Attractions & sightseeing

MACBA

One of those museums that arouses more interest among students of architecture than art lovers. While not Guggenheim-ish impressive, it fascinates.

Palau de la Música Catalana

A guided tour is fine, but a concert even better, regardless of what's on.

Cathedral-La Seu

Big alright, but frankly not that special.

Poble Espanyol

Kitsch but somehow impressive. A bit like Disneyland without the mouse.

Las Ramblas

The pick-pocketers must have a pact with the guidebooks, as that's the only rational reason that this is included.

Aquarium

Stop by and admire the groundbreaking structure and clean lines, but save yourself the admission if you’re looking to be entertained.

Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Stop by and admire the groundbreaking structure and clean lines, but save yourself the admission if you’re looking to be entertained.

Teleférico de Barcelona

You could go for a drink at the W’s Eclipse bar for similar views, but then you’d miss out on the hair-raising ride.

Hospital de Sant Pau

It might seem a bit morbid to have a hospital on the list of sights, but take a walk in the gardens even if you’re not in need of medical attention.

Santa Maria del Mar

Even if you aren’t religious, then there’s something meditatively calming about this breathtaking space.

Sagrada Familia

This being the unofficial landmark of the city, you might feel obliged to visit but it’s still a lot of cranes and scaffolding.

Camp Nou-FC Barcelona

Possibly the most popular football club in the world, and not without reason. Messi, Gerard Piquet and Neymar are just three.

La Pedrera-Casa Milà

This may be Gaudí’s most impressive building. Like a grower, it surprises positively when you get to know it more intimately.

Museu Picasso

One of Barcelona’s most visited museums but, unless you’re a hardcore Picasso fan, one you might want to skip if you’re on a tight schedule.

Fundació Joan Miró

Many visitors inexplicably skip this museum in favour of a trip to the better known but much inferior Picasso Museum. Don’t make the same mistake.

Park Güell

Barcelona is Gaudí, Gaudí is Barcelona and no other place is more Gaudí than this modernist wonder.

Barcelona Things to do - on a map

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