The top 10 tourist attractions in Barcelona


Located on the coast of Spain, the capital of Catalonia is one of the most visited cities in Europe. There are plenty of things to see and do, so to get you started here are our top 10 tourist attractions in Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia

This piece of architecture in the heart of Barcelona is the most famous of them all. Designed by the legendary Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic church.

Construction on the project started in 1882 yet still remains unfinished. Attracting almost 3 million visitors a year, book your ticket online to help avoid long queues.

FC Barcelona Camp Nou

Home to Barcelona Football Club since 1957, the stadium is the largest in Europe with a capacity of over 99,000. Regardless of if you’re a passionate football fan or not, a tour of Camp Nou and its museum should definitely be on your tick list.

The Font Mágica Fountain

The magic fountain show at the Font Magica Fountain is something pretty special. Attracting in the region of 2.5 million tourists each year, the free displays are an explosion of water, light and music. Best to visit in the evening to experience the full affect.

Picasso Museum

Although born in the south of Spain, the world-famous artist Pablo Picasso spent his younger days in Barcelona. In honour of his early work, the Picasso Museum features over 4,000 pieces on display.

Park Guell by Gaudi

Take a walk in the park like no other, thanks to Antoni Gaudi. The public park has a series of gardens, mosaics, buildings and an array of other works produced by the great man.

Las Ramblas

Take a walk along Las Ramblas, a street in the centre of Barcelona where you will find yourself in the heart of the city. Market stalls, shops and restaurants line the long road. Stop off at the Canaletas Fountain or take in a show at the Liceu Opera House.

Barrio Gotico

The Gothic quarter of Barcelona is in the centre of the old city. Landmarks include numerous churches along with the huge cathedral as its focal point.

Tibidabo Hill

Climb to the top of Tibidabo Hill and you will be faced with amazing views across the city.

La Pedrera

Designed by Antoni Gaudi, Casa Mila (more commonly known as La Pedrera) is one of Barcelona’s most popular buildings. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the unique structure takes influence from the stone quarry that originally stood on this site.

Barcelona Cathedral

The impressive Gothic cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, an incredible piece of architecture that attracts visitors from all over the world. Although a fully operational place of worship, the Barcelona Cathedral is open to visitors all year round.

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