Barcelona is definitely a popular destination for a trip away. A city full of culture, history and design it has everything you would expect from a charming Mediterranean city. This time of year is the perfect time to enjoy the long days of sunshine, fantastic food and a relaxing atmosphere.
From the beach to the gothic quarter, the city is surrounded by beauty and hidden gems. We would definitely recommend you always leave time to just explore the place by foot. It’s the best way to experience the quirky streets, stunning architecture and incredible sky line.
Of course there is always things you can’t miss. We’ve compiled a list of the top attractions you have to see while you are there.
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- PARK GUELL
This is the perfect example of the beauty in amongst the city. The public park is located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona, Catalonia and is composed of gardens and architectonic elements: a reflection of Gaudi’s artistic genius.
Wander round the park to see some of the remarkable items, such as Gaudi’s multi-coloured mosaic dragon. The park was designed to bring peace and calm as you wander round in the sunshine you will feel just that.
- LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
This is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. The large church was designed by Antoni Gaudi and the construction began back in 1882. The building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be explored from the inside as well as the outside.
The stunning exterior is matched by the impressive design of the interior of the church. Gaudi intended that a visitor standing at the main entrance would be able to see the vaults of the nave, crossing and apse, the result truly is remarkable.
- MONTJUIC CASTLE
If you’re looking for the best views in the city then this is your place. The castle stands on a vantage point 173 metre above the port and provides 360 views of the city below.
You can wander round at your own pace to take in the breathaking views of the city as well as the castle itself. You can walk up to the top through the mass of gardens on route or alternatively you can take the cable car. The cable cars are air conditioned so this may be your best option on a hot day.
- THE BEACH
East of the old city you’ll find yourself on Barcelona’s waterfront. Packed with seafood restaurants and waterfront bars this is the perfect place to escape from the city and enjoy the sunshine.
The beach runs for 4km and you’ll find everything you would expect from a day at the beach. It is host to some of the best food in the city, fresh seafood with the view to match. Why not enjoy a stunning meal whilst watching the sun set across the water?
- LAS RAMBLAS
This is often the first place people head to when visiting the city. At the heart of the city it is centre of some of the most distinct areas. Approximately 1.2km long, the walk will take you through various attractions and of course, shops.
It can be very crowded here, especially during the summer but the tree-lined central promenade provides many cut through streets to different parts of the city. You can expect street performers, souvenir shops as well as some beautiful historic buildings.