On vacation in Barcelona or its area?

To save you the trouble of searching for things to do or places to go, we've done it for you! We've listed all the must-see places so you don't miss a thing about this incredible city! 😇

Its great architectural wealth, its viewpoints, its avenues full of surprises... 

1) The Güell Park

1) The Güell Park

To enter the Güell Park is to enter a fantastic world where an artistic disorder teases our imagination.

In addition to the fact that it is very pleasant to walk and stop there, you will be able to come across Gaudi's extravagances, reflections of his fantasy, such as fountains adorned with strange animals, caves or even the famous multicolored lizard. 🦎

Original and pleasant, you just have to go there to understand why this park is so well known and recognized.

2) The Sagrada Familia

2) The Sagrada Familia

It would be complicated to talk about Gaudi and Guell Park without talking about his life's work and surely the city of Barcelona's: the Sagrada Familia! 😍

Among the few hundred reasons that could push us to visit it, here are a couple of them: besides being an architectural icon, it is the only great temple in the world still under construction. It is, in fact, an exceptional case since its construction, which began at the end of the XIXᵉ century, is not yet finished today. It is funny to know that in its early days, this one was located in the middle of the fields.
Now it is surrounded by the city and the completion is scheduled for 2026... 🕍

You don't have to be a fan of its architect or even know him to appreciate his work and that of his life so to speak since he devoted almost his entire career to it!   

When you visit it, you will notice that it is the perfect combination of tradition and innovation. We advise you to discover it to properly enjoy the spirituality that emanates from it. 

3) Casa Batllo

3) Casa Batllo

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona icon and must-see stop, if you're an architecture fan (but even if you're not...): run there! 🏃

No need to introduce its architect anymore since, you guessed it, it's still the work of the famous Antoni Gaudi. 🎭

You will be seduced first of all by its breathtaking facade built with stones and colored glass with an undulating shape. Both during the day and at night, the rendering is incredible! We won't spoil the rest for you, we'll let you discover it 😉

4) La Boqueria

4) La Boqueria

The "Marcat de Sant Josep" better known as "La Boqueria" 🍴 is the municipal market of the center, located on Les Ramblas of Barcelona. 

This colorful market is a labyrinth of 2,500 square meters, where there are more than 300 stalls offering all kinds of products, unique in their kinds: there is something for everyone!

This is an address not to be missed during your visit to the city! A timeless outing to enjoy a wonderful mix of colors and flavors. ✨

5) The Ciutadella Park

5) The Ciutadella Park

Nature lover and fan of walking? This park is for you 🌳

It is located near the Barri Gotic neighborhood. 30 hectares of alleys lined with palm trees and orange trees, but also equipped with a lake that allows romantic boat rides for lovers (for example!)

To know : It is the largest park in Barcelona, 280,000 m2 of urban green space.
There is also a cool "international" atmosphere, it is the ideal place to meet people of all kinds.

There you can meet musicians, have picnics, visit the zoo or the natural science museum or have an aperitif with friends 🥂
It can only make you want to!
6) The monastery of Pedralbes

6) The monastery of Pedralbes

One of the most beautiful examples of the Catalan Gothic style in Barcelona, this building dates back to the 14th century and is today an unmissable cultural point of the city. Visiting it will allow you to see the daily life of the nuns, but also to appreciate the architecture.

Curious? 🧐
You will be able to visit the church of the monastery where the tomb of its foundress rests. This visit will be a small peaceful interlude in the middle of your stay.

7) La Casa Milà

7) La Casa Milà

The Casa Milà, also called the "Pedrera" (which means "the stone quarry" in Spanish) is one of the places not to be missed in Barcelona.
This place full of history is a true haven of peace.

It is THE centennial masterpiece of Catalan architecture. 

The +: The beauty of the place, the undulating forms of the facade, the ornaments of the wrought iron balconies and the ironwork gates, which are real technical feats. Also, a breathtaking view of downtown Barcelona 🥰

8) National Art Museum of Catalonia

8) National Art Museum of Catalonia

🎨 This museum embraces all the arts: sculpture, painting, art objects, drawings, prints, posters, photographs and even coins!

The plus of this museum: the quality and versatility of the collection allows you to have a 360° experience: before, during and after your visit. 

9) La Rambla / Les Rambles

9) La Rambla / Les Rambles

You can't walk around Barcelona without taking its main artery. One of the most famous places in the city!
You'll be attracted by everything around you: living statues, standing still for hours, musicians, mimes, caricaturists, cartoonists and florists. The Rambles are always very lively 🎷

The big plus: You'll be able to walk on Mirò's large mosaic that the artist donated to Barcelona and that now reigns in the middle of the city!

"This is the only street in the world that I wish would never finish."
Federico Garcia Lorca

10) The Joan Miró Foundation

10) The Joan Miró Foundation

Finally, be sure to stop by the Joan Miró Foundation, a local institution! 
Perched on Montjuïc Park, it was founded in 1968 by the Catalan artist of the same name in order to make his art more accessible to the public! 

To wit: over 10,000 of his masterpieces, from early surrealist paintings to Dadaism-inspired works, are on display! 

It's a real spectacle for the eyes! 😍

How to discover all these essential points in a single journey?

How to discover all these essential points in a single journey?

It's simple: opt for an urban escape game! This urban adventure, which you can play with family, friends or even, colleagues, will guide you to all these points of and while playing and solving fun puzzles along the way 🌈

A new way to visit the city that will make your visits fun and unforgettable 😎

Written by: Coddy | Updated at: 11-05-2022