The 39 best sights of Barcelona – descriptions and photos

The 39 best sights of Barcelona – descriptions and photos

Barcelona, Spain sights – descriptions, object names and their photos. Find out what to see in Barcelona first.

Sagrada Familia

  • Opening hours: viewable from 9:30 to 16:45.
  • Cost: Different options, depending on the audioguide and whether you want to visit the towers or just the cathedral – 17-32 € (≈ 1224-2300 rubles).
  • Getting there: The cathedral is right next to the metro Sagrada Familia.
  • Website: https://sagradafamilia.org/en/home .

History: The construction of the temple began in 1882, and it was the main work of the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi. He devoted more than 40 years to the project. With the first stone laid, it was decided that all the work would be done solely by donations from parishioners, and anonymously, so that neither the city nor private companies could participate.

Construction has been significantly delayed, but the original plan was to finish it in two or three centuries, so taking into account the development of technology, we can say that the process is significantly ahead of initial expectations. The picture of the spires of the temple and construction cranes literally became a symbol of the city, and the plan is to finish everything in 2026.

Why visit: Many travelers check the “main attraction of the city” box just by walking around the temple from all sides from the outside. But the best part is still waiting for you inside. It is better to take a ticket on the website for a specific time, with an audio guide, and then you will understand much more about the conception and architectural design, and do not have to stand in line.

Inside, the Sagrada Familia looks the least like a church, but it is indeed a consecrated and active temple where services are held. Check the weather forecast, because it’s best to plan your visit for a clear day and at lunchtime: you’ll get to see the full range of stained glass in all its glory in the sunlight.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló.

The Casa Batlló is another modernist wonder designed by Antoni Gaudi. This mansion was built in the 19th century for the Baglio family. Due to its unusual appearance with curves, natural forms, quasi-reptilian mosaic façade and tile roof, this building has been popularly nicknamed the “House of the Dragon”.

Address: Casa Batlló, Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain.

Casa Batlló

  • Opening hours: 9:00 to 21:00 (last access: 20:00).
  • Cost: you can buy tickets from 25 € (≈ 1,800 rubles), and there is also an option for those who prefer to avoid the crowds of tourists: for 39 € (≈ 2,800 rubles) you’ll have an early ticket for 8:30, before the main opening time. Number of tickets is limited!
  • How to get there: the house is located at 43 Passeig de Gràcia, the nearest metro is Passeig de Gràcia.
  • Website: https://www.casabatllo.es/ru/ .

History: The house was completely renovated by the talented Antoni Gaudi in 1904-1906. The peculiarity and importance of the architectural project lies in the unique functionality of the house, in the details inspired by nature and in the design solutions that no one could even imagine at the beginning of the XX century.

Why visit: Barcelona has several houses built and restored by the famous Catalan architect, but the most popular is the Casa Batlló. Its doors have been open for tours since 2002 and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Instead of the usual audio guide there is a smartguide – a video guide with augmented reality, using which you can understand what the rooms looked like a century ago.

Geography and Climate

Barcelona is located on the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean coast, 120 km from the French border. The city is bounded to the south by the Collserola Mountains and the Llobregat River, and to the north by the Besos River. The highest point is Tibidabo. The city itself lies on five hills, which gave its name to the city districts.

City panorama

Panorama of the city

The climate is Mediterranean with dry and humid summers and warm and dry winters. The hottest period is July and August. The coldest is January. Although even in winter the average temperature is about +10 degrees.

Mila house

Casa Mila

Extravagant structure, the idea for which belongs to the immortal Gaudi. The house was built for the Mila family. After its erection in 1910, the author began work on the construction of the Sagrada Familia cathedral. In 1984 this masterpiece of architecture was included in the UNESCO list as the first building of the 20th century.

The building has a heavy facade resembling a moving mountain. Its balconies are adorned with wrought iron lattices of ornate design, made from sketches by Joujol, who often collaborated with Gaudi.

The Milla House belongs to the local bank, with people living on the lower floors and museums and exhibitions on the upper ones. The roof is adorned with a terrace with gardens, beautiful staircases and sculptures. It is often photographed against this backdrop by many tourists.

  • Address: Passeig de Gracia, 92;
  • Open: Mon-Sat 09-9pm-2pm, lunch break 6:30pm-19pm;
  • Ticket price: from 11 euros.
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Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum | Photo: wikimedia.

The setting alone in the five adjoining medieval mansions makes the Picasso Museum, which is housed in them, unique and worth standing a long line to visit. The beautiful courtyards, galleries and staircases preserved in the first three of these buildings are as delightful as the paintings inside.

The museum’s collection focuses primarily on the early works of Pablo Picasso, when he was just forming as an artist. This may cause potential disappointment for those hoping to admire his more famous later paintings. However, don’t dismiss your visit based on this: there is enough material from the later periods of Pablo’s work to give you a full picture of the artist’s genius and the versatility of his talent.

Address: Museu Picasso, Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

Port Vell

  • Opening hours: 24 hours.
  • Cost: free of charge.
  • How to get there: The closest metro stations are Barceloneta, Drassanes.
  • Web site: https://www.portvellbcn.cat/ .

History: The port itself in Barcelona is conditionally divided into three areas: cruise, commercial and tourist. We are interested in the last one, which is what we are going to talk about. The space was built in 1988 in anticipation of the 1992 Olympic Games, so it has only been there for a few decades!

First of all it is a port, a place for mooring and servicing yachts, but in the complex it is also a museum, restaurants, a shopping center and a place for walking.

Why to visit: To see the yachts (some of the largest in the world) of Roman Abramovich and Alisher Usmanov. You can see them from two points: from the roof of the Historic Museum of Catalonia, where the restaurant 1881 per Sagardi and the terrace of the same name are located, or from the roof of the shopping center Maremagnum.

The peculiarity of the latter is that it is open on Sundays, when all other stores are closed. The famous Copa Nadal winter races are held here.

In the winter the circus comes to the port every year , with performances running from December to February.

Columbus Monument

  • Open hours: 8:30-20:30 am.
  • Cost: from 5,40 € (≈ 388 rubles).
  • Getting there: The nearest metro station is Drassanes.

History: At the end of the Rambla is a monument to Columbus, built in 1888. And it is located exactly where the navigator returned from his voyage to America.

Why to visit: the monument would be just a column with the figure of Columbus, if it were not for the most important secret that is inside, and about it few people know – the elevator, which takes you right up to the top! From there you have an unusual view of the Rambla (by the way, there is not a single point with a similar perspective nearby). You can also see the port and the sunset over Montjuïc.

Routes to Barcelona and the surrounding area

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Tibidabo

  • Opening hours: the temple is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the park schedule varies depending on the season.
  • Cost: admission to the park is 28,50 € (≈ 2050 rubles).
  • How to get there: during the days of the park you can get from Plaza Catalunya by direct bus. The information is on the official site , the price is 3 € (≈ 216 rubles). Two other options: from Plaza Catalunya train L7 to the stop Av. Tibidabo, then take bus T2C to the stop Parc D’Atraccions del Tibidabo. The whole trip costs one trip with the ticket T-10. You can buy a pass for 10 journeys from a ticket machine in the metro for 10,20 € (≈ 735 rubles).
  • Website : https://www.tibidabo.cat/index.php/en/home .

History: The name comes from the Latin version of the Gospel of Matthew and means “I give you”. According to one legend, this is where the devil tempted Christ, showing him the city and promising that it would all be in his possession. Of course, the Son of God refused such prospects, and now his statue stands at the very top of the Temple of the Sacred Heart with his arms outstretched.

Why visit: The highest point in Barcelona with the best view. Don’t forget that there is an elevator inside the temple that takes you to the very top, to the feet of the giant statue of Jesus. It’s also mesmerizing because you can see it from almost everywhere in the city, and the thought of being there makes you even a little anxious.

In addition to the views from the roof, there is an amusement park downstairs where you can tickle your nerves on the Ferris wheel and the airplane flying over the abyss.

Boquería Market

Boquería Market

Boquería Market.

Boquería is probably the most popular place on the Rambla. Some people are attracted by an interesting modernist design of the construction, which appeared on the site of the former monastery of St. Joseph and was built for a long period – from 1840 to 1914. Others are lured by the food market inside.

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Address: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain.

Agbar Tower

But Barcelona is not only delightful with ancient mansions, palaces and temples. There are also modern masterpieces of high-tech architecture, such as the Agbar Tower. This structure resembles a giant cucumber and has 38 floors (4 of them underground), the total height of 145 meters. It was built as a service office of the “Vodokanal” in Barcelona, but when they saw all the splendor and sparkling beauty of the tower they decided to give it a 5-star hotel. While preparations were underway, the Agbar Tower, sparkling with the colors of the rainbow (16 million shades), became the supernatural jewel of Barcelona.

This modern masterpiece combines the vivid beauty of its design with technical innovation. An effective heating and ventilation system is achieved by means of two layers of walls. The 1st layer of the walls is a concrete shell clad in bright blue, red, pink and blue painted metal sheets with 4,000 LED lights built in. The 2nd layer consists of frosted glass louvers, which helps keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The tower looks like a phantasmagorical kaleidoscope: during the day it sparkles in all hues under the sun, and in the evening it shimmers like a fairy-tale firebird in the electronic rays. Hundreds of visitors take great pleasure in strolling around the Agbar on the charming avenue nearby.

El Carmel Bunker

  • Opening hours: 24 hours.
  • Cost: free of charge.
  • How to get there: V17 bus (terminus).
  • Website: http://www.bunkers.cat/en/ .

History: The real bunker was built during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. Almost 50 years later it was dismantled, leaving some parts on the observation deck and made a protected but accessible site.

Tourists did not know about the place for a long time, and it was mostly a gathering place for local young people to spend the sun, drink wine and play guitar. Now many people know about the bunker, but fortunately, the atmosphere is not lost: companies and couples still gather here to look at the city from above.

Why visit: The best times to visit are at sunrise and sunset. In the first case there will be almost no people: only photographers, athletes and those who are not too lazy to get up early in the morning. But in the evening at least an hour before sunset to get a comfortable seat. Grab a plaid, a bottle of Cava (Spanish sparkling wine), snacks, and enjoy the winds of freedom and the lights of Barcelona.

Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana | Photo: Paulo Valdivieso / Flickr.

Built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeo Català Musical Society, this concert hall is the pinnacle of modernist architecture in Barcelona. Its oeuvre by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner is a symphony of tile, brick, sculptural stone and stained-glass windows.

Address: Palau de la Música Catalana, C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Maritime Museum of Barcelona. | Photo: Jorge Franganillo / Flickr.

The Maritime Museum of the city is located in the Gothic dockyards. The latter are already a relic in their own right, since they are preserved from the times when Barcelona was the center of the maritime empire. Among the exhibits of the museum are the old nautical charts, navigational devices, ship models, and dioramas of the Barcelona seafront.

The main highlight of the exposition is a full-scale replica of the galley “Real” of the XVI century, the flagship of Don Juan of Austria, made in the 1970s.

Address: Museu Marítim, Av. de les Drassanes, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain.

Columbus Monument

Columbus Monument

One of the most famous monuments in Catalonia. The majestic statue is dedicated to the famous explorer of the Americas, is 60 meters high, and was erected near the Rambla.

  • Address: Plaça Portal de la pau.

Boquería Market

On the pedestrian street La Ramblas of Barcelona is the covered Boquería market, which existed from time immemorial as a country market. In 1237 the area, which became part of the city, began to be beautified. The current appearance of the market was created by architect Mas Vila in 1853. The galleries were named “Saint-Jouzer” after the saint, on whose day the 1st stone was laid. But the new name did not take root. In 1911-1914, the fish rows were completed here, gas was installed, refrigerators were installed.

Until the lunch siesta absolutely all vendors are working, so you can see and taste the variety of gifts of Catalonia in one place. The market is open from 8:00 to 20:30. Walk from Columbus Avenue towards the Liceu Theatre and the Wax Museum (Museu de Cera). From the old port – 1 km. There are buses 22, 42, 47, 58, 62, 66, 67, 68 to Plaça Catalunya.

How to save money in Barcelona?

Everyone knows that Barcelona is an expensive city. If there is an opportunity to save money, why not take advantage of it? What do you need to do to get:

  • Tickets to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell without waiting in line
  • Airport transfer from and to Barcelona airport or one-way transfer from Girona airport, allowing you to get to the city center quickly and comfortably
  • Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets
  • A 20% discount on tickets to top museums (including Picasso, Juan Miró and MNSC), places of interest (including Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Camp-Nou), guided tours and bicycle tours, and the Hola Transport card
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Priority pass tickets will save you time and avoid standing in huge lines.

King Square

King's Square

King’s Square. | Photo: Federico Moroni / Flickr.

Piazza del Rey is the picturesque square where it is believed Fernando II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile met Columbus after his first voyage to the New World. The square is dominated by the Great Royal Palace of Palau. Today the palace houses a superb historical museum, some of whose exhibits – the remains of Roman ruins – are housed underground.

Address: Plaça del Rei, 08002 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Montjuïc Fortress

Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc. | Photo: wikimedia.

This impregnable fortress (you can call it a castle or fort) dominates the southeastern slope of Mount Montjuïc, and therefore offers a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. The fortress dates back to the seventeenth century, but it acquired its present form a century later.

During most of its history, the Montjuïc Fortress was used as a fortification, but it was also used as a political prison and even as a place of execution.

Address: Castell de Montjuïc, Ctra. Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.

Map of Barcelona – 50 incredible sights

Map of Barcelona - 50 incredible sights

We never tire of repeating that Barcelona is a multifaceted and very interesting city, with its own history and characteristic culture. Tourists who have been here say that the capital of Catalonia falls in love at first sight, and the impressions of the trip remain vivid even long after the visit. This effect the city produces because of the many attractions and identity. Some of them are the creations of great artists and architects, others were created by nature itself…. In any case, you just have to learn about the most outstanding of them!

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The redeeming Temple of the Holy Family

The symbol of Catalonia and the crowning work of the great architect Antonio Gaudi. The beautiful Sagrada Familia is still unfinished and is therefore world famous. There is a museum inside the temple, and once you climb one of its towers, you have a stunning view of the city. To avoid waiting in line, you can buy tickets online.

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Sagrada Familia

Park Guell

A huge area that demonstrates how monuments, residential areas and green space can coexist in harmony. The park was designed by Gaudi and is a must-see for adults and children alike. It is as if you find yourself in a fairy tale world, with its quaint houses, lush greenery and bright colors.

Gaudi House Museum

Located in the park Guell. The building has four floors. An exhibition of collections occupies the first two floors, showing selected moments from the life of the great architect.

Casa Batlló

A unique residential building. Its peculiarity is not only its unusual appearance, but also the fact that the house was not built from scratch, but was completely remade by Gaudi from an old structure. He created two new facades and two new floors, preserving the original structure of the house.

Mila house

Another project by Gaudi, which was his last work. It is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It amazes with its unusual shapes and the care taken over every floor.

Casa Vicença

Residential building, designed by Gaudi has an almost perfect square shape. And its facade is decorated with a huge number of different towers, sculptures, bay windows and balconies and has a bright coloring.

La Rambla

The most popular street for walking, 1.2 km long. In the afternoon there are live statues, street artists, and lots of other tourists waiting for you. But a walk along the Rambla is a tradition for every tourist. It is possible that here you will meet a celebrity.

Gothic Quarter

Bordering the Rambla. This corner is the old part of the city and has an incredible atmosphere. There are Gothic stone buildings and remnants of the Roman wall as well as cathedrals and squares.

Boquería Market

A bustling market where you can buy the freshest seafood and all sorts of produce. This is where locals like to stock up on food. And the hospitable vendors gladly offer to try their wares.

Map of Barcelona - 50 incredible sights

Casa Batlló

Montjuïc

The famous 173-meter high mountain where Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympic Games. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the surroundings at any time of the year.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Located on top of the mountain with the same name. More than 3000 jets with beautiful lighting form the fountain cascades, and in the evening tourists are waiting for a musical show. Be careful, the fountain does not work every day, and shows are held at intervals of 30 minutes and only in the evening.

Montjuïc Fortress

A fortress-museum of military art with views of Barcelona, the sea and the port.

Spanish Village

Located on Mount Montjuïc. It was designed by a local architect who visited 1,600 Spanish villages and chose the most interesting sights. And then recreated 117 sites on the territory of 42 thousand square meters. We advise to visit the village closer to the evening where you can not only make a lot of great shots, but also have a delicious dinner and buy souvenirs.

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Montjuïc Telecommunications Tower

Located on the slope of the mountain with the same name. It attracts tourists with its unusual shape resembling an arrow on a bowstring or the tail of a whale entering the water. The tower is 136 meters high and is made of stainless steel. The shadow the tower casts is the hand of a sundial, which, as many tourists point out, is completely untrue, but amusing.

Botanical Gardens of Barcelona

Located on Mount Montjuïc. The gardens of the park are divided into areas – Australia, Chile, California, South Africa, the Canary Islands. They contain plants characteristic of these areas and climatic zones.

Plaza de Catalunya

Plaza de Catalunya, attracts numerous sculptures and fountains. This square connects the old and the new part of Barcelona and covers an area of 50 thousand square meters.

Picasso Museum

It will be of interest to fans of the great artist. It collects about 3,500 works from the early period of Picasso’s work. The museum is located in the palace Berenguer d´Aguilara, located in the Gothic Quarter.

Cathedral of the Holy Cross and St. Eulalia

Catholic cathedral of incredible beauty located in the Gothic Quarter. It is the main cathedral of the city. It was founded as early as 1298 and is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona.

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Arc de Triomphe

Ciutdal Park

Located in the northern part of the old city. The central element is the artificial lake and the three main avenues. There is the Parliament of Catalonia, several museums, and numerous statues and fountains.

Barcelonetta

A neighborhood in the old part of the city that is a concentration of picturesque narrow streets, cozy restaurants. From here you can get to the beach and the cable car.

Palau de la Música Catalana

The only concert hall in Europe which uses only natural light. This theater is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Music concerts and shows are still held there.

Camp Nou

FC Barcelona’s stadium with a capacity of 99,354 spectators. Considered the largest stadium in all of Europe and the 12th largest in the world. You will be amazed at the grandeur and scale of this facility.

National Museum of Art of Catalonia

Annually receives more than 700 thousand tourists. was opened in 1990 after the merger of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Catalan Art.

Mount Tibidabo

It is the highest point of Barcelona (512 m). You can get there by cable car, often called the “blue streetcar”. It attracts tourists with unreal views of the surrounding area.

Park Tibidabo

On the mountain slopes there is the oldest amusement park in Spain and one of the oldest parks in Europe – Tibidabo. It covers an area of 70 thousand square meters. In fact there are not so many rides here, the place is more interesting with its history and landscapes.

Temple of the Sacred Heart

At the top of Tibidabo is the Temple of the Sacred Heart. It is a complex of two churches that literally stand one on top of the other. You can take an elevator up to the terrace of the temple, which is 538.87 meters above sea level. It is the best lookout point in Barcelona.

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Agbar Tower

Plaza de España

One of the main squares in Catalonia, at the foot of Montjuïc. Montjuïc. The square is circular in shape and in the center of it there is a huge fountain monument decorated with different statues.

Royal Square

It is located in the Gothic Quarter. It is a favourite place for local residents to spend their time as various music and dance festivals are constantly held there.

Joan Miró Foundation

A fascinating museum of contemporary art located on the mountainside of Montjuïc. There are 300 paintings, 150 sculptures, more than 8000 drawings.

Monument to Christopher Columbus

A monument to Christopher Columbus is located near the Ramblas and is a monument 60m high.

Barcelona Oceanarium

It’s a place where you can study the ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea and swim with sharks. It is located near the Columbus monument. The Aquarium has 4.5 million liters of water. Inside is the longest underwater tunnel in the world, which is 80 meters long and really feels like you are at the bottom of the sea, and 14 different ecosystems.

Arc de Triomphe

This beautiful U-shaped arch is almost 30 meters high and is decorated with Spanish coats of arms, sculptures and friezes. The arch divides the Pasech de Lewis Compañía and the Pasech de San Joan.

El Raval.

Located opposite the Gothic Quarter in the old part of Barcelona. Life goes on around the clock here. It is a mix of cozy little bars, cafes and restaurants. Cote Raval is a famous bronze sculpture.

Port Vell

The center of urban and tourist life. There is an IMAX theater and one of the biggest aquariums in Europe where there are 8000 species of fish. The port was built by the city’s renovation program in honor of the Olympic Games.

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Santa Maria del Mar

The church, whose construction began in 1329, is an example of Catalan Gothic style. It is a pure style building that impresses with its severity and grandeur at the same time.

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Eixample

Gran Teatre del Liceu

One of the most important theaters in Spain. The theater building suffered twice from fires and once from a bomb explosion. But it was completely reconstructed in 1999. The auditorium has a capacity of 2,292 spectators.

Orta’s Labyrinth

A wonderful historical park that now functions as a park-museum. No more than 750 visitors can be in the park at any one time. The area is divided into two parts, a romantic and a neoclassical park.

The Zoological Park of Barcelona

Occupies an area of 13 thousand square meters. There is a streetcar which takes you around the park. There are more than 2200 animals on board.

Puerto de Barcelona

It’s the third largest port in Spain and the ninth in Europe. It has a very special atmosphere. Many tourists come here to admire the snow-white sails of many yachts and to enjoy the sunset.

Chocolate Museum

This is a private museum, which presents various products and sculptures of chocolate. There are dragons almost human-sized and famous cartoon characters. For chocolate sculptures we recommend the chocolate part of the museum where you can see famous buildings of Barcelona.

Agbar Tower

It is a huge 34-story modern-style skyscraper that is shaped like a bullet. In fact, the building has 38 floors. Just 4 of them are located underground. The tower ranks 14th in the ranking of the tallest buildings in Spain. The structure is clad in colored panels with built-in lighting systems. It is advisable to visit the tower in the evening when it sparkles with all the shades of the rainbow.

Pedralbes Monastery

A building built in the style of Catalan Gothic. The monastery has a rich interior decoration and luxury interiors. At first sight it is difficult to call it a monastic sanctuary as some of its cells are decorated with uncharacteristic frescoes and colorful ornaments.

Church of the Colón Guell

Gaudi’s unfinished work, which was conceived as a place for people to worship. The architecture of the building is very interesting and unusual, with numerous stained glass windows. The place has a special atmosphere, and many tourists visit it purposefully every time they come to Barcelona.

Belesguard

An Art Nouveau style manor house designed by Antoni Gaudi. This place has only recently become open to tourists, but it has already earned many positive reviews. The building is beautiful both from the outside and the inside, and its roof offers a beautiful view of the city. Guided or audio guided tours are available for tourists.

FC Barcelona Museum

It is a museum that will appeal to real soccer fans. The museum is divided into three sections. The first one contains numerous photos, trophies and documents about the history of the club. The second section contains works of art by Catalan artists. The third section keeps the cups and trophies which the team has won over the years.

Arena Monumental

An arena where real bullfights were held. There are no such fights at the moment, as they were banned by law in 2010. It’s one of the biggest arenas in Barcelona, with a capacity of 1,582 people. Music concerts are currently held in the arena.

Museum of Waxwork of Barellona

Located in the heart of the city, on the Rambla. The museum includes 360 figures. There are themed areas, organizing night and daytime programs dedicated to history or mystical events. Many tourists note the realistic nature of the expositions. Admission to the museum is paid, about 15 €. This amount many visitors call overpriced.

Eixample

A unique quarter of Barcelona located north of Plaza Catalunya. All the buildings in the quarter are shaped like a square with beveled corners at 45 degrees. The idea is to let more sunlight into the streets. The houses have cozy patios. And from a bird’s eye view the neighborhood resembles a large honeycomb.

Palau Sant Jordi

A huge indoor sports arena in which various events are held. Locals and tourists from all over the world come here to see concerts of the most famous rock bands. The building was designed by a Japanese architect. The arena has a modern look and unusual shape.

Blue Museum

A huge and magnificent museum of natural sciences. At the entrance to the building there is a skeleton of a real whale hanging from the ceiling, be sure to look up. The museum tells about the development and changes of our Planet. There are small halls that show short films about the origin of the universe, and exhibits that include artifacts, minerals, and reptile skeletons, including dinosaurs. Every first Sunday of every month admission to the museum is free. Children’s admission is always free. The museum will be of interest to anyone interested in such topics.

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