Top 10 things to do in Barcelona

Planning a trip to Barcelona? There are so many things to see and do in this city, the sheer amount of possibilities can be overwhelming… So watch our videos with useful information and tips to plan your perfect Barcelona vacation. Let’s start with the top 10 things to do in the sunny capital of Catalonia:

Our Number 10 attraction is La Sagrada Familia –  this magnificent cathedral, designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudí, is the third most visited monument in Spain so expect long queues when visiting… This is not the only attraction in Barcelona that’s designed by Gaudí. Find out more about his work and other must-see buildings in our special Barcelona art video.

At number 9 we have Las Ramblas, the most famous boulevard in the city, and probably in Spain. This very long street in the center of Barcelona is packed with street artists, musicians, and lots and lots of tourists. A favorite area for pickpockets and bag-snatchers so be alert!

Our number 8 activity is a visit to the Barcelona FC Stadium and Museum. This is a must see attraction, and not only for real football fans, every tourist should see this! By the way, children just love this place! For more ideas on planning your family vacation, view our Barcelona with kids video.

On 7th place: La Barceloneta Beach, this amazing beach is where you can find tourists and locals once the sun comes up. Take a walk, have a delightful paella on the boardwalk, or just bring your own wine and glasses, relax and immerse yourself in the Barcelona way-of-life.

Number 6 is the beautiful historic Gothic quarter, packed with notable landmarks such as the Cathedral of Barcelona and lots of eye-candies. The fashionable quarter is full of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and fine dining bars and restaurants that will blow your mind.

What are the 10 top things to do in Barcelona?

5th place goes to Park Güell, the unique natural park designed by – again – architect Antonio Gaudí for Catalan Count Eusebi Güell and in a real Gaudí manner. It’s absolutely splendid! Kids love spending time here and one could get amazing panoramic views of the city. Don’t miss the dragon fountain or the supported terrace, and remember to wear comfortable shoes as there is plenty of walking to do!

Our number 4 attraction is about shopping. Whether you are on a shopping trip or not, Passeig Gracia is the one street you do not want to miss. Unique boutiques, restaurants and two of Gaudí’s most famous houses, Casa Mila known as “la Pedrera” and Casa Batllo, all make this street a hot spot for tourists and locals alike.

Our 3rd best thing to do in Barcelona is La Boqueria Market, located at La Rambla. This historic market has anything you could ever think of: from traditional Spanish meats and olive oils to exotic fruits from all over the world. Here you can sit down, relax and have any kind of food you could imagine. Try the tapas at La Boqueria market – there’s no place where you would get it more fresh or tastier than here!

At place number two is Montjuic. Climb the hill or take the cable car from the Barcelona Port to visit the National Art Museum of Cataluña, the palace of Montjuic or the Joan Míro Foundation with its permanent exhibition of his great masterpieces. Do not miss the magical fountain show, which takes place in the evening.

Last but not least, our number one attraction is Tibidabo, which is one of the newest and largest churches in Barcelona. You can climb up the church and get to the sculpture of the sacred heart on top of it. Nearby on the Tibidabo Mountain you can find an amusement park and phenomenal views of Barcelona.

These were our top 10 things to do in Barcelona. Of course, this is only a very small selection of everything you can do in this fascinating, vibrant city that’s always full of life. Want to learn more about Barcelona? Then make sure to watch the following travel video guides about specific locations in the city, its nightlife, shopping tips and more!

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

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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.

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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.

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Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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