Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most preferred cities to visit in Europe. Barcelona is the hub for creative minds and free-spirited souls. The tide of tourists in Barcelona is rising each year due to its charming weather, mesmerizing architecture and most importantly, its tourist-friendly ambiance. The gastronomy, fashion and the nightlife of this city have made it one of the finest destinations for tourists the world over.
There are many attractive tourist spots in this city. Here are seven spots you must not miss –
1. Get mesmerized at“Montjuic Mountain”
This mountain is one of the best spots of Barcelona visited by tourists having interests in hills, scenic beauty and garden. This mountain is 173m high located just next to the ravishing sea. This beautiful place deserves one full day out of your visiting time as it has got many things to see and savor at the same time. The wonderful gardens there, the cultural museums and along with them the viewpoints are just like the cherry on the cake. If you want to enjoy Barcelona in its purest form, this is one the many options you have.
2. Enrich your inner artist at “Fundacio Joan Miro Museum”
This is the most famous museum of Barcelona established in the year 1975. This was founded during the life of the eminent artist Joan Miro. The museum not only has a rich architectural value but also bears the most inspirational artworks found in Barcelona. This museum has all the drawings, paintings and sculptors by Miro. The major attraction here is the fountain “Font of Mercury”. The tickets to this museum are pretty affordable so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit.
3. Enlighten your soul at“La Sagrada Familia Church”
One of the finest church in Europe is La Sagrada Familia Church, Barcelona.Built in 1882 by architect Antoni Gaudi,this church having six towers will take your breath away by its impeccable architectural beauty. This church stands as the best example of religious architecture in Barcelona. The central tower is 566 feet high and is known as the “Tower of Jesus Christ”. Each year it draws about 3 million visitors. The entrance fee is just15-20 Euros; and hassle-free transportation services are also available.
4. Savor art at“Picasso Museum”
The great surrealist Pablo Picasso’s successful journey started in Barcelona where he studied at “La lonja”. There is a museum that has his paintings and ceramics called “Picasso Museum”. The art works present here are mostly from his early days as an artist approximately from 1895 to 1904. So if you are enthusiastic about art and painting in any form, this is the museum that will quench all your thirst through Picasso’s great art works. The opening timings are very convenient and metro services are there to reach this place; the entry fee is also affordable along with the free entry for visitors below 18 years of age.
5. The walking street – “Las Ramblas Street”
Las Ramblas street is the most vibrant and lively area in Barcelona, filled with fun activities and a charming atmosphere. This is the most famous street of Barcelona stretching from Plaza Catalunya to Port Vell harbor. Nearly 1.2 kilometers long, this street has many people walking on it. If you walk through this street, you will wish it to be a never-ending one! This street has everything that would enrich all your senses – the smell of flowers and cafes, the great taste of food, lively music, street performances, etc. There are also many hotels near this street to stay. The lanes and rods branching from this main street carry the pomp and grandeur.
6. The fascinating “Park Guell”
Park Guell is a fascinating park that will surely impress you. It has amazing structures made of stone, interesting layout of tiles and stunning buildings. This park beautifully blends art with nature; the aura of this place is so satisfying and inspiring. There are twisting rock pillars, multi-colored tiled-mosaic seats, the dragon fountain at the entrance of the park – All these will definitely make you fall in love with the place. This park mirrors how fascinating and art-loving Barcelona is. The transportation service to this park is very well integrated and easy as there are buses, cabs and metros plying to and from various parts of the city. The entry fee is also quite affordable – at a maximum of 8 Euros. You can also seek park guides who will take you around for a better view.
7. Complete your trip by visiting the “Tibidabo Hill”
If you miss the visit to Tibidabo Hill you will certainly regret it. There are amusement parks with roller coasters and a Ferris wheel that will give you a stunning view of Barcelona from the top. There are also other interesting places at Tibidabo such as a church of the 1900s that is built in Gothic style. However, anyone who has ever been there will tell you that there is one special thing you must not miss at Tibidabo, which is the sunset – experiencing it is one of the best things. There are plenty of options regarding transportation and they are all affordable.
So, which attractions will make to your bucket list?