Top 10 Barcelona Attractions

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Touted as Barcelona’s most symbolic architectural icon, La Sagrada Familia is a surreal representation of the entire history of Christianity. You cannot leave Barcelona without a visit to La Sagrada Familia. If you don't have the time, even a walk by is an experience to remember.

While Gaudi’s work is still incomplete 130 years after the project began, it is his best known work the world over. It features three huge facades, the Nativity, the Passion, and the Glory which serves as the main entrance.
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Barceloneta Beach is the perfect urban beach, it is close to the city and it has something for everyone to do. It is clean and vibrant, and it is safe.

You could swim or relax in the sand. You could walk the Passeig Maritim Boulevard or grab a drink at one of the many beach bars lining the boardwalk. At night, check out the party atmosphere and music.
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Originally intended as a miniature city of houses for the wealthy, this public park showcases Gaudi’s genius when it comes to natural forms.

A wonderland of his unique style, one can see a mosaic dragon guarding a forest of stone columns, and more incredible creations. Part of the park is free access and there is an entrance fee for the Monumental Zone.

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Casa Batllo is the most impressive and admirable of all of Gaudi’s creations. It is visually arresting from the outside and from the inside.

Open to the public is an apartment, the attic, and the roof terrace. Gaudi’s masterful eye is beautifully reflected in the intricacies of the house, both inside and out. More Details>
Admirers of the artist Pablo Picasso will enjoy the museum dedicated to Barcelona’s favorite adopted son’s early years. In fact, this is a rewarding visit even if you have only heard of Picasso.

Showcasing his development from pre-adolescent portraits and sketches of landscapes to innovations from his Blue Period and with 3,800 pieces on display, visitors can see the evolution of his style and talent.

Many people go here without knowing what to expect. Read the details section to learn more about the collection, the history of the museum, and practical information like whether you should buy the audio guide before you go.More Details>
One of the world’s largest stadiums, Camp Nou is home to FCB, the Futbol Club Barcelona. A must visit for any football fan.
Match day is where the action is, but if you can’t make it, and most people can't, the museum can give you a taste of the excitement with the club’s history, game-day sounds, and self-guided tours of the stadium.
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An incredible look into the history of Catalan art, the National Museum houses works from the 12th to 20th centuries. Murals date back to the Romanesque period, like the ones taken from the Pyrenees churches. There are also Modernista murals, by Roman Casas.

If this isn't enough there are works by El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Fortuny, Gaudí, Julio González, Dalí and Picasso. Besides the spectacular art inside, the MNAC building itself is remarkable.

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One of Barcelona’s liveliest districts, Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) features narrow winding roads lined with lots of restaurants, bars, and clubs and featuring exceptionally haunting architecture.

Close to La Ramblas and housing Barcelona’s cathedral, Placa Sant Jaume, and the best surviving stretches of Roman walls, the Gothic Quarter has lots to see and do. More Details>
One of Europe’s largest food markets, Mercat de la Boqueria is a great place to shop side by side with the locals. Or you could grab a bite to eat at one of the prepared food stalls.

Choose from fresh produce or fish to Catalonian specialties such as cargols (snails). Located centrally, everyone who goes to Barcelona peeks in at least for a few minutes. Foodies can spend hours here.

La Boqueria can get overwhelming if you don't know what to expect. Read our 'know before you go' section to make the most of your visit.More Details>
Another one of Gaudi’s masterpieces, La Pedrera, formerly Casa Mila, beautifully evokes the sea’s movement with an uneven grey stone facade that reminds one of an open quarry.

It boasts gorgeous rooftop views of the L’Eixample district and beyond, as well as a glimpse into the life of Spanish nobility during the early 20th century. The chimneys on the roof are stunning, and are viewed by many to be a standalone attraction by themselves.

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One of the largest ornate fountains in Barcelona, Font Magica is conveniently located at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, just below the Palau Nacional.

A 15 minute musical spectacle is repeated in a loop, in the evenings. More than 3,000 pieces of tubing and 4,500 lights along with music, create a beautiful display of color and water acrobatics! For special occasions there are also fireworks. More Details>

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Address Details

1 : La Sagrada Familia
Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013, Barcelona

2 : Barceloneta Beach
La Barceloneta, Barcelona

3 : Parc Guell
Carrer Olot 5, 08024, Barcelona

4 : Casa Batllo
Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007, Barcelona

5 : Museo Picasso
Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003, Barcelona

6 : Camp Nou Stadium and Museum
C/Arístides Mallol 12 main Access 15, Barcelona

7 : MNAC Barcelona
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038, Barcelona

8 : Gothic Quarter

9 : Mercat de la Boqueria
La Boqueria, Les Rambles, 91, 08001, Barcelona

10 : Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Calle Paseo de Gracia, 92, 08008, Barcelona

11 : Font Magica
Font Magica,Plaza Carles Buigas, 08004, Barcelona