Top 5 Tourist attractions Barcelona
Barcelona Top Ten Attractions and Top Things to see in Barcelona 2018. Thank you for visiting our popular guide to Barcelona’s Top Ten Tourist sights. This is our personal choice of 10 best sightsand things to do in Barcelona and our tips for ‘must-see’ Barcelona attractions. Scroll down the page for a map with location of the Top 10. Follow the blue links for pictures, maps, addresses, visitor tips and also tour recommendations. In the summer months the Barcelona’s beaches are also a major attraction.
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La Sagrada Familia
At the top of any list of Barcelona Top Ten Tourist Attractions you will always find the fabulous and still unfinished church of La Sagrada Familia which was designed by Antoni Gaudi. not last century but the one before that, in 1882. This unique and breathtaking construction is Barcelona’s most famous tourist attraction and the most visited. It is rated as one of the world’s top attractions by Tripadvisor users and welcomes 3 million visitors a year. There are long lines all year to visit the spectacular interior, (plan on 1-2 hours to see inside too) so we recommend you pre-buy skip-the-line tickets especially in peak vacation times.
Magic Fountain show
The Magic Fountain is a ‘must see’ Barcelona attraction. You have never seen a fountain like this. It really does feel magic to experience the beautiful show of water, light and music. The Magic fountain was built in 1929 as one of the main attractions for the 1929 Barcelona World Fair and the Font Magica is still one of the most famous places in Barcelona with an estimated 2.5 million visitors annually. In the winter the fountain only has evening water and light shows on Friday and Saturdays. In the summer the evening light and music show are from Thursday to Sunday. Admission is free all year. See show times below. Please note that sometimes due to exhibitions and events access to the fountain can be closed. Visit the Magic Fountain by metro to station Espanya.
In the Born area. The Picasso Museum is Barcelona’s most famous museum. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in the south of Spain, but the Picasso family moved to Barcelona in 1895 and Picasso lived here until 1904. Picasso’s father was an art teacher and although as a child Pablo Picasso already studied art in Malaga, it was in Barcelona that he spent his formative years. He considered himself as being from Barcelona and it was here that spent his early years as a struggling young painter and first exhibited. The most famous Picasso paintings are not in Barcelona, but you can see a unique collection of 4000 works with early sketches and canvases, which shows his incredible development from student to the world´s best loved artist. The museum is in several magnificent gothic mansions in the Born part of Barcelona’s old city.
Nearest metro station Jaume I and then 10 mins walk.
Las Ramblas Street
Also called Las Ramblas because it consists of diffferent sections. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca said ‘It is the only street in the world which I wish would never end’ and it almost doesn’t because it now continues into Port Vell marina. La Rambla starts at central square Plaza Catalunya and ends at the Columbus monument at the Port Vell marina. La Rambla it is not a spectacular attraction in any way, but very pleasant to stroll down and feel the human heartbeat of Barcelona. La Rambla is also called Las Ramblas because different stretches of the street have different names. La Rambla is safe to visit, however, be careful of pickpockets on La Rambla and in nearby Metro stations. In the early hours of the morning from 2 – 4am be wary on the lower part of La Rambla near the harbour.
FC Barcelona museum & Camp Nou stadium
Home of Barcelona football team. Buy Tickets Barcelona games. If there are no games during your visit, then book the stadium and museum tour. TICKETS Camp Nou Experience The Camp Nou stadium and FCB museum are among the most popular attractions in Barcelona attracting millions of visitors a year. Camp Nou also has the one of the largest Nike stores in Europe packed with Barca merchandise. Unmissable for Barça fans. Visitor tip. You can buy cheaper FCB shirts and scarves from market stalls outside stadium on match days but they might not be official.