Must-see attractions in La Ribera

  • BARCELONA SPAIN EUROPE,: Inner courtyard of the famous Museu Picasso in Barcelona Catalonia Spain. Located in La Ribera district, it hosts the widest collections of artworks by Pablo Picasso

    Museu Picasso

    La Ribera

    Located along the grand, medieval street of Carrer de Montcada, the Museu Picasso is dedicated to one of the world’s greatest artists, Pablo Picasso. Born…

  • The Palau de la Musica Catalana

    Palau de la Música Catalana

    La Ribera

    A fantastical symphony in tile, brick, sculpted stone and stained glass, this Unesco-listed, 2146-seat concert hall is a high point of Barcelona’s…

  • Santa Maria Del Mar Basilica in Barcelona, Spain

    Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

    La Ribera

    At the southwestern end of Passeig del Born stands Barcelona’s finest Catalan Gothic church, Santa Maria del Mar (Our Lady of the Sea). Begun in 1329,…

  • Locals shop in Mercat de Santa Caterina market in famous la rambla area of Barcelona

    Mercat de Santa Caterina

    La Ribera

    Come shopping for your tomatoes or pop in for lunch at this extraordinary-looking produce market, designed by forward-thinking architects Enric Miralles…

  • Barcelona, Spain-August 18, 2022. Waterfall in Ciudadela Park, architectural ensemble with water jets in Ciudadela Park, Barcelona, Spain built 1875 by José Fontseré and Antoni Gaudí.

    Parc de la Ciutadella

    La Ribera

    Come for a stroll, a picnic, a lake boat ride, a tour of Catalonia’s parliament or to marvel at the swirling waterfall-fountain in which Gaudí had a hand…

  • BARCELONA, SPAIN. Unknown people walking on the Carrer de Montcada street in historical part of Barcelona.

    Carrer de Montcada

    La Ribera

    Today running between the Romanesque Capella d'en Marcús and Passeig del Born, this medieval high street (an early example of town planning) was driven…

  • Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria exterior

    Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

    La Ribera

    Launched in 2013 as part of the events held for the tercentenary of the Catalan defeat in the War of the Spanish Succession, this cultural space is housed…

  • Courtyard of the Museu de Cultures del Món

    Museu de Cultures del Món

    La Ribera

    Opening through a grand courtyard overlooked by an 18th-century staircase, the medieval Palau Nadal and the Palau Marquès de Llió host Barcelona's world…

  • Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.  Parliament of Catalonia (Parlament de Catalunya) building in the Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella).

    Parlament de Catalunya

    La Ribera

    On the eastern side of the Parc de la Ciutadella, in the fort's former arsenal, lies the regional Parlament de Catalunya, open for independent visiting…

  • Cascada in the Parc de la Ciutadella


    La Ribera

    Near the Passeig de Pujades entrance to the park stands this monumental cascada (waterfall), inspired by Rome's Trevi Fountain and topped by a golden…

  • Arc del Triomf in Barcelona

    Arc de Triomf

    La Ribera

    Just northwest of the main Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Lluís Companys is capped by the Modernista Arc de Triomf, designed by Josep Vilaseca as the…

  • Front of Monestir de Sant Pere de les Puelles

    Monestir de Sant Pere de les Puelles

    La Ribera

    It was around this much-remodelled Romanesque church, founded in 945, that settlement began in La Ribera. In 985 a Muslim force under Al-Mansur largely…

  • Casa de la Seda facade.

    Casa de la Seda

    La Ribera

    The headquarters of the Art of Silk Association is housed in a handsome 18th-century mansion covered in caryatid sgraffiti, overlooking Via Laietana. The…

  • Outside the Fundació Foto Colectania

    Foto Colectania

    La Ribera

    Photography lovers should swing by this minimalist-design nonprofit foundation in El Born, which hosts thought-provoking, regularly changing exhibitions…

  • Facade of Capella d'en Marcús

    Capella d'en Marcús

    La Ribera

    Standing at the northern end of Carrer de Montcada, on the corner of Carrer dels Corders, this much-meddled-with Romanesque chapel was once a wayfarers’…

  • Passeig del Born

    La Ribera

    Framed by the majestic Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar and the former Mercat del Born, leafy Passeig del Born was Barcelona's main playground from the…

  • Outside of Barcelona Zoo

    Zoo de Barcelona

    La Ribera

    Barcelona's zoo has 2000 animal inhabitants, from geckos to gorillas, lions, elephants and Iberian wolves, as well as pony rides, picnic areas and an…

  • Museu de la Xocolata, El Born District.

    Museu de la Xocolata

    La Ribera

    Chocoholics have a hard time containing themselves at this museum dedicated to the fundamental cocoa-based foodstuff. Displays trace the origins of…

  • Castell dels Tres Dragons surrounded by the park

    Castell dels Tres Dragons

    La Ribera

    Along the Passeig de Picasso (western) side of the Parc de la Ciutadella, the engaging, medieval-looking 'Castle of the Three Dragons' caprice is the work…

  • Inside the foyer of the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern

    Museu Europeu d’Art Modern

    La Ribera

    Unravelling across three floors and a hushed courtyard within the handsome 18th-century Palau Gomis, around the corner from the Museu Picasso, this…

  • El Fossar de les Moreres square and monument

    El Fossar de les Moreres

    La Ribera

    Opposite the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar's eastern flank, an eternal flame burns brightly over a steel arch and an apparently anonymous sunken square:…

  • Homenatge a Picasso sculpture by Antoni Tàpies

    Homenatge a Picasso

    La Ribera

    A typically impenetrable 1983 piece by Antoni Tàpies, the surreal Homenatge a Picasso overlooks busy Passeig de Picasso, on the west side of the Park de…

  • Entrance to the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona

    Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona

    La Ribera

    On the 2nd floor of the former Convent de Sant Agustí is the modest exhibition space of this photo archive, devoted to sharing photos of the city from the…

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