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
 
Baixada de Santa Eulàlia
Straight out from the side door of the cathedral cloister down...
Religious Sites The Barri Gòtic
 
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
 
Carrer Sant Carles No. 6
The last Barceloneta house left standing in its original 1755...
Houses / Mansions La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Casa de l'Ardiaca
The interior of this building, home of the municipal archives...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings The Barri Gòtic
 
Casa Milà
Usually referred to as La Pedrera (The Stone Quarry), with a...
Architectural Sites The Eixample
 
Casa Vicens
Antoni Gaudí's first important commission as a young architect...
Houses / Mansions Gràcia
 
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
 
Columnes del Temple d'August
The highest point in Roman Barcelona is marked with a circular...
Archaeological Sites The Barri Gòtic
 
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
 
Els Quatre Gats–Casa Martí
Built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1896 for the Martí family...
Houses / Mansions, Restaurants The Barri Gòtic
 
Estació de França
The elegantly restored Estació de França, Barcelona's main railroad...
Transportation Sites La Ciutadella and Barceloneta
 
Fossar de les Moreres
This low marble monument runs across the eastern side of the...
Memorials / Monuments Sant Pere and La Ribera
 
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
 
La Boqueria
Barcelona's most spectacular food market, also known as the Mercat...
Markets / Bazaars The Rambla
 
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 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
 
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 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 Güell
Gaudí built this mansion in 1886–89 for textile baron Count Eusebi...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites The Rambla
 
Park Güell
This park is one of Gaudí's, and Barcelona's, most pleasant and...
Parks Gràcia
 
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 de la Vila de Gràcia
Originally named (until 2009) for the memorable Gràcia mayor...
Squares Gràcia
 
Plaça del Rei
This plaza is widely considered to be the oldest and most beautiful...
Squares The Barri Gòtic
 
Plaça Reial
Nobel Prize–winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, architect...
Squares The Rambla
 
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
 
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 Pau del Camp
Barcelona's oldest church was originally outside the city walls...
Religious Sites El Raval
 
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
 
Torre Bellesguard
For Gaudí to the last drop, climb up above Plaça de la Bonanova...
Houses / Mansions Upper Barcelona
 
Vallvidrera
This perched village is a quiet respite from Barcelona's headlong...
Towns Upper Barcelona
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