Must-see attractions in Barcelona

  • Square with sculpture on Montjuic

    Plaça de la Sardana

    Barcelona

    At one edge of this plaza is a sculpture of people dancing the sardana (Catalonia’s national folk dance).

  • Palau de Mar

    Barcelona

    Looming over the waterfront, this huge brick edifice was built in the 1880s as a storage depot for goods arriving from the port. Revitalised in the city's…

  • Col·lecció de Carrosses Fúnebres

    Barcelona

    If late-18th-century to mid-20th-century hearses capture your imagination, then this collection at the Cementiri del Sud-Oest is probably the city’s…

  • Plaça d’Espanya

    Barcelona

    The whirling roundabout of Plaça d’Espanya, distinguished by its so-called Venetian towers (vaguely reminiscent of the belltower in Venice’s St Mark’s…

  • Pont del Bisbe

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    One of Barcelona's most-photographed pieces of architecture, this Gothic-style marble bridge links the Palau de la Generalitat with the Casa dels Canonges…

  • Casa Thomas

    L'Eixample

    Completed in 1912, Casa Thomas was one of Domènech i Montaner’s earlier efforts – the floral motifs and reptile figurines are trademarks and the massive…

  • Casa Llopis i Bofill

    L'Eixample

    Casa Llopis i Bofill is an interesting block of flats designed by Antoni Gallissà (1861–1903) in 1902. The graffiti-covered, oriental-inspired facade is…

  • Jardins de Joan Maragall

    Barcelona

    Behind the impossible-to-miss Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the lovely but little-visited Jardins de Joan Maragall's lush lawns, ornamental fountains…

  • Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera

    Barcelona

    Above the thundering traffic of the main B10 road to Tarragona, the sea-facing Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera have a good collection of tropical,…

  • Rambla de Mar

    Barcelona

    The city’s authorities extended the world-famous La Rambla thoroughfare out into the sea in the early 2000s, connecting the city with the reclaimed port…

  • Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Watched over by some of the most substantial remains of Barcelona's Roman walls, this square is dominated by a statue of count-king Ramon de Berenguer…

  • Esglèsia de Santa Anna

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Part of a former monastery active from 1145 AD to the late 15th century, this Romanesque-origin church hidden away in plain sight stands out for its 15th…

  • Edifici de Correus

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Designed by architects Josep Goday and Jaume Torres in the 1920s, Barcelona's main post office building is filled with Noucentista paintings and crowned…

  • Centre d’Art Santa Mònica

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The Convent de Santa Mònica, which once stood on the western flank of the street, has been converted into ta cultural centre that mostly exhibits modern…

  • Font de Santa Anna

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    There's been a fountain on this spot since 1356, making Santa Anna the oldest in city. The colourful ceramics were added in 1918 by Catalan artist Josep…

  • Plaça de la Virreina

    Barcelona

    Pleasant terraces adorn the leafy, pedestrianised Plaça de la Virreina, presided over by the 17th-century Església de Sant Joan, rebuilt in the 1880s by…

  • Plaça de la Llibertat

    Barcelona

    This popular square is home to the bustling Modernista produce market of the same name, along with a couple of great little restaurants.

  • Platja del Llevant

    Barcelona

    Created in 2006, in front of the revitalised El Fòrum district, this gold-coloured artificial beach is the city's easternmost and popular with dog walkers.

  • Plaça del Sol

    Barcelona

    Lined with bars and restaurants, the rowdiest of Gràcia’s squares springs to life on long summer nights.It was the scene of summary executions after an…

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