Best Places to Visit in Barcelona

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With Gothic architecture and endless beaches along glittering blue waters, with music concerts and the best of Spanish cuisine, with dance, art multiplied with the perfect weather – Barcelona travel is undoubtedly one of the most favoured vacation destinations in Europe.

There is so much to do and see in Barcelona that it could get a little overwhelming. To make sure you don’t miss the best of the best, here is a list you could put to use while you plan your trip.

Sagrada Familia

The marvel of Antonio Gaudi stands tall at a hundred and seventy metres and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has not yet been completed, and is expected to be completed by the year 2026. Its architectural style is a combination of Spanish Gothic, Art Noveau, Noucentisme and Modernism.

Gothic Quarter

It is one of three quarters in old Barcelona that are a must visit for the intricate Gothic architecture of the buildings. Its narrow streets, little churches and courtyards and the city history museum will leave you in awe at the rich legacy of the city.

La Rambla

A tree lined boulevard at the heart of the city, it is a place that is often most associated with the hustle-bustle of the local life in Barcelona and is highly popular among tourists. It is a 1.2 km long stretch. Catalan cuisine is rich in flavour and offers a large variety for people who like to experiment with new cuisine.

Montjuic

Standing two hundred and thirteen metres high, it was originally the city’s centre. Spreading across its area are sights and installations particularly depicting and commemorating the International Olympics of 1992 and the International Exhibition of 1929.

Barcelona Erotic Museum

It documents the history and the manifestation of eroticism in art and culture and exhibits a variety of erotica art. An educational experience that could culminate you into buying some interesting art pieces at the museum store.

Camp Nou

It is the largest stadium in Europe and took three years to complete and is the home ground of the beloved football club, Barcelona FC. It has a capacity of nearly 100,000 and also has a museum that can be visited by tourists. Barcelona is known for its riveting nightlife and jubilant summer festivals, with street performances of dance and music across its palazzas.

Casa Battlo

Designed by Antonio Gaudi it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is regarded highly and widely appreciated by architects, architecture aficionados and artists. It is recommended that you spend some time taking in the details of this modernist masterpiece.

Bunkers Del Carmel

A hill filled with ruins, the top of Bunkers Del Carmel provides one of the best expansive views of Barcelona city. It used to be an anti-war fort built for the Spanish civil conflict. Reserve a day to spend some time shopping in Barcelona’s shopping centres to pick up latest fashion and pretty souvenirs.

Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum Barcelona

Unique and one of the most important museums documenting the history surrounding mankind and cannabis, this museum has over 12,000 exhibits that will inform you and mesmerize you.

Placa de Catalyuna

This fast paced, busy plaza has fiesta music performances and street art and is a happening locale. It used to be the heart of the Catalan empire. It is filled with beautiful sculptures and you can sit on the steps and eat a quick lunch between site visits and absorb Barcelona’s vibe.