Top 10: What to see in Barcelona

Top 10: Qué ver en Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Spain for tourists. A single city concentrates culture, gastronomy and beach tourism. Still do not know what to see in Barcelona? In this post we present the Top 10 of Barcelona.

The 10 best things to see in Barcelona

1. La Sagrada Familia

Interior Sagrada Familia

More than 4 million people visit the Sagrada Familia every year.

When talking about Barcelona, ​​the first thing that comes to mind is the Sagrada Familia, you are not the only one, the Basilica of Antoni Gaudí is the most visited monument in the whole city. Do not forget to hire a guide to discover all the magic of the monument. Best if you buy tickets online to avoid queues.

2. Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (MNAC)

MNAC Montjuïc - Todo Barcelona

The National Palace houses the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. An impressive building!

A museum with an imposing building that welcomes Montjuïc and exhibitions to hallucinate. It has the most complete collection of Romanesque art in the world, although it covers all artistic styles. An unmissable place for authentic art lovers.

3. The Olympic Port

Considered by tourists and locals as one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona, ​​it is recognizable by having the tallest buildings in Barcelona, ​​the Torre Mapfre and the Hotel Arts, and the impressive structure of Frank Gehry, The Golden Fish. Built for the 1992 Olympics is a beautiful marina to walk and enjoy its restaurants, terraces, nightclubs and commercial spaces, without forgetting its beaches.

4. The Güell Park

Park Güell - Todo Barcelona

Park Güell is a magical place that you have to visit, no matter what.

World Heritage by UNESCO since 1984. When you walk through the Güell Park, you will have done it before because of its recognizable spaces: the Dragon’s staircase, the columns of the hypostyle hall or the views from the Plaza de la Naturaleza. In the Park Güell, you will find the Gaudí House Museum and the Casa del Guarda, a small story house with audiovisual exhibitions that show us the past of the park.

5. Casa Batlló and La Pedrera

Interior Casa Batlló - Todo Barcelona

Discovering the influence of nature in Gaudí’s work is one of the things you have to see in Barcelona.

Paseo de Gracia, the most famous shopping street in Barcelona, ​​is also an architectural landmark of the city. Among its buildings are two of Gaudí’s most emblematic works. In Casa Milá or La Pedrera you can enjoy an exhibition hall and the recreation of a Barcelona bourgeois house from the beginning of the twentieth century. In the attic you will find plans, models and more to understand the Gaudí universe. In Casa Batlló you can feel the magic of Gaudí since you cross the threshold of the door until you walk the colorful terrace with his sleeping dragon.

6. Montjüic

Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc - TodoBarcelona.org

Montjuïc is the green area of Barcelona. A place where nature, culture and sport come together.

If you do not know what to do in Barcelona, ​​Montjüic is the perfect place to spend an unforgettable day. Do not miss the Magic Fountain at dusk, with its light and water show; the Botanical Garden, the Poble Espanyol, the MNAC, the Montjuïc Castle, the Olympic Ring and the Joan Miró Foundation.

7. The Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the museum with the largest number of works of the Malaga artist in the world, more than 3500. One of the most important museums in Barcelona. Among his works is an original version of Las Meninas.

8. La Barceloneta

Playas de la Barceloneta - Todo Barcelona

One of the 10 best things to do in Barcelona is take a bathe in the beaches of La Barceloneta. Summer is coming!

One of the most charismatic neighborhoods in Barcelona. Among its main attractions, its beaches, the busiest in Barcelona for its proximity to the city center and its excellent facilities. And to complete the day, a walk through its alleys with old buildings. Do not miss the Museum of History of Catalonia and the Clock Tower.

9. The Ciudatella Park

Umbráculo del Parque de la Ciutadella - Todo Barcelona

The Umbracle of the Parc de la Ciutadella saves tropical species.

One of the largest and oldest natural parks in the entire city. Among its main attractions, the incredible waterfall of the monumental complex, Barcelona Zoo and the Three Dragons Castle. On sunny days it is very typical to find a picnic, birthday celebrations or people sunbathing.

10. The Boquería Market

Mercado de La Boquería - Todobarcelona.org

Take a snack at Boqueria Market is a delicious experience.

The most famous market in all of Barcelona and a tourist attraction. With more than 300 places to enjoy Spanish and Catalan cuisine. Sausages, sweets… Do not forget to buy the typical Catalan sausage!

Enjoy the city staying in one of the best hostels in Barcelona. The Pere Tarrés Youth Hostel is a modern and quiet space in which you can spend a very pleasant stay.

Now with these 10 essentials … Barcelona is yours!

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