Barcelona is a beautiful city, a vibrant metropolis that takes its way of life, culture and the arts, including the inherently Spanish art of gastronomy, to heart. Whether you’re here for a short or long break (preferably the latter), the following attractions are not to be missed. And to ensure that you don’t miss a thing, the best way to catch the following top attractions is to join a tour. There are many to select from, so be sure to do a bit of research to ensure you don’t miss out!
La Rambla – The place to stroll
In a city full of places to stroll, wander and take in the sights, perhaps the most important place not to miss is La Rambla, the city’s most famous walking street. This gorgeous, tree-lined pedestrian street starts at Plaça de Catalunya (Catalan Square) in the city centre and runs all way to the famous Christopher Columbus Monument located over at Port Vell.
Touted by Spanish poet Federico García Lorca as “the only street in the world which I wish would never end”, there’s always something going on here, from the performance art that’s a daily treat to the maze of rabbit warren style streets leading off it, practically all of which will take you something amazing.
Sagrada Familia – Gaudi’s finest moment
The style of Gaudi’s art was never to everyone’s taste, and will likely never be, but the Sagrada Familia, undeniably his finest moment, is an exquisite monument to the power of faith and has a place in the hearts of all who call the city of Barcelona home. Joining a city sightseeing tour of Barcelona is the best way to avoid walking here in the heat of the day, so get yourself a ticket and join other sightseers in visiting one of the most important monuments in the city.
Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, as it’s still known today, is a must-visit attraction, one that you won’t want to miss. While Gaudi never lived to see it completed, and indeed it’s still not yet complete today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one that absolutely begs to be visited in Europe’s liveliest, most colourful city.
Montjuic – Views of splendour
Providing unparalleled views of the city, Montjuic is home to a wealth of important places, many of which can be visited on a tour, including the Palau Nacional (National Palace), which offers one of the city’s most iconic views from its steps, and the Font Màgica fountain, a must-see at night when the fountain’s computer sequences are in full swing, there’s classic music in the air and the lights are nothing shy of spectacular.
The Fortress at Montjuic is also worth visiting, as is the Fundació Joan Miró, which is a modern art museum that focuses its attention on the works of Joan Miró, one of Spain’s most important artists and a prodigious driving force of contemporary art, especially his revered surrealist work.
Don’t miss these top Barcelona attractions and many more, including the 98,000 person-capacity Camp Nou, a must-visit for all football fans!