10 Best Sights of Barcelona

La Rambla, Barcelona

Barcelona is the busiest and most multi-ethnic city in Spain. All-year long, its beaches, bars, clubs, and restaurants are always teeming with both tourists and locals. From interesting art, tasty cuisines, and breathtaking sights, Barcelona has so many things in store for its every visitor. Here are just a few things that you should include in your itinerary.

1. Scaling La Sagrada Familia

This church is not even finished yet, and still it attracts so many onlookers who find something in it every time they pay it a visit. The La Sagrada Familia has stairs and lifts so that you can go atop a tower and get a magnificent view of the splendid work in progress below.

2. Exploring La Rambla

Whatever time of the say, people stream into this boulevard that is lined with trees and flanked by two streets. La Rambla hosts an

La Rambla, Barcelona

La Rambla by bravediggs, on Flickr

array of attractions like flamenco dancing, fire eating, human statues, and other street performances.

3. Revel in the Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya

The Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya (MNAC) offers s a great avenue to learn more of the artistic heritage of Catalan art. This museum houses medieval church frescoes, chairs created by Gaudi, and the Romanesque art collection.

4. Wander in Montjuïc

Take a break from the noise of Barcelona in the serene and soothing Montjuïc gardens. It has quite a number of museums but its best highlights are its gardens that will treat visitors to a number of botanical gardens and stunning views of the sea.

5. Marvel in L’Eixample

Walking around the town of L’Eixample will treat your eyes to whimsical and interesting facades of buildings which Modernista architects have created during the 20th century. Interesting, the closer you look, the more intriguing they get.

6. Look Around at Museu Picasso

Once occupied by five Gothic mansions, the area where the Museu Picasso stands today offers a voyage of discovery. Discover the genius of Picasso in his unbelievable ability to turn practically anything into something, housed in this museum.

7. Meditating in the Església De Santa Maria Del Mar

The Església De Santa Maria Del Mar, translating to Our Lady of the Sea, is a marvelous construction that was built by porters of the city, manually carrying the stones that make it up. It also has interesting stone carvings etched on its walls.

8. Wonder in Park Güell

The Park Güell is a garden city that is freely open to the public. It has a stunning pillared hall, a roof platform adorned by Banc de Trencadís, and an interesting bench surrounded with snakes and vibrantly-colored ceramics.

9. Spectate in FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium

Anyone who has a high interest in sports should greatly enjoy watching a football match at this stadium. FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium is one of the best and biggest in the world, accommodating about 100,000 spectators.

10. Musing at the Museu Maritim

Before the fascinating Museu Maritim was constructed in the 1940s, this site was once a warzone during the 16th century in the leadership of Don Juan of Austria. Today, the Don Juan’s gallery was unveiled at the Royal Shipyards.

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Amy C. is a backpacker who visits the most popular sites and attractions in the world. Her most favorite destinations are in Europe and Asia. She also helps in the office administration and blogging activities of World Climate, who offers agent listing online. Watch out for her next post to know where she will take you next.

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