Must-visit attractions in Barcelona
This stunning seaside city has ots of attractions to visit and interesting things to do, but if you need a guide to make sure you don't miss the most important sites, we are here to help you. There are a variety of places to visit the vibrant city of Barcelona, ??from museums to incredible historical monuments, and of course, the beach.
Barcelona is one of the largest cities in Spain, located on the northeast coast of the Mediterranean. It is a cosmopolitan city with a friendly atmosphere and different neighborhoods. Barcelona is a city of breathtaking arquitecture and superb cultural attractions.
Although the capital of Spain is Madrid, Barcelona is very popular. This is due to the economic, commercial, cultural and tourist importance. So much so, that in 1992 the Olympic Games were held in this city and not in the capital of Spain. By combining coast and mountains, all Olympic sports could be performed.
If you want to discover more about Barcelona and know everything you should visit during your holidays in Barcelona, ??do not hesitate to continue reading this post. We will tell you in detail what to do during your trip to what is also known as Ciudad Condal.
La Sagrada Familia
This Church of 172 meters high stands in the northern part of the city, with its 18 spindly towers soaring high above other buildings. It is one of the Europe’s most unconventional churches. This amazing monument is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Its main architects were Antoni Gaudí and Isidre Puig i Boada. The Sagrada Familia remains unfinished. But that does not mean that you cannot visit this Gaudí masterpiece.
The finish date is planned in 2026, and it coincides with the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death. Don't hesitate to visit its current façade and its interior. In it you will find different rooms where you can admire and enjoy the work of this iconic and symbolic artist.
This recreational area in Barcelona was designed by Gaudí. It is a Catalan modernist-style park where you can enjoy stunning buildings surrounded by wonderful gardens. It is located in the higher area of Barcelona, very close to the Sierra de Collserola.
With more than 17 hectares of park, it is a place that was created more than 100 years ago: it was founded in 1900. It also has been declared a World Heritage Site since 1984. This amazing park in Barcelona has unique and remarkable monuments.
Some of them are: “Portico de la Lavandera”, which is a very original corridor, “Escalinata del Dragón”, with this mythological animal on both sides of the impressive staircase. One of the main lovely peculiarities of Parc Guell is its awesome façade: made of mosaic work.
Top beaches in Barcelona
One of the reasons that makes Barcelona so popular is its beaches. Its strategic location by the sea, lets Barcelona offer all the facilities of a big city, but also awesome beaches where you can sunbathe and unwind:it is the perfect blend if you want to enjoy the city atmosphere and museums, but at the same time enjoy and relax on the beach and forget your daily routine.
One of the top beaches in Barcelona is Barceloneta. Thanks to its location and all the services that it offers, it is the perfect place to sunbathe and relax. It is the closest beach to the city center of Barcelona: it is very well connected with public transport.
Somorrostro beach is also one of the perfect places to take a dip and enjoy the good weather in Barcelona. It is located between Hospital del Mar and Calle de la Marina. It is a sandy beach and has a children's play area, a volleyball court and public showers and toilets.
Lastly, we would like to recommend Sant Miquel beach: is one of the busiest spots on the Barcelona coast. This is due to its proximity to the port and other emblematic sites in Barcelona such as the Barcelona Aquarium or the Museum of the History of Catalonia.
Casa Batllo and La Pedrera
Both Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are two houses built by Gaudí. These are two of the most visited places in Barcelona. The reason? The gorgeousness of its facades and its interior. They are two buildings that stand out for their different and spectacular construction, and therefore, beauty.
The first one we want to talk to you about is Casa Batlló. Gaudí was inspired by the well-known Catalan legend of Sant Jordi to design it. Therefore, on its façade you can see the silhouette of a dragon.
In La Pedrera, he wanted to mix tradition and innovation. Also known as Casa Millà, it is inspired by the 4 things that Antonio Gaudí liked the most: nature, religion, architecture and his love for Catalonia.
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