Released: Fri May 06 2022

Barcelona — Top 10 Must-See Attractions 2022

Rithwik Kuzhippat

There are few cities in the world as vibrant and alive as Barcelona. From the moment you arrive, you can feel the energy in the air. Whether you’re strolling down Las Ramblas, admiring the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, or enjoying a refreshing sangria by the beach, Barcelona is a city that will stay with you long after you leave. Here are our top 10 picks for your next trip.

Nicos Bellegarde Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

One of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia is a large Catholic church designed by world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. Construction of the church began in 1882 and is still ongoing — it’s expected to be completed sometime in the 2030s! In the meantime, visitors can tour the inside of the church and climb one of its towers for incredible views of Barcelona.

hugociss Sagrada Familia

Park Güell

Another of Gaudí’s masterpieces, Park Güell is a public park located on Carmel Hill in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. The park is home to a number of unique features designed by Gaudí, including the famous mosaic-tiled benches and the Dragon Gate. Park Güell is also a great spot for panoramic views of the city.

Tianshu Liu

La Rambla

La Rambla is a tree-lined boulevard that runs for just over a kilometer through the center of Barcelona. It’s a popular spot for strolling, people watching, and grabbing a bite to eat from one of the many street vendors. La Rambla culminates at the Christopher Columbus Monument, where you can get great views of the harbor.

Andrey Omelyanchuk

The Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is the center of medieval Barcelona and is home to some of the city’s most well-preserved architecture. Highlights include the Barcelona Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, and the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall. The Gothic Quarter is also a great place to do some shopping, as it’s full of unique boutiques and stores.

Eugene Ivanoff

Camp Nou

No trip to Barcelona would be complete without a visit to Camp Nou, the world-famous home of FC Barcelona. Even if you’re not a soccer fan, the stadium is worth a visit for its sheer size — it’s the largest in Europe! Camp Nou also houses the FC Barcelona Museum, which is a must-see for any sports fan.

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Tia Strati

The Beach

Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Sea, so it’s no surprise that the city has some great beaches! The most popular beach is La Barceloneta, which is situated just a short walk from the city center. Other popular beaches include Sant Sebastià, Nova Icaria, and Bogatell.

Rafael Quintero

Montjuïc Castle

Situated on top of Montjuïc hill, Montjuïc Castle is a former military fortress that dates back to the 17th century. These days, the castle is open to the public and offers stunning views of the city. It’s also a popular spot for hiking and picnicking.

Artem Grytsuk

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a spectacular light and water show that takes place in front of the Palau Nacional on Fridays and Saturdays from May to October. The fountain’s colored lights, music, and water jets create a truly magical atmosphere — it’s not to be missed!

Alex Ulstein

Casa Milà

Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, is another of Gaudí’s iconic buildings. It’s a modernist apartment building that was designed in the early 20th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can tour the inside of the building, which includes an art museum, or enjoy panoramic views of the city from the rooftop.

Saša Kendjel

The Born

The Born is a trendy neighborhood located in the center of Barcelona. It’s home to a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants, as well as the Santa Maria del Mar church and the Picasso Museum. The Born is the perfect place to wander and explore, and you’re sure to find something to suit your taste.

Carlos Sánchez Pereyra

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