Tourist Attractions

Barcelona is a city with endless possiblities of exploration.

You will find architectural wonder in the form of museums, cathedrals, amusement parks and other attractions.

Visiting a lot of these attractions requires a ticket. 

But not to worry, we have the best Barcelona tickets in store for you. They are affordable, convenient and unique.

Here are our top picks of Barcelona attractions:

Sagrada Familia

The treasure of Barcelona, Sagrada Familia is the most famous attraction of the city.

At the cathedral, you will find the most architecturally spectacular towers, namely the Nativity, Passion and Glory Facade.

Each of the facades represents a different aspect of Christ’s life.

Sagrada Familia is also the burial ground of its architect, Antoni Gaudi, who only lived to see the construction of the Nativity Facade.

Want to explore Gaudi’s multiverse of architecture at its fullest?
Book this three-in-one Sagrada Família, Park Güell and Casa Batlló tour for the best experience at each attraction.

The interiors of the basilica are even more unique than the exterior and the best way to explore the former is by a guided tour of Sagrada Familia.

You will find a number of Sagrada Familia tickets online but always go for ones which give you access to at least one tower.

Park Guell

One of the best artistic architectural parks, Park Guell is a World Heritage Site built over 17 hectares of area.

Despite being dropped by Count Guell, the project was completed by the talented visionary, Antoni Gaudi.

Finding its apparent inspiration in nature, the park has numerous motifs of animals and flowers.

You can explore the two main parts of Park Guell, the Monumental Zone (requires a ticket to enter) and the Free Zone (free to enter). 

Casa Milà

Another one of Gaudi’s famous works is the Casa Mila or La Pedrera.

La Pedrera is one of the more controversial pieces by Gaudi and holds the main purpose of promoting art, culture and music.

It is divided into two sections and houses two courtyards, a facade and the Pedrera Apartment.

Casa Mila is full of history in every corner and tells Gaudi’s story through models and audio visuals.

You will find a completely distinct experience of La Pedrera during the night and during sunrise. So whenever you visit, your experience will be exemplary!

Casa Batllo

Adding to the multiple World Heritage sites, Casa Batllo is distinguished by its stained glass effect.

At just a glance, you can find Casa Mila’s connection to nature. It imitates water and fluidity with its white balconies and glass decorations.

This Casa has a lot of natural light gushing in which makes a ripple-like effect all over the interiors.

The terrace is furnished with blue-green tiles and you will find wavy windows all over the place.

Explore both of Gaudi’s Casas with the Private Casa Batllo & Casa Mila tour.
Skip the entry lines at both venues and get transport along with an impeccable guide with this tour.

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona was established a couple of thousand years ago.

To this day, it encapsulates the essence of Barcelona all those years ago with its streets and stones.

The streets of the Gothic Quarter are lit up with color, music, cafes, restaurants and chatter.

Here are the top five must-visit attractions within the Gothic Quarter:

  1. Barcelona Cathedral
  2. Picasso Museum
  3. Plaça del Rei
  4. Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar
  5. Chocolate Museum

Picasso Museum

Are you an art lover? Visiting Barcelona’s most visited art collection is ideal!

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona houses more than 4,000 works by Pablo Picasso, the modern art genius.

This contribution to art was continued by Picasso’s wife, Jaqueline Picasso, who donated a ceramics collection of 41 pieces to the museum.

Exploring the Picasso museum with a guided tour is the most fruitful experience which includes the permanent and temporary collection along with the chronology.

Camp Nou Stadium 

Paying a visit to Europe’s largest stadium, Camp Nou Stadium, is a must for any Barcelona tourist.

It is also the home stadium of FC Barcelona and the Camp Nou Stadium capacity surpasses 99,000.

An up-close experience at the stadium is every football die-hard fan’s dream since it has seen the greats like Ronaldo and Messi.

You will find the personal belongings of the players, the press room, the lounges and the bench at the stadium.

The FC Barcelona museum is where you can learn all about the history of the players and the team.

Font Mágica Fountain

Located at the heart of the city, the Font Mágica Fountain is a sight to behold due to its beauty and mechanisms.

Water dances in rhythm with lights to put together the perfect hydraulic symphony in the fountain.

With more than 50 shades of colors illuminating the magic fountain, it produces billions of combinations with water.

It is best to visit the Font Mágica Fountain at night when it attracts locals and tourists all the same with its jaw-dropping light show.

Montjuic Hill

After Tibidabo, Montjuic Hill is the second-tallest mountain in Barcelona which accommodates a castle, museums and much more.

The mountain gained a lot of popularity after the 1992 Olympic Games and the 1929 Universal Exhibition.

All the modifications to Montjuic Hill due to these events led to the establishment of some superb attractions like:

  • Font Mágica Fountain
  • Poble Espanyol 
  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya 
  • Anella Olímpica 
  • Monjuïc Castle 
  • El Jardí Botànic (Botanical Garden)

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is a must visit attraction on Montjuic Hill in addition to the Font Mágica Fountain and Monjuïc Castle.

Montjuic Castle

A piece of wonder on Montjuic Hill, the Montjuic Castle was originally built as a military camp.

Now widely popular as a building full of history, Montjuic Caste is constructed at the top of the hill and is accessible by a cable car.

After enjoying an exquisite view from the cable car, you can breathe in the fresh air of the lush gardens at the castle.

It is the perfect place to have a peaceful walk with a gorgeous view.

Barcelona zoo

The Barcelona zoo is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your kids and family.

Children are ought to cheer when they sight large mammals like dolphins and gorillas at the zoo.

It is also an educational experience that acquaints visitors with a variety of species like reptiles, rare birds, farm animals and many more.

You may have not even heard the names of some of these animals!

La Boqueria Market

To find the cultural hub of Barcelona, stroll through La Boqueria Market.

This market is where you can feast your eyes on the range of hues splashed everywhere. 

The fragrances of flavorful food will engulf you as soon as you step foot into La Boqueria Market.

Try out some mouthwatering fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood in the aesthetically pleasing market.

Las Ramblas

La Rambla or Las Ramblas is one of the most popular, highly visited and busiest streets of Barcelona.

It is located at the center of other attractions like Port Vell, Catalunya, Raval and the Gothic Quarter.

More than a kilometer long, you will find restaurants, terraces, artists and attractions throughout the stretch of the street.

La Rambla is also referred to as the plural Las Ramblas due to its divergence into shorter streets.

Some popular streets of La Rambla are Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep and Rambla de Santa Mònica.

Tibidabo Mountain

The Tibidabo Mountain is the destination for all things fun as well as architectural.

At Tibidabo, you will find a church, an amusement park, a theme park and multiple more buildings.

The views are completely out of this world and the structures on the mountain are worth more than 120 years of history.

You can also find a number of superb restaurants and rides here. So both your appetite for fun and food will be satisfied after a visit.

Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar or cathedral of La Ribera is a Gothic-style architectural piece built from 1329 to 1384.

It is the only Gothic cathedral left in Barcelona and is made up of tall columns.

The overall design, architecture and stained glass windows give the effect of reverse gravity in the church.

This serene Catalan place of worship has a gorgeous rooftop view as well.

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