Barcelona Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Barcelona - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Barri Gotic 21

Eixample 19

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Born-Ribera 1

La Ciutadella and Barceloneta 15

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Arc del Triomf

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

This exposed-redbrick arch was built by Josep Vilaseca as the grand entrance for the 1888 Universal Exhibition. Similar in size and sense...

Carrer Sant Carles No. 6

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The last Barceloneta house left standing in its original 1755 two-story entirety, this low, boxlike structure was planned as a single-family...

Cooperativa Obrera La Fraternitat

  • Library/Archive

This strikingly ornate building in the otherwise humble fishermen's quarter, the only Art Nouveau building in Barceloneta, housed the...

Dipòsit de les Aigües–Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Library/Archive

The Ciutadella campus of Barcelona's private Universitat Pompeu Fabra contains a contemporary architectural gem worth seeking out. It's...

El Transbordador Aeri del Port

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

This hair-raising cable-car ride over the Barcelona harbor from Barceloneta to Montjuïc (with a midway stop in the port) is an adrenaline...

Estació de França

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Barcelona's main railroad station until about 1980, and still in use, the elegant Estació de França is outside the west gate of the...

Fuente de Carmen Amaya

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Down at the eastern end of Carrer Sant Carles, where Barceloneta joins the beach, is the monument to the famous Gypsy flamenco dancer...

La Cascada

  • Fountain

The sights and sounds of Barcelona seem far away when you stand near this monumental creation by Josep Fontseré, presented as part of...

Museu d'Història de Catalunya

  • Museum/Gallery

Established in what used to be a port warehouse, this state-of-the-art interactive museum makes you part of Catalonian history, from...

Parc de la Ciutadella

  • Park/Playground

Once a fortress designed to consolidate Madrid's military occupation of Barcelona, the Ciutadella is now the city's main downtown park.

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