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Verified travelerJan 26, 2020
Very Lovely City. We hope to return someday!!
Spain’s second-largest city is blessed with striking architecture, world-class museums and streets filled with the aromas and rhythms of Catalonia.
The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a beachside metropolis city of 2.5 million residents. The city’s winding streets are lined with tapas bars, and traditional dancers entertain onlookers in the city’s squares. The influence of modernist architect Antoni Gaudi is everywhere, from hillside parks to public buildings.
Forget about driving in Barcelona. Get around on the metro system, bus lines or bicycle. Better still, pack some comfortable shoes; this city was made for walking, the nicest way to take in the city’s many sights, sounds and flavors.
Wander the streets of Las Ramblas, in the heart of the city. The main boulevard runs from Placa de Catalunya Square in the north, down to the port. Restaurants, flower stalls and souvenir shops line the footpaths. Street performers entertain families during the day and revelers fill the bars well into the night.
Explore the Gothic District, to the north of Las Ramblas. Here you’ll find the 14th-century Barcelona Cathedral, which houses the remains of the city’s co-patron saint, Eulalia of Barcelona.
Ride a cable car to the top of Montjuic, a commanding hill near the city center, and spend a day exploring the many attractions. Cool off by the Magic Fountain (Font Magica), which stands before the neo-baroque National Palace (Palau National) before enjoying the traditional arts and cuisine of the Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village).
Gaudi’s fanciful buildings are a Barcelona highlight and can be explored in chronological order. Start at his first house, Casa Vicens, before finishing at his final masterpiece, Sagrada Familia. Don’t miss Park Guell, which features a mosaic terrace with views of the city and harbor.
Barcelona is home to more than 50 museums. Discover the childhood drawings of Spain’s greatest artist at the Picasso Museum, then set sail for the Maritime Museum (Museu Maritim) in the historic 14th-century dockyards.
Families are well catered to in Barcelona. Spend a day on the beach with locals, or experience life beneath the waves at the Barcelona Aquarium. In the evening enjoy Catalan music at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, before heading out into streets and plazas to experience the atmosphere of Barcelona in the evening.
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Known for its stunning cathedral and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Gothic Quarter. Check out top attractions like La Rambla and Gran Teatre del Liceu, and jump on the metro at Jaume I Station or Liceu Station to see more of the city.
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Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Eixample. Check out top attractions like Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, and jump on the metro at Passeig de Gracia Station or Diagonal Station to see more of the city.
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Architecture, cafés, and shopping highlight some notable features of Gracia. Make a stop by Park Guell or Gaudi House Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Lesseps Station or Vallcarca Station to get around town.
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Barceloneta is a destination visitors seek out for is beaches, abundant dining options, and seaside views. You might want to check out attractions like Barceloneta Beach or Casino Barcelona while you're exploring the neighborhood.
The abundant dining options and interesting museums are just a few top-rate features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Picasso Museum or Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Barceloneta Station to get around town.
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Port Vell and Barcelona Aquarium are a few top attractions in Ciutat Vella. Hop around the city on the metro at Barceloneta Station or Drassanes Station and check out the area's stunning cathedral, captivating waterfront views, and popular shops.
Reviewed on 2020/1/25
Reviewed on 2020/1/25
These lively pedestrian streets in the heart of Barcelona are filled with flower stalls, tapas restaurants and street performers.
Gaudí’s basilica in the center of Barcelona is an architectural marvel and offers views across the city from eight towering spires.
Catch an event at Camp Nou during your trip to Barcelona. Discover the area's acclaimed theater scene and shops.
This popular Barcelona meeting point connects the old city with the new and is famous for its shopping, monuments and festival celebrations.
Look out over the city from a Gaudí-designed terrace in this park in the city’s north.
The warm water of the Mediterranean Sea and aquatic sports, beach bars and nightlife combine to make this Barcelona’s most popular urban beach.
CruiserJan 25, 2020
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