Barcelona's Most Exciting, Authentic and Historical Sites to See

Sam Mednick

By , Local Expert, Barcelona
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There's no lack of sights to feast your eyes upon in Barcelona. Even if you're just strolling up Passeig de Gracia or along Las Ramblas down to Barceloneta beach, the breadth of intricate architecture, zany characters, avant-garde design and gorgeous buildings can make a five-minute walk turn into an hour journey.

No matter what time of day, if you walk by Gaudi's Casa Batllo, you'll see people gathered together below, gawking up at the Modernist visage; and this is just one 'must-see' attraction in Barcelona.

Whether you're spending time along the water or feel like heading into the more Catalan filled, Gracia neighborhood,...  Read more »

  • 1

    Castell Montjuïc

    A beautiful lookout point atop the city where you can go for walks and snap pictures

    Local Expert Tip: "Go at night and watch the city light up"

  • 2

    Arc de Triomf

    A beautiful structure close to one of the city's nicest and most relaxing parks

    Local Expert Tip: "Ride your bike through Park Ciutadela and up the walkway through the archway of Arc de Triomf"

  • 3

    Palau de la Música Catalana

    The most gorgeous concert hall in the city with stunning architectural designs inside and out

    Local Expert Tip: "Try to catch a concert inside the Palau during your visit"

  • 4

    Poble Espanyol

    A nice getaway from the city center in a fun and picturesque makeshift town

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the Terrasa club at night"

  • 5

    Casa Batllo

    One of Gaudi's masterpieces on Barcelona's trendiest streets Passeig de Gracia

    Local Expert Tip: "If you have a press pass you can get in for free"

  • 6

    Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

    Gaudi's building with a stunning rooftop with it's beautiful chimneys

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the book store in the building"

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    A nice trip outside of the city center, beautiful views and a theme park as well

    Local Expert Tip: "Excellent half day trip outside of Barcelona's city center"

  • 8

    Parc Güell

    A mix between Alice in Wonderland and Star Wars, this is a unique Gaudi park

    Local Expert Tip: "Get off at Lesseps metro and enter the Park through the back to avoid the long uphill steps"

  • 9

    La Sagrada Familia

    Gaudi's finest work before he died, which is still in progress. Must be seen at least from the exterior

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to go early if you want to enter the Church, or reserve tickets online before hand."

  • 10

    Cathedral La Seu

    A stunning Cathedral in the heart of the Old City, beautiful architecture

    Local Expert Tip: "Go on Sundays during service and enter for free"



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