We propose 5 monuments that you cannot miss during your visit to the most cosmopolitan city that will make you fall in love with it within minutes of setting foot in its streets.
Are you coming to Barcelona and don't know where to start? Calm down! We will help you plan your visit so that it is an experience you will never forget. However, we would like to warn you that it is a city that will steal your heart, making you miss it!
Places to visit in Barcelona
A place not to be missed is the unfinished masterpiece of the great architect Antonio Gaudí, the most visited monument and representative symbol of the city of Barcelona!
As an important fact, the construction work began in 1883, and it was in 1926 that the master Gaudí died, leaving the project unfinished. However, thanks to the plans that have been preserved, other architects are making their dream come true.
A church charged with religious symbolism never seen before in the world where all elements based on nature are in harmony.
Eighteen towers were planned, eight of which have been erected. Each of them dedicated to apostles, evangelists, one to Mary and the other to Jesus. Its height will depend on the religious hierarchy of each figure. The doors of its façades stand out: Nativity Façade, Passion Façade and Glory Façade.
Both the exterior and the interior are worthy of admiration, where the naturalistic style used by the author stands out, which makes us imagine walking through a stone forest.
Located in the upper part of Barcelona, it is one of the places you should not miss, another of Gaudí's masterpieces. A magical and peculiar place to get lost in.
Walking through this enormous garden you will be able to enjoy the magic of the architecture made by the master: columns with the appearance of trees, animal figures and geometric shapes, all decorated with mosaics made with pieces of ceramics in different colours! Once again, we come across this naturalistic style of the author, do you need more reasons to visit him?
In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which comes as no surprise.
From the Plaza de la Naturaleza, sitting on its huge 110-meter-long snake-shaped mosaic bench, you get one of the best views of the city. However, the attraction of the park is the dragon-shaped figure that today is the symbol of the city and can be found in a myriad of souvenir items sold at souvenir shops.
Lose yourself in the Hypostyle Room, the Portico of the Laundress or the Gardens of Austria and visit the audio-visual exhibition of the House of the Guardian.
You can't leave Barcelona without visiting one of the most famous streets in the city. The ideal is to start the tour from Plaza Cataluña to the Monument of Columbus. In this walk of a kilometre and a half you will find endless kiosks, flower shops and terraces as you will be able to enjoy the street art that abounds in this artery of Barcelona.
During the tour you will find places of interest, such as the Boquería, a market with stalls selling all kinds of top quality products or the famous Gran Teatro Liceo. From here you can reach mythical districts with El Raval, El Born or the Gothic.
Something you should not miss is the mosaic of La Rambla de Miró located in the middle of the promenade, as well as the Palacio Güell, the Plaza Real or the Monumento de Colón at the end of the tour.
Paseo de Gracia
It is the most famous avenue in Barcelona that connects the Plaza de Cataluña with the Barrio de Gracia. It is a must to visit the modernist houses, among which the Casa Batló and La Pedrera stand out.
Located in the heart of the city, Casa Batló is Gaudí's masterpiece built between 1904 and 1906, a key piece of Barcelona's modernist architecture. Behind this magical façade hides a fantastic interior that shows us Gaudí's universe.
You can't leave this building without climbing to its rooftop with its legendary chimneys and contemplating the wonderful views.
Casa Milá, known as La Pedrera, is a building that wonders travelers for its rooftop. Stony in appearance, the artist was responsible for immortalizing stone sculptures of warriors. It is difficult to look away from these figures to contemplate the views of the city centre.
If you are looking for a viewpoint to contemplate the city, that is the Montjuic Mountain. The Universal Exposition of 1929 and the Olympic Games of 1992 have made Montjuic a very interesting area to enjoy not only the views but also the museums and attractions.
One of the favourite activities of travellers and locals is at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, located between the Plaza de España and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. It is the stage of a water and light show that takes place every night and is attended by a large number of spectators.
At the top of the mountain are the Montjuic Castle, which can be reached by cable car and from where you can see one of the best views, and the Olympic Ring of the city.
These are some of the essential places to visit if you come to Barcelona. So get your bags and come to this awesome city. And if you want to immerse yourself in the wonders of Catalan modernism, take our Gaudí tour in modernism or our Free Tour where our guides will make your experience unforgettable.Volver