TOP Barcelona Attractions
Antoni Gaudi ~ La Sagrada Familia
The most popular Barcelona attractions include the works of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in Barcelona and loved by many all over the world.
The nacimiento façade has three doorways representing Faith, Hope and Charity and was completed in 1904. The 18 towers represent the 12 Apostles, the four Evangelists, the Virgin Mary and Jesus. The final part of structure will be a central 170-meter cross ~ Read More >>
Another popular Gaudi building in the Eixample district of Barcelona is Casa Milà.
It is also known as La Pedrera which in Catalan means ‘The Quarry’ and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Works of Antoni Gaudí’ now owned by Caixa Catalunya.
The building is located at 92 Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district of Barcelona and the apartments are furnished in Art Deco style.
On the ground is El Café de La Pedrera which is a contemporary restaurant with views of the Passeig de Gracia. Nits de cuina a La Pedrera (Cuisine nights at La Pedrera) ~ In July 2009 a top Barcelona chef served gourmet dinners on the roof terrace of La Pedrera.
Also known as Casa dels Ossos – House of Bones was built in 1877 and restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol in the years 1905 – 1907.
This is part of the Illa de la Discòrdia and another of Gaudi’s famous attractions located in the Eixample district at 43 Passeig de Gràcia. This beautiful building reflects the true genius of Gaudi and is one of the key modernista works.
The building represents the dragon which was killed by Sant Jordi (St George and the Dragon) and the famous rooftop and chimneys are the spine of the dragon and the turret and cross represent the sword of Sant Jordi, patron saint of Catalunya.
The location is lovely with woodland walks which in Gaudi’s time were intended as the playground of the rich. Today this lovely park is the modernist playground for all of Barcelona to enjoy.
The cathedral is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona and it’s located in the very trendy Gothic Quarter in the Old City (Ciutat Vella).
Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket
Experience the spectacular Oceanarium as you walk along a transparent tunnel surrounded by sharks. Learn about the seabed and the importance of water to the planet.
Barcelona Zoo Tickets
The zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals from over 400 species including the descendants of the albino gorilla Snowflake, dolphins, tropical birds, and reptiles.
This exciting tree-lined avenue in the center of Barcelona stretches for 2 kilometers from Placa Catalunya to Port Vell and is divided into five sections.
La Boqueria Market
As it’s one of the top Barcelona attractions it’s best to get there early and soak up the atmosphere and hustle and bustle as the market gets ready for the day.
The food in Barcelona is delicious and there are many mouth-watering restaurants all over town.
Palau de la Musica Catalana
The beautiful Palau de la Musica Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) is situated in the old city between the lovely town houses and narrow cobbled streets just off the Via Laeitana in El Born/La Ribera.
There are guided tours of the building when it’s empty or you can attend one of the many concerts.
The famous Nou Camp Stadium is amongst the top Barcelona Attractions and a must to visit when you’re in Barcelona. If you’re lucky you may get to see them in action.
The Magic Fountain
This magical fountain is located at the foot of Montjuic and the best time to visit is late in the afternoon just before dusk.
Every half hour the magic fountain music starts to play and the fountain dances as if in time with the music. Easy to get to as it’s just a few minutes walk from Placa Espana in front of the museum.