Best Things To Do In Barcelona
Barcelona is an easy favourite city for most travellers visiting Spain. Some would even go as far as saying it’s one of their favourite cities in the world and given how beautiful the city is, it’s easy to understand why – given how stunning some of the very best things to do in Barcelona are!
Having been to the city quite a few times now (and also constantly coming up with more and more reasons to keep returning) we figured it was high time to share with you some of the best very things to do in Barcelona – all tried, tested and absolutely loved!
By far one of the most popular landmarks in Barcelona, this famously unfinished cathedral is one of the most unique buildings in the world – particular so as it’s one of the only buildings that have a foot both in the past and the future.
The past – future connection allows makes it possible to both appreciate it’s old history and anticipate it’s future glory.
Whenever the more generic title “Barcelona Cathedral” is referred to, people’s mind goes to Sagrada Família (which in fact is not a cathedral) and this cathedral fully titled “The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia” is actually much older and more established than Sagrada Família.
Dating as far back as the 13th century, this Cathedral is steeped in rich history and is one of the most impressive sites to see in Barcelona.
This isn’t the easiest of the sights to get to but is definitely worth going out of your way to see. Montserrat is one of the more natural landmarks located near Barcelona that should be on every traveller’s Barcelona sightseeing itinerary
Another one for the photographer’s out there, this public park in Barcelona boasts amazing views and vivid colours that have now come to be symbolic of a trip to Barcelona. The view from the park is also worth the trip here!
Arc de Triomf
There are lots of these Triumphal arches dotted in cities across Europe and Barcelona’s version is most definitely worth a visit.
Also, known as La Pedrera, this building was designed by Gaudi in the early 1900s and is a prime example of not just Gaudi’s famed work but of prime modernist architecture. If you’re a fan of architecture or indeed, just a fan of Gaudi, this is hands down of the best things to do in Barcelona.
Parc de la Ciutadella
At one point, this park used to be the only green space in Barcelona, this isn’t the case anymore but an afternoon spent wandering the grounds of this park is guaranteed to be time well spent!
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Okay this is a bit more of an indulgent sight and one to see at night but the technicolour fountains make for such fantastic photos and quite frankly are bound to light up your evening.
This building (in the centre) is of particular significance as it is a prime example of the Modernisme style of architecture in Barcelona and is regarded as one of the most important modernist buildings in the city.