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Top 12 Things to do in Barcelona

3 min read, September 18, 2020

Sunshine, beaches, and fabled buildings such as Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà. Would you need more? Don’t worry, Barcelona offers even more. Secret gardens for you and your significant other? Check. World-class cuisine? Check. Thrilling activities, fine parties, and dining culture? Check. And the best part? The weather is always good! Welcome to our list of things to do in Barcelona.

Tourist Attractions in Barcelona

The capital of Catalonia, Spain has become a hot tourist spot. Surely, you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the major things to see there, right? Here are the top places to visit in Barcelona:

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Top 12 things to do in Barcelona - Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos

Sagrada Família

Possibly one of the first things that pop into your mind when thinking of this city. It is a large still unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Eixample district. It was designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, and is not funded by any government or church sources. The expenses are covered by public donations and entrance fee from the visitors. The whole project started in 1882 and expected to be finished by 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.

Casa Batlló

Designed by the same architect we’ve just mentioned above, it is considered to be his masterpiece. The building is a great example of the Modernisme style. One thing that you will definitely notice: There are only a few straight lines in the design.

Casa Milà

Being declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1982 is another fine example of Antoni Gaudí’s work.

Beaches of Barcelona

Being a Mediterranean city, you don’t have to travel much enjoy the many natural beauties this city has to offer. If you have the opportunity, take a walk on the shore. Surely, it will be a beautiful experience.

Park Güell

A public park on Carmen hill, composed of gardens and architectural elements. Build between 1900 and 1914, it has become a UNESCO world heritage site as well in 1984.

City History Museum

This museum tells you the history of Barcelona since Roman times. Here you will find the largest Roman excavation outside of Rome. Here you can find dwellings, laundries, craft shops and other buildings remaining from Barcino (the old name of the city).

Plaça de Catalunya

Considered to be the centre of Barcelona, this large square is the place where the old and the new 19th-century city meets. It known for its fountains and statues, but if you feel like shopping or up to some dining experience, then you won’t be disappointed, as this is one of the best places to visit in Barcelona!

Food

Speaking of food, there are some traditional Spanish dishes you should try while there: paella, bombas, escalivada, mató (cheese), crema catalana, and many types of tapas.

What to do in Barcelona
Top 12 things to do in Barcelona - Photo by Raphael Maksian

Things to do in Barcelona with kids

La Boqueira and La Rambla

A famous street and market in Barcelona, where you can find all sorts of cafes, bookstalls, flower kiosks, statues, and fresh food in every colour. Kids will love it!

Magic fountains show

An unforgettable show of music, water, and lights would make a wonderful family night out!

Chocolate Museum

Kids love chocolate, don’t they? So do adults as well. Here you can find out about the history of this popular sweet and the best: taste it as well.

Port Aventura Theme Park

A theme park, where is considered to be the fastest and tallest ride in Europe. Both kids and grown-ups would love to try them, wouldn’t they?

Montjuic Cable Cars

Enjoy a ride high in the air with panoramic views over the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea.

Still not convinced?

If you think all of these options are good, but something is missing, or could not find out what to do in Barcelona? then let us help you out. With Unblnd, you can find lots of like-minded folks to hang out with. Why not try it next time you visit Barcelona?

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