10 Top Places to See and Things to Do

1. LAS RAMBLAS: This busy part of town is full of lively shops, restaurants, cafes and attractions. Don’t miss La Boqueria, a large public market easily accessed from Las Ramblas.
2. COLUMBUS MONUMENT: A monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus and his voyage to America. It stands at almost 200 feet tall!
3. GOTHIC QUARTER: Located in the central part of Barcelona’s old city, the Gothic Quarter contains many cultural landmarks and buildings that date back as far as medieval times.
4. LA SAGRADA FAMÍLIA: This beautiful and ornate church was started in 1882 and construction continues to this day. The estimated completion date is 2026.
5. PASEO DE GRACIA, CASA BATLLÓ, AND THE MODERNIST BUILDINGS: These famous buildings, created in the early 20th century, clash dramatically and are located at the now commonly called The Block of Discord.
6. PARC GÜELL: This fascinating outdoor park, easily accessed by bus, was originally designed by Antoni Gaudí as a housing community.
7. THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN OF MONJUÏC: The Magic Fountain of Monjuïc is a free attraction, located in the Montjuïc neighborhood. The fountain showcases musical performances and a light show.
8. TIBIDABO: This Mountain is known for its amusement park, it is also a fantastic place to see some of the city’s best panoramic views and visit the Temple de Sagrat Cor.
9. PORT OLÍMPIC: This marina, located north of the harbor, was created for the Olympics in the early 1990s. One of the highlights at the port is a giant bronze whale sculpture.
10. MONTJUIC HILL: This area, considered the city center for museums, is a great place to see a stunning view of the water and the city, and stroll through gardens, museums, and monuments.

Barcelona has many wonderful sights, sounds and flavors to offer travelers. No matter what you love about traveling: architecture, history, heat, beaches, or great food, you’ll find it all in Barcelona.

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