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Best Things To Do in Barcelona

Barcelona has some of the most unique and inspiring architecture in the world, so a tour of the city's parks, museums and churches is a must. You won't want to miss out on seeing Gaudí's Casa Batlló, La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Later, relax on the waterfront with a cool cerveza (beer) or glass of cava, accompanied by some tapas, all the while enjoying a picturesque view of the Mediterranean. After a brief siesta, we suggest you hit the nightlife in Las Ramblas.

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#1
Güell Park (Parc Güell) Free attraction
Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Begin your Barcelona trip with a whimsical afternoon at Antoni Gaudí's famous Parc Güell. According to experts, this is ... read more»

#2
Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria Free attraction
Shopping | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you love food (and who doesn't?), a trip to the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria (Saint ... read more»

#3
Barri Gòtic
Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Barri Gòtic, or Gothic Quarter, is one of the oldest parts of the city. Here, travelers can explore the ... read more»

#4
Las Ramblas Free attraction
Shopping, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: This busy neighborhood in central Barcelona is one of the city's major tourist hubs. It seems as though the ... read more»

#5
La Sagrada Família (Church of the Sacred Family)
Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: From 1882 up until his death in 1926, Art Nouveau master Antoni Gaudí devoted himself to the construction of La ... read more»

#6
Casa Batlló
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The details highlighted in Casa Batlló show Antoni Gaudí at his best. Of all the Gaudí apartments, this is probably ... read more»

#7
Camp Nou Stadium
Museums, Sports, Tours | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Even if you're not a fútbol (soccer) fan, Camp Nou is worth a visit to experience the pride Catalans ... read more»

#8
La Seu (Cathedral of Santa Eulalia) Free attraction
Churches/Religious Sites | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Towering above the center of the Barri Gòtic district is Barcelona's principal cathedral, La Seu. Considered one of the ... read more»

#9
Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso)
Museums | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: When your eyes and mind hit Gaudí-overload, head to the Barrio Chino's Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso) for a change ... read more»

#10
Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
Museums, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The nickname, La Pedrera (meaning "The Quarry") is appropriate for Antoni Gaudí's fortress-like Casa Milà. Bobbing around the corner ... read more»

#11
Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Musica Catalana)
Entertainment and Nightlife, Museums | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Barcelona's Palau de la Música Catalana is a vibrant example of Art Nouveau built by architecht Lluís Domènech i ... read more»

#12
Montjuïc Castle
Castles/Palaces, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: From its hilltop perch, the Castell de Montjuïc affords spectacular photos ops of the city and Mediterranean Sea below. The ... read more»

#13
La Barceloneta and Port Olímpic Free attraction
Beaches, Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: It's hard to resist the call of the brilliantly blue Mediterranean Sea; take some time to soak up the ... read more»

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