Sights & Attractions in Barcelona

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Name Category Location
 
Ajuntament de Barcelona
The 15th-century city hall on Plaça Sant Jaume faces the Palau...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings The Barri Gòtic
 
Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Founded in the 10th century, this is one of Europe's earliest...
Architectural Sites, Libraries El Raval
 
Arc del Triomf
This imposing, exposed-redbrick arch was built by Josep Vilaseca...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Baixada de Santa Eulàlia
Straight out from the side door of the cathedral cloister down...
Religious Sites The Barri Gòtic
 
Biblioteca Popular de la Dona Francesca Bonnemaison
Barcelona's (and probably the world's) first library originally...
Libraries Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Café Zurich
This traditional café and rendezvous point at the top of the...
Restaurants The Rambla
 
CaixaForum
This redbrick, neo-Mudejar Art Nouveau fortress, built to house...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues Montjuïc
 
Camp Nou
If you're in Barcelona between September and June, a chance to...
Sports Venues Upper Barcelona
 
Capella d'en Marcús
This Romanesque hermitage looks as if it had been left behind...
Religious Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Carrer Banys Vells
This little pedestrian-only alleyway paralleling Carrer Montcada...
Neighborhoods / Streets Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Carrer dels Escudellers
Named for the terrissaires (earthenware potters) who worked here...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rambla
 
Carrer Flassaders
The Carrer Flassaders (named for blanket makers) loop begins...
Neighborhoods / Streets Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Carrer Petritxol
Just in from the Rambla and one of Barcelona's most popular streets...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Rambla
 
Carrer Sant Carles No. 6
The last Barceloneta house left standing in its original 1755...
Houses / Mansions La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Casa Bruno Quadros
Like something out of an amusement park, this former umbrella...
Architectural Sites The Rambla
 
Casa Calvet
This exquisite but more conventional town house (for Gaudí, anyway)...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Casa Comalat
At the bottom of Gràcia between the Diagonal and Carrer Còrsega...
Houses / Mansions Gràcia
 
Casa de l'Ardiaca
The interior of this building, home of the municipal archives...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings The Barri Gòtic
 
Casa de la Caritat–Pati Manning
The Centre d'Estudis i Recursos Culturals de la Diputació de...
Architectural Sites, Libraries El Raval
 
Casa de la Misericòrdia
This pretty ivy-covered courtyard with palm trees and vines was...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites, Educational Institutions El Raval
 
Casa de la Papallona
This extraordinary apartment house crowned with an enormous yellow...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Casa de la Pia Almoina–Museu Diocesà
This 11th-century Gothic almshouse, now a museum, once served...
Museums / Galleries The Barri Gòtic
 
Casa de la Sang
To the right as you look up at the rose window of the church...
Architectural Sites The Rambla
 
Casa de les Punxes
Also known as Casa Terrades for the family that owned the house...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Casa Domènech i Estapà
This less radical example of Eixample Art Nouveau architecture...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Casa Golferichs
Gaudí disciple Joan Rubió i Bellver built this extraordinary...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Casa Macaya
This graceful Puig i Cadafalch building constructed in 1901 was...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Casa Milà
Usually referred to as La Pedrera (The Stone Quarry), with a...
Architectural Sites The Eixample
 
Casa Montaner i Simó–Fundació Tàpies
This former publishing house—and the city's first building to...
Museums / Galleries The Eixample
 
Casa Vicens
Antoni Gaudí's first important commission as a young architect...
Houses / Mansions Gràcia
 
Casa-Museu Gaudí
Within Park Güell, the museum occupies a pink, Alice-in-Wonderland...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Gràcia
 
Castell de Montjuïc
Built in 1640 by rebels against Felipe IV, the castle has had...
Castles / Palaces Montjuïc
 
Catedral de la Seu
Barcelona's cathedral (named for La Seu, or "the See," the seat...
Religious Sites The Barri Gòtic
 
Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona
No matter what's on the schedule, this multidisciplinary gallery...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues El Raval
 
Centre Moral Instructiu de Gràcia
Another creation by Gaudí's assistant Francesc Berenguer (Gràcia...
Architectural Sites Gràcia
 
Col.legi d'Arquitectes
Barcelona's architects' college, constructed in 1961 by Xavier...
Educational Institutions The Barri Gòtic
 
Col.legi de les Teresianes
Built in 1889 for the Reverend Mothers of St. Theresa, when Gaudí...
Religious Sites, Educational Institutions Upper Barcelona
 
Columnes del Temple d'August
The highest point in Roman Barcelona is marked with a circular...
Archaeological Sites The Barri Gòtic
 
Convent dels Àngels
This former Augustinian convent directly across from the main...
Arts / Performance Venues El Raval
 
Cooperative Obrera La Fraternitat
This strikingly ornate building in the otherwise humble fishermen's...
Architectural Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
CosmoCaixa–Museu de la Ciència Fundació "La Caixa"
Young scientific minds work overtime in this interactive science...
Museums / Galleries Upper Barcelona
 
Dipòsit de les Aigües–Universitat Pompeu Fabra
The Ciutadella campus of Barcelona's private Universitat Pompeu...
Libraries La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Disseny Hub
With one of Carrer Montcada's two best courtyards (the other...
Museums / Galleries Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Els Quatre Gats–Casa Martí
Built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1896 for the Martí family...
Houses / Mansions, Restaurants The Barri Gòtic
 
Església de Betlem
The Church of Bethlehem is one of Barcelona's few baroque buildings...
Religious Sites The Rambla
 
Estació de França
The elegantly restored Estació de França, Barcelona's main railroad...
Transportation Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Estadi Olímpic
The Olympic Stadium was originally built for the International...
Sports Venues, Museums / Galleries Montjuïc
 
Font de Canaletes
This fountain is a key spot in Barcelona, the place where all...
Fountains The Rambla
 
Fossar de les Moreres
This low marble monument runs across the eastern side of the...
Memorials / Monuments Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Fuente de Carmen Amaya
Down at the eastern end of Carrer Sant Carles, where Barceloneta...
Memorials / Monuments, Fountains La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Fundació Miró
The Miró Foundation, a gift from the artist Joan Miró to his...
Museums / Galleries Montjuïc
 
Generalitat de Catalunya
Housed in the Palau de la Generalitat, opposite city hall, this...
Government Buildings The Barri Gòtic
 
Gran de Gràcia
This central artery up through Gràcia would be a lovely stroll...
Neighborhoods / Streets Gràcia
 
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona's opera house has long been considered one of the most...
Arts / Performance Venues The Rambla
 
Hotel España
Just off the Rambla behind the Liceu Opera House on Carrer Sant...
Architectural Sites The Rambla
 
La Boqueria
Barcelona's most spectacular food market, also known as the Mercat...
Markets / Bazaars The Rambla
 
La Cascada
The sights and sounds of Barcelona seem far away when you stand...
Memorials / Monuments, Fountains La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
La Llotja
Barcelona's Llotja, or maritime trade center was designed to...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Manzana de la Discòrdia
The name is a pun on the Spanish word manzana, which means both...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites The Eixample
 
Mercat de la Llibertat
This uptown version of the Rambla's Boqueria market is one of...
Markets / Bazaars Gràcia
 
Mercat de la Revolució
Officially the Abaceria Central, the market got its early name...
Markets / Bazaars Gràcia
 
Mercat de Sant Antoni
Now undergoing a vast restoration project, this fascinating and...
Markets / Bazaars El Raval
 
Mercat de Santa Caterina
This marketplace, a splendid carnival of colors with a roller-coaster...
Markets / Bazaars Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
One of the masterpieces of the Bauhaus School, the legendary...
Architectural Sites Montjuïc
 
Monestir de Pedralbes
This marvel of a monastery, named for its original white stones...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Upper Barcelona
 
Monument a Colom
This Barcelona landmark to Christopher Columbus sits grandly...
Memorials / Monuments The Rambla
 
Museu Blau-Colecciones Geología
Barcelona's first public museum displays rocks, minerals, and...
Museums / Galleries La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
Just downhill to the right of the Palau Nacional, the Museum...
Museums / Galleries Montjuïc
 
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Designed by American architect Richard Meier in 1992, this gleaming...
Museums / Galleries El Raval
 
Museu d'Història de Catalunya
Established in what used to be a port warehouse, this state-of-the-art...
Museums / Galleries La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Museu d'Història de la Ciutat
This fascinating museum just off the Plaça del Rei traces Barcelona's...
Museums / Galleries, Archaeological Sites The Barri Gòtic
 
Museu del Calçat
Hunt down the tiny Shoe Museum, in Plaça Sant Felip Neri, a hidden...
Museums / Galleries The Barri Gòtic
 
Museu Egipci de Barcelona
Even though you came to Barcelona to study, presumably, Catalonia...
Museums / Galleries The Eixample
 
Museu Marítim
The superb Maritime Museum is housed in the 13th-century Drassanes...
Museums / Galleries The Rambla
 
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Housed in the imposingly domed, towered, frescoed, and columned...
Museums / Galleries Montjuïc
 
Museu Picasso
The Picasso Museum is housed in five adjoining palaces on Carrer...
Museums / Galleries Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Palau Baró de Quadras
The neo-Gothic and plateresque (intricately carved in silversmith-like...
Houses / Mansions The Eixample
 
Palau Dalmases
If you can find a way through the massive portals that open onto...
Architectural Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Palau de la Música Catalana
One of the world's most extraordinary music halls, with facades...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Palau de la Virreina
The neoclassical Virreina Palace, built by a viceroy to Peru...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces The Rambla
 
Palau Güell
Gaudí built this mansion in 1886–89 for textile baron Count Eusebi...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites The Rambla
 
Palau Moja
The first palace to occupy this corner on the Rambla was built...
Castles / Palaces The Rambla
 
Palau Reial de Pedralbes
Built in the 1920s as the palatial estate of Count Eusebi Güell—one...
Castles / Palaces Upper Barcelona
 
Parc de la Ciutadella
Once a fortress designed to consolidate Madrid's military occupation...
Parks La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Park Güell
This park is one of Gaudí's, and Barcelona's, most pleasant and...
Parks Gràcia
 
Parlament de Catalunya
Once the arsenal for the Ciutadella—as evidenced by the thickness...
Government Buildings La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Passatge Permanyer
Cutting through the middle of the block bordered by Pau Claris...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Eixample
 
Passeig del Born
Once the site of medieval jousts and Inquisitional autos-da-fé...
Arts / Performance Venues, Squares, Archaeological Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Pavellons de la Finca Güell–Càtedra Gaudí
Work on the Finca began in 1883 as an extension of the Count...
Architectural Sites Upper Barcelona
 
Plaça d'Anna Frank
Near Plaça del Diamant is a small square honoring Anne Frank...
Squares Gràcia
 
Plaça de Catalunya
Barcelona's main transport hub, Plaça de Catalunya, is the frontier...
Squares The Rambla
 
Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia
Originally named (until 2009) for the memorable Gràcia mayor...
Squares Gràcia
 
Plaça de la Virreina
The much-punished and oft-restored church of Sant Joan de Gràcia...
Squares Gràcia
 
Plaça de les Olles
This pretty little square named for the makers of olles, or pots...
Squares Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Plaça del Diamant
This little square is of enormous sentimental importance in Barcelona...
Squares Gràcia
 
Plaça del Pedró
This landmark in medieval Barcelona was the dividing point where...
Squares, Historic Districts / Sites El Raval
 
Plaça del Rei
This plaza is widely considered to be the oldest and most beautiful...
Squares The Barri Gòtic
 
Plaça Espanya
This busy circle is a good place to avoid, but sooner or later...
Squares Montjuïc
 
Plaça Reial
Nobel Prize–winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, architect...
Squares The Rambla
 
Plaça Rovira i Trias
This charming little square and the story of Antoni Rovira i...
Squares Gràcia
 
Plaça Sant Felip Neri
A tiny square just behind Plaça de Garriga Bachs off the side...
Squares The Barri Gòtic
 
Plaça Sant Jaume
This central hub a couple of blocks east of the Cathedral is...
Squares The Barri Gòtic
 
Poble Espanyol
Created for the 1929 International Exhibition as a sort of artificial...
Architectural Sites Montjuïc
 
Port
Beyond the Columbus monument—behind the ornate Duana (now headquarters...
Marinas / Piers, Promenades / Boardwalks The Rambla
 
Port Olímpic
Choked with yachts, restaurants, tapas bars, and mega-restaurants...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Beaches La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Port Vell
From Pla del Palau, cross to the edge of the port, where the...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Stores / Malls, Zoos / Aquariums La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Portaferrissa fountain
Both the fountain and the ceramic representation of Barcelona's...
Fountains The Rambla
 
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
Among the more recent tourist attractions in Barcelona, the Recinte...
Architectural Sites The Eixample
 
Sant Agustí
This unfinished church is one of Barcelona's most unusual structures...
Religious Sites The Rambla
 
Sant Miquel del Port
Have a close look at this baroque church with its modern (1992)...
Religious Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Sant Pau del Camp
Barcelona's oldest church was originally outside the city walls...
Religious Sites El Raval
 
Sant Pere de les Puelles
One of the oldest medieval churches in Barcelona has been destroyed...
Religious Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Santa Maria del Mar
The most beautiful example of early Catalan Gothic architecture...
Religious Sites Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
Santa Maria del Pi
Sister church to Santa Maria del Mar and to Santa Maria de Pedralbes...
Religious Sites The Rambla
 
Sarrià
The village of Sarrià was originally a cluster of farms and country...
Towns Upper Barcelona
 
Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família
Barcelona's most emblematic architectural icon, Antoni Gaudí's...
Religious Sites The Eixample
 
Tibidabo
One of Barcelona's two promontories, this hill bears a distinctive...
Amusement Parks Upper Barcelona
 
Torre Bellesguard
For Gaudí to the last drop, climb up above Plaça de la Bonanova...
Houses / Mansions Upper Barcelona
 
Torre de Collserola
The Collserola Tower was designed by Norman Foster for the 1992...
Architectural Sites Upper Barcelona
 
Universitat Central
Barcelona's Central University was built in 1889 by Elies Rogent...
Educational Institutions The Eixample
 
Vallvidrera
This perched village is a quiet respite from Barcelona's headlong...
Towns Upper Barcelona
 
Zoo
Barcelona's excellent zoo occupies the whole eastern end of the...
Zoos / Aquariums La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
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