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Top 10 Unmissable Attractions in Barcelona

Top 10 Unmissable Attractions in Barcelona

We asked our clients what they recommend to visit and so far we have received over 2000 responses. Based on their input we made up a top 10.

1. The Sagrada Familia

Decades of constructions and still not finished. Nevertheless, this wonderful temple created by Gaudí is the single most famous hotspot of Barcelona.

I advise visiting the Sagrada Familia. This is a very beautiful temple. The Ramblas is also very interesting. And many other places.

Sergey, Sobakin, December 22 2012

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2. The Ramblas

Las Ramblas

Can you really consider a street to be a tourist attraction? Well in Barcelona you certainly can. The street will lead you from the city center to the harbour of Port Vell. On you way you will witness spectacular shows by various artists. I personally recommend to pay a visit to the Boqueria, a local market with all sorts of fruits, meat and fish, located half way down the Ramblas.

I recommend you get out of the ramblas, do not hesitate to visit all the streets that can surprise you. Walk in to some passages, visit the market of La Boquería, The Gaudi sites, The picasso Museum and The gothic quarter.

Sebastien Faverger, February 21 2013

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3. Parc Güell

Parc Güell

This park isn't a UNESCO World Heritage Site for no reason at all, it's because it's considered one of Gaudí's top works. It's not only a marvelous park, but the park is built against a hill and the view over the city is astonishing.

I recommend visiting anything by Gaudí, my personal favourite is Park Güell. A great walk with a splendid panorama of Barcelona and gives you a real feeling for the way Gaudí loved his city.

Stern Isaac, June 28 2011

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4. Magic Fountain Show

Another "must see" attraction in Barcelona is the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. Of course, the name really well chosen because the amazing show of water, light, and music feels like magic.

I recommend you to visit the fountain of Montjuic on Thursday night at 9 p.m., Parc Güell, Camp Nou, la Rambla with the Mercat de la Boqueria, the aquarium of Barcelona, Palacio Güell, Sagrada Família by night, Barcelona Cathedral.

Christopher Chaussay, September 3 2012

5. Camp Nou Stadium of FC Barcelona

Camp Nou Stadium

Nothing needs to be said here, Barcelona lives and breathes football and this is the source, a must visit for football fans.

I advice a visit to Camp Nou, especially if there is a match. Look at the FCB website where you can buy tickets and pick them up at the counter of the stadium.

Stefano Chini, August 22 2012

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6. The Gothic Quarter

The Gothic quarter

The old medieval part of the city is built around the old town of Barcino. It's the oldest part of Barcelona and has many beautiful churches, lovely squares, and several museums.

Give yourself time to meander through the Gothic neighborhood. It is worth to take a day to just look at shops and stop for tapas and coffee.

Angela Bennett-Glock, December 1 2012

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7. Casa Batlló and Mila

La Pedrera

Two extraordinary modernist houses in the luxury shopping street of Passeig de Gràcia. These masterpieces of Gaudí are open to the public and certainly worth a visit.

I think it's the most beautiful historical building of the town is Casa Battló.

Czibox Balazs, January 30 2013

Read more about Casa Battló and Casa Milà »

8. The hill of Montjuïc


On and around the hill of Montjuïc you will find many parks and attractions. At the very top of the hill is a castle with a fantastic view of Barcelona. Other big attractions are Poble Espanyol (a traditional Spanish village), the Olympic oval, the olympic swimming pools, and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC).

Montjuic and the botanical gardens are worth a visit in order to get out of town and on top of that you get a great view of the city.

Henriette Clausen, July 12 2012

Read more about Montjuïc » or take a photographic tour of the area

9. Tibidabo


A beautiful view over the city and lots of fun things to do for kids. This make the mountain of Tibidabo a fantastic attraction for families. At the top of the hill lies the temple of Sagrat Cor and the oldest amusement park of Barcelona.

I recommend so many places (whether tourist or otherwise) to discover... The Tibidabo worth it for the views of the city.

Jean-yves Sougné, January 6 2013

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10. Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo

Unfortunately the star of the zoo, a white albino gorilla, has passed away, but the the Zoo of Barcelona remains one of the most beautiful animal parks of Europe. It houses over 2200 animals from over 300 species.

The zoo is spectacular, Spain's Square with the magic Fountain (not active all year, BETTER to GO spring-summer), the Camp Nou, wax museum and park Guell. Better to take the tourist bus that goes around the city and entitling to discounts in many complimentary carnet with the purchase of the ticket.

Samuele Cau, December 16, 2012

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Use our handy tourist guide to see what's around in Barcelona and use these travel tips written by our clients to your advantage. Have you found a great spot or a hidden gem in this lovely city? Please let us know.

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