Top Choice Museum in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Museu Marítim

These mighty Gothic shipyards shelter the Museu Marítim, a remarkable relic from Barcelona's days as the seat of a seafaring empire. Highlights include a full-sized replica (made in the 1970s) of Don Juan of Austria…
Top Choice Museum in Camp Nou, Pedralbes & La Zona Alta


Kids (and kids at heart) are fascinated by displays here and this science museum remains one of the city’s most popular attractions. The single greatest highlight is the recreation over 1 sq km of flooded Amazon rai…
Top Choice Beach in Barceloneta & the Waterfront


A series of pleasant beaches stretches northeast from the Port Olímpic marina. They are largely artificial, but this doesn’t stop an estimated seven million bathers from piling in every year!
Top Choice Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró, the city’s best-known 20th-century artistic progeny, bequeathed this art foundation to his hometown in 1971. Its light-filled buildings, designed by close friend and architect Josep Lluís Sert (who also b…
Top Choice Park in Gràcia & Park Güell

Park Güell

North of Gràcia and about 4km from Plaça de Catalunya, Park Güell is where Gaudí turned his hand to landscape gardening. It’s a strange, enchanting place where his passion for natural forms really took flight – to t…
Top Choice Market in El Raval

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria is possibly La Rambla’s most interesting building, not so much for its Modernista-influenced design (it was actually built over a long period, from 1840 to 1914, on the site of the former St Jo…
Top Choice Museum in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Museu Frederic Marès

One of the wildest collections of historical curios lies inside this vast medieval complex, once part of the royal palace of the counts of Barcelona. A rather worn coat of arms on the wall indicates that it was also…
Top Choice Museum in Camp Nou, Pedralbes & La Zona Alta

Camp Nou Experience

A pilgrimage site for football fans from the world, Camp Nou is one of Barcelona's most hallowed grounds. While nothing compares to the excitement of attending a live match, the Camp Nou Experience is a must for FC …
Top Choice Architecture in La Ribera

Palau de la Música Catalana

This concert hall is a high point of Barcelona’s Modernista architecture, a symphony in tile, brick, sculpted stone and stained glass. Built by Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeo Català musical …
Top Choice Museum in La Ribera

Museu Picasso

The setting alone, in five contiguous medieval stone mansions, makes the Museu Picasso unique (and worth the probable queues). The pretty courtyards, galleries and staircases preserved in the first three of these bu…