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Online tickets for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain, Gaudi’s incomplete church. Order your fast track tickets or tours for La Sagrada Família cathedral and towers here.

Info, Tours & Online booking Sagrada Família

Address Carrer de Mallorca, 401 Barcelona Spain
Metro Metro station “Sagrada Família” (Line 2 or Line 5)
Tickets

Important: Always try to order your tickets in advance. The queues for the Sagrada Familia are very long. During high season, you will not be able to book a ticket for the same day. Even if you’re looking for tickets for today, you’ll be quicker served online than by standing in line.

  • Fast Track Tickets 33.80 € (Book Sagrada Familia tickets online)
  • 0-10 years: free entry / 11-30 years and students 31.20 € / 65+ 27.30 €
  • Tour including visit to the towers of the Sagrada Família 46.80 € (Book tickets online)
  • Guided tours, from 48 € (Book tours here or here)
  • More than 12 persons? Click here to get guidance for your group booking

Tip: Save money and time by buying the popular Best of Barcelona Bundle: This Best of Barcelona Bundle includes all important tickets for your city break:

  • Tickets Sagrada Familia + Park Güell + Casa Batlló
  • More information Best of Barcelona Bundle

How do you get Sagrada Familia tickets?

1. Book tickets online
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3. Best of Barcelona Bundle

Opening hours Open every day:

  • November through February: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sundays 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
  • March and October: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Sundays 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.
  • April through September: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sundays 10:30 am to 8:00 pm.
Dress code There is a dress code for visits to the Sagrada. The rules are no see-through clothing, cover your shoulders, no exposed back or belly. Shorts and skirts have to go at least halfway past the thighs.

The most famous sight and tourist attraction is certainly the historic church Sagrada Familia (In Spanish Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Família) in the l’Eixample district. The name means basilica and the expiatory church of the Holy Family. This beautiful, unfinished church was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

History of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

Construction of this holy church started on 19 March 1882. Initially it was based on the plans by architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, but in 1883, architect Antoni Gaudí was given the task to continue construction of the Sagrada Família. After Gaudi received an anonymous donation, he decided to replace the original Gothic Revival design with a more modern and innovative temple design. The only time construction was halted for a few years was during the Spanish Civil War. Until his death in 1926, Gaudi worked on the temple, and several architects have succeeded him since.

In 2019, 70% of the Sagrada Família vwas complete, with just eight of the 18 towers. The current official expected date of completion is 2026 (this is 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death). The construction managers just say that the Sagrada church ‘could be ready somewhere in the first third of the 21st century’. When construction of the Sagrada Família is completed, the basilica will be the largest church building in the world. The speed at which the building of the Sagrada Família progresses depends largely on the amount of gifts donated by visitors. Work on the basilica has now been going on for so long, that even finished parts of the Sagrada are starting to show wear and have to be renovated during your visit. That’s not uncommon for churches this size. Although the Sagrada Família is not yet completed, Gaudi’s church was consecrated already on 7 November 2010 by Pope Benedictus XVI.

Tickets Sagrada Familia (online)

Tip: Because Gaudi’s holy church draws over three million visitors every year, it’s pretty much required to order ‘Fast Track’ tickets online before you visit the Sagrada Família. Tourism around Sagrada Família has gotten quite out of hand, and you might be queueing for hours only to learn that there are no more tickets available for that day. Smart travellers order their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment during their stay. You only pay a small extra fee for a lot of convenience.

What to see in the Sagrada Família?

Towers of the Holy Temple

The Sagrada Família will have a total of 18 towers; twelve towers representing the twelve apostles and four towers surrounding the celebration spire represent the four evangelists around Jesus Chris, plus a celebration tower for Mary and one for Jesus. The central tower will eventually reach 170 metres; almost as high as the Montjuïc, the highest hill of Barcelona. Out of respect for the creator, Gaudi wanted to keep the spire just a little shorter than this Montjuic hill. It’s possible to buy special tower tickets to take a lift halfway up to the evangelists’ towers.

Church façades

The church building will get three façades, which will each represent a stage in Jesus’s life. The façade of the birth and the façade of the passion have already been completed. The front façade will display the glory; this yet-to-be-built glory façade will become the main entrance and will depict the origin and end of mankind. The five-metre high doors of the La Sagrada Familia have been inscribed with the complete ‘Lord’s Prayer’ in Catalan and ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ in 50 languages.

The birth of Jesus Christ is depicted on the birth façade (north-east side), which is also the oldest façade, being built between 1892 and 1930. He is surrounded by thirteen natural scenes and important events from the Holy Family of Nazareth. The south-west façade of the passion shows the passion of the Christ, his death and resurrection; this sombre façade is more modern and clad with angular statues (designed by Josep M. Subirachs).

The façade of the passion

The façade of the birth of the Sagrada Familia

Inside the Holy Family church

The interior of the temple is very impressive. The unique columns of the church are like trees and branches that support the roof of the temple; the structure of the branches is such that it perfectly supports the weight of the ceiling and also produces the best possible distribution of light and sound. The stained-glass windows add a magical effect of colour and light and create a unique sense of tranquillity in the Sagrada Família church.

The crypt underneath the altar is the oldest part of the basilica and also the place where Gaudí was buried on 12 June 1926. The windows offer a view into the crypt. It’s only possible to visit this crypt during mass. (Daily Spanish language Mass at 9:00 am, Sunday at 11:45 am and 8:15 pm Catalan extra / mass service Monday to Friday at 8:15 pm, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 10:30 am, at 1:00 pm and at 18:30).

Museum of the Gaudi church

Underneath the temple there is the ‘museum of the Sagrada Família’. This museum is included in the ticket price and tells you about the history and future of the Sagrada temple. Not just original drawings, models, and photos from Gaudi’s day, but explanations on the latest construction techniques being used as well.


More attractions of Antoni Gaudí

In addition to this Sagrada Família, architect Gaudí designed other characteristic sights in Barcelona, such as Casa Batlló, Casa Mila and Park Güell. Because Gaudí was the leader of Catalan Modernism, the basilica has now become that movement’s most important symbol. Catalan Modernism is closely related to the Jugendstil. In 1926, Catalan architect Gaudi was unfortunately hit by a tram, and he died before he could complete his most controversial design. Gaudi is buried in the crypt underneath the basilica. Gaudi’s crypt can only be visited during ceremonies.

Video: Sagrada Familia towers in 2026?

According to the current plans, Gaudi’s Holy cathedral should be finished in 2026, exactly 100 years after Gaudi was hit by a tram. The building is fully dependent on donations and admittance fees, and construction on the two largest spires for Jesus and Mary hasn’t even started. The video shows what the completed church will look like:

 

Official site: sagradafamilia.org.


How to get to La Sagrada Família Cathedral in Barcelona?

The easiest way to get to the cathedral is by metro. Metro lines 2 and 5 both have the station ‘Sagrada Família’. When you get off at this station, you will arrive at the passion façade of the holy temple. This is the side with both the entrance and the ticket office.

As the church is not near other popular attractions, such as the Ramblas, a walk to the cathedral is usually not the quickest option. If you use the hop-on-hop-off bus, the blue line will stop right outside the Sagrada Família.

22x Best Museums in Barcelona

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Overview of best museums in Barcelona Spain

Looking for a museum in Barcelona Spain? Barcelona offers a very wide selection of museums. Art lovers can get their fill in the city’s most popular museum, the famous Picasso museum or in the Fundacio Joan Miró, another great Barcelona artist. For historical art, you should visit the MNAC. To visit modern art museums, go to the MEAM or the MACBA. Modernist buildings such as Hospital de Sant Pau, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are highlights in and of themselves. There are museums of all shapes and sizes; covering anything from science, to history, and chocolate to maritime history. An overview of some of the cultural highlights and museums of Barcelona:

Museums of Barcelona

Picasso Museum Barcelona

The most famous museum in Barcelona is the Museu Picasso of the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. The top museum consisting of five adjacent palaces is located in the neighbourhood El Born and has over 4,000 works by the artist. Prepare your visit as there are long queues.

  • Picasso Museum

Foundation Joan Miró

The hill Montjuïc has the museum of the famous painter and sculptor Joan Miró. With his surrealist style, he is one of the greatest artist in the history of Barcelona. Miró himself commissioned the construction of this museum.

  • Foundation Joan Miró

MNAC

The Palau Nacional housing the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is located on the hill of the Montjuïc. A museum with a large collection of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and modern art. You can also go there for the amazing panorama. .

  • MNAC

CosmoCaixa

CosmoCaixa is Barcelona’s science museum. In this science museum, people of all ages can marvel at many science experiments, geological walls, and several interesting terrariums. The museum even has a mangrove forest.

  • CosmoCaixa

Hospital de Sant Pau

The old ‘Hospital de Sant Pau’ has been open to visitors for a few years now. This gem of Barcelona is the best example of Catalan Modernism and was designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

  • Hospital de Sant Pau

MEAM

The Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) is a museum of figurative art in Barcelona. You will be amazed at the paintings that are almost indistinguishable from actual photographs. Great to combine with a visit to the Picasso museum across the street.

  • MEAM

Maritime museum of Barcelona

The Museu Maritim de Barcelona tells about the maritime history of Barcelona. It’s located near the Columbus statue in the former Royal shipyard.

  • Maritime museum

MACBA

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is a museum for modern art with mostly works by Spanish and Catalan artists from the 1950s onwards.

  • MACBA

MUHBA- History Museum

the MUHBA, or Museu d’Historia de Barcelona is the history museum that tells the history of the city and is located on the Plaça del Rei behind the cathedral.

  • History Museum of Barcelona

Museum FC Barcelona ‘Camp Nou’

Part of the Camp Nou Experience tour is a visit to the FC Barcelona museum with all the major trophies the football club has won.

  • Camp Nou

Poble Espanyol

El Poble Espanyol means ‘Spanish village’ and is an open-air museum on Montjuïc hill. Many famous houses from Spain have been recreated in this village

  • Poble Espanyol

Chocolate Museum

The Museu de la Xocolata tells the history of Barcelona using chocolate and cacao; chocolate sculptures and tasting chocolate.

  • Chocolate Museum

Casa Batlló

Museo modernista Antoni Gaudí, as Casa Batllo is also called, is one of the best works by Gaudi on the Passeig de Gràcia. No straight line in sight and in the theme of George and the dragon.

  • Casa Batllo

Casa Mila – La Pedrera

Because of the outside that is reminiscent of a ‘stone quarry’, this building is also called ‘La Pedrera’. Casa Mila is one of Gaudi’s most famous designs. This apartment complex can be visited and has an exhibit on the top floor.

  • Casa Mila

Egyptian museum

In the heart of the district of Eixample is the museum about Egypt and the pharaohs. With over 2,000 m2, the Museu Egipci has a private collection with over 1,000 objects, making it one of the largest of such museums in Spain or even Europe.

  • Egyptian museum

Casa Museu Gaudi

This model home is one of the few residences in Park Güell. Antoni Gaudí and his family lived there for almost 20 years. Today it’s a museum that shows how Gaudi lived in his own Park Güell.

  • Park Güell & Casa Museu Gaudi

Museu d’Història de Catalunya

In an old warehouse in the harbour of Port Vell , lies the museum about Catalonia’s history. Why the Catalan people want to be independent from Spain becomes clear in this museum.

  • Museu d’Història de Catalunya

Olympic Museum

The ‘Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport’ is an interactive museum on the history of (Spanish) sports and the Olympics.

  • Olympic Museum

Museum of the cathedral

In the cathedral of Barcelona, located in the Barri Gòtic quarter, a small museum has been created in the adjacent cloister with altar pieces and paintings.

  • Museum of the Cathedral

Museu Blau

This natural history museum is located in a modern Forum building. Here you can view many taxidermy animals, fossils, and minerals to learn more about the history of life on earth.

  • Museu Blau

Fundació Antoni Tapies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies was founded by the eponymous painter and artist. In addition to works by Antoni Tapies himself, this modernist building also displays works of other modern artists.

  • Fundació Antoni Tapies

CaixaForum

The CaixaForum is an art gallery and exhibition centre located at the base of the Montjuïc hill. This CaixaForum has many varying exhibits.

  • CaixaForum

The World of Banksy

For the first time in Barcelona, The World of Banksy will take you on an enchanting journey with the master of street art. More than 100 works in a new venue in central Barcelona. The different works of the artist are divided into 2,000 square meters, divided into 3 floors, where each floor represents a country: United Kingdom, France and the United States. Don’t wait any longer and prepare your visit!

  • The World of Banksy

Mercat El Born

This ‘Mercat’ brings together three centuries of Barcelona. The fine, cast-iron building of the 19th century market hall is an iconic building in El Born’s streets. Underneath the market hall, there’s an archaeological dig from 1700, which can be viewed with an exhibition on Barcelona around the year 1700.

  • Mercat El Born

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10 must-see places in Barcelona – Barcelona10

Barcelona is a city with so many interesting things that it is simply impossible to fully cover them in one trip. We offer you the TOP 10 “must-see” places: having visited these places, you can fully experience the rebellious spirit and unforgettable atmosphere of the capital of Catalonia. And we will talk not only about sights, but also about cafes.

And before the trip, we advise you to download our application in order to always have an offline city guide at hand.

1. Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, or Sagrada Familia, is an iconic landmark in Barcelona. The cathedral owes its memorable appearance to its creator, the architect Antonio Gaudi. He devoted his last years to the construction of this majestic temple, but did not have time to complete it. Despite the fact that construction work is underway here to this day, the temple is open to the public. This place is quite popular among tourists, without pre-booked tickets, be prepared for serious queues.

Admission €15, audio guide €19.5. The cathedral is located at Mallorca, 401 (the nearest metro station is Sagrada Familia) and is open from 9:00 to 20:00.

You can book tickets in advance and skip the line.

» READ ALSO — All about Sagrada Familia

2. La Rambla

La Rambla is the main promenade of Barcelona, ​​walking along it is a special ritual. The unique flavor of this boulevard is woven from the cries of local merchants, mime performances, the sounds of music and the echoes of street performances. La Rambla connects the Gothic Quarter with the more modern part of the city.

While walking along the boulevard, don’t forget to sip the water from the Canaletes fountain. Local belief says that thanks to this, you can return to Barcelona again. To get to the boulevard, you need to get to the metro station Liceu, Catalunya or Drassanes.

» READ ALSO – What to do on the Rambla?

3. Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)

While walking along La Rambla, do not ignore the city’s most atmospheric food market – Boqueria. This market, which has been operating for several centuries, you can find the highest quality products in the city. They are bought here by both ordinary residents and chefs of famous restaurants. A variety of vegetables and fruits, cheeses, jamon, meat delicacies and the freshest seafood – this is not a complete list of what is sold daily on the shelves of Boqueria.

This place in Barcelona is a must visit not only for the food, but also for the special atmosphere of this place. Friendliness, openness and goodwill rule here, any product will be given a try and interesting information about it will be shared along the way.

The market is open from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm and is located at 91 Rambla.

» READ ALSO – Top 5 markets in Barcelona absolutely amazing place! The largest aquarium in Europe, inhabited by marine life, some of which are gigantic. It consists of 35 themed aquariums, which are home to more than 400 species of sea creatures. A special pride of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is a unique oceanarium made in the form of an underwater tunnel. While moving along it, visitors feel as if they were at the bottom of the sea, and sharks, rays and other fish majestically swim above their heads. This is a great place where you just need to go with children.

Barcelona Aquarium is open daily from 09:30 to 21:00, during the summer months the closing time is shifted to 23:00. It is located in the Old Port area (Port Vell), the nearest metro stations are Drassanes and Barceloneta.

Admission fee: for adults – 21 €, for children 5-10 years old – 16 €, for children 3-4 years old – 8 €. If you have a diver’s certificate and an extra 300 €, you can dive in the aquarium and swim among the sharks.

>>> Buy ticket to Barcelona Aquarium

5. Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum is one of the main museums in Barcelona and the three largest museums in the world dedicated to the work of the great artist. Its permanent exhibition includes about 3,800 canvases, which can be used to trace the path of Picasso’s development as a painter. More than 1 million people visit it every year.

The museum is located at Montcada 15-23 and occupies several old mansions located next to each other. The nearest metro stations are Arc de Triofim, Liceu and Jaume I.

The Picasso Museum is open from 09:00 to 19:00 every day of the week except Mondays. The permanent exhibition can be viewed for 11 €, temporary exhibitions for 6.5 €. But on some days you can get into the museum for free – read here. There are queues at the museum, you can avoid them by booking in advance.

>>> Buy tickets with a guide to the Picasso Museum

6. Spanish Village

The Spanish Village (Poble Espanyo) is a specially built village that brings together the architectural traditions of different regions of Spain. The village consists of 116 buildings, some of which are made in true size, some – in scale. Craft workshops, souvenir and food shops are open in the houses. In local workshops, you can buy the most unusual and original souvenirs, which you will definitely not find in ordinary shops. While visiting the village, you can have a delicious meal in one of the local pubs or restaurants, as well as see a flamenco show.

The Spanish Village can be found in Montjuic Park at Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13. The nearest metro station is Espanya, you have to walk 15 minutes from it. The Spanish Village is open from 9:00 am until late in the evening. Full ticket price – 14 €, children’s ticket – 7 €, one-hour flamenco show – from 41 €.

>>> Buy Spanish Village Tickets Online

» SEE ALSO – Vintage Shops in Barcelona

7. Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta is the city’s most popular beach, so it’s always crowded, full of life and fun. It stretches for a whole kilometer along the coast from Carrer Almirall Cervera to the Olympic Port. Barceloneta is famous for its infrastructure, which is an integral part of a comfortable beach holiday.

You can get here on foot or by metro, getting off at the Barceloneta or Ciutadella stations. You can rent a sunbed for 6 €, an umbrella for 5 €.

» READ ALSO – Top 10 Barcelona Beaches (with map)

8. Park Guell

Park Guell is another must-visit place in Barcelona to fully appreciate Gaudí’s unusual architectural style. Once rich citizens did not appreciate this idea, but later the park was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and today thousands of visitors come here. During a leisurely walk through the park, the eyes never cease to rejoice at the bright colors, unusual lines of houses and colorful facades.

Park Guell is located at Carrer d’Olot, 13 (the nearest metro station is Lesseps). In winter, the park is open from 8:30 to 18:00, in summer from 8:00 to 21:00. The cost of a standard entrance ticket is 10 €, for children 7-12 years old – 7 €, children under 7 years old do not need a ticket.

>>> Buy a ticket to Park Güell with skip-the-line entry

9. Maremagnum shopping center

In the Old Port area, on an artificial island, there is one of the best places for recreation and shopping in the city – the shopping center ” Maremagnum”. Boutiques of famous brands, a gastronomic terrace, observation decks, an entertainment area, beauty salons, cinema halls and a nightclub are gathered under one roof. When shopping, do not forget to collect receipts in order to return taxfree.

The shopping center is located at Moll d’Espanya, 5, you can get there by metro, getting off at the Drassanes or Barceloneta station. Shops are open from 10:00 to 22:00, restaurants from 10:00 to 01:00.

And if you want to shop as much as possible in Catalonia and you are not afraid of the distance from the city, go to the outlet village.

10. 4 Cats Restaurant

Els Quetro Gats is a legendary restaurant that you simply must visit in Barcelona. Its regulars were Picasso, Gaudi, Enrique Granados, Lewis Millet and other famous people of Spain. The establishment has managed to maintain a bohemian atmosphere even today, thanks to which the restaurant is one of the city’s cult places. If you happen to be here, try the local hits: tuna with vegetables, oxtail with celery puree and a Catalan dessert with chocolate.

The restaurant is located in the Gothic Quarter at Carrer de Montsió, 3, the nearest metro stations are Catalunya and Jaume I. Opening hours: from 10:00 to 01:00, dinner costs an average of 50-100 €.

In order to see all these sights without fuss, you need to have 5-7 days in reserve and a budget of about 150 € per person. You can save a little on entrance tickets if you book them online in advance. Have a nice holiday!

10 must-see places in Barcelona – Barcelona10

Barcelona is a city with so many interesting things that it is simply impossible to fully cover them in one trip. We offer you the TOP 10 “must-see” places: having visited these places, you can fully experience the rebellious spirit and unforgettable atmosphere of the capital of Catalonia. And we will talk not only about sights, but also about cafes.

And before the trip, we advise you to download our application in order to always have an offline city guide at hand.

1. Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, or Sagrada Familia, is an iconic landmark of Barcelona. The cathedral owes its memorable appearance to its creator, the architect Antonio Gaudi. He devoted his last years to the construction of this majestic temple, but did not have time to complete it. Despite the fact that construction work is underway here to this day, the temple is open to the public. This place is quite popular among tourists, without pre-booked tickets, be prepared for serious queues.

Admission €15, audio guide €19.5. The cathedral is located at Mallorca, 401 (the nearest metro station is Sagrada Familia) and is open from 9:00 to 20:00.

You can book tickets in advance and skip the line.

» READ ALSO — All about Sagrada Familia

2. La Rambla

La Rambla is the main promenade of Barcelona, ​​walking along it is a special ritual. The unique flavor of this boulevard is woven from the cries of local merchants, mime performances, the sounds of music and the echoes of street performances. La Rambla connects the Gothic Quarter with the more modern part of the city.

While walking along the boulevard, don’t forget to sip the water from the Canaletes fountain. Local belief says that thanks to this, you can return to Barcelona again. To get to the boulevard, you need to get to the metro station Liceu, Catalunya or Drassanes.

» READ ALSO – What to do on the Rambla?

3. Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)

While walking along La Rambla, do not ignore the city’s most atmospheric food market – Boqueria. This market, which has been operating for several centuries, you can find the highest quality products in the city. They are bought here by both ordinary residents and chefs of famous restaurants. A variety of vegetables and fruits, cheeses, jamon, meat delicacies and the freshest seafood – this is not a complete list of what is sold daily on the shelves of Boqueria.

This place in Barcelona is a must visit not only for the food, but also for the special atmosphere of this place. Friendliness, openness and goodwill rule here, any product will be given a try and interesting information about it will be shared along the way.

The market is open from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm and is located at 91 Rambla.

» READ ALSO – Top 5 markets in Barcelona absolutely amazing place! The largest aquarium in Europe, inhabited by marine life, some of which are gigantic. It consists of 35 themed aquariums, which are home to more than 400 species of sea creatures. A special pride of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is a unique oceanarium made in the form of an underwater tunnel. While moving along it, visitors feel as if they were at the bottom of the sea, and sharks, rays and other fish majestically swim above their heads. This is a great place where you just need to go with children.

Barcelona Aquarium is open daily from 09:30 to 21:00, during the summer months the closing time is shifted to 23:00. It is located in the Old Port area (Port Vell), the nearest metro stations are Drassanes and Barceloneta.

Admission fee: for adults – 21 €, for children 5-10 years old – 16 €, for children 3-4 years old – 8 €. If you have a diver’s certificate and an extra 300 €, you can dive in the aquarium and swim among the sharks.

>>> Buy ticket to Barcelona Aquarium

5. Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum is one of the main museums in Barcelona and the three largest museums in the world dedicated to the work of the great artist. Its permanent exhibition includes about 3,800 canvases, which can be used to trace the path of Picasso’s development as a painter. More than 1 million people visit it every year.

The museum is located at Montcada 15-23 and occupies several old mansions located next to each other. The nearest metro stations are Arc de Triofim, Liceu and Jaume I.

The Picasso Museum is open from 09:00 to 19:00 every day of the week except Mondays. The permanent exhibition can be viewed for 11 €, temporary exhibitions for 6.5 €. But on some days you can get into the museum for free – read here. There are queues at the museum, you can avoid them by booking in advance.

>>> Buy tickets with a guide to the Picasso Museum

6. Spanish Village

The Spanish Village (Poble Espanyo) is a specially built village that brings together the architectural traditions of different regions of Spain. The village consists of 116 buildings, some of which are made in true size, some – in scale. Craft workshops, souvenir and food shops are open in the houses. In local workshops, you can buy the most unusual and original souvenirs, which you will definitely not find in ordinary shops. While visiting the village, you can have a delicious meal in one of the local pubs or restaurants, as well as see a flamenco show.

The Spanish Village can be found in Montjuic Park at Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13. The nearest metro station is Espanya, you have to walk 15 minutes from it. The Spanish Village is open from 9:00 am until late in the evening. Full ticket price – 14 €, children’s ticket – 7 €, one-hour flamenco show – from 41 €.

>>> Buy Spanish Village Tickets Online

» SEE ALSO – Vintage Shops in Barcelona

7. Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta is the city’s most popular beach, so it’s always crowded, full of life and fun. It stretches for a whole kilometer along the coast from Carrer Almirall Cervera to the Olympic Port. Barceloneta is famous for its infrastructure, which is an integral part of a comfortable beach holiday.

You can get here on foot or by metro, getting off at the Barceloneta or Ciutadella stations. You can rent a sunbed for 6 €, an umbrella for 5 €.

» READ ALSO – Top 10 Barcelona Beaches (with map)

8. Park Guell

Park Guell is another must-visit place in Barcelona to fully appreciate Gaudí’s unusual architectural style. Once rich citizens did not appreciate this idea, but later the park was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and today thousands of visitors come here. During a leisurely walk through the park, the eyes never cease to rejoice at the bright colors, unusual lines of houses and colorful facades.

Park Guell is located at Carrer d’Olot, 13 (the nearest metro station is Lesseps). In winter, the park is open from 8:30 to 18:00, in summer from 8:00 to 21:00. The cost of a standard entrance ticket is 10 €, for children 7-12 years old – 7 €, children under 7 years old do not need a ticket.

>>> Buy a ticket to Park Güell with skip-the-line entry

9. Maremagnum shopping center

In the Old Port area, on an artificial island, there is one of the best places for recreation and shopping in the city – the shopping center ” Maremagnum”. Boutiques of famous brands, a gastronomic terrace, observation decks, an entertainment area, beauty salons, cinema halls and a nightclub are gathered under one roof. When shopping, do not forget to collect receipts in order to return taxfree.

The shopping center is located at Moll d’Espanya, 5, you can get there by metro, getting off at the Drassanes or Barceloneta station. Shops are open from 10:00 to 22:00, restaurants from 10:00 to 01:00.