Barcelona, a modern, buzzing and international city, offers a multitude of possibilities to its visitors, no matter whether they plan on staying a long time in the city or they just have a few days to discover its most appealing attractions. Are you interested in finding out some must-see places in Barcelona? Check out this post!
Top Most Outstanding Attractions
Without a doubt, the best thing about the Catalan capital is the feel you get when walking down their streets: wandering aimlessly around, enjoying the landmarks, sights, and shops without a care in the world. “What is the best part”, you may ask?
Allow yourself to be amazed by the sea of culinary options and enjoy some tapas, typical Spanish snacks, at any traditional spot.
Must-see Places in Barcelona
One thing Barcelona is well-known for worldwide is for being the birthplace of Modernism, as well as being the city with the largest number of buildings designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí.
We recommend you plan your own roadmap according to how much time you will spend in the city, but there are some buildings you can’t miss out on: casa Milá, also known as La Pedrera, Casa Batlló; Casa Vicens; Palacio Güell; Park Güell; and, of course, the Sagrada Familia.
Get To Know the Most Important Landmarks in Barcelona
Once you have seen Gaudí’s most famous buildings, be sure not to miss out on the most important landmarks in the Catalan capital city:
- Tibidabo Avenue: if you’re interested in Modernism, this avenue runs parallel to the urban developments made by Dr. Andreu. What’s more, you will get to ride the “Tramvia Blau”, the last of its kind left running in Spain.
- Montjuic Castle: recently turned into a military museum, the president of the Lluís Companys community was brought to justice at the castle.
- Holy Cross Cathedral: this cathedral in Barcelona is usually overshadowed by Sagrada Familia, but it is still a temple worth visiting.
- Estadi Olímpic: built in 1929, it was left unutilized until 1992, when the Olympic Games were celebrated in the Ciudad Condal
- Boquería Market: this market deserves to be visited both because of its products and stalls. If you like gourmet products, you cannot miss the Boquería Market.
Visit the Finest Parks in the City
If you are travelling with children or you want to take advantage of your visit to get to know the vast green areas the Catalan capital city has to offer, these are some of the parks that you should visit:
- Parc de la Ciutadella: located next to the Barcelona Zoo, it has different attractions to offer, such as its pond full of boats, its gazebo fountain or the giant mammoth.
- Villa Cecilia and Villa Amelia: if you want to take advantage of the outing to practice some sports, these two parks located in the Sarriá neighbourhood feature basketball courts, ping-pong tables and remarkable roads to bike or skate around.
- Giant Slides Park: this park located in the promenade is perfect for kids and adults to enjoy together the giant slides the park is named after.
- The Parc del Laberint d’Horta: Want to have a good time doing something unusual? Go to the incredible Laberint d’Horta and enjoy the gigantic gardens surrounding it.
Shows You Cannot Miss Out on in the City
The best way to finish an intense day of tourism in Barcelona is by enjoying the excellent shows that the city has to offer both for Barcelonians and for visitors. Although there are shows for all tastes and ages, let us recommend one of the best options, both for the show itself and for the buildings it takes place in, which are well deserving of a visit: do not miss the Gran Gala Flamenco show, which you can enjoy both at the Teatre Poliorama and the Liceu. Your choice!