Barcelona's Most Poignant and Authentic Historic Highlights, Monuments and Buildings
One thing Barcelona does not lack is a healthy mix of historical landmarks; all of which are breathtaking and inspiring in their own right. Whether it's a hospital, a religious site or even a government building, Barcelona's buildings are laden with history and each created with a very strong attention to detail. Whether you're strolling down Passeig De Gracia, gawking at Gaudi's modernist masterpieces or in the Gotico surrounded by century-old structures, Barcelona is a beautiful city to walk through as it is one of the most aesthetically charming city's in the world. There is always something that will catch your eye and... Read more »
The most beautiful, Modernist concert hall in Barcelona, definitely worth catching a show while in town
Local Expert Tip: "Tickets can be bought online so check the schedule for upcoming concerts."
A rare Modernist masterpiece in the Old City, right off La Rambla.
Local Expert Tip: "Reserve tickets for group tours online and in advance"
The chimneys on the roof are the selling point of this building.
Local Expert Tip: "Check out the book store in the building"
One of few buildings that will take more than 100 years to complete.
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to go early if you want to enter the Church, or reserve tickets online before hand. "
- Type: Religious Sites
- Neighborhood: Old Town
The largest and most popular Cathedral in the Old City, it's known as THE Cathedral.
Local Expert Tip: "Go on Sundays during service and enter for free"
An excellent example of Gaudi's use of natural elements portrayed through his architecture.
Local Expert Tip: "If you have a press pass you can get in for free"
You've most likely never seen a hospital (now closed) as stunning as this one.
Local Expert Tip: "Go early in the morning if you want to avoid line ups"
Gaudi's first large project and one of the city's most designer theatres.
Local Expert Tip: "Include it as part of a Modernist Tour and visit Casa Batllo and La Pedrera at the same time"
- Type: Sightseeing
- Neighborhood: Old Town
More than the monument itself, the boardwalk from Ciutadella Park to Arc De Triomf is a great stroll especially on a sunny day.
Local Expert Tip: "Rent a bike as it's a nice ride from the beach in Barceloneta, through the park and up to Arc De Triomf."
Catalan Gothic architecture at its best. There are many Medieval stories surrounding this Church.
Local Expert Tip: "Entrance to the Church is free and if you go on a weekend you can often catch a small service"
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