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Barcelona Sightseeing essentials

Be sure to make time to visit the World Heritage Site as well as the Casa Batllo. You’ll want to head on over to Port Olimpic for a lot of fun. The marina has lots of bars, restaurants and fun things to do. Those are just some of the many great places to go and see in Barcelona.

After you experience just part of the wonderful city of Barcelona you’ll love it. It’s a special city so try to see as many of the places that are listed that you can.

The Palau de la Música Catalana

This is a marvelous structure. one of several World Heritage Sites in Barcelona. Designed by architect Lluis Domenech I Montaner, it is an example of Art Nouveau and dates from the early 20th Century.

Casa Batlló

This is great fun. An apartment building design by the extraordinary Gaudi. It is difficult to describe but it might be based on a giant elephant – see those pillars at street level. Is the roof an image of a giant dinosaur. And are they bird’s nests – the apartment balconies. The only way to decide what you think is to go and see for yourself and gaze! It was built around 1906. You can also enjoy a tour inside, even more amazing. It is open from 9am to 20 pm and you can get advance entrance tickets from Telephone 93 216 03 06.

Temple de la Sagrada Família

You also have to visit the Cathedral de la Sagrada Familia, the great unfinished work of Gaudi and other architects. There is a museum so that you can learn of the evolution of this amazing masterpiece and icon of Barcelona. Take particular note of the Nativity section (on Marina Street). The Cathedral is opened almost every day of the year from 9am until 6 pm (later in the summer months) and the cost of admission is less than €10 with an additional €4-5 for a audioguide (well worth the extra). You can get right there by Metro to the station Sagrada Familia – on Line 2 and Line 5.

Plaza Catalunya – Las Ramblas

The Plaza Cataunya-Las Ramblas is a definite must see when you’re in Barcelona and you certainly can’t leave Barcelona without strolling down Las Ramblas, enjoying a glass of wine and watching the world go by. This street gives you all the cultural flare of this remarkable city.

Tibidabo.

For fantastic views of the shorelines and Barcelona you’ll want to stop at the Tibidabo. Bring along your camera for some great memories.

Port Olímpic

The Port Olimpic offers a wonderful experience on the water with its great marina. Enjoy many an hour at this fantastic place because it has just about everything you need to have fun.

Museu d’Història de la Ciutat

Learning about the history of Barcelona and the evolution of the city is well presented at the Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat.

Museu Picasso

Art lovers must stop at the Museu Picasso, this is one of the better collections of the famous artists works.

Barceloneta 

The Barceloneta in Barcelona is the place where water lovers will want to go. Lots of beaches for you to enjoy.

The Cathedral 

The Cathedral – “Catedral de la Santa Creu” is another fine building you’ll want to visit while you’re in Barcelona.

 

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March 22nd 2018, 08:52

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