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

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, there are sights to be seen and one of the best things about Barcelona is that it's one of the easiest cities to navigate and to get around.

The metro quickly takes you from the Roman Ruins in the heart of ‘Ciutat Vella’ (Old City) into the Modernist period where you can hop a bus, a ‘ferrocaril’ (train) or cable car up to Montjuic or Tibidabo. Barcelona is a city designed to be explored and with so many landmarks, monuments and breathtaking works of art, there's no shortage of things to keep you occupied no matter how long your stay.


Cathedral La Seu


The construction of this cathedral began in the late 13th century and was not completed until the middle of the 15th century. The interior design is distinctly Gothic, whereas the front and spire of the church were touched with a French...  Read More



Without a doubt this is Gaudi's crowning glory. Set to be completed in 2046, the Sagrada Familia is a Barcelona must-see. Even if you don't want to go inside, the outside facades, history and master design are equally breathtaking. This was...  Read More

Parc Güell


Another one of Gaudi's amazing creations, Park Guell features the longest bench in the world as well as Gaudi's tiny house where he lived for several years. The park is a mix of design and architecture with nature and illustrates Gaudi's...  Read More



Tibidabo is one of the best places to take in panoramic city views of Barcelona. Atop this mountain, which is accessible by tram, there is an amusement park, Church of the Sacred Heart as well as some excellent restaurants and places to picnic....  Read More

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)


Another one of Gaudi's masterpieces, Casa Mila, otherwise known as La Pedrera, is one of Gaudi's most well known creations and is situated on Passeig de Gracia, just a stone's throw from Casa Batllo. Constructed between 1905-1912, from the...  Read More



Day or night, the street in front of one of Gaudi's most classic buildings, is always full of people; mouths wide open, staring up in awe. If you're wondering which of Gaudi's creations to enter, this should definitely make the list. One of two...  Read More



Another region of the city built as a host site for the 1929 World Expo, this village represents the range and styles of Spanish architecture. Restaurants, shops and bars on-site are usually open for a drink or meal and the streets are lined by...  Read More

Palau de la Música Catalana


If you're able to experience a concert in this gorgeous music hall, then definitely do it! Palau De La Musica is a modernist masterpiece, designed between 1905-1908 by architect, Lluís Dom?nech i Montaner. It was originally built as a home for...  Read More



This archway served as the main entrance during the city's 1888 Universal Exhibition. Built from sculpted brick and surrounded by statues, including a sculpture representing the city welcoming international visitors to the Exhibition....  Read More

Castell Montjuïc


What used to be 'Mountain of the Jews' (Montjuic literally means Mountain of the Jews) has turned into one of Barcelona's greatest attractions. It's hard to find views as gorgeous as the ones you get from atop the mountain. Easily accessible via...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

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