Barcelona, Spain is one of the most amazing places to visit if you value history or art. The amount of attractions that any tourist can visit is in the triple digits and I’ve compiled the top 15 tourist attractions for you here.
1. Park Guell
The Park Guell a public park that is just awesome, it integrates gardens and architectonic elements and is located on Carmen hill in Barcelona. Eusehi Guell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudi with urbanization in mind. The park was built between 1900-1913 and was officially 1926.
- Name: Park Guell
- Address:08024 Barcelona, Spain
- Construction Started:1900
- Architects:Anton Gaudi, Joseph Maria Jujol
2. Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
The Gothic Quarter is the center of the old city of Barcelona. You must visit this place because it is really beautiful. It is a part of the Ciutat Vella district and it goes from La Rambla to Via Laintana. It has had many changes done to it in the early 19th and 20th century.
- Name:Gothic Center
- Address:Center of Barcelona
- Construction Date: 5th – 15th century
3. Casa Batlló
Casa Batllo is a famous building in the center of Barcelona and it is one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. It is a sight to behold and any person can appreciate its beauty. It was redesigned in 1904 and has been refurbished several times but it is still one of the most marvelous buildings I’ve seen also the roof looks like the back of a dragon!
- Name: Casa Batllo
- Address:Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
- Construction Date:1904
- Architects:Anton Gaudi, Joseph Maria Jujol, Joan Rubio
- Name: Camp Nuo
- Address:C. Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
5. Palau de la Música Catalana
- Name: Palau De La Musica Catalana
- Address:C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- Architects:Lluís Domènech i Montaner
6. Parc de la Ciutadella
This park is really beautiful and it features rivers, lakes, fountains, trees and hills. For some time during the 19th century, this was the only green zone in the city and it has lasted all this time so people like you and I can marvel in its beauty.
- Name: Parc de la Ciutadella
- Address:Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- Phone: +34638237115
7. Montserrat Mountain
- Name: Monserrat
- Elevation:1,236 m
8. Barcelona Cathedral
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia which is also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the seat of the archbishop of Barcelona and it was constructed in the 13-15 century, it is a must to visit this place even if you aren’t religious because the architecture is just ingenious
- Name: Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
- Address:Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
- Architects:Josep Oriol Mestres I Esplugas
9. Palau Güell
The Palau Güell is yet another masterpiece designed by Anton Gaudi and it is one of the weirdest and most intricate places I’ve been to in my life, the designs of the statues, walls, doors and even floors will make you think you’ve walked into the brain of a brilliant madman.
- Name: Palau Guell
- Address:Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
- Construction Date:1888
- Architects:Anton Gaudi
10. Poble Espanyol
The Poble Espanyol is an architectural museum in Barcelona. It features contemporary art with streets, houses, theaters, parks, schools, restaurants and artisan workshops. All of the places on this list are here for a reason and this one is on of the best ones to go to.
- Name: Casa Batllo
- Address:Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
- Phone:+34 935 08 63 00
11. Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona
This is yet another beautiful church that is also a must visit place. The design is mind-boggling and might even make the faithless walk towards the metaphorical light again. I definitely recommend this place to anyone that is going to Barcelona for a visit.
- Name: Santa Maria Del Mar
- Address:Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- Construction Date:1384
- Architects:Berenguer de Montagut, Ramon Despuig
12. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
The Name says everything, this is the museum of contemporary art in Barcelona, of course, you must visit this place. Some of the best art in the world has come out of Spain and this place hosts some of the most awesome art you will ever see.
- Name: Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
- Address:Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
- Architects:Richard Meier
13. Montjuïc Castle
This castle is a military fortress that dates back all the way to the 1640’s. If you ever had fantasies of being a military commander or a knight then this is the place for you. May you dream of all of your battles and conquests as you walk its halls.
- Name: Montjuic Castle
- Address:Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
14. Arc de Triomf
This arch of memorial or of triumph was built in 1888 and it still stands almighty, one of the most fun places to go because of the social interaction alone. It’s always packed with people and you will meet a lot of great personalities there. Similar structures, though with other uses or aims, can be found in Paris (France), London (England), Brooklyn (New York, USA) and Bucharest(Romania), among many others.
- Name: Arc de Triomf
- Artists:Josep Llimona i Bruguera, Manuel Fuxà, Torquat Tasso i Nadal
- Address:Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- Architects:Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas
15. Aquarium Barcelona
Aquarium Barcelona is a group of 35 aquariums that consists of 11,000 animals. It has tunnels where you get really close to huge sharks and other amazing looking fish. I’ve shown you a lot of man-made art today but aquariums are always a great place to go and see nature’s art.
- Name: Aquarium Barcelona
- Address:Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
- Construction Date:September 8, 1995
In conclusion, there are a lot of places to go and see in Barcelona, but these ones are the cream of the crop, I hope you enjoyed this list!
Have a good trip and travel!