Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia.
Significantly, this city is renowned internationally as a tourist destination with numerous recreational areas, best beaches, mild and warm climate, historical monuments (including UNESCO World Heritage Sites), and developed infrastructure.
Things To Do In Barcelona
Certainly, Barcelona’s to do list is as plentiful as its sunny days. The following attractions are the definitive list of what to do in Barcelona for the time traveler to this Spainish city.
1. Chill Out At The Park Montjuïc
The Park of Montjuïc is an amazing view point of Barcelona. The views from the top offer a 360 degree view of the city from the mountains to the bayfront area and all the key attractions around the city.
At the very top of Montjuic sits the castle of Montjuic.
2. See The Fountain of Montjuïc
The Fountain of Montjuïc is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics. It’s a must see while in Barcelona.
Around this area, it’s easy to just relax and enjoy the views or even just stroll around the park.
3. Explore CosmoCaixa Science Museum
CosmoCaixa is a science museum in Barcelona designed to stimulate people’s knowledge and opinion of science through exhibitions and a wide range of activities.
4. Visit The Marina Port Vell (The Port of Barcelona)
Considering that Barcelona is one of the largest coastal cities in the Western Mediterranean, you can can cruise from here. Indeed, there are many destinations within your reach.
Marina Port Vell is easily accessible from the city centre.
5. A Stroll Through La Ramblas
La Ramblas is often the first landmark that most of the tourists identify with in the city. It is the central most boulevard which cuts through the heart of the city centre.
6. Visit The Famous Sagrada Familia Cathedral
La Sagrada Familia is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. In fact, it is the most iconic structure in Barcelona.
The construction of this cathedral has been ongoing for more than 135 years, and even in its unfinished state, it remains an absolute must see for every visitor to the Catalan capital.
7. Visit The Park Güell
The Park Güell is a public park in Barcelona. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under the Works of Antoni Gaudí. Indeed, this is one of the most spectacular sight of Barcelona.
8. Hang Out At The Diagonal Mar Park
Park Diagonal Mar provides a gateway to the sea for locals and visitors. The park Diagonal Mar features play areas, lakes, a waterfall, an outdoor café, a fountain and viewing mounds, all linked by paths that lead to the beach. Apparently, ecology played a meaningful role in the park’s design.
Certainly, with 100 miles of coastline stretching along the province, Barcelona is a beach lover’s dream come true. The bustling Barceloneta may be the most famous, but it’s hardly not the end of all beaches in Barcelona. From youthful, lively Nova Icària to tranquil Caldetes, there’s a beach in Barcelona for everyone.
- All sights are easily accessible by the use of public transport
- Like any other big city, watch out for the pickpockets
- Almost all stores, markets and restaurants are closed on Sundays
- Save time and book your tickets online in advance
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