Strolling La Rambla is one of the most quintessential things to do in Barcelona. The city’s most famous street is also its most exuberant. The boulevard runs along the edge of the old part of the city, reaching from the lively Plaça de Catalunya down to the harbour. Beneath the plane trees, tourists and locals alike gather to take in the street’s non-stop action. Be sure to stop into the famous Boqueria (traditional indoor market) for fresh juices, tapas or a caña in the afternoon!
Passeig de Gràcia
The street of modernism contains some of the city’s most famous and interesting buildings from the modernist era. Impressive architecture by Gaudí includes the Casa Batlló and Pedrera, and the Casa Lleó Morera by Luis Domènich i Montaner. Many of Barcelona’s most exclusive shops are located along and around the Passeig de Gràcia as well.
La Sagrada Familia
The design of this church, the Church of the Holy Family, began in 1882 by Francisco de P. Villar. In 1883, however, the design was taken over by Gaudí. Using nature as his guiding aesthetic, Gaudí redesigned the interior columns of the nave to appear like a forest; he also greatly enlarged the size from the original plans. There is more symbolism in Gaudí’s design than one can even imagine.
Often what people think of when they imagine Barcelona, Park Güell provides a breathtaking view over the city. It is located up into the mountains and allows visitors to walk along Antoni Gaudí’s beautiful creation. A MUST SEE !
Address: 08024 Barcelona, Spain
A display of Picasso’s works and his passion for Barcelona, this museum is for everyone. It contains the most complete collection of his art, making it easy for one to lose track of time.
The most popular beach in Barcelona is a beautiful place to be, even if it is not warm enough to swim. A variety of restaurants, bars, and helado are can be found along the beach.