Here is our list for the top 10 attractions to see in Barcelona, be sure to discover most of them.
1- Arc de Triomf:
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Triumphal arch is the popular Barcelona landmark. it was built by the architect Josep Vilaseca and Kasanovas in the principal entrance to welcome international visitors to Barcelona’s Universal Exhibition of 1888. Besides, the Arc is held in the Park of the Ciutadella. Even now, after more than a century, the arch is a symbolic entry on the Boulevard de Passeig de Lluís Companys and next to the Ciutadella Park.
Moreover, the Arc has a stunning style mixture with Neo-Mudejar and Moorish architecture. Besides, it has a 30-meter height and made of red brick with decorations on all sides with stone carvings and ceramic tiles. Also, the front frieze includes the stone sculpture Barcelona and opposite frieze contains a stone carving entitled “Remuneration”. Furthermore, the two columns of the arc made of stone bats, which was the logo of King Jaume I, who ruled in the period of prosperity of Barcelona.
2- Basilica de la Sagrada Familia:
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One of the most famous attractions in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, its construction started in 1882 and lasts through today, making it the biggest unfinished Catholic church in the world. Besides, The UNESCO-listed the Basilica located in the northern part of the city, dominating its surroundings with its 18 spindly towers soaring high above all other monuments.
After Antoni Gaudi’s death, it’s just over 70 percent finished. Besides, actual architects are following Gaudi’s design, which is based on Gothic and Byzantine styles, with 18 towers of varying heights, each dedicated to a different biblical figure.
Tourists are admiring the lavish exterior with its expressive Nativity facade portraying the birth of Jesus, and the expressive Passion facade that demonstrates the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. As well as, the interior is a vast space of 90 meters long by 60 meters high. The roof sparkles with luxurious decorative details, and colorful stained-glass windows allow ethereal light to flow in.
3- Casa Mila:
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Casa Mila or known as “La Pedrera”, means “The Stone Quarry” “ built between the years 1906 and 1910. It is located in the Eixample district off the magnificent boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia. Besides, the UNESCO-listed Casa Milà the most popular and the last civil work designed by Antoni Gaudí’s.
Moreover, this colorful building has a curved natural stone facade, with rounded windows and metal balcony railings twining around in plant-like shapes. Besides, the entry of the building is on the Carrer de Provença, throughout a striking wrought-iron gate that leads to an inner courtyard. Without forgetting the interior and the outstanding roof have an undulating shape complemented by the decorative mosaic-adorned chimneys. It also hosts Casa Mila houses a large exhibition of Gaudi works, including Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlio, not only La Casa Milla itself.
4- Barcelona Cathedral:
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Barcelona cathedral dates back to the 14th century and is considered one of the beautiful Gothic buildings also knows as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia or La Seu. Besides, the cathedral honors Sant Eulalia, which the Romans put her in a knife-covered barrel and rolling her down the street.
Barcelona cathedral has a fascinating architecture mixing between medieval and Renaissance styles. Barcelona’s cathedral attractions are high Gothic arches, big bell towers enclosed in Gothic pinnacles, an attractive sculptured choir and many side chapels with rich altarpieces.
The most magnificent part of the cathedral is the 14th-century cloister. Its curved galleries overlook a dense garden filled with orange, medlar and palm trees and a mossy central pond.
5- Picasso Museum :
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Picasso Museum located in a former bourgeois townhouse in the center of the old Gothic Quarter. Besides, it is known for its largest collections with over 4,000 artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
Specifically, the museum shows Picasso’s relationship that was shaped in his youth and adolescence until his death with the city of Barcelona. Moreover, the museum itself holds several thousand pieces by him, containing works from his popular Blue Period.
6- Boqueria Market:
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The Sant Josep market is the central market of Barcelona and known as La Boqueria. The market dates back to 1297 when meat was sold at the city gates and is situated just off La Rambla. Besides, this market is the second-largest market in the city with 2583 m² and more than 300 stalls.
La Boqueria market has an array of foods, from farm-fresh produce, seafood, spices and you can find products from all over the world. It is also ideal to have a snack taste a plate of tapas and enjoy the atmosphere.
7- Camp Nou:
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Camp Nou stadium is one of Barcelona’s most famous attractions and considered one of the largest football stadiums in Europe. This stadium is home to magnificent European football champions F.C. Barcelona. With a capacity of 99,000 spectators, and has organized the matches of FC Barcelona since 1957. Besides, the stadium opened in 1957 under the name of Estadi del FC Barcelona. However, in 2001, it became popularly known as Camp Nou.
Don’t forget to take a tour in this magnificent stadium to discover its different parts including the FC Barcelona Museum present the fascinating history of the club, and original major trophies, the club shop, the dressing rooms for visiting teams, the press room where coaches and officials hold press conferences. As well as restaurants, different television studios, a sports medicine centre, the association of former team players and the offices of several of the club’s departments.
8- Barceloneta Beach:
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When most people think about a place where to have fun and enjoy the sun in Barcelona, Barceloneta is surely the first that comes to mind. Moreover, Barceloneta is one of the most celebrated beaches and is located nearby to the city center, stretching over 4.5 km of the coastline, Along the 1,100 meters (3,600 feet) sandy beach runs a walkway famous with joggers and cyclist. Besides, the beach quickly fills up with locals and tourist especially during the summer months when the beach bars open up.
9- Gothic Quarter:
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The Gothic Quarter is the ancient part of Barcelona. Besides, its major features are the classical style of its buildings, narrow streets and the absence of traffic. Additionally, this neighborhood you will discover beautiful samples Roman and Medieval-era architecture rubbing elbows with the many shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs that board this neighborhood’s narrow roads and attractive plazas.
10- Las Ramblas:
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Las Ramblas Barcelona, one of the world’s most popular streets. This street is home to buildings such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Virreina palace and La Boquería market, and lined with flower stalls and kiosks.
The street stretches for a length of a little over one kilometer, it is a succession of streets, which begins in the Plaça de Catalunya is the Rambla de Canaletes and work their way down via Rambla dels Estudis, and ending with Rambla de Les Flors.
Moreover, Las Ramblas divides the two most main districts of Barcelona’s old town, the touristic Gothic Quarter on one side, and the shabby chic area of El Raval on the other side, it also has access to the main entrance of the popular market known as La Boquería.