The best places in Barcelona

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The best places in Barcelona
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Barcelona is an emblematic city, on the edge of the Mediterranean, cozy and very touristy, offering incentives to all its visitors: architecture, leisure, culture, fun, shopping, in short, whatever you want.

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sacred Family

sacred Family
Without being the "Cathedral" of the city, it is a magnificent temple designed by Antonio Gaudi and the third most visited monument in Spain. Barcelona is known for being the city of the "three Cathedrals": the Cathedral itself, La Sagrada Familia, and Santa María del Mar.
The Sagrada Familia is not finished yet despite having started its construction in 1882. After Gaudí's death in 1926, several architects have taken charge of continuing the work following the initial project. When the temple is finished it will have 18 towers: 12 dedicated to the apostles, 4 to the evangelists, one to Jesus and one to the Virgin Mary.
In 2010, at the end of the construction of the interior of the temple, Pope Benedict XVI was consecrated by His Holiness.
It is the most visited monument by all the tourists that come to the city.

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Camp nou

Camp nou
The Camp Nou is the stadium that hosts the matches of the first team of the Futbol Club Barcelona. There are numerous visitors who also have the incentive to also see the Barça Museum, the most visited in all of Spain, where the history of the Club and all the trophies obtained over time are collected. The field was inaugurated in 1957 (a reconstruction is already being considered), and is the stadium with the most capacity in Europe and the fifth in the world, with a capacity of more than 99,000 spectators. Attraction for both football lovers and children of the family.


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Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
Barcelona icon par excellence and one of the most famous boulevards around the world. Streets full of artists, tourists and many pickpockets to watch! The Ramblas extend from the central Plaça de Catalunya to the port of the city, and are a walk of more than 1 km full of colors, aromas and a multitude of diverse characters. The main attractions, in addition to the terraces and stalls selling flowers and diverse crafts, include live presentations, human statues and artists who will make your portrait or cartoon. Also on the Ramblas are the Wax Museum, the Erotic Museum, the Christopher Columbus Monument - already touching Port Vell -, and the Modernist Market of Sant Josep, better known as "La Boqueria".

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Parc Güell

Parc Güell
With more than 100 years of history, the Parc Güell was built at the request of the Barcelona industrialist Eusebi Güell in a large estate that he had acquired in the area known as the Pelada Mountain. It is a natural park designed by Antoni Gaudí, which has become a great attraction of the city. One of the best and most characteristic places to take a family walk, enjoy the views of Barcelona, and let the children discover a bright space. You can not miss the suspended terrace and the dragon terrace, which has become the emblem of the park.

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Gothic quarter

Gothic quarter
One of the four neighborhoods that make up the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona. It is the historical center of the city, where remains of the Roman walls and the main buildings and older churches are still preserved, such as the "Saló del Tinell" that appears in the photo, which was the ceremonial hall of the ancient Royal Palace and later church, now hosts concerts, exhibitions, and conferences. Thus, the neighborhood is perfect for architecture lovers, but it also houses antique shops, handicrafts, "old" shops, art galleries and bars that will leave you enchanted.


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Montjuïc

Montjuïc
Montjuïc is both a neighborhood and a mountain in Barcelona. The magnificent National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), the Joan Miró Foundation, the Olympic Stadium and the rest of sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games, such as the Palau Sant Jordi, sports venue that also hosts concerts Crowds of the biggest music stars that perform in Barcelona. And as! The magic fountain, built in 1929, that with its set of waterfalls and ponds that go from the MNAC to the Maria Cristina Avenue, is a spectacular fountain for its water, sound and light games. From this large fountain, 2,600 liters of water flow per second in three concentric ponds, and the night show that the visitor offers will surprise the whole family.

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La Boqueria

La Boqueria
The Boqueria market (or Sant Josep Market), whose origins date back to the 13th century, is located on Las Ramblas. It is characteristic and very attractive for its colors and aromas, and in it you can find virtually everything you can imagine from a market, from Catalan cuisine to products from many other places in the world, and also the most delicious exotic fruits.

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Tibidabo

Tibidabo
The Tibidabo mountain, with its more than 500 meters high, presides over the city of Barcelona. In it we can find from a temple, that of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to viewpoints from which to see the entire Catalan city. And the best known: a large centennial amusement park, constantly evolving, that invites us to learn from its history, to know the charm of its spaces, to enjoy its attractions, from the most emblematic to the last generation and to feel emotions, designed for children, youth and adults. On your visit to the Park you will discover more than 25 attractions suitable for all ages, impressive shows and itinerant animation that turns the itinerary from one attraction to another in one more show of the park.


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Passeig de Gràcia - Casa Batlló and Casa Ametller

Passeig de Gràcia - Casa Batlló and Casa Ametller
One of the main arteries of Barcelona. The Passeig de Gràcia has numerous charms. It not only concentrates very emblematic buildings of the city, such as Casa Batlló, by Antoni Gaudí, and Casa Ametller, by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, among others, but it is one of the most beautiful walks and, if that were not enough, it is also the street that you have to visit to go shopping for "great boutiques", yes, at "great prices". The Casa Batlló, Ametllet and Lleó Morera form the block of discord, called that, since despite being three modernist houses, they are very different and have a strong personality.

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The stone

The stone
One of the main arteries of Barcelona. The Passeig de Gràcia has numerous charms. It is located the Casa Mila, known as "La Pedrera" -also by Gaudí-, very visited by tourists who come to the city, and characterized by its chimneys and shapes, from which memorabilia have been made all. Other very emblematic buildings of the city, such as Casa Batlló, by Antoni Gaudí, and Casa Ametller, by Josep Puig i Cadafalch are located near La Pedrera in Passeig de Gràcia.

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Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral
A magnificent temple typical of Catalan Gothic, dating from approximately the end of the thirteenth or fourteenth century, and that has been living and resisting, adapting to the vicissitudes faced by the city. It houses the crypt of Santa Eulalia (one of the two patrons of the city along with the Virgen de la Merced), and a magnificent cloister in whose gallery is the Cathedral Museum next to the chapel of St. Lucia. Initially it was where the old dining room of the poor was located.


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Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar
Together with the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia, the Basilica of Santa María del Mar forms the group that makes the city "that of the three cathedrals". It is a magnificent work of Gothic architecture, built in only 55 years, from 1329 to 1384, and is the only church of pure Catalan Gothic style.

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Gran Teatre del Liceu

Gran Teatre del Liceu
A must see for opera lovers who visit the city: it is the opera house of Barcelona. Located in the heart of the Ramblas, it was built in 1847, and throughout the years it has maintained its function as a cultural and artistic center. It has represented the most prestigious operas, performed by the most famous opera singers, as well as universally renowned ballets. The theater was subject to some attacks, and several fires, the last of them in 1994, when it was last renovated, reopening its doors in 1999.

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Barceloneta

Barceloneta
La Barceloneta was, in its origin, the city's marine neighborhood. The numerous restaurants and tascas where you can taste delicious fish are well known (if we know how to choose the site!). It also houses a magnificent beach, the oldest in Barcelona, where you can walk, relax, take a good bath or taste a paella overlooking the sea.

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Plaça de Sant Jaume

Plaça de Sant Jaume
Those who visit Barcelona and its Gothic quarter cannot stop passing through the Plaza de Sant Jaume, where the city government (City Hall) is located and, in the building opposite, that of the Generalitat de Catalunya. These are two palaces that are well worth a visit, although that is only possible on certain dates.
Because of its political significance, and its location in the old heart of the city, it is the center of cultural events on holidays, and, why not say so, of the protest forms of citizens.


These are the main attractions of the city of Barcelona that should not be missed by any visitor to Barcelona.