Traveling to Barcelona: The Best Things to Do

Barcelona, Spain

If you are a traveling aficionado, then visiting Barcelona should be on your list. Even if traveling is not a hobby for you, Barcelona will change you forever.

The capital of Catalunia, Spain, is full of marvelous pieces of architecture, iconic museums, and its streets are full of life and color. Heck, there is even a marvelous beach to spend relaxing and fun times at.

If you want to have an unforgettable time, then pack your things and go visit Barcelona.

What are the Places Most Worth Visiting in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Spain and it’s full of numerous types of attractions. It might be hard to make a list of places to see for the limited amount of time you have in the city.

Still, it’s better to go there prepared with a list, otherwise, you would be wasting a lot of time that you could otherwise spend on sightseeing or feeling the life of the city.

This is why we gathered for you some of the best places you shouldn’t miss visiting when traveling to Barcelona.

Park Guell

Park Guell in Barcelona

Park Guell is a stunning destination, filled with some of the best artworks by the famous architect Gaudi.

The notorious mosaics are covering the park and the colorful salamander is waiting for you to take a picture with it.

There is a limited number of people that are admitted to the park every hour so as to ensure a relaxing experience and there are now tickets that you can purchase in advance.

Casa Battlo

Casa Battlo in Barcelona

Casa Battlo is another one of Gaudi’s masterpieces that you can visit and even go inside. It’s located in the center of the city on Passeig de Gracia and was originally built for people to live inside.

The façade is covered in ceramics and stained glass, which is why at certain times of the day it appears a different color.

It has Gaudi’s iconic wavy motives and colorful design, with a captivating rooftop.

The inside of the building is just as curious as its exterior and you can enjoy an augmented reality tour to learn more about the history of the site.

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Although most famous for his Cubist artworks, Picasso actually has left us a whole universe of art behind his back. That is proven by the fact that his museum is spread over 5 palaces.

The museum exhibits in chronological order Picasso’s transition from a classically studied artist to a leading representative of the Cubist movement.

The setting of the museum is stunning: crystal chandeliers are hanging from enormous high painted ceilings.

La Rambla

La Rambla Barcelona

When on a trip you shouldn’t spend all your time visiting landmarks but you should also leave some time for exploring the city’s spirit and life on the streets.

La Rambla is Barcelona’s most notorious street that extends over 1.2 kilometers. It starts from Placa de Catalunya and ends at the port, just where the statue of Christopher Columbus is.

It is full of shops and coffees, street musicians and living statues, and you will definitely feel the life of the city there. While having a walk, you can enjoy a glass of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) or a bowl of crema catalana, which is a dessert resembling crème brûlée.

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia is a top attraction in Barcelona that should definitely be on your list. Again designed by the notorious Antonio Gaudi, the cathedral does not have the mosaics typical of his style, but it still stuns with flowing monumental architecture that resembles the shapes of nature.

Standing in front of the cathedral is an awe-inducing experience and you sure will not be able to take your eyes off it for quite a while.

The cathedral is actually unfinished as Gaudi passed away unfortunately, but it’s about to be finished by 2026. It’s front and it’s back sides are both created by Gaudi but they are quite contrasting in their styles which makes it all the more curious.

Fundaciòn Juan Mirò

Fundaciòn Juan Mirò in Barcelona

Juan Mirò is another notorious Spanish artist whose modern and minimalist art you can see exhibited in a museum dedicated to him. The artwork was actually arranged by himself so you have to possibility to look at his art the way he would have wanted you to.

Sightseeing by Bike

Biking in Barcelona

A lot of tourists choose to explore Barcelona’s streets and its famous landmarks by bike because the city has a large number of bicycle paths and offers bike renting options for citizens and tourists.

You can also enjoy the fresh sea breeze while riding a bike along the beach, or hire an English speaking tour guide to take you around the best attractions, party spots, and even some of the best places to eat.

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