72 Unmissable Places to See in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Spain so you cannot miss spending some time exploring this fantastic city. There are so many places to see in Barcelona that you need to read this list to choose what to see in Barcelona and which of these places is essential for you and make sure to see them.



Barcelona is a city where you will enjoy the Spanish culture, customs, architecture and delicious local cuisine.


I have been to Barcelona three times, and I have the feeling that after you visit this vibrant city, you will go back again in the future.


72 Unmissable Places to See in Barcelona

Everyone falls in love with Barcelona. It is a city to discover and enjoy for more than just a weekend. There are s many things to do and see that you will only taste the tip of what this amusing city has to offer to its explorers in only two days.


What can I see in 2 or 3 days in Barcelona?


Barcelona is a pretty big city, and there are so many incredible places to see and unique things to do that in only two days, you will only see a tiny part of it.


Suppose you have only two days to visit this fantastic city. In that case, my advice is to wake up very early and try to see at least the most critical places.


The Sagrada Familia, some of the other Gaudi buildings, the Parc Guell, walking in the city centre, and exploring the Barrio gotico (the most famous quarter and the oldest one) are some of the most visited sites in Barcelona.


Also, try as many local foods as you can because they are delicious.


If you have the chance to visit it for one week, please do so. One week is the right amount of time to see Barcelona fully, and even in one week, you won't be able to see everything unless you walk all day.



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1. La Sagrada Familia:


La Sagrada Familia is a vast religious building that began in 1882 based on the plan of Francisco de Paula del Villar. Still, in 1883 Antoni Gaudi was selected to continue this fantastic opera.


It is absolutely a must-see when in Barcelona. Before exploring the inside, take your time to enjoy the outside of this beautiful construction. Don't rush it through it. It is a majestic building, and it deserves to be admired.


The line can be more than two hours long, so I recommend you to book the skip the line tickets here in advance to save time and money.


Opening time: 8 am to 6 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Adress: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona.


How to get there: Metro L2 (purple) direction Badalona Pompeu Fabra, get off a Sagrada Familia, exit via Provenca/Avinguda Gaudi. The church is right outside.


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2. Placa de Gaudi:


The Gaudi Square is in the park on the east side of the Sagrada Familia and has a little lake in the middle and a playground for the kids. It is, in my opinion, the best place where to take amazing pictures of the church and relax a bit in the shadow of the trees.


It is also a good place where to eat lunch in case you have some sandwiches with you.


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3. Palau de la Musica Catalana:


The famous Palace of Catalan Music is the most famous theatre in Barcelona, and it is worth to be visited. You can enjoy a concert or just book a tour and see the inside during the day.


They are two different experiences, so it is up to you to choose the best one for you.

Click here to check tours prices and availability.


Address: Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona.


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4. Parc Guell:


Parc Guell is the most beautiful Park in Barcelona and is described as one of the masterpieces of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi who designed it in 1900 and inaugurated it in 1926. It had also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.


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At Park Guell, you will spend hours walking around taking beautiful pictures.

The entrance to the Park is free, but if you want to see the monumental zone, you have to pay for a ticket that is absolutely worth it. Check here prices and availability.


How to get there: By Metro Green Line L3 direction Trinitat Nova, get off at Vallcarca exit via Avinguda Vallcarca + Parc Guell. Walk along Avinguda de Vallarca and turn left into Baixada de la Gloria. Keep walking, and you will get to the bottom of an escalator. Go up, and one of the entrances of the Park will be in front of you.


Address: Carrer d'Olot 5, 08024 Barceloona.


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5. Picasso Museum:


Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the best place to learn from the marvellous art of Pablo Picasso through his 4,251 works in exposition. If you like his art, this is the right place for you.


The line to enter this museum can be crazy long (it can take the length of the whole street), so I recommend you book your ticket in advance to skip the line, save time and money.

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Opening time: 9 am to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Address: Carrer de Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona


How to get there: Metro L4 (yellow) direction depends on where you are coming from, get off station Jaume I, exit via Placa de l'Angel and walk up Carrer de la Princesa, then turn right into Carrer de Montcada, the museum is a few meters on the left side.


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6. Antigua Casa Figueras:


Antigua Casa Figueras is a beautiful building with "Old House of Figueras", a shop in Las Ramblas that you cannot miss. Not only because of the beauty of the building but also for the delicious cakes of the Patisserie.


Antigua Casa Figuera is the perfect place to stop for a delicious coffee and a little cake.


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Opening time: 9 am to 8 pm.

Address: La Rambla 83, 08001, Barcelona.


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7. Avinguda Diagonal:


Avinguda Diagonal is an 11 km long boulevard where you can have a walk enjoying some spectacular buildings in Catalan Modernism, some of the best you can find in town.

Here you can also find many shops and restaurants.


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8. Passeig de Gracia:


Passeig de Gracia is one of the major avenues in Barcelona that goes from Placa de Catalunya to Jardin de Salvador Espiru, where you can find all of the major shopping brands and most of the more admired buildings in town.


Walking along this avenue, you can admire Cases Antoni Rocamora, Casa Batllo', Casa Mila', Casa Pascual I Pons, and shops such as Zara, Mango, Stradivarius (if you like Spanish brands) but also Gucci, Tiffany, Burberry and more.


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9. Casa Batllo':


Casa Batllo is an impressive building that will make you feel like being inside a fairytale. This building deserves to be visited, both from the outside and inside.


It is a principal sight to visit in Barcelona, so I suggest you book your skip the line ticket in advance and visit it very early in the morning to see it at your own pace, without the crowd.

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Opening time: from 9 am to 8 pm.

Address: Passeig de Gracia 43, 08007 Barcelona.


How to get here: from Placa de Catalunya, walk up to Passeig de Gracia for about 8 minutes. The house will be on your left.


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10. La Pedrera (Casa Mila'):


La Pedrera is another beautiful building by Antony Gaudi, where you will admire the apartment of the Mila family. During the tour, you will visit the roof, flat, attic, and courtyards, where you will be amazed by its beauty. See here prices and availabilities.


I visit it during the day, but I heard that it is also spectacular in the evening, because you can enjoy the stunning view of Barcelona at night.

Check here night tickets prices and availability.


Opening time: from 9 am to 11 pm.

Address: Passeig de Gracia 92, 08008 Barcelona.

How to get there: from Placa de Catalunya, walk up to Passeig de Gracia for about 10 minutes. The house is on your right.


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11. Las Ramblas:


Always full of tourists, Las Ramblas is the union of 5 streets that goes from Placa de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus Monument: Rambla de Canaletes, Ramblas dels Estudios, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins and Rambla de Santa Monica.


Rambla means a dry riverbed used as a road. And Las Ramblas was indeed a dry river where they built these five streets.


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Las Ramblas is always busy, day and night. There are many shops and many restaurants that some of them are as we call tourists traps, so be aware of them.


Some of them (not all of them) will serve you warmed up frozen food, their paella is not freshly made on the spot, and it is far away from the original and delicious Spanish food. Do your research before dining in one of the restaurants on Las Ramblas.


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12. La Boqueria market:


La Boqueria is a beautiful and super colourful market in Las Ramblas, where you can buy delicious and fresh fruits (I went there for a freshly made smoothie, oh so good!), veggies, and sweets, meat and fish.


I suggest you check prices before buying anything, cause some things may be overpriced because it is a tourist spot.


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At the back of the market, some food stalls cook on the spot meat and fresh fish straight from the fish stalls. There I got the best "gambas a la plancha" (grilled prawns) I had ever had in my whole life. Pricey but worth it.