This park was completely designed by Gaudí. Witness the amazing connection of architecture and nature inside it. The park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. There are two zones. One is accessible to visitors free of charge, the other (Monumental Zone) requires a ticket, which is assigned per time-band. You can enter up to 30 minutes after the assigned start time. Beware of long lines, reserve your ticket beforehand or come early.
This long pedestrian street is lined with cafés, bars and shops and always bustling. Performances of street artists are common here. When you stroll down the street, you will also see many sights, such as the oldest theatre in the city or the Palace of the Virreina. Do not miss Joan Miró’s colourful pavement mosaic in the centre of the boulevard.
The fountain was designed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. It is colourfully illuminated at night and it also plays various sounds and music! The fountain was designed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. 2,600 litres of water go through this fountain per second. The music, added in the 1980s, is always different.
This building's facade will certainly catch your eye while walking around. Being one of Gaudí's masterpieces, it is definitely worth the visit! The house was awarded the Europa Nostra prize for the best conservation of architectural heritage in 2004. It is open to public since 2002. You can visit the former residence of the Batlló family (Noble Floor), the former store rooms and laundry rooms (The Loft), and the Roof Terrace. Audio guides are available in 10 different languages.
One of the main squares of Barcelona boasts beautiful fountains and statues and is an ideal place for people watching. For example, you'll find a monument honoring the former president of the Generalitat here, as well as a statue of a female figure by Josep Clara called La Deessa. Live musical performances often take place here. The square is also a significant transportation hub.
Barcelona's main cathedral is a lavish showcase of Gothic architecture - its high ceilings and gargoyles are truly breathtaking. Dedicated to the patron saint of Barcelona, the cathedral boasts a beautiful high altarpiece, designed by the artist Pedro Costa. Also note the organ under the bell tower. The Cathedral houses a small museum, where you can admire wonderful Gothic paintings.
A traditional market where you can find almost everything you could ever need. Come here for the souvenirs and the atmosphere! It is in fact one of the largest and most famous food markets in Europe. Apart from the stalls, there are also bars where you can buy lunch or a snack. You can have anything from pizza to seafood.
As a part of the city walls, this castle was renovated in the 17th century. It used to be a scary place because of executions happening there. The castle served as a military prison until 1960. Then, it was turned into a military museum, but it was closed in 2009. Nowadays you can take a tour of the castle and learn about the history of the region. The place also holds educational exhibitions and cultural events.
Stroll down the crooked paved streets, peep in the galleries and relish the historic charm of this vibrant quarter. The district boasts some wonderful squares and boulevards which are packed with restaurants and bars. You'll find medieval buildings, sights, and small boutiques as well as big shopping areas here.
More than 7 metres high, this statue is a tribute to Christopher Columbus, who returned here after he discovered America. The bronze statue of Columbus pointing towards America was created by Rafael Atché. There's a lift that goes up to the observation deck. Although it's often crowded, it's worth the views.
This colonnaded square attracts tourists because of the Fountain of the Three Graces and the two lamp posts designed by Gaudí located here. At night it is packed with both locals and tourists who are having fun in one of the surrounding bars. There are also cafés and restaurants.
Huge city park with many attractions - you can find a zoo, museums, a lake and a lot more in it. Spend a nice family day here! You can row boats on the lake or wander around and admire the sculptures. The most significant piece of art is definitely the replica of Josep Llimona’s beautiful sculpture "Desconsol“, set in a pond. In the middle of the lake, there is a monumental waterfall, designed by the architect Josep Fontseré with a help from Antoni Gaudí.
If you are a fan of Pablo Picasso, the Cubist painter, you should definitely visit this museum full of his drawings and paintings! The museum is housed in five palaces dating back to the 13th and 14th century. Opened in 1963, it was the first museum dedicated to Picasso's work. The permanent collection comprises of more than 3,500 artworks. Use the free cloakroom service for bags measuring over 30×30 cm.
Located in the neighbourhood of the same name, this beach with fine-grained sand is popular among locals and tourists for its nightlife facilities. See the Homenatge a la Barceloneta monument created by the famous artist Rebecca Horn and Frank Gehry's futuristic sculpture called “Peix d’Or”.
This is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Dive among sharks or observe them from the 80 meters long tunnel. The aquarium contains almost 4 million litres of water. Many diverse species are housed in here. It is possible to see the feedings of sharks, rays or penguins. Guided tours are available.
The building in modern style with beautiful ornamental facade was constructed as the house of Antoni Amatller, a chocolate maker. The house combines neo-Gothic style with Dutch urban architecture. After Amatller's death, his daugher turned it into an archive where she displays her father's collections of photographs. Temporary exhibitions are held in the gallery.