The Best Barcelona Attractions

Enjoy your weekend and see the most important sights in this vibrant city. Start with wandering around the Montjuïc Park, peek into the National Art Museum of Catalonia if you're into art, and discover various parts of Spain in Poble Espanyol. Do not miss the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and its light show in the evening. Next day, head to Park Güell. Enjoy the magnificent views of Barcelona and finish your visit with a picnic. Take a walk down to the city, pass Casa Vicens and House of Spikes and continue to Passeig de Gràcia where you can explore other architectural gems created by Gaudí. Finish your day in the Gothic Quarter.

Of course, a visit to Sagrada Familia is a must if you're in Barcelona. Afterwards, head to Park de la Ciutadella to see the monumental waterfall, pay a visit to the Church of Santa Maria del Mar and to the Museum of Catalan History, which traces the history of Catalonia from the middle ages to the present day. Your last evening in this great city calls for a walk on the beach - take off your shoes and walk in the sand from Barceloneta beach to Mar Bella beach. The beaches outside the city center are cleaner and not that crowded.
1 Day 2 Day 3 Day

Day 1: The Best Barcelona Attractions

The Columbus Monument… @ Mstyslav Chernov

Columbus Monument

The bronze statue depicts Columbus standing on a globe and pointing towards America.

Gardens of Joan Brossa

The park was created in 2003 on the site of a former amusement park. Now it is a nice green space ideal for relaxing, walking or for a…

Montjuïc Castle

As part of the city walls, this castle was an old military fortress. It was renovated in the 17th century and until 1960, it served as a…

Montjuïc Park

The low hill facing the harbor of Barcelona is a nice place to spend your leisure time.

Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys

A multipurpose arena, originally built for the 1929 International Exposition.

National Art Museum of Catalonia

This museum displays original Catalan art but it is also known for its extensive collection of Romanesque paintings.

Poble Espanyol

The village was constructed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition in order to display the architectonic diversity of Spain.

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

The fountain situated right below the Palau Nacional was designed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929.

Plaça d'Espanya

This square was built for the 1929 International Exhibition by Josep Amargós.

Find out more

Day 2: The Best Barcelona Attractions

Park Guell

This wonderful park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

House of Spikes

This residential block that looks like a beautiful Gothic castle was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

Casa Milà

Also known as La Pedrera, Casa Milà is yet another masterpiece by Gaudí - a stunning modernist building that attracts many visitors.

Batlló House

This building's facade will certainly catch your eye while walking around.

Catalonia Square

One of the main squares of Barcelona and a significant transportation hub. It is an ideal place for people watching.

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

Although this square is a bit hidden, it's worth looking for because of its mysterious atmosphere and the Baroque church standing there.

Cathedral of Santa Eulalia

Barcelona's main cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and a lavish showcase of Gothic architecture - its high ceilings and…

Gothic Quarter

Stroll down the crooked paved streets, visit some of the galleries and relish the historic charm of this vibrant quarter.

Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor

One of the oldest churches in Barcelona is simple yet beautiful. The current building dates back to 1342 but it was built on the site of an…

Plaça Reial @ Martin Kucera

Royal Square

This colonaded square with palms is a popular meeting place. It's packed with both locals and tourists during the day and at night - there…

Find out more

Day 3: The Best Barcelona Attractions

Sagrada Família Church

This stunning church is unfinished but nonetheless remains one of Gaudí's masterpieces.

Casa Macaya

Built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1901, Casa Macaya revives the Gothic style with its elaborately engraved designs on the walls,…

Triumphal Arch

Constructed as the gateway to the Universal Exhibition, which was held in Barcelona in 1888.

Parc de la Ciutadella

Enjoy a nice day out in this huge city park that offers plenty of attractions.

Via Laietana

A major avenue famous for a number of notable buildings of a variety of architectural styles.

Church of Santa Maria del Mar

The large church in the Catalan Gothic style was probably built as early as in the 10th century.

Museum of Catalan History

Situated in a 19th-century warehouse, the museum traces the Catalan history from the Stone Age to the present day.

The Barceloneta

This triangular neighbourhood is the very first urban planning project in Europe.

Barceloneta Beach

Located in the neighborhood of the same name, this beach with fine-grained sand is popular among locals and tourists for its nightlife…

Find out more
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now