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What to see in Barcelona?

Barcelona is the second most visited city in Spain and a simple tally of everything there is to visit in one day shows clearly why so many travellers are so keen to discover and explore it.

We share 10 locations you can visit in 1 day:


The famous church by Gaudi is the most renowned symbol of the city and one of the most popular buildings in the world. The façade, the crypt and the apse are Heritage of Humanity. Its construction began in 1993 and it scheduled for completion in 2026.

Güell Park

Located in the Carmel Mountain, the original Güell Park was commissioned by the businessmanEusebiGüell from the architect AntoniGaudí. Another jewel of modernism which was also declared Heritage of Humanity.

Paseo de Gracia

ThePasseig de Gràciais one of the most important streets in Spain. It combines shopping with culture, as it plays host to some of the most renowned modernist buildings: La Casa Milà or"La Pedrera", by Gaudí, La Casa Batlló (another work by Gaudí), la Casa Amatller (by Puig i Cadafalch), la Casa LleóMorera and la Casa Fuster (both works by Domènech i Montaner).

La Rambla

Popularly known as "Las Ramblas", it is one of the most important avenues in the world. The route joins l'Eixample (Ensanche) with the Old Quarter from Plaza Catalunya-nerve centre of the city - toEstatua de Colón.Along the way are unmissable visits to Teatre Liceu and Mercat de la Boquería.

Santa Maria del Mar

Disturbing gothic church from C.XIV. Its external appearance (robust and solid) bears no relevance to its impressive interior. It is the protagonist of the famous novel "Cathedral of the Sea" and also appears in "Angel's Game", by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.


This small mountain flanks Barcelona to the south and on it there are a number of attractions. A tour from Plaza Españaleads us immediately to Avenida María Cristina and the Magic Fountain and National Museum of Art of Catalunya (MNAC). Up at the top we find the Pueblo Espanyol (a microcosm with artisans, alleyways, concerts, festivals etc.and the Olympic Ring. The long walk takes us finally to the Castle of Montjuic, where we can visit the Military Museum and enjoy some lovely views of Barcelona and the sea.

Torre Agbar

The "Waters of Barcelona" Tower has become, since its inauguration, a symbol of the city. This phallic shaped building is worth a nocturnal visit, as its 34 floors are lit up in different colours for a few hours thanks to the 4.000 leds installed on the facade.

Palau de la Música

This mythical auditorium, work of Domènech i Montaner, is Heritage of Humanity and one of the great icons of modernism. It is worth hunting out cheap tickets for some of the shows it hosts, to really enjoy it.

Cathedral of Barcelona

A visit to the Gothic Neighbourhood will not be understood without this visit, as it is the starting point towards that medieval environment that features on its streets and squares.

Camp Nou

FC Barcelona offers the opportunity to view its museum and take a tour of the pitch, although obviously ideally you would attend a match... preferably against Real Madrid.

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