation of this area of Barcelona. The architectural design was structured by Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech. The sports marina was the site of the sailing competitions throughout the 1992 Olympic Games. The marina has 756 berths for yachts, and its entrance is visible from anywhere in Barcelona. The image of Frank Gehry and the two skyscrapers and golden fish became the symbol of the Olympic Port.

37. La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta

1 km
from city center
37 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Situated in the neighbourhood of Ciutat Vella of Barcelona is La Barceloneta. The place was constructed for the residents of the Ribera neighbourhood in the 18th century and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Moll d'Espanya of Port Vell, and the El Born neighbourhood. It is popularly known for its sandy beach, restaurants, and nightclubs situated along the boardwalks. It was once the home of fishermen, people associated with the fishing trade and the metal industry. It is one of the city's most visited and famous districts.

38. Joan Miro Foundation

Joan Miro Foundation

2 km
from city center
38 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

In 1968, Joan Miró, along with Joan Prats, built the foundation to encourage young artists to experiment with contemporary art. It is located in Parc de Montjuïc. Josep Lluís Sert structured the architectural design of the building so that this work could also be exhibited and made available to the public. The foundation represents a new way of viewing the concepts of a museum and the cultural heritage of the people of Barcelona.

39. Bogatell Beach

Bogatell Beach

3 km
from city center
39 out of 39
places to visit in Barcelona

Located between Nova Icària Beach and Mar Bella Beach, Bogatell Beach sits opposite the Poblenou neighbourhood. It was renovated in the '90s when all the city's coastline was rehabilitated. Furthermore, the Olympic Barcelona held in 1992 resulted in an urban planning scheme for the beach. The size of the beach is approximately 2,000 ft in length and 128 Ft in width. The beach is a public beach visited by locals in Barcelona, known for its relaxed atmosphere, family-friendly and beachside eateries.

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How can I commute within Barcelona?

Barcelona has an exceptional public transport system. The common modes of transport in Barcelona are Subways, Transit buses, Rodalies and trams. The subways are the best way to move around the city and all the places of interests are connected by the subway. This option is quick, as well as, economical. There are various buses as well for daily transport. One can also take the Rodalies or Cercanias to move through the city and reach nearby places. The tram network is also pretty vast here with 6 lines. Cabs can also be taken to travel in the city but that is a costly option.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Barcelona?

The top sightseeing places in Barcelona are Sagrada Familia, Girona, Las Ramblas, Park Guell, Gothic Quarter, Casa Mila.

What are the top activities in Barcelona?

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