Visit Barcelona – Top things to do in Barcelona
Renowned as Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona is a must when it comes to listing top cities in Spain. It has plenty of things that enchant a thousand travelers who visit it per year. Some of these draws include beautifully standing buildings, tasty local cuisine, striking grandeur, its vibrant nightlife to name but a few. We have tried to select some of the most interesting allures that will make your days once you are in the city.
Put up in 1914, this structure has been a Boqueria market since medieval times. It is perfect for those who are up to food shopping or sights and sounds of an urban market. Vibrant bars with fresh drinks in place add to the permanent stalls that sell cheese, olive products, cold meats, vegetables and fruits.
This is for lovers of football especially supporters of Barcelona football club. Situated in the western Les Corts, this 99000 seater stadium has been the home of FC Barcelona since 1957. The stadium’s striking grandeur will make you visit it even if you are not a fan of the club. Stadium tours are conducted but usually on schedule. So it is advised to first check the calendar before you arrange for the visit.
Located on Carmel hill, this garden complex makes for a perfect getaway from the city’s bustling streets. The place is calm, full of fresh air and dotted by fountains, sculptures and colonnades. Make sure to enter Gaudi’s house museum, a place where he lived from 1906 to 1926.
Barcelona City History Museum
Do you fancy glimpses of Barcelona’s history? This place should be your first start. It preserves few Roman sites across the Gothic quarter including the Funeral Way on Placa de la Vila de Madrid and the temple of Augustus. The place covers a total area of 4000 square meters. Once there you will take a lift down to an area where remnants of a garum factory, dyeing shops, parts of ancient Barcino’s walls and laundries are all visible.
If there is a place you should not miss in Barcelona it is Montjuic. Developed for the 1929 international Exhibition, this city district shelters a plethora of prominent museums such as the Museum of Archaeology, Ethnology Museum and the National Museum of Catalan Art. From the steps of the Art museum, views over the city are inspirational. Another captivating spot in place is the 17th-century fortress. Nestled atop a hill, this monument saw action in the Catalan Revolt in the 1600s.
While in Barcelona, Las Ramblas is the first thing you should start with. This sequence of promenades runs from Placa de Catalunya to the Columbus Monument. Lined by tall plane trees, flower stands and living statues, this iconic spot is more enchanting in summer. Thousands of tourists visit it to enjoy the baked gofres and street performances. Visitors to the area usually take a walk along the boards to visit Barcelona’s Aquarium and the Maremagnum mall.
For an insight into works of Antoni Gaudi, this religious structure is for you. Its construction isn’t finished but once done it will be the World’s tallest church building. Adding to the minor Basilica, this church inspires visitors with a combination of architectural styles including Art Nouveau, Spanish Late Gothic and Catalan Modernism.
If you are visiting Barcelona for beautiful grandeur, Casa Batllo is a must. This is another masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi and delights travelers with multiple designs including the tiles with looks of a dragon scales, its roof, mushroom-shaped fireplace on the noble floor and more.
Completed in 1912, Casa Mila is another emblematic Gaudi building. It is a UNESCO listed site and its front face looks like the face of a quarry. Designed for the industrialist Pere Mila I Camps, this structure exhibits contemporary innovations including the self-supporting stone facade and an underground car park.
Enjoy the City Beaches
Beaches are a reason alone that travelers consider Barcelona for holidays. The city’s beachfront boardwalk stretches from Barceloneta to Diagonal Mar. Nothing is more rewarding than taking a walk along this stretch. You will pass by some impressive beaches like Sant Sebastia. Most of these shorelines are lined by trendy shops and bars with terraces.