Barcelona is one of the most beloved and cherished cities in Spain thanks to its art, culture and stunning architectural designs. Known for its vibrancy, as well as being the capital of the Catalonia region, once you visit Barcelona, you will be astounded by how incredible the city is. The magical Mediterranean climate will make your holiday better by ensuring you get an experience of a lifetime. Despite the beauty and attractiveness of the city as a whole, here are 5 things to see in Barcelona which you simply cannot miss.
1. La Sagrada Familia
The simple fact that La Sagrada Familia has managed to maintain its relevance for centuries makes many people call it one of the most precious places in Barcelona. The church was designed in 1882 by the famous Antoni Gaudi and has been a magnetic landmark ever since, attracting milions of people from all over the world. Its unique architecture is magnificent and its interior, though unfinished, is spectacular. To get in, however, do be warned you will have to wait in line for hours due to the crowds if you don’t book in advance. Getting your tickets ahead of time pays off – it’s Ben Groundwater’s one recommendation about visiting the country.
2. The font Magica fountain
This is yet another site that will astonish you thanks to its beauty, magnificent water fountain and light shows. There are times when music is incorporated to heighten the mood and make the place alive. The best thing about the font Magica fountain is the clever way in which it was built. The fountain is a free to view site that was built in 1929 and ever since it has been an iconic destination that you can’t afford to miss.
3. The Picasso Museum
Everyone across the world has heard about Picasso. He was one of the world’s most renowned painters, who managed to unite people from all walks of life with his unique art. His fame has made the Picasso Museum a great destination in Barcelona. The Picasso Museum is one of the city’s best attractions, and contains the initial works of Picasso. This means that you will be able to see how the artist developed into the great who is remembered and respected all over the world.
4. FC Barcelona museum and Camp Nou stadium
If you want to enjoy one of the best football experiences, then this is one of the locations you should keep an eye on for when you visit Barcelona. The stadium is the largest in Europe and to watch an FC Barcelona match, you will have to book tickets weeks or even months in advance. But if you don’t get your hands on the tickets, you can always visit the Camp Nou experience museum, where you will discover more about the amazing history of the club.
5. Las Ramblas
This is one of the most iconic streets in the world and it almost makes you wish that it would never end. The beauty of it is that you can simply enjoy it just by walking down the street, watching locals and tourists passing by while taking hundreds of photos. Las Ramblas brings Barcelona city to life and gives it a certain unique feel.
If you want to know more about my visit to Barcelona, read click here. Have you visited this vibrant and charming city? Which are your top 5 things to see in Barcelona? Share your recommendations with me – scrolll down below for comment!