Barcelona Sights

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Barri Gotic 21

Eixample 19

La Ciutadella and Barceloneta 17

Sant Pere and Born-Ribera 17


Born-Ribera 1

La Rambla 15

Upper Barcelona 14

Gracia 13

El Raval 11

Montjuic 9

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Sant Pere de les Puelles

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One of the oldest medieval churches in Barcelona has been destroyed and restored so many times that there is little left to see except...

Santa Maria del Mar

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The most beautiful example of early Catalan Gothic architecture, Santa Maria del Mar is extraordinary for its unbroken lines and elegance.

Santa Maria del Pi

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Sister church to Santa Maria del Mar and to Santa Maria de Pedralbes, this early Catalan Gothic structure is perhaps the most fortresslike...


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The village of Sarrià was originally a cluster of farms and country houses overlooking Barcelona from the hills. Once dismissively described...

Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

  • Building/Architectural Site

Barcelona's most emblematic architectural icon, Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família, is still under construction some 135 years after it...


  • Amusement Park/Water Park

One of Barcelona's two promontories, this hill bears a distinctive name, generally translated as "To Thee I Will Give." It refers to...

Torre Bellesguard

  • House/Mansion/Villa

For an extraordinary Gaudí experience, climb up above Plaça de la Bonanova to this private residence built between 1900 and 1909 over...

Universitat Central

  • Educational Institution

Barcelona's Central University was built in 1889 by Elies Rogent. In its neo-Romanesque style alluding, no doubt, to classical knowledge,...


  • Town/Village

This perched village is a quiet respite from Barcelona's headlong race. Oddly, there's nothing exclusive or upmarket—for now—about...


  • Zoo/Aquarium

Barcelona's excellent zoo occupies the whole eastern end of the Parc de la Ciutadella. There's a superb reptile house and a full assortment...


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