Attractions

Top Choice Church in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

La Sagrada Família

If you have time for only one sightseeing outing, this should be it. La Sagrada Família inspires awe by its sheer verticality, and in the manner of the medieval cathedrals it emulates, it’s still under construction …
Top Choice Museum in Figueres

Teatre-Museu Dalí

The first name that comes into your head when you lay your eyes on this red castle-like building, topped with giant eggs and stylised Oscar-like statues and studded with plaster-covered croissants, is Dalí. An entir…
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 Archaeological Site in L'Escala

Empúries

Exploring this evocative archaeological site and its accompanying museum allows you to immerse yourself in a strategic Greek, and later Roman, trading port. A lively audio guide commentary (included in the price) un…
Top Choice Architecture in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

La Pedrera

This undulating beast is another madcap Gaudí masterpiece, built in 1905–10 as a combined apartment and office block. Formally called Casa Milà, after the businessman who commissioned it, it is better known as La Pe…
Top Choice Architecture in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Casa Batlló

One of the strangest residential buildings in Europe, this is Gaudí at his hallucinatory best. The facade, sprinkled with bits of blue, mauve and green tiles and studded with wave-shaped window frames and balconies,…
Top Choice Cathedral in Lleida

La Seu Vella

Lleida’s ‘old cathedral’, enclosed within a later fortress complex, towers above the city from its commanding hilltop location. Work began on the cathedral in 1203, though today it is a masterpiece of the Transition…
Top Choice Cathedral in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

La Catedral

Barcelona’s central place of worship presents a magnificent image. The richly decorated main facade, laced with gargoyles and the stone intricacies you would expect of northern European Gothic, sets it quite apart f…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

From across the city, the bombastic neobaroque silhouette of the Palau Nacional can be seen on the slopes of Montjuïc. Built for the 1929 World Exhibition and restored in 2005, it houses a vast collection of mostly …