Attractions of Barcelona

Before going anywhere, obviously you need to know what is worth seeing and visiting there, and Barcelona has a lot of places worth visiting. What are those? We will explain briefly.

Barcelona is mostly associated with the works of architect Antonio Gaudi, an artist working in late 19th and early 20th century in unique style. Out of these, the still under construction Sagrada Familia basilica is the most famous, so if you want to see the inside be sure to arrive long before the visiting hours start. Other major projects are the colorful Casa Vicens, relatively mature and static Palau Guell and fairy tale like Park Guell, and fascinatingly irregular Casa Batllo. You can also take a guided tour of Barcelona focused solely on places connected with Gaudi.

Gaudi is not the only artist whose works we can admire in Barcelona. Museu Picasso is located in five medieval palaces in La Ribera neighbourhood, and displays one of the most exhaustive collections of the artist’s works in the world. Fundacio Joan Miro is a museum on the Montjuic hill, honoring the titular modern artist. Museum of Catalonian Art is situated nearby. The building of the museum, Palau Nacional, looks like a ranaissance palace but was only built for the World Expo in 1929. Further you will find Parc de Montjuic with its famous Magic Fountain.

For the fans of architecture, other buildings worth visiting are Palace of Music, the main concert hall of Barcelona, and Hospital de Sant Pau, a modernist building that served as an actual hospital until 2014. Other travel guides recommend commercial street La Rambla and FC Barcelona stadium Camp Nou, but the first one is overly expensive and not that interesting while the later is only really interesting for the fans of the club, as otherwise it’s just like any other stadium but scaled up.

What are your favorite places in Barcelona? Let’s talk about them in the comments!

What are the most interesting attractions of Barcelona? Photo by Thomas Ledl
What are the most interesting attractions of Barcelona? Photo by Thomas Ledl

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