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What to see
Do you want to know all that Barcelona has to offer? In this section we offer valuable information about the best places to see or visit in Barcelona. All you need to know about the most important places in Barcelona is here! There are 6 sections: districts, beaches, public spaces, monuments, museums, and markets. Each category has several articles that will help you decide what to see in Barcelona.
In the districts section you can look up your preferred area to stay in Barcelona. Don't hesitate to take a look at our list of apartments in Barcelona to visit the city as if you were in your own home.
Barcelona has 27 neighborhoods, each very different. The city centre of Barcelona is Plaça de Catalunya.. In fact, from here you can easily reach all other areas of the city in no time either on foot or using public transportation.
On one side of the square you will find Las Ramblas. This is the most famous Barcelona street and features a lot of kiosks, shops, bars, and restaurants. It separates two neighbourhoods: The Gothic Quarter and Raval. These are touristic and historic districts with small pedestrian streets. Continuing down the Ramblas you will eventually see the Columbus statue, which you can visit on Port Vell.
On the other side of Plaça de Catalunya is Eixample, which features renowned high street Passeig de Gracia , recognised for its luxury shops. However, away from this area is generally quiet and residential. Walking along Eixample's perfectly lined streets, you can see modernist architecture and visit the celebrated works of Gaudí. We at OK Apartment are located in this district, more precisely in the area of Sant Antoni, near the well-known Sant Antoni marketplace.
Barcelona has 9 playas that span various neighbourhood. We recommend visiting one during your stay. the most touristic part of the coastline is the Barceloneta area with its numerous seafood restaurants.
A little further up you will find the famous Olympic Port that offers many water activities. If you want to see other beaches, then within minutes you can reach other cities like Badalona, with less crowded beaches.
During your stay you can stroll and enjoy the numerous public spaces of the city. You can see the parks, many of which they are ideal to enjoy Barcelona's sunshine, for example Parc de la Ciutadella or the unmissable Park Güell. There are also squares like Plaça de Catalunya, or Plaça d'Espanya where you can see the Magic Fountain at night that offers a truly beautiful spectacle with its lights and water jets.
In this section we present the sights you can see in Barcelona. Here you'll find many works from one of the most internationally famous artists of Barcelona - Gaudí. His works are al over the city, with many in Eixample. On Passeig de Gracia you will find Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. Not so far from here is the Sagrada Familia, located on Gaudí Avenue, right by another modernist attraction by Hospital de Sant Pau.
Museums are plenty in Barcelona and it would be difficult to visit them all. In this category, we present the most popular museums around the city. One of the most famous is MACBA with it's grand architectural design. You also have the frequently visited Picasso Museum - located in the Born neighbourhood - home to many works from perhaps the most famous painter of the 20th Century.
Barcelona's markets are a mandatory visit during your stay here. Many are architectural marvels that you can visit while shopping for fresh local produce. The best known is Boqueria market, which is close to Las Ramblas. You'll find a warm atmosphere with lots of color and life. In some of them you can also eat and taste typical dishes.
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