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Your guide to Barcelona

What to visit

Christopher Columbus statue at the end of La Rambla

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From a walking through its streets at your own pace to a hectic day visiting all kind of attractions, Barcelona offers many options to travelers.

Architectonic highlights

Barcelona was home to modernisme: an artistic movement from the late XIX century and early XX that included craftmanship, architecture, painting, and design. These forms of art had its peak on the figure of the most known Spanish architect: Antoni Gaudí.

We can admit that top features of the city were built or designed by Gaudí:
text_icon Park Güell
text_icon Sagrada Familia
text_icon Casa Milà
text_icon Casa Batlló

But lesser known than Gaudí, there were many more architects and artists that gave shape the city.

Must-see Barcelona spots

The Catalan capital has got plenty of secrets to delight visitors. If you’re into culture and history, never miss the Cathedral, Palau de la Música Catalana, Plaça Reial or Picasso Museum.

Palua de la Música music hall
Palau de la Musica is one of the best example of modernisme style.

For shopping goods, Portal del Angel avenue is a huge street filled with magazines, and in the upper part of this street, Passeig de Gràcia hosts all the luxury brands. To have a good meal, visit the Enric Granados street in Eixample or Parlament street in Sant Antoni. Bistros, local-cuisine restaurants or preppy cocktails are awaiting you.

If you’re into nature, don’t miss the Montjuïc mountain. A place to escape from the city and admire it surrounded by gardens, trees, and many parks. For a breeze of fresh, sea air you can go to Barceloneta, Mar Bella or Bogatell beaches. You can do much more than swimming or get tanned in them: jogging, in-line skating, volleyball or simply relaxing in the sand while you stare at the Mediterranean.

Ciutat Vella: the heart of the city

Ciutat Vella is one of the 10 districts of Barcelona, but we can say it is THE DISTRICT. The very center of the city. We can find lots of neighborhoods in it, each one with its own highlights:

What to visit in Barcelona: La Rambla
Barcelona’s most amazing street: Las Ramblas
  • Las Ramblas: a whole universe in one single street
  • El Raval. The most multicultural area
  • Gotic quarter, the medieval heritage of the city
  • El Born: the posh, hipster neighborhood. You can also find there Santa Maria del Mar, a Basilica from the XIV century

Barcelona Museums

Barcelona has got a great Museum offer, distributed in different locations. I must say that, although Barcelona may lack an international fame Museum, the city has got plenty of artistic centers and is specialized in design and modern culture ones.

Museums that show art, history, and culture throughout the centuries in Catalonia. Also, modern ones dedicated to the ultimate trends:

  • MNAC (National Museum of Catalonia)
  • CaixaForum
  • Picasso Museum (the first Museum promoted by the artist itself
  • Joan Miró Foundation, a Miró theme Art center
  • MACBA (Modern Art Museum of Barcelona)
  • CCCB (Contemporaty Culture Center of Barcelona)
  • Arts Santa Mònica