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La Rambla

La Rambla

The most famous street in Europe, the wide tree-lined boulevard known as La Rambla (or Las Ramblas), is a long continuous pedestrian avenue that changes names five times as it cuts...

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

On Carrer Montcada, a street known for its elegant medieval structures, two palaces dating from the 15th century have been converted into the Picasso Museum, home to one of the most...

Guell Park

Guell Park

Barcelona's famous architectural son, Antonio Gaudi, left his mark on the city nowhere more prominently than in the gardens of the Parc Guell. The park, sited on Camel Hill offering splendid views...

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

One of Catalonia's most intriguing landmarks, the bizarre Church of the Holy Family designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, was started in 1882, but it remains unfinished and an object...

Montjuic

Montjuic

Montjuic is a hill overlooking the city centre of Barcelona on which are sited some of the city's show-pieces, including the main sites of the 1992 Olympics; the Poble Espanyol (a...

Tibidabo

Tibidabo

Barcelona's second landmark hill is Tibidabo, about four miles (6km) northwest of the city in a wooded range that forms a backdrop to the city. Tibidabo can be reached by funicular, and...

Montserrat

Montserrat

One of the most visited sights in Catalonia is the monastery at Montserrat, 35 miles (56km) northwest of Barcelona. The monastery is surrounded by strange rocky crags and caves, and was founded...

Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

The medieval town of Tossa de Mar, 56 miles (90km) north of Barcelona, is the most attractive town on the Costa Brava, offering lovely sandy beaches and a lively atmosphere. Once the main port for...

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

Another fantastic construction by the creative genius Antonio Gaudi, Casa Mila, commonly known as La Pedrera, was the last civil work that Gaudi undertook before dedicating all his time to...

FC Barcelona Museum and Stadium

FC Barcelona Museum and Stadium

FC Barcelona, one of Europe's most loved football teams, has an informative museum with displays of photographs, documents, memorabilia and trophies, covering over a century of club history, that...

Joan Miró Foundation

Joan Miró Foundation

A celebration of the life and work of world-renowned Catalan surrealist sculptor and painter Joan Miró, the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona houses the majority of the artist's work...

Beaches

Beaches

Many people forget that Barcelona is not only a big bustling city and cultural centre, but that it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, awarding the coastline a string of attractive beaches, an...

Barri Gòtic

Barri Gòtic

Known as the Gothic Quarter, the Barri Gòtic is Barcelona's oldest district. A former fortified Roman settlement, the maze of atmospheric narrow streets house spectacular Gothic buildings...

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is situated in the once-shabby Raval District, just off La Rambla. Over the years its front plaza has become synonymous with international...

Parc de La Ciutadella

Parc de La Ciutadella

Located in the centre of Barcelona, the Parc de La Ciutadella is a great place to spend a sunny summer's afternoon relaxing under a tree with a book, a picnic and the family. Featuring a lake...

Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium

Featuring thousands of brightly coloured and exotic fish, the Barcelona Aquarium is a must for children of all ages. With 35 different tanks holding creatures from different oceans, the aquarium...

Montjuïc Castle (Castell de Montjuïc)

Montjuïc Castle (Castell de Montjuïc)

Take the cable car up the hill to the Montjuïc Castle and enjoy the view over the city below. During the summer months many families can be found picnicking under the shade of a tree, and there...

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol

The mock village of Poble Espanyol is an outdoor open-air architectural museum featuring over 35 workshops where visitors can see 20 different types of craftwork taking place. The village is made...

Parque Natural de Bardenas Reales

Parque Natural de Bardenas Reales

The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Parque Natural de Barenas Reales offers visitors the chance to walk through a moon landscape. The area is a semi-desert and as such, the clay-filled soil has...

El Raval

El Raval

One of two districts bordering La Rambla - the other being the established tourist area of Barri Gotic - El Raval is a compelling and interesting neighbourhood, with a long and chequered...

Figueres

Figueres

A wonderful day-trip destination from Barcelona, Figueres is a lovely Catalonian town that also happens to be the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The main reason for...

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