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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Passeig del Born

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Once the site of medieval jousts and autos-da-fé of the Inquisition, the passeig, at the end of Carrer Montcada behind the church of...

Plaça Reial

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Nobel Prize–winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, architect and urban planner Oriol Bohigas, and Pasqual Maragall, former president...

Plaça Rovira i Trias

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This charming little square and the story of Antoni Rovira i Trias shed much light on the true nature of Barcelona's eternal struggle...

Plaça Sant Felip Neri

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

A tiny square just behind Plaça de Garriga Bachs off the side of the cloister of the Catedral de la Seu, this was once a burial ground...

Plaça Sant Jaume

  • Government Building

Facing each other across this oldest epicenter of Barcelona (and often on politically opposite sides as well) are the seat of Catalonia's...

Plaça Sant Just

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Off to the left side of city hall down Carrer Hèrcules (named for the mythical founder of Barcelona) are this square and the site of...

Plaça d'Anna Frank

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Near Plaça del Diamant is a small square honoring Anne Frank, the young woman whose diary was published several years after she perished...

Plaça d'Espanya

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This busy circle is a good place to avoid, but sooner or later you'll probably need to cross it to go to the convention center or to...

Plaça de Catalunya

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Barcelona's main bus-and-metro hub is the frontier between the Old City and the post-1860 Eixample. Fountains and statuary, along with...

Plaça de Garriga i Bachs

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Ceramic murals depicting executions of heroes of the Catalan resistance to Napoleonic troops in 1809 flank this little space just outside...

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