Barcelona landmarks: 25 Famous Landmarks in Barcelona, Spain (100% worth a visit)

25 Famous Landmarks in Barcelona, Spain (100% worth a visit)

Barcelona, Spain‘s second largest city after Madrid, is crowded with tourists all year round for a reason: Barcelona offers tons of activities and interests including architecture, gastronomy, history, art and sports.

But that’s not all, people flock from all around the world for its lively nightlife and beautiful Mediterranean beaches. In short, the capital of Catalonia is an open-air recreation center, and one of the most visited cities in Europe! 

Do you know what are the most famous landmarks in Barcelona Spain?

Here is the list of the 25 best landmarks Barcelona has to offer, including monuments and buildings. 



  • The Full List of the 25 Most Famous Landmarks of Barcelona
  • Famous Monuments in Barcelona 
  • Famous Buildings in Barcelona
  • Barcelona Landmarks Map
  • More Landmarks in Spain

The Full List of the 25 Most Famous Landmarks of Barcelona

We can divide Barcelona famous landmarks into 2 categories: the monuments and the buildings.

Barcelona monuments are all historical sites, while the buildings are all the structures that blend into the urban landscape (they’re also important from an historical point of view). 


Famous Monuments in Barcelona:

  1. La Sagrada Família
  2. Park Güell
  3. Mercado de La Boqueria
  4. Catedral de Barcelona (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia)
  5. Picasso Museum
  6. Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
  7. Palau de la Música Catalana
  8. Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
  9. Ciutadella Park
  10. Montjuïc
  11. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  12. Parc del Laberint d’Horta
  13. Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sagrat Cor)
  14. Monasterio de Pedralbes
  15. Columbus Monument
  16. Abbey of Montserrat

Famous Buildings in Barcelona:

  1. Casa Batlló
  2. Casa Milà
  3. Casa Vicens
  4. Casa Amatller
  5. Casa de les Punxes
  6. Güell Palace
  7. Agbar Tower (Torre Glòries)
  8. Camp Nou
  9. W Barcelona

So, here’s the list of the 25 famous landmarks of Barcelona! If you want to get more info and details about each of these landmarks, keep reading 👇


Famous Monuments in Barcelona 

With centuries of history, there are so much historical landmarks in Barcelona that nobody can see them all in one short visit.  You’ll need – and want – to come back to visit them all! Barcelona is definitely one of the most beautiful European cities, and you’ll quickly know why.

Let’s see 16 of the best monuments Barcelona has to offer 🔥


1. La Sagrada Família

You can’t go to Barcelona without visiting La Sagrada Família. And good news, the basilica is scheduled to be completed in 2027, 145 years after its construction in 1882 (yes, you read that right).



Merging Gothic and Art Nouveau styles in an unprecedented way and inspired by nature, La Sagrada Família is the most famous building of Gaudí, the Catalan architect. It’s also the most visited monument in Spain!

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and most iconic monument of Barcelona, the lines can be very long to visit the basilica: we recommend you buy tickets in advance and cut the line.


2. Park Güell

Parc Güell is another of Gaudí’s greatest achievements and a must-see in the Catalan capital. Built between 1900 and 1914, the park was originally intended to be a garden city with nearly 60 houses. In the end, only 4 houses were built because of budget.



With the hills of Collserola in the background, Gaudí designed this park in total harmony with nature. The columns rise like tree trunks, the arches appear to be cave entrances, and the fountains are guarded by huge lizards with mosaic tile scales. The Mirador de Virolai lookout offers breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona.

As with many other attractions in Barcelona, it is best to buy tickets in advance as the park only allows 400 visitors per half hour. And whether you spend 2 days in Barcelona or a week, you’ll certainly don’t want to miss it!  


3. Mercado de La Boqueria 

The Mercado de La Boqueria is the oldest market in the city and the main tourist attraction of La Rambla, the pedestrian promenade that connects the port of Barcelona to the Plaza de Catalunya. With over 45,000 visitors a day, La Boqueria is one of the most famous food markets in the world.



It’s the best place to find all kinds of Catalan products: turron, tapas, Iberian ham, fresh fruits… A real treat for the eyes but also for the taste buds. The stalls are well presented and the atmosphere is warm. You’d like to taste everything!

You can find the best tapas in Barcelona at the Pinotxo Bar, inside the market. There, you can try Spanish specialties such as calamarcets amb mongetes (tender squid and white beans).


4. Catedral de Barcelona (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia)

The Cathedral of Barcelona is certainly the first thing you’ll see when walking through the Gothic Quarter (Barcelona’s old town and tourists’ best place to stay).

Built between 1298 and 1420, the cathedral is dedicated to Saint Eulalia, patron saint of the city of Barcelona, who was buried in the crypt of the cathedral.



This imposing cathedral is one of the most beautiful in Barcelona. Gothic in style, it’s full of details and reliefs, both inside and outside. Among the many elements worth visiting, the cloister always attracts attention because of the 13 white geese that represent each year of Eulalia’s life before she suffered martyrdom.


5. Picasso Museum

Although he was born in Málaga in southern Spain, Pablo Picasso has chosen the city of Barcelona, where he studied as a young artist, as the location for his museum. It’s the most important Picasso museum in the world.


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Housing more than 4,000 of Picasso’s earliest works (sculptures, paintings and engravings), it’s an almost complete representation of his portfolio that can be discovered when visiting the museum, in addition to the 5 large houses and palaces from the 13th and 14th centuries in the Born district.

If you have time, have a coffee at Els Quatre Gats, the favorite meeting place of modernist artists of the time.


6. Palau de la Música Catalana

Built in the early 20th century in an Art Nouveau style by Domènech i Montaner, former master of Gaudí and Puig i Cadafalch, the Palau de la Música Catalana is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Also located in the Born neighborhood, its ornaments and stained glass windows make it one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world.

You can visit the palace during an opera or flamenco show, or during a guided tour. The guided tour lasts 50 minutes and costs 20€ per person. A guide will show you the intermission room, the balcony, the auditorium and the upper balconies.


7. Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau 

Located 12min walk from the Sagrada Familia, The Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau is another work by the architect Domènech i Montaner built between 1905 and 1930.



It’s a former public hospital, designed as a garden city, which was in operation during the 20th century. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and it’s the most important modernist complex in Europe.

Today, several buildings can be visited such as the Pavilion of Sant Rafael, which shows what the hospital looked like when it was operating. It’s definitely one of the most famous landmark in Barcelona. 


8. Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

Located in La Rivera neighborhood close to the Picasso Museum, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar impresses with its imposing appearance and majestic decoration.



Also known as the Catedral de Ribera, the church was completed between 1329 and 1383, during the golden years of Catalonia as a trading and shipping nation. It’s a perfect example of the Catalan Gothic style. 

From wars to fires to earthquakes, the church has suffered many damages throughout history. Although some parts of it were destroyed, the church has undergone a lot of reconstruction work and has been able to regain its former beauty.


9. Ciutadella Park

The Ciutadella Park was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1888. It’s huge and it’s a popular place for locals when the weather is nice for picnic, walking in the open air or take a boat ride on the lake.



There are several tourist attractions inside the park, including the Arc de Triomf, the Museum of Modern Art, the seat of the Parliament of Catalonia, Barcelona Zoo, or the famous cascade of the park. 


10. Montjuïc

If you’re visiting Barcelona, you should know that the Montjuïc hill is the perfect place for a green walk with great views of the city and the sea. It does take a bit of effort to get to the top, that’s why you’ll find much less tourists.


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In addition to the natural setting and spectacular views, you’ll find the beautiful Montjuïc Castle and buildings from the 1992 Olympic Games, including the Palau Sant Jordi.



Plaça Espanya, at the foot of Montjuïc, is the most frequent access point to the hill. From there, you’ll pass by the famous Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the MNAC, where incredible light and fountain shows are held at night (from Thursday to Sunday in summer / Friday and Saturday in the off-season).  


11. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) is one of the largest museums in Spain. It’s well-known for housing the largest collection of Romanesque art in the world.



In addition to the large collections covering all periods, the museum is housed in a magnificent palace built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition.

You can visit the MNAC for free, including permanent and temporary exhibitions, on Saturdays after 3pm and every first Sunday of the month.


12. Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Built at the end of the 18th century, the Horta Labyrinth Park is the oldest park in Barcelona. It has served as a backdrop for many films such as Le Parfum (2006). / CC BY

In a neoclassical style, the park has a quiet and secret atmosphere, ideal for a romantic stroll. The labyrinth, made entirely of bushes, is perfect for fun with children or friends. When playing inside of it, you could imagine being in Alice in Wonderland! 

Entrance costs 2€ but it’s free on Wednesdays and Sundays. 


13. Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sagrat Cor)

The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (“Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor de Jesús”) is located at its highest point on the mountain Tibidabo , 532 meters above sea level, offering incredible panoramic views over the city and the sea.



This Roman-style church is the work of the Catalan architect Enric Sagnier. At the beginning, the current church was a simple basilica built in 1886. At the beginning of the 20th century, it became the object of Enric Sagnier’s project who built the church from this basilica, to which the statue of the Christ was added at its top.

You can access the church via a funicular. The entrance is free but to access the second floor, you’ll have to pay 2€.


14. Monasterio de Pedralbes

The Catalan Gothic monastery is located on the northwestern edge of the city, near Finca Güell. Not very touristy, it’s however a magnificent building from the Middle Ages that is worth a visit.



Built in 1327 by King James II of Aragon and his queen Elisenda de Montcada to house nuns, the convent is now a museum that gives an overview of monastic life in the medieval period.

Composed of a church, a monastery and a cloister on three floors, the monastery of Pedralbes is a monument to visit if you have the opportunity! A small peaceful interlude in the heart of the city.


15. Columbus Monument

In the center of the Plaça Portal de la pau on the port of Barcelona and at the beginning of La Rambla, there’s a cast iron column with a statue of Christopher Columbus on top.



The monument was designed for Universal Exposition of 1888 and is 60 meters high in total. The statue of Columbus alone is 7 meters high! The base of the Columbus monument is located where Columbus returned from the Americas in 1493 after his discovery.

There’s an elevator at the base of the tower that will take you to the top of the tower where you’ll have a wonderful view of La Rambla and the port area. 


16. Abbey of Montserrat

Built in the 11th century, the Abbey of Montserrat, also called Montserrat Monastery, is nestled in the famous Catalan mountains, offering some of the most spectacular views over the peaks in shape of teeth or fingers.  



Inside the Benedictine monks’ retreat, you can see the holy cave where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared, and listen to recitals by the world-famous Montserrat choirs. It’s a must-see attraction for Christian pilgrims. 

Located 1 hour drive north west from the city center, Montserrat is the best day-trip from Barcelona: besides this exceptional abbey, you can also visit the Montserrat Museum or go on hike in the mountains. One of the best hike trails there is the Camí de la Santa Cova that leads to the cave where the sacred statue was found.  


So, here are the 16 unmissable monuments of Barcelona! Keep reading below to discover more famous Barcelona landmarks!


Famous Buildings in Barcelona

As said before, the famous buildings we’ll see now are all the structures that blend into the urban landscape. Differentiating buildings and monuments is quite specific to Barcelona, especially because of Gaudí’s work. But that doesn’t mean these buildings aren’t historically important, not at all! 

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17. Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of the 2 villas designed by Gaudí on the Passeig de Gracia. Also named the Casa del Ossos (“House of Bones”) by the locals, Casa Batlló is a true jewel of architecture and engineering that seems to have come straight out of a fairy tale.



Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the building’s undulating façade and kaleidoscopic mosaics make it one of the most emblematic and visited places in Barcelona.

From June to October, shows of blues, rock, soul, jazz, swing, pop and flamenco take place on the roof. But it’s also a great place to hang out when in Barcelona in winter. 


18. Casa Milà

Located only 500 meters from Casa Batlló, Casa Milà is the other villa designed by Gaudí on the Passeig de Gracia. Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera (“The Quarry”), is Gaudí last project before his death. 



Also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the building is recognizable from afar with its undulating white façade. Spread over 5 floors on 4,500 m², you can discover all of Gaudi’s architectural genius and immerse yourself in his very special world in Casa Milà. 

Casa Milà also has one of the best Barcelona rooftop bars with a breathtaking view of the city. It’s definitely one of the most famous Barcelona buildings Gaudí has designed. 


19. Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens is Gaudí’s first house in Barcelona. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, it’s a hidden gem in a small street of the pretty neighborhood of Gràcia.



With its lush garden, terracotta tile roof and Turkish and Oriental-influenced facade, Casa Vicens offers rectilinear and geometric forms that are uncommon in Gaudí’s later works.

Although it’s part of a lesser-known chapter of Gaudí’s impressive architectural career, Casa Vicens deserves to be included in any tour program! 


20. Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller is a magnificent villa also located in Passeig de Gracia right next to Casa Batlló, in the heart of Barcelona. Built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1900, the villa is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.


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The building stands out by the combination of different styles: we can find neo-Gothic elements with wrought iron work for the balconies and windows with ceramic details while the tiles and the scaled roof are reminiscent of the Flemish architecture.


21. Casa de les Punxes

The Casa de les Punxes, or Casa Terradas, is another work of the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Located on the Avinguda Diagonal in Barcelona, you can visit the building after buying tickets online.



Built in 1905, Casa de les Punxes was declared a national historic monument in 1975 and has been reorganized to host cultural and music events. 

One of the most beautiful areas of the building is undoubtedly the terrace that is dedicated to the designer and other artists who have contributed to the building and its decor.


22. Güell Palace

Located in the Raval district of Barcelona’s historic center, the Güell Palace is the family home of Güell, a friend and benefactor of Gaudí. 



Although its facade is sober and stark, the interior of the villa is spectacular. This mansion built by Gaudi between 1886 and 1890 stands out by its wrought iron gate and its entrance hall.

Also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this palace, just a few steps from La Rambla, is definitely well worth a visit.



Agbar Tower (Torre Glòries)

Located at on the Avinguda Diagonal close to the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, the Agbar Tower is one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Barcelona. This building impresses with its architecture which is completely different from the rest of the city.



Opened in 2005, the Agbar Tower was built by the French architect Jean Novel. With its 38 floors and a height of 145 meters, the Agbar Tower is the 3rd highest tower in Barcelona.

The tower attracts lots of tourists who flock to admire the spectacle of the images broadcast at night through its 4,000 facets. You can watch the tower illuminated from 9pm to midnight in summer, and from 7pm to 11pm in winter.


24. Camp Nou

Millions of soccer fans from all around the world flock to Barcelona every year to cheer on Barcelona’s famous home team, the FC Barcelona.



This level of enthusiasm requires a stadium to match, and the Camp Nou plays its role to the fullest: it’s the largest stadium in Europe and can accommodate nearly 100,000 spectators.

Of course you can visit the Camp Nou during a soccer game, which is the best way to visit it. But if you can’t attend one, you can always take a guided tour of the stadium during which you’ll be able to see Messi’s Golden Ball and the 5 Champions League trophies. 


25. W Barcelona

The W Tower, one of the best 5-star Barcelona beach hotels, is located in Plaça Rosa del Vents. With its 98.8 meters, the tower dominates the coastline of Barcelona and is considered one of the symbols of the city. You can see the building from almost all the beaches of Barcelona. 



Built in 2009 by the architect Ricardo Bofill, the W Tower, in the shape of a sail, has inspired many other structures around the world including in the United Kingdom and Dubai.

The tower houses a lounge bar on the 26th floor that is open to people from outside the hotel and offers a breathtaking view of the city.


Congrats, you’ve been through all these 25 Barcelona buildings and monuments! Find out below my little present to you, that can be really useful if you’re visiting Barcelona 😉   


Barcelona Landmarks Map

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Landmarks in Barcelona – 20 Incredible Monuments For Your Bucket List

The Catalan city of Barcelona is the perfect mix of white sandy beaches, old-meets-new architecture and stunning mountain scenery. A city full of famous sights, there are plenty of landmarks in Barcelona to tick off your to-visit list. 

Barcelona’s list of landmarks is so awe-inspiring, it’s the top city to visit if you’re looking to see the most famous landmarks in Spain. So, make plans now to get an eyeful of Gaudi’s creations and other famous Barcelona landmarks soon. 

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  • 20 Incredible Landmarks in Barcelona
    • Gaudí’s Landmarks
      • 1- La Sagrada Família
      • 2- Park Güell
      • 3- Casa Milà
    • Famous Landmarks in Barcelona
      • 4- Las Ramblas
      • 5- Camp Nou
      • 6- Montjuïc
      • 7- Mercat de la Boqueria
      • 8- Barceloneta Beach
      • 9- Fundació Joan Miró
      • 10- Palau de la Música Catalana
      • 11- Museu Picasso
      • 12- Parc de la Ciutadella
      • 13- Tibidabo
      • 14- Parc del Laberint d’Horta
      • 15- Arc de Triomf
    • Historical Landmarks in Barcelona
      • 16- Temple of Augustus
      • 17- Bunkers del Carmel
      • 18- Cathedral de Barcelona
      • 19- Montserrat
      • 20- Sagrat Cor

Gaudí’s Landmarks

1- La Sagrada Família

Barcelona’s landmarks are incredible to see.

Designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1883, and worked on till his death in 1926, La Sagrada Família is an unfinished landmark synonymous with Barcelona’s skyline.

Expected to be completed in 2026 to mark a century since the architect’s death, this incredible church is unlike any other and the interior of La Sagrada Familia is as impressive as its exterior.

The interior has 18 spirals stretching towards the ceiling and numerous towers, with three ornate facades of the Nativity, the Passion and the Glory.

This architectural marvel is a grand statement of Catalan design.

Although since his death many other architects have worked to complete La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s design style is immortalised through each stone laid and each piece of ornate glasswork.

2- Park Güell

In an area known as Bare Mountain, Park Güell sits high above Barcelona with views over the city, the sea and the surrounding landscapes.

The park was designed for Eusebi Güell as a place for the wealthy to live.

Gaudí designed the park to reflect the Mediterranean climate by planting olive and carob trees alongside other hardy plants.

Park Güell also features numerous water features which allow for the collection and storage of water.

The park became a public garden in 1926 and continues to draw visitors in with its intricate and colourful mosaics adorning every surface, and unusual towers, and columns.

A fun way to explore Gaudi’s creations is to go on a Barcelona bike tour.

3- Casa Milà

Casa Milà is another Barcelona landmark designed by Gaudi to tick off your list.

Casa Milà was the last building designed by Gaudí before he spent his remaining years on La Sagrada Família.

The building, a residential complex in Eixample is an incredible stone building designed in the Modernisme style of Catalunya.

Stonemasons carved the building into irregular shapes with large curves and waves, and iron ornamentation.

In comparison to his other works, Casa Milà is colourless from the outside, giving it a more intriguing quality.

In the attic, there is a room dedicated to Gaudí’s architecture. However, the biggest draw is the roof. With panoramic views over the city, the roof also features ornately designed chimneys, ventilation shafts and staircases.

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4- Las Ramblas

From the sky, Las Ramblas is a landmark in Barcelona but you’ll want to explore on foot.

One of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona is Las Ramblas, a 1.2km long shopping street and promenade lined with tall trees, street sellers and indescribable atmosphere.

The street stretches from Port Vell up to Place Catalunya, and offers visitors many interesting stops along, or just off, the main street.

Close to the Liceu theatre, a circular mosaic designed by Barcelona artist Miró adorns the pavement.

Las Ramblas is a vibrant venue with numerous activities, from street performers and artists to food stalls.

Head down a side street to venture into the Raval area or Barri Gòtic to get away from the crowds.

5- Camp Nou

Hallowed ground for football fans everywhere, there is no mistaking the draw of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.

Opened in 1957, Camp Nou has drawn visitors from all over the world to see some of the best footballers in action.

Visitors to the stadium can explore Camp Nou up close with a tour of the club museum and the stadium.

The museum houses such club treasures as Lionel Messi’s six Ballon D’Or trophies, as well as relics from the team’s history including kits from when FC Barcelona was founded and trophies from early wins.

6- Montjuïc

The National Museum in Barcelona is one of the city’s top landmark buildings.

At 173m above sea level, the wooded hill of Montjuïc houses some of Barcelona’s most important cultural treasures.

Visit the National Museum of Catalan Art and the Font Magica, a large fountain that moves and illuminates to classical music each night.

Take the cable car to the top of the hill to explore Montjuïc Castle.

The grounds have remnants of the Spanish Civil War such as watchtowers and gun turrets, which are fascinating to see but the views over the port are equally enticing.

7- Mercat de la Boqueria

Celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2020, Mercat La Boqueria is an incredible food market in the heart of Barcelona.

Located just off Las Ramblas, the market surges with locals and visitors from all over the world.

The market offers a wide variety of food and fresh produce, including traditional Catalan delicacies, tapas, fresh fruits and vegetables, and fish counters filled from the port.

The market also offers visitors the chance to take part in cookery workshops in its dedicated classrooms.

Stop by one of the bakeries for delicious filled rolls and sweet treats, before heading to one of the markets many bars for tapas and sangria.

8- Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach is a natural landmark in Barcelona and Hotel Vela is a modern landmark to stay at.

The most famous beach in Barcelona, Barceloneta, is located in the fishing quarter.

The promenade offers an array of seafood and tapas restaurants that make the most of the fresh produce here.

Barceloneta Beach is the setting of a fight between Don Quixote and the Knight of the White Moon in Miguel de Cervantes book, Don Quixote.

The beach itself is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a few busy days exploring the city.

Offering golden sands and sun loungers, as well as activities such as beach volleyball and table tennis, Barceloneta has something for everyone.

9- Fundació Joan Miró

The Fundació Joan Miró, created by Catalan artist Joan Miró to house his private collection, opened in 1975 to make art accessible for all.

Since then, the gallery has become a place where artists and visitors can explore the works of Miró and other contemporaries in pristinely designed surroundings.

The Fundació prides itself on its educational links and often runs workshops for visiting children, as well as running courses for schools to take part.

The Fundació houses temporary exhibitions and touring works of art, sculptures, paintings and drawings from Miró who was part of the surrealism movement.

10- Palau de la Música Catalana

Impressive sculptures of Palau de la Musica Catalana makes this building a landmark in Barcelona to visit.

Built by modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the Palau de la Música Catalana is considered by many to be a feat of architectural design in one of the most beautiful areas of the city.

The concert venue features a glass-covered metal structure at its core, allowing natural light to flow through the building, illuminating the coloured glass used inside.

The building brings together many areas of decorative design, and as such, the interior is highly intricate and filled with mosaics, sculptures and ironworks.

Visitors to the Palau de la Música Catalana can take a guided tour around this spectacularly designed building that is as much a work of art as the performances it puts on.

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11- Museu Picasso

The Museu Picasso is a dedicated museum to the life and works of artist Pablo Picasso.

4251 works of art by the famous artist make up the permanent collection here.

One of the reasons to visit Museu Picasso is it offers visitors a glimpse into Picasso’s relationship with Barcelona and how it influenced his works.

The collection features works from all of Picasso’s artistic periods, including still life, surrealism, and sculptures.

Although Picasso never truly settled in Barcelona, the city had a significant influence on the artist during his apprentice years.

As such he wanted to dedicate the museum and its collections to the city and its people.

12- Parc de la Ciutadella

Fuente en Parc de la Ciutadella is another landmark to enjoy.

Parc de la Ciutadella offers visitors to Barcelona an oasis of tranquillity.

Within its grounds are a zoological museum and zoo, Museu d’Art Modern, and the Catalan Parliament.

The centrepiece of the park is the Cascada waterfall, which features enormous dragons guarding the basin.

Josep Fontsère designed the fountain with his then apprentice Gaudí.

Walks through the park offer visitors the chance for some welcome shade and peace, as well as the opportunity to take a boat out onto the lake or to look for the hidden elephants nestled amongst the trees.

13- Tibidabo

Tibidabo roller coaster on the mountain that is a natural landmark of Barcelona.

The highest mountain in the Collserola range is Tibidabo, at 520m high.

From the summit of Tibidabo, visitors can see as far as Montserrat on a clear day.

Not only is the mountain home to the Sagrat Cor, but it also features the Parque d’Atracciones, an amusement park dating from 1899 with a Ferris wheel taking visitors even higher to get more breathtaking views.

Pay a visit to the unusual Museu d’Autòmates or Mechanical Museum.

The summit of Tibidabo can be reached by journeying on the mountain cable car, which again offers spectacular views.

14- Parc del Laberint d’Horta

Nestled amongst the hilly district of Horta is Parc del Laberint d’Horta, one of Barcelona’s oldest gardens.

The park was initially a private garden for the Desvalls family, however, it was made public in 1971.

The gardens stretch across 55 hectares and feature woodlands, immaculately manicured lawns and plenty of water features.

The highlight is the labyrinth, which is guarded by heroes from Greek mythology.

This cypress tree hedge maze rewards visitors with a statue of Eros, the Greek god of love upon reaching the centre.

15- Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf is a historic monument in Barcelona to fill your instagram feed with.

The former gates to welcoming visitors to the city of Barcelona for the 1888 Worlds Fair, the Arc de Triomf is just a short walk from Parc de la Ciutadella.

The arc is built with deep-red bricks in the Moorish style that was popular at the time.

Carved into the arc are stone bats, the emblem of King Jaume 1 under whose rule Barcelona flourished, and nearby Valencia was liberated from the Moors.

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16- Temple of Augustus

Hidden inside the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya building in Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is the Temple of Augustus. Dating from 1BC, the temple would have formed part of the Forum.

Built for Emperor Augustus and made from sandstone from Montjuïc, the temple was discovered in the 15th century, and its origins remained a mystery until the 19th century.

Today, only three columns of the temple remain intact and now form a part of the building.

17- Bunkers del Carmel

Another opportunity for visitors to get a birds-eye view of the city of Barcelona is the Bunkers del Carmel.

Built in 1938 as anti-aircraft fortifications to protect the city during the Spanish civil war, the bunkers offer views over the entire city, giving the gunners a strategic advantage.

Following the war, the guns from the bunkers were removed, but their concrete housings were left behind.

In 2000 the bunkers were renovated as more tourists began to flock to the area for its views.

The site is much more secluded than other viewpoints over the city.

Nearby the bunkers are the remains of an ancient Iberian settlement that can also be explored.

18- Cathedral de Barcelona

A beautiful architectural landmark of Barcelona, Cathedral de Barcelona is a sight for the eyes.

Designed in the Catalan Gothic style, building began on Cathedral de Barcelona in 1298 and would last 150 years.

The cathedral features two large bell towers and large windows of stained glass.

The cathedral houses many outstanding examples of religious artworks, including gilded altarpieces depicting the Transfiguration of Christ, as well as many gothic paintings showing other parts of the bible.

Visitors should look out for the 215 keystones which depict amongst other designs The Eternal Father, The Virgin with the Archangel Saint Gabriel, and the crucifixion of Christ.

19- Montserrat

Perched on a mountainside near Barcelona, this historical landmark is one not to be missed.

Offering more spectacular views over Catalunya yet, Montserrat is a mountain retreat for Benedictine Monks and a fabulous day trip from Barcelona.

Montserrat is a place of great religious importance for the surrounding areas.

Still, it also offers a landscape of unbelievable natural beauty and unusual rock formations which many visitors explore on foot.

Visitors should visit the Basilica here to listen to the choir boys perform traditional Gregorian chants as well as more typical religious hymns.

Montserrat is the location of many holy visions, including a vision of the Virgin Mary which lead to the monastery becoming a sanctuary for pilgrims.

20- Sagrat Cor

Another impressive Barcelona landmark is Sagrat Cor.

Sitting at the highest point of Tibidabo, the mountain overlooking Barcelona, the Sagrat Cor is an impressive church with even more impressive views.

The church was designed in a Neo-Gothic style and is built from white stone.

Four towers surround a central tower adorned with a bronze statue of Jesus and each tower features the Latin words ‘Tibi Dabo’, meaning ‘I will give to you’.

Inside the church are impressive stained glass windows, and detailed mosaics depicting Jesus’ life.

According to local legend, the site is where the devil tempted Jesus.

Just below the statue of Jesus is a viewing platform offering views over Barcelona from the west, reaching out to sea.

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Barcelona Attractions: Top 25 – Barcelona10

In this article you will find the most famous attractions in Barcelona. Of course, there are many more interesting places in this city, but first, check out the top locations. If you want to get everywhere without a queue and at a discount, take the City Pass. Follow this link to find individual tickets for all the most famous attractions. And do not deny yourself the pleasure of ordering a tour in Russian, so as not only to admire, but also to learn a lot of new things. And to save money, you can download our audio guide.

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Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia

This is a temple of incredible beauty in the Eixample district, on which the great architect Antoni Gaudí worked since 1884. Work on the Sagrada Familia became the main goal of his life. Unfortunately, he died in 1925, never having finished building his great brainchild. The Sagrada Familia has not been completed even now, but the municipality plans to complete its construction in 2025, on the centenary of the death of the great architect.

You can go up the spiral staircase and you will see the expanses of the magical city. However, do not forget about the queues, so we advise you to purchase tickets in advance. There are always many people who want to.

Opening hours: the temple is open from April to September from 9:00 to 20:00, the rest of the year until 18:00.

Ticket price : 26 €, for students and pensioners – 24 €.

Our advice: it is better to buy a ticket in advance so as not to stand in line for 2-3 hours (sometimes all tickets are completely sold out on the Internet, and it is impossible to enter in a live queue). You can buy tickets in advance here. Or here is another entrance to the temple with a climb to the towers.

Metro: Sagrada Familia (Metro lines 2 and 5).

» READ ALSO – Sagrada Familia: tickets and useful information

Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gotico)

To admire the color of true Catalan architecture, visit the Gothic Quarter. This is just an open-air museum, which contains such a huge number of Gothic buildings that you will not find anywhere else in Europe. It was here that the Roman village of Barcino was located, which became the progenitor of the modern city.

Buildings of the 14th-15th centuries, as well as some buildings from Antiquity, have survived to this day. Between Carrer de la Tapineria and del Sots-Tinent Navarro you can see the remains of the Roman wall, in the center is the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Eulalia and the chapel. Most of the streets in this area are very narrow and winding and closed to traffic, which gives it a special atmosphere.

Address: Avda Placa de la Catedral, Gothic Quarter

Metro: Jaume I

You can make your life easier and download our audio guide to the Gothic Quarter, so you don’t have to wander through the narrow streets in an uncertain direction. The audio guide will take you to the most interesting route and tell the story of each attraction.

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Park Guell

This fabulous park was also created by the architect Antoni Gaudi in the early 20th century in the upper part of Barcelona. Park Güell impresses first of all with its fabulous gingerbread houses and amazing mosaic sculptures. One of the most famous of them is this lizard.

Our tip: The best time to visit the park is in the morning or in the evening to avoid the heat and crowds of tourists.

Opening hours: November to February from 10:00 to 18:00, March and October from 10:00 to 19:00, April and September from 10:00 to 20:00, May and August from 10:00 to 21:00.

Ticket price : 10 € for adults, 7 € for children and people over 65. You can find tickets here.

Metro: Lesseps (Green Line, L3)

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Montjuic is a whole complex of attractions. It is here that the following famous places are located:

  • Fortress and tower of Montjuic
  • Estadio Olímpico Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium
  • The Singing Fountains of Barcelona (Font màgica de Montjuïc), a futuristic musical fountain beautifully lit at night
  • National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)
  • German Pavilion in Barcelona (Pavelló Mies van der Rohe)
  • Picasso and Joan Miro Museums
  • Miniature Spanish Village Poble Espanyol
  • The parks of Montjuïc are good walking alleys frequented by cyclists and rollerbladers

Our advice: we recommend that you spend at least one day visiting Montjuic, ending with the performance of the singing fountains. Not far away you can have an inexpensive and very tasty meal at the Wok restaurant.

Metro: From Parallel‎ metro on the funicular (Funicular de Montjuïc) to Passeig de Miramar, to go higher, you need to walk to the Teleferico cable car station and take another funicular. View tickets for the funicular here.

Buses: No. 50 or No. 55 to the Teleferico cable car base.

» READ ALSO — What to see on Montjuic: from a fortress to a fountain with mercury At the top of this mountain there is a very beautiful church, through the spiral staircase of which you can get to the very top, to the statue of Christ. From there you have an unforgettable view of Barcelona.

If you’re traveling with kids, Mount Tibidabo is a great choice, and there’s also an amusement park that kids will love.

Getting there: First you need to take the brown metro line number 7 to Tibidabo station (Avinguda del Tibidabo), then take the elevator. When exiting the subway across the road you will see a tram stop of the old blue tram (Tramvia Blau). The fare costs €4.8 one way. The tram will take you to the funicular. A ride on the funicular will cost you €7.5 one way.

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Casa Battló

Casa Battló in Barcelona, ​​which in Russian is also called the House of Batlo or Casa Battló, is one of the most unusual works of Antonio Gaudí . There is not a single straight line in the house, even the pipes on the roof have bizarre shapes. Gaudí is said to have been inspired by nature itself.

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 21:00 (last entry at 20:20). On special visit days, the museum closes at 2:00 pm. The museum is closed on public holidays.

Ticket price: 25 €; students, pensioners – 18.50 €; children under 7 years old – free of charge. The audio guide is included in the ticket price. Tickets can and must be purchased in advance.

Address : Passeig de Gracia 43, Barcelona

Metro: Passeig de Grasia (line L 3), walk from Casa Mila to Casa Batlló

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Casa Mila

This is Gaudí’s last secular work. Having completed this commission for the Mila family, the architect devoted himself completely to work on the Sagrada Familia. You can find out more about this attraction in the article “House Mila in Barcelona”

Opening hours: open from 09:00 to 20:00 in summer, closes at 18:30 in other months.

Ticket price : €25, students and children €12. 50, children under 6 free. You can buy tickets in advance using this link.

Address : Carrer Provença, 261, 08008, Barcelona, ​​Espagne

Metro: Diagonal (lines 3 and 5)

Buses: 7, 22, 18 003


Barcelona’s coastline is about 4.5 km long. Fascinating views, golden sand, light sea breeze will help you take a break from the bustle of the city and active sightseeing. Here, on the beaches of Barcelona , under the hot Spanish sun, you can relax with a glass of sangria, build a sand castle with your children, and if you prefer active holidays, you can try your hand at beach sports.

The beaches of Barcelona are well maintained and very well equipped. Equipped with various services (cafes, first-aid posts, showers, toilets, lifeguards, police stations, sun loungers and parasols), they provide a pleasant stay at sea. And the best part is that they are all completely free!

Useful information: On average, sunbeds cost €6 per person and an umbrella €5.

  • Sant Sebastia – Metro: Barceloneta, line L4
  • Barceloneta – Metro: Barceloneta and Ciutadella, line L4
  • Mar Bella – Metro: Selva de Mar, line L4
  • Nova Mar Bella – Metro: Selva de Mar and El Marsesme, line
  • Llevant – Metro: Selva de Mar, line L4
  • Nova Icaria – Metro: Ciutadella and Bogatell, line L4
  • Sant Miquel – Metro: Barceloneta and Ciutadella
  • Bogatell – Metro: Line L4 – stop Poblenou and Llacuna
  • Zona Banys Forum – Metro: Maresme and Forum
  • Somorrostro – Metro: Barceloneta and Ciutadella Villa, line L4

Comfortable beach hotels are located along the coast.

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Here visitors can walk through the 80-meter underwater tunnel, admiring the sharks, rays, octopuses and other marine life. More than 11,000 marine life, representatives of 450 species, live in three dozen giant aquariums.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 21:00, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9:30 to 21:00. In June and September from 9:30 to 21:30, in July and August from 9:30 to 23:00.

Ticket price: children under 3 years old – free of charge, an adult ticket costs 25 €, for children from 5 to 10 years old – 18 €, from 3 to 4 years old – 10 €. To avoid standing in line, buy tickets at this link. And don’t forget to pick up a free guide at the information desk.

Address : Moll d’Espanya, 7, Barcelona, ​​Espanya

Subway: Drassanes (line L3) or Barceloneta (line L4)

La Rambla


kilometer and a beautiful pedestrian avenue from Plaza Catalunya to the sea is almost always filled with walking tourists and locals, musicians, artists who will draw your portrait on paper in a matter of minutes, magicians and sellers of various pleasant trifles. This is the most famous avenue in Barcelona, ​​consisting of five small boulevards that are elegantly connected to each other.

Here you can drink water from an ancient fountain, buy flowers or a bird and see Gaudí’s houses. From here we recommend starting your acquaintance with the city. Trees grow on both sides of the avenue, under the crowns of which it will be pleasant to walk even on a hot day. And with a light breeze, the salty smell of the sea reaches the avenue.

Address: El paseo de La Rambla, Barcelona, ​​España

Metro: Drassanes, Liceu (L3), Cataluña (Metro lines 1 and 3)


Monument to Columbus

The opening of the monument to Christopher Columbus was dedicated to the World Exhibition of 1888. A seven-meter bronze statue of the navigator crowns a metal column, which is located directly opposite the old port, where this traveler moored after the discovery of America. If you want to view the center from a height of 60 meters, take the elevator, which is located inside the column, to the observation deck. From there you have a superb view of the Rambla, the mountains and the port of Barcelona.

Opening hours: from 8:30 to 20:30, January 6 and December 26 from 8:30 to 14:30. January 1 and December 25 closed.

Ticket price: €7.20, book in advance here.

Address: Plaza del Portal de la Pau, s/n, Barcelona, ​​España

Metro: Drassanes (L3)

Bus: 59, 120, V13, h24

CosmoCaixa Science Museum

Science has never been more exciting than in this amazing museum! According to thousands of travelers, this is the best science museum in existence. It has hundreds of interactive exhibits that visually talk about the laws of nature. It will be interesting not only for children, but also for adults to conduct physical experiments and discover for themselves the train of thought of great scientists.

Right inside the museum building, you will be surprised to find a piece of the real Amazonian jungle and see how their inhabitants live. The next building houses a digital planetarium. This is a real window into space, where astronomical theories, discoveries and secrets of the universe are told through digital performances. In the evening, in good weather, thanks to the technology of the planetarium, you can enjoy the view of the close stars and planets.

Opening hours: from 10:00 to 20:00; January 5, December 24 and 31 from 10:00 to 18:00; closed January 1, 6, December 25.

Ticket price: 6 €. Up to 16 years old and for CaixaBank customers free of charge.

Address: Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona

Metro: Av.Tibidabo (Metro line 7)


For many, Barceloneta is the beaches, but there are also many interesting things to do in the coastal quarter. Walking or cycling through the park, where the modernist Torre de les Aigües rises, or along the narrow southern streets, you will leave pleasant memories of the atmosphere of this area. There are no fancy buildings here, but there are many bars and restaurants for every taste. Some of them even overlook the Mediterranean Sea.

Be sure to try your favorite Spanish drink vermut, stop by the local fruit market, or take the funicular that was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition by air up to Montjuïc. Take a look at the Museum of the History of Catalonia for 4.5 €. On its roof, by the way, there is an observation deck. And in Barceloneta there are casinos, clubs, discos and a large shopping center Maremagnum.

Address: Pla de Palau, Barcelona

Metro: Barceloneta (L4)

» READ ALSO – Barceloneta – area of ​​beaches and cafes

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Picasso Museum

Museum dedicated to the work of the famous artist from Malaga, located in five Gothic buildings of the 13th-15th centuries. The collection of the museum, opened on the initiative of Pablo Picasso himself, has more than 4,200 unique works, so the queues at the box office can upset anyone. We recommend that you take care of tickets in advance (here you can get a pass to 6 of the most popular museums at once). In addition to other paintings, here you can get acquainted with the famous Las Meninas series, the prototype of which was the work of the same name by Diego Velázquez.

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 19:00; Thursdays from 9:00 to 21:30. January 5, December 24 and 31 from 9:00 to 14:00

Ticket price: 12 €, you can book a visit to the museum with a guided tour here. Thursdays from 18:00 to 21:30, the first Sunday of each month, February 12, May 18 and September 24 are free.

Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003, Barcelona

Metro: Jaume I (Metro line 4)

» READ ALSO – Picasso Museum in Barcelona

El parque de la Ciutadella

This is one of the most famous and beloved parks in the Catalan capital. There is not only what is usually found in parks around the world (picnic lawns, benches, well-groomed paths, a lake with boat rentals, a fountain, etc. ), but also a zoo, a statue of a mammoth and suddenly the Parliament of Catalonia.

Young Antonio Gaudí, long before the start of the construction of the monumental Sagrada Familia, had a hand in the design of the Ciutadella park. Fountain Grand Cascade – his work. Mass festivities are held annually in the Ciutadella Park, including those dedicated to the patroness of the city of Our Lady of Mercy – La Mercé.

Opening hours: from 10:00 to sunset

Ticket price: free

Address: Passeig Picasso, Barcelona

Metro ímpica (4 metro line)

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Palace of Catalan Music

This magnificent example of early 20th century Catalan modernism is the work of the architect Lluís Domènech y Montaner. Currently, both classical symphony concerts and performances by contemporary local and foreign musicians are held here.

Since the building itself is magnificent even without music, here you can get on a guided tour, which will show you the most interesting corners that you simply cannot see during the concert. Within an hour, you will be told the history of the building in one of five languages ​​to choose from (unfortunately, not yet in Russian). There is also a wonderful cafe in the lobby.

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 15:30; on Easter and in July from 10:00 to 18:00, in August from 9:00 to 18:00

Ticket price: 18 €, students and pensioners – 11 €, up to 10 years – free of charge

Address: Calle Palau de la Música, 4, Barcelona

Metro: Urquinaona (L1, L4)

Camp Nou Stadium

unrelenting passions. Here, since 1957, bright meetings have been held between the best clubs in Europe and the world, including the World Cup. At this “elite stadium”, as UEFA designated it, up to 99 thousand (!) 354 spectators can see the match at a time.

Here is the most visited museum in Catalonia, the Club Barcelona Museum. In addition, sometimes music events are held here, as well as competitions in other sports, such as rugby.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday guided visit only. Fridays from 15:00 to 19:30; on Saturdays from 10:00 to 19:30; on Sundays from 10:00 to 15:00

Ticket price: 59 €, children – 48 €, up to 3 years – free of charge

Address: Calle d’Arístides Maillol, 12, Barcelona

Metro: Palau Reial, María Cristina, Les Corts (L3), Collblanc (L5, L9)


You are not mistaken. Indeed, we invite you to look into a real military bunker. True, the purpose of the visit will not be an excursion into recent Spanish history. From here you have the best view of Barcelona.

Once upon a time, 360-degree visibility was of strategic importance. Turo de la Rovira was built in 1937, from here the defense was carried out during the civil war. After the victory of the Phalanx, the fortifications were destroyed, even the real name of the place was lost, but a beautiful view of the city remained. Now the observation deck of the “bunker” has become a favorite place for selfies.

Address: Calle Maria Lavernia, 59, Barcelona

Metro: Coll-La Teixonera, El Carmel (Metro Line 5)


This 18th century palace has an absolutely magnificent baroque façade. It overlooks the Rambla and it is simply impossible to pass by without noticing it. The palace was built in 1777 by the former viceroy of Peru after his return to his homeland.

Currently, the palace houses a cultural center – the Center de la Imatge, which regularly organizes temporary exhibitions and other events.

Opening hours: from 12:00 to 20:00. Closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th and 26th.

Ticket cost: Free

Address: LA RAMBLA, 99, Barcelona

Metro: Liceu (L3), Cataluya (L1, L3)


Orta Labyrinth Park

In one of the corners of the park there is the oldest garden in the city. It was broken in 1802 and until 1967 was intended exclusively for the private walks of its owners. The name of the park is not a joke, it really has a labyrinth of cypresses. Be careful – it’s really hard to get out of it. While you are looking for a way out, you will be accompanied by figures from classical mythology, such as Eros. Children will most of all like another section of the park, where real green sculptures are created from living shrubs.

Opening hours: from November to March from 10:00 to 19:00, from April to October from 10:00 to 20:00. December 25 from 9:00 to 14:00.

Ticket price: 2.23 €, up to 14 years old – 1.42 €, pensioners and children under 5 years old – free of charge. Free admission for everyone – September 24, Wednesdays and Sundays.

Address: Paseo Castanyers/Calle Germans Desvalls, Barcelona

Metro: Mundet (L3)

National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

Since 1990, the National Art Museum of Catalonia has mainly exhibited works by local artists, sculptors and photographers, and all temporary exhibitions are directly related to Catalan art. Here you can see objects belonging to different eras from Romanesque times to the middle of the 20th century. The museum boasts an excellent collection of numismatics, numbering more than 135,000 items from the 6th century BC. BC. Until now. And from the observation deck of the museum you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Barcelona.

Opening hours:

  • October to April:
    Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00,
  • from May to September:
    Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00,
  • Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 15:00,
  • Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, December 25th closed.

Ticket price: 12 € (valid for 2 days). Under 16s and over 65s free.

Address: Palau Nacional (Parque de Montjuic), Barcelona

Metro: España (L1, L3)

» SEE ALSO – The most unusual museums in Barcelona – top 10

Plaza Catalunya

In Madrid, there is a “zero road” from where all countries start. And Barcelona has its own Plaza Catalunya, which symbolically fulfills the same role for Barcelona. From here, by the way, the Rambla and de Gracia avenues begin, along which any self-respecting tourist should definitely walk at least once. It would be good to keep this area in mind as a guideline when traveling around the Catalan capital.

The wind rose is depicted in the center of the square. Along the perimeter it is decorated with fountains, trees and sculptures. Since 1927, young people have been gathering on this square, meetings have been scheduled and mass events have been held. The square is best decorated on New Year’s Eve. By the way, in the vicinity of Plaza Catalunya is a good place for shopping.

Address: Plaza de Cataluña, Barcelona

Metro: Cataluña (Metro lines 1 and 3)

Pedralbes Monastery

Gothic-style buildings, a medieval garden, an altarpiece, stained glass windows from the 14th century and a collection of ancient religious objects will be of great interest to history buffs. The former monastery, founded in 1326 by King James II of Aragon, since 1931 partly became the Museum of the history of the city. But even now, several nuns live in the neighborhood of the museum.

Opening hours:

  • October to March:
    Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 14:00,
    Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00;
  • from April to September:
    Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 17:00,
    Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00,
  • Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00;
  • on holidays from 10:00 to 14:00;
  • on Mondays, January 1, May 1, June 24, December 25 – closed.

Ticket price: €5, children under 16 free of charge. Sundays from 15:00 – free for everyone. The first Sunday of the month is free admission. Children under 18 can only visit the museum accompanied by an adult.

Address: Baixada del Monestir, 9, Barcelona

Metro: María Cristina, Palau Reial (Metro line 3)


In a city by the sea, there simply cannot be a Maritime Museum. The building represents the royal shipyards built between 1283 and 1390. In addition to this monument of Gothic architecture, at present you can see models of caravels, on which Columbus made his first trip to the American shores, documents, tools and objects that accompanied him during this historical event. Outside the museum, you can also visit the schooner Santa Eulalia, also owned by MMB, for a fee (€3).

Baluard Garden Hours: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 11:00 to 14:00

Museum hours: from 10:00 to 20:00; December 24 and 31 from 10:00 to 15:00; closed on 1, 6 January, 25 and 26 December.

Ticket price: €7, students under 25 and over 65 years old €3.5.

Address: Avenida de les Drassanes, s/n, Barcelona

Metro: Drassanes (L3), Parallel (L2, L3)

Poblenou Olympic Village

After the Summer Olympics, which took place in Barcelona in 1992, one of the city’s most interesting sights has become the Olympic Village. Buildings of hotels and other skyscrapers were originally built both for the residence of athletes during the Games, and in order to improve the appearance of the area, which has long been associated with the very first port in Barcelona. At present, there is a park, and an embankment, and a transformed Olympic port, where yachts turn white. There are also a large number of bars and restaurants, where we recommend visiting after a walk by the sea. And in the northern part is the Nueva Icaria beach.

Address: Villa Olímpica, Barcelona

Metro: Ciutadella, Villa Olímpica (Metro line 4)

Tram: T4

! You can walk endlessly in this bright, old and at the same time new city, finding interesting places, picturesque nooks and crannies and valuable architectural masterpieces.

Have a nice walk in Barcelona!

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  • Guided tours of Barcelona with locals will help you get to know this city for real. The best way to get comfortable in an unfamiliar city is to walk around it with a person who has lived here for many years.
  • We advise you to take out travel insurance so that there are no unpleasant surprises while traveling to Barcelona.
  • Barcelona City Pass is a one-stop card that makes organizing your holiday in Barcelona easier and saves you a lot of time and money.