• 08/02/2023

Barcelona’s Top Attractions

Barcelona’s Top Attractions

Six Things to do in Barcelona
The Spanish city of Barcelona (natives call is Barca,
pronouned “Bah-sa”) is a vibrant, large and extremely fun
place to visit. It has countless attractions, from
beautiful buildings to trendy restaurants, museums to
tapas bars. And let’s not forget the coolest feature: the
Mediterranean Ocean comes right up the center of the city.
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Barcelona, be
sure to be the following 6 things into your itinerary:
1. Walk. Unlike some cities, a few days in Barcelona is
likely to energize you rather than leave you drained. This
is because there are as just as many places to relax and
unwind as there are must-see places. Like so many
Mediterranean cities, it is possible to have a fantastic
stay in Barca just by taking a walk – there are so many
things to stop and admire.
2. Make sure to look at the gorgeous buildings designed
by famous Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi. His work is
colorful, fanciful and sure to lift your mood. Your first
stop should be Sagrada Familia, the stunning cathedral
that’s been under construction since Gaudi was alive.
Gaudi was a devout Catholic, and this amazing structure
shows his passion for his religious beliefs. You can also
take a look at the private apartments and houses the
architect built all over the city. One striking example is
Casa Mila, with a blue-green serpentine outer wall that
curves like a watery wave. Travel up to the roof, where
you’ll find chimney stacks shaped like statues.
3. If you like Gaudi’s buildings, be sure to stop by the
Park Guell, also designed by this talented architect in
the early 20th century. It will surely leave a lasting
impression. The park is beloved by natives and tourists
alike, who flock to see the colorful curving benches and
whismical sculptures studded with mosaic tiles. Watch the
youngsters playing football while their parents sit
nearby enjoying a cup of coffee. If you want to get away
from the crowds, pathways lead to more private areas of
the park.
4. Ramble along La Rambla, the long stretch of street
that runs from the water’s edge to the old portion of the
city. The street once carried water inland, but it’s now
an entertainment mecca, full of storefronts, theaters,
bars and restaurants. It’s also home to a covered food-
hall where you can stock up on tasty treats, from cheese
to ham to nuts to fruits and veggies.
5. Indulge your artistic side. Stop in at the Musee
Picasso, a cozy museum devoted solely to the Spanish
artist Pablo Picasso. Here you’ll find many fine pieces
of ceramic artwork, childhood sketches, mature works
and information on the artist’s life. The museum is
full of fascinating and beautiful images, but it’s small
enough to explore over the course of an afternoon.
6. Sports buffs should run on over to Camp Nou, a
stadium where some of Europe’s most exciting soccer
matches have been held. Try and catch a game, or if
you’re there on an off-day explore the soccer museum
or take a guided tour of the facilities. As you can
see, there really is something for everyone in Barca!