Attractions in Barcelona

Planning to visit Barcelona? Then you are probably trying to figure out already what to see and do there. Well, we can tell you that Barcelona’s streets and neighborhoods are packed with attractions! Here’s a short overview of Barcelona’s top attractions, to get an idea…

Barcelona, one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, is known worldwide for its successful football team, its unique architecture, the 1992 Olympics, its pleasant climate and of course the wonderful tapas you can eat there. Barcelona attractions list is long and there’s plenty to see in the city and around it; if you are a first time visitor it can be easy to get overwhelmed. To help you with your planning we produced video guides that will help you decide what to do in Barcelona and with tips about nightlife, kids attractions and shopping.

Top Barcelona attractions :

Now let’s talk about Barcelona’s main attractions. Some of the places that every tourist should see are Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, Passeig de Gràcia and Parc Güell. And don’t forget to take at least a few hours to explore the Old City (Ciutat Vella) with its historic Gothic Quarter (Barri Gótic) full of must-see attractions!

La Sagrada Familia – a huge unfinished cathedral in the middle of the city which is tourist attraction number 1 in Barcelona – , and Parc Güell – a magical park located on a rocky hill that offers great views of the city – , have both been designed by the modernist architect Gaudí. Other works by Gaudí that you’ll find in the city center are Casa Battlo and Casa Mila, two unique buildings. Unfortunately, entrance to both “casa’s” is a bit pricey. If you have purchased the Barcelona Card, you will get a few euro’s discount on the entrance fee of these attractions in Barcelona and on many others. Almost everything that was designed by Gaudí, has been declared UNESCO World heritage sites.

Next there’s Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous boulevard where it’s always busy with street artists, musicians and lots of tourist. On both sides of this long boulevard you’ll find pretty squares, restaurants, the La Boqueria market and at the end of it: the Port and the Mediterranean Sea! Continue walking and you’ll end up at the Barceloneta beach, popular with both tourists and locals.

Two other favorites are Camp Nou and Barcelona FC Stadium and Museum, the famous football stadiums. Kids love it and we are pretty sure you’ll love it too, even if you’re not a real football-fan it will be a great experience! You want to see a football match? Then we advise you to buy your tickets well in advance. Also for a tour of the Barcelona FC Stadium, it’s best to pre-book as it’s the most popular tour in Barcelona!

If you’re into shopping, Passeig de Gràcia is the place for you. But even if you’re not a shopaholic, you can find enough to see and do on this big avenue as some of Barcelona’s most renowned pieces of architecture can be admired here.

And last but not least, the beautiful setting of the city also needs to be mentioned: on one side the Mediterranean Sea and great beaches, on the other side scenic mountains!

Of course Barcelona, with its history going back several thousand years, has a lot more to offer than the few attractions mentioned here. What about the Picasso Museum, Montjuic and Tibidabo Hill, or a trip to the Montserrat monastery? Watch our video guides for more information about attractions in and around Barcelona and learn how to make the most of your vacation without spending too much money.

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

Enjoy a getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona! You'll visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin and, after hearing its history from a guide, enjoy free time to explore.

USD 55.24$

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

USD 91.49$

Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes

Feel the passion of the flamenco at Barcelona's legendary Tablao Cordobes, where some of the greatest names in flamenco have performed. Entertained by an internationally renowned flamenco group, you'll discover why the traditional dance of Spain is so popular. You'll also have the option of dining on a traditional buffet meal or simply ordering a drink to enjoy while watching the show.

USD 50.96$

Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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