Best things to do in Barcelona
Find out more about those top places in Barcelona
Barcelona is Spain’s “second city” and the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia. Located on the coast of the Rivers Llobregat and Besos, it has a population of about 4.8 million people making it is Europe’s sixth most populous city.
It is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, the city is filled with beautiful architecture and several attractions, such as the famous Sagrada Familia, the Casa Batllo, Camp Nou and Museu Picasso.
Regarded as the crown jewel of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is a minor Basilica consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI on November 2010. Designed by Antoni Gaudi who made the building his life project, works on the Cathedral started in 1882 and it has a capacity of 9000. With its Spanish gothic style mixed with Art Nouveau, the Sagrada Familia is often regarded “a pure work of art”. Visitors can explore its Nave, Shop, Crypt, and the Passion and Nativity steeples.
Located at the center of the city on Passeig de Gracia in the Eixample district, the Casa Batllo is another of famous architect Antoni Gaudi masterpieces. The building is sometimes called Casa dels ossos which means House of Bones because of its visceral and skeletal organic quality. Built in 1877, the Casa Batllo is for lovers of 19th century Art Nouveau Buildings.
Home to arguably the world’s best football Club, Barcelona FC. The Camp Nou has a 99,354 capacity, it is the third largest football stadium behind the Rungrado 1st May Stadium and Melbourne Cricket Ground. The stadium is famous for hosting countless exciting football games, most notably the European Cup finals in 1999 and several matches of the 1982 world cup matches. A visit to this stadium is a must for every visitor of Barcelona, the atmosphere during matches is often described as electrifying and emotion packed.
Established on the 9th of March 1963, the museum is dedicated to the works of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The Museum was the brainchild of Picasso’s lifelong friend Jaume Sabartes, who was in charge of most of his paintings. The Museu Picasso located on Montcada street in the capital has over 4,251 works of Pablo Picasso including paintings form Picasso’s blue period. A must visit for Picasso fans and art lovers in general.
Inaugurated February 9, 1908, the Palau De la Musica is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed by architect Luis Domenech I Montainer, the building has a modernnista touch to it. The main concert hall is famous for being the Europe’s only auditorium that is lit during the daylight by natural light. The Palau De la Musica is a wonderful place to watch musical performances by local and foreign artists.
Not to be confused for the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range, known for being the site of the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary situated between Santa Maria de Montserrat and Benedictine abbey. It's often a primary spot for hikers in the city looking to reach its highest peak Sant Jeroni.