Barcelona is one of those rare cities where a series of events have come together and created a very special setting. This list comprises pretty much everything that you should be looking for if you want to go sightseeing around Barcelona.
Top Attractions in Barcelona
Visiting the Sagrada Familia it’s an enjoyable experience and a great way to be introduced into Gaudí’s architecture. Considered one of his greatest works, tt was the second most visited monument in Spain in 2017, with 4,5 million visitors.
Sagrada Familia guided tour + Fast track entrance and Towers
Out of all the projects that Antoni Gaudí built in Barcelona, Park Güell stands out as one of those special and unique places in the city. A landmark on its own, it’s part of the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage Site.
Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour
Casa Batlló is one of Barcelona’s biggest landmarks. Considered one of the most creative designs made by Gaudi, it’s impossible to miss if you walk down the Passeig de Gràcia.
Casa Batlló Ticket and Video Guide
La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, one of the most famous icons of Barcelona. Built and designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1912, one of the first figures and driving forces behind the modernista movement.
Skip-the-Line: Casa Milà Ticket with Audio Guide
One of the most celebrated concert hall in Barcelona and one of the most fantastic buildings the Modernista movement ever created. It has over 100 years of music history and it’s listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Tickets: Palau de la Música Guided Tour
The biggest park in Barcelona, is located on the District of La Ribera, in the Old City quarter (Ciutat Vella). With large green areas, it’s the perfect place for leisure and to take the children as well. Also, the Barcelona Zoo is located within its grounds.
Ciutadella Park Segway Tour
Located inside Parc de la Ciutadella, where it previously took place the 1888 Universal Exhibition. Its main objective has been the conservation of wildlife in a public urban environment and providing at the same time recreational services, especially for children.
Barcelona Zoo Tickets
Barcelona’s Cathedral is located in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Barcelona. It was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, although the main facade and all the visible gothic elements, were added during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Barcelona Gothic Quarter: 2-Hour Private Tour
The only true exponent of Catalan Gothic style, this church is widely famous in Barcelona for being the background setting of the best selling book “La Catedral del Mar” (Cathedral of the Sea). Certainly one of the Medieval buildings in Barcelona that deserves a visit.
Tickets: Cathedral of the Sea Walking Tour
La Boqueria was the first market to open in Barcelona. It has become one of the city’s milestones. Not just regarded as a regular market, but more like a social and gastronomical experience. Here you can find every possible option to eat and drink.
Enjoy a comfortable private transfer from/to the Airport in Barcelona – Book well in advance to guarantee the service of your transfer.
Boqueria Market Tour & Cooking Experience
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the most amazing spectacles in Barcelona, and it’s free of charge. It was one of the biggest innovations built for the 1929 International Exhibition, displaying water and light shows as early as 1922.
Montjuic Magic Fountain Night Tour
Discover the Barcelona Pass
The Barcelona Pass is the ultimate key to Barcelona’s biggest attractions. This tourist card, available for 2 or 3 days, includes free entrance to more than 20 top attractions and an optional travelcard for unlimited transportation around the city.
Sightseeing Areas in Barcelona
On the other hand, Barcelona has a some areas of great interest that can’t be considered neither monuments nor neighborhoods. These areas concentrate many attractions and touristic spots altogether, mixed with shopping areas, nightlife and plenty of activities.
Is the most famous street in Barcelona and one of the most common meeting places. It streches along many important spots you’ll also want to get acquainted with, for instance La Boqueria, Barcelona’s most fashionable and iconic street market, the famous Liceu Theater, and the Plaça Reial.
Las Ramblas: Highlights of Barcelona guided tour
The Olympic Port is one of the most exciting leisure and touristic spots throughout the city, with a wide offering of shops, clubs and restaurants. The gateway to the new Barcelona is marked by the image of the almost identical buildings of Arts Hotel and Mapfre Tower.
See Hotels by the Olympic Port
Montjuic is a prominent hill overlooking the Barcelona harbour, that for ages played a strategic part in the defense of the city. Nowadays, the area is a touristic magnet for Barcelona. This area features lots of attractions and places of interest. Don’t miss the cable car to the Montjuic Castle.
Guided Montjuic eScooter Tour
This is the best place in the city for spectacular views of Barcelona. Tibidabo is a peak of the Collserola mountain range that surrounds Barcelona. Standing at 512 meters, it’s the highest point of Barcelona and home of the most antique amusement park operating in Spain.
Tibidabo Amusement Park Admission Ticket
Here you’ll find all the main facilities that were used for the 1992 Summer Olympics, like the Olympic Stadium. Constructed in 1929, it was subject of severe renovations in 1989 just in time to host the 1992 Olympics, the event that finally put Barcelona on the world map.
Olympic Park Panoramic Tour with Poble Espanyol
Plaza España is one of the most important squares in town. This area is gateway to the Magic Fountain of Montjuic and a major transport hub. It’s one of the biggest touristic places of the city, hosting many attractions and places of interest.
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Last but not least, we find the Barcelona Forum. After the 1992 Olympic Games, the Forum was the most ambitious undertaking to take place in Barcelona. Nowadays, it’s a huge multipurpose area in Barcelona with open spaces and squares, marina, museums, skyscrapers and parks.
See Hotels by the Barcelona Forum
More tips for your visit to Barcelona
In our guide you’ll find more information to help you find your way across the city. Check our transport section to learn how to move around Barcelona. Also, if you travel with your family, see all you can do in Barcelona with kids.
Barcelona is so much more than its beaches and shopping, visit our nearby section and find out all that you can do within an hour away from the city.
The best tours in Barcelona
Experience the magic and passion of a live flamenco show in Barcelona with front row seats. Enjoy a truly authentic show of this traditional Spanish art in the most intimate setting, with the company of accomplished dancers, guitarists and singers in the heart of Barcelona.
Join this full day guided tour that includes a brunch and wine tasting at the Torres Cellars in the Penedés region, plus the breathtaking landscape of Montserrat and the stunning city of Sitges.
Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.
Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.
Get the best of Gaudí in Barcelona in one single tour. Experience the creative genius of Gaudí with this 4,5 hour guided tour that includes entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, plus an exterior visit to La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.
Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.
Enjoy Barcelona to the fullest with this guided morning tour, featuring the best of Barcelona. Explore the Gothic Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol and much more.
Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.
This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance, no queues.
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