The city of Barcelona is home to most of the unique and eye-captivating architecture in the world. You can start your day with Antoni Gaudí’s architectural wonders – Casa Batlló, La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Boqueria Market is where you can shop to your heart’s content; relax a bit at La Barceloneta Beach and head to the Gothic Quarter or Las Ramblas for a happening nightlife. Football fans must visit the Nou Camp for it’ll feel like heaven on earth. Here, we have a list of top things to do in Barcelona. Take a read and let us know how much you liked it!
1. Parc Güell
Antoni Gaudí’s Parc Güell was supposed to be a housing arena for the rich, but the plan was dropped due to unsuited building conditions. However, Gaudi wanted to make the best of this park, thus came to picture, the gorgeous Guell Park which was constructed in a way similar to the gardens Gaudi had seen in England. Once here, you can check out the colorful mosaic stone bench. The Sala Hipóstila is another architectural wonder you should make a note of when you are at Parc Güell. What used to be a market hub, is now home to stone columns and other mosaic works.
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2. Boqueria Market
The Boqueria Market holds the credit for being Barcelona’s first local market. Opened in the year 1840, the market used to be filled with meat selling vendors. But later, the whole market got transformed into a commodity Hubspot where you get to purchase fruit juices, wines, fish, meat produce and famous Spanish specialities like manchego cheese, jamón ibérico and salted cod. A visit to Boqueria Market is one of the top things to do in Barcelona.
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3. Las Ramblas
The Las Ramblas is a famous pedestrian-friendly street which is buzzing with local artworks being sold by artists, street performers and pedestrians taking strolls. You can either suit yourself in one of the open-air cafes or gawk at the souvenir stands. The views during sunsets will be amazing and during the night time, make it a point to party in any of the night-clubs in the Las Ramblas arena.
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4. Camp Nou
With a capacity of 100,000 die-hard football fans, Camp Nou is Europe’s largest football stadium. Once inside this majestic play arena, check out the on-site museum which houses the medals, trophies and other creditable lauds won by the team over the years. The displays in and around the stadium will enlighten you on the Spanish football culture on the whole. The Catalan motto “més que un club” (more than a club) is a symbol of independence which is taken very seriously by the fans.
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5. Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum is dedicated to fans of Pablo Picasso for his contorted portraits. Displaying all of the artist’s work starting from his initial projects to the final sculptures, the museum is home to 1000s of wonderful pieces. The work from the Blue period can also be checked out. The various styles and vibrant artworks will make you want to stay in the museum, like forever!
6. La Barceloneta
La Barceloneta is where you need to head to if you want to embark on surfing adventures and sunbathing scenes. With a lively atmosphere all day long, there’s everything from al fresco seafood restaurants and on-the-spot massages to authentic tapas bars. If you are to avail the services of Port Cable Car, make sure you check out the panoramic views the city has to offer. There is also enough place on the beach to get all sporty.
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7. The Gran Teatre del Liceu
The Gran Teatre del Liceu is a famous concert hall in Barcelona which is decorated with gold leaf, red carpets and other ornate carvings. Fans of jazz must catch a show at L’Auditori, where the capacity is close to 2,400. The famous Wagner Festival and Bayreuth Festival also get hosted here regularly.
With centuries of history, cosy streets and multiple sightseeing spots to explore, a trip to Barcelona will keep you enthralled no matter what. Don’t wait up! Get in touch with us, for we know to work around the perfect Spanish magic for your vacation!