Barcelona is the capital of autonomous community Catalonia and the second largest city of Spain, with population of more than 1.5 million people. This beautiful city was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Roman Empire, Barcelona thus is not only modern but also historical city.
The city is ideally located on the Mediterranean Coast and this makes Barcelona not only a great city with rich history, exciting landmarks and thrilling nightlife but also a seaside city with a lot of resorts!
Barcelona is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and one of the leading tourist destinations in the world!
You can book one of the hotels either on the coast or in the centre of the city and visit one of the most beautiful and most vibrant cities in Europe!
RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN BARCELONA
- Barcelona Universal Hotel. Book
- Hotel Barcelona Princess. Book
- Europark Hotel Barcelona. Book
- Hotel Jazz Barcelona. Book
WHERE TO GO IN BARCELONA?
La Sagrada Familia church
- Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
- Construction started: March 19, 1882
- Height: 170 metres
- Architects: Antoni Gaudí, Mark Burry
- Architectural styles: Art Nouveau, Modern architecture, Spanish Gothic architecture, Modernisme, Noucentisme
This is probably number one from top ten attractions list that you need to visit! The church welcomes over 3 million visitors a year, so this is why it could take some time to get inside. Morning is the busiest time so the best time to visit is late afternoon. It will take you about 30 minutes to view the renowned 170 metre church outside and 1-2 hours to see it all inside, but it is really worth it!
Entry fee: up to 19.50€
Barcelona is famous for its colourful and stunningly original masterpieces by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. One of his masterpieces is Casa Battlo, a renowned building in Barcelona. This is a remodelled nineteenth century building. The façade of the building looks like it is made from bones and skulls and, in fact, the local name of the building means House of Bones!
Do not limit yourself by enjoying this expressive building only outside! You can get inside the unique building and have a look on the fascinating interior!
In addition, you have an opportunity to get audio guides that will give you information about each room.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:00)
Entry fee: up to 21.50€
Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana
The masterpiece of Modernisme, Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites! This concert hall is one of the most famous and impressive buildings in Barcelona! Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana is highly recommended to visit or to attend a musical performance.
Although, it is not that famous for its acoustic, you will not be disappointed, but be aware that the tickets are sold out quickly. However, you can just sit there with nothing to listen to and enjoy the beautiful building!
Entry fee: See here
Magic Fountain show
Magic Fountain show is a must see Barcelona attraction. This is beautiful show of water, music and light. It was built in 1929 and it is one of the most famous spots in Barcelona. The estimated number of visitors is 3 million people annually.
Summer show time starting from May:
- Monday to Wednesday: no shows
- Thursday to Sunday: show every 30 minutes from 21:00 to 23:30.
Last show starts at 23:00.
La Rambla is the most famous walking street in Barcelona. It is the only street in the world which many people wish would never end. La Rambla begins at Plaza Catalunya and finish at the Monument of Columbus at the Port Vell harbour of Barcelona.
It is safe to stay in Barcelona, but you should keep a hand on your bag at all times and wear your backpack in front of you to avoid pickpockets.There is a permanent art market and sometimes also an art and crafts markets. This is also where the human statues on La Ramba are now located.