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TOP10 attractions in Barcelona (with map)

2018. May 13. Sunday, 09:51 - trvlmnky
Europe Spain

Barcelona, the capital of the Principality of Catalonia and the city where everyone could find what they want, throughout the whole year. Whether it’s architecture, a sunny beach, parties, good foods and drinks, shopping, busy Mediterranean city centre, chill in a park, museums, hiking or theme park, Barcelona has something to offer for everyone. We tried to do the impossible to pick the top 10 tourist attractions. Are they the best? Find out yourself!

1. Sagrada Família

The works on the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world began 131 years ago, which combining Gothic and Secession forms, designed by Antoni Gaudì. The building is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Must see when you visit Barcelona.

2. Park Güell

This generous park was also designed by Gaudì. It features colorful mosaics, a stunning green space and offers spectacular views of Barcelona.

3. La Rambla

La Rambla (or Las Ramblas as it is often referred locally) is a tree-lined pedestrian street, which is popular by both tourists and locals. Try some of the great street food at the famous La Boqueria market.

4. Gothic Quarter

You will feel like you are in another city when you walk through the Gothic Quarter’s narrow streets. It feels like you travelled back in time in this beautiful quarter. The most important attraction here is the Barcelona Cathedral.

5. Montjuïc

The park has stunning views of the entire city. You can find museums and the Olympic stadium here, as the park was selected as a venue of 1992 Summer Olympics. If you come from Plaça d’Espanya every Thursday to Sunday in the summer months, you can see the Font Màgica de Montjuïc. The fountain delivers a spectacular display of colours, lights and water acrobatics with music. From the centre you can take the cable car, which takes you directly to the castle of Montjuïc.

6. Beach

Once you are tired of walking in the city, the best place to take a break is the beach. Just chill on the sand, enjoy the sunshine or have a drink in one of the bars.

7. Casa Milà

The Milà family hired Gaudí to design this beautiful Secession building, which is open for the public. It is worth to have a look of the unusual structure both from in and outside.

8. Casa Batlló

Another interesting building designed by Gaudí with unusual colours and shapes. The roof reminds of a back of a dragon or dinosaur.

9. Parc de la Ciutadella

The Ciutadella Park is a green oasis in the middle of the city. You can find here the zoo, the Catalan Parliament, a large fountain and a lake where you can use a rowing boat.

10. Camp Nou Stadium

Last but not least, if you are in Barcelona you must see Camp Nou, which is the biggest stadium in Spain and Europe as well as home of FC Barcelona.

To help you plan your day, we have gathered the above listed attractions on the below map.

Transfer options from the airport:


Aerobus is the most comfortable and quickest way to get in to the city centre. There are stops outside each of the terminals at the Barcelona Airport. They offer free Wi-fi on the bus and there are enough place for luggage.

Departure time: every 5-10 minutes ( the most frequent transfer option)

Duration: 35 minutes

For timetable please click here.

To check rates and for online booking, please click here.

TMB No 46 bus

Departure time: every 15-20 minutes

Duration: 40 minutes

For timetable please click here.

To check rates please click here.

Renfe train

Departure time: every 30 minutes

Duration: 30 minutes

For timetable please click here.

To check rates please click here.

L9 Metro

Departure time: every 7 minutes

Duration: depends of the destination (with changes to get to the center at El Prat Estació to L1 line or at Collblanc to L5 line)

For timetable please click here.

To check rates please click here.

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