Geplaatst op 27-09-2022
Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya (Catalonia) and the most visited city in Spain. Barcelona has become famous for the beautiful buildings of architect Antoni Gaudí such as Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia, the fine beaches, good shopping opportunities and a vibrant nightlife. What are the other highlights and attractions in Barcelona?
Gaudí Attractions: Parc Guell and Sagrada Familia
The absolute number 1 highlights of Barcelona is without a doubt the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished church of Antoni Gaudí. Both inside and out, the church is teeming with details and inside you can see a beautiful play of colored light. In addition to the Sagrada Familia, you will find many other Gaudi buildings in Barcelona, such as Parc Guell. This Park Guell city park is known for the salamander at the entrance and the many benches inlaid with mosaics. In addition, Gaudi has designed several buildings and apartment complexes such as Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Casa Vicens and the Palau Güell. It is definitely recommended to visit at least one of these beautiful buildings and Parc Guell during your Barcelona city trip.
Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Stadium
For the real football fan, Camp Nou tickets will probably also be on the wish list. The stadium of Barcelona Camp Nou is one of the largest football stadiums in the world and it is possible with the Camp Nou Experience to take a tour of the Barcelona stadium, taking in the dressing rooms, press rooms, dug-outs and the FC Barcelona museum with the extensive prize cabinet. Visiting a football match can often be arranged very well, so that you can experience the stadium even better during a real evening with Camp Nou tickets.
More highlights in Barcelona
You can easily spend a week in Barcelona with all the top attractions. For example, a walk on the busy La Rambla is on the agenda for most tourists next to the Sagrada Familia (tip: also visit the La Boqueria fresh market), the real art lover will want to visit the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and music lovers will want to spend an evening in the beautiful concert hall of Palau de la Musica Catalana. Finally, a walk on the Montjuic mountain should not be missed. From Placa d'Espagne (at the Las Arenas shopping center in an old bullfighting arena) you walk uphill towards the Palau Nacional where the MNAC museum is located. At the Palau Nacional you can enjoy a beautiful view of Barcelona and in the evening you can also see the fountain show of the Font Magica, the magic fountain. On top of Montjuic you will also find an open-air museum of El Poble Espanyol, the museum of artist Joan Miro and you can take a cable car to the real top, where you can visit the castle.