Barcelona is a popular holiday destination in Spain. It has everything a holidaymaker could want. Some international organizations have even categorized it among the best beach destinations in the world. The beaches are, of course, the most popular tourist spots in Barcelona. In addition, the city has to offer a favorable climate, beautiful mountains, historical sites, delicious cuisine and a buzzing night life.
1. Sagrada Familia
Even though its construction is not finished yet, Sagrada Familia has become the best attraction of Barcelona. One can imagine the magnitude of the work and the complexity of the design with the fact that work on the project has been going on since 1882. A large Roman Catholic Church, Sagrada Familia is considered the best architectural masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi, who was a Catalan architect and created a number of amazing structures in Barcelona. The cathedral is expected to be finished by 2028. For travelers taking flights to Barcelona, it will be an amazing experience to see the grandeur of the Sagrada Familia.
2. La Rambla
A tree-lined pedestrian mall, La Rambla is popular with locals and tourists alike. The whole area consists of a series of streets, each offering its own range of attractions. For example, visitors can see the Font de Canaletes fountain in the Rambla de Canaletes and a former Capuchin monastery in the Rambla dels Caputxins. A famous street is Rambla de Sant Josep, which attracts tourists for its open-air flower market. It would indeed be a fantastic way to spend an evening in La Rambla as visitors can find here street performers, and many bars and restaurants.
3. Park Guell
A wonderland created by Antoni Gaudi, the famous architect who designed Sagrada Familia, Park Guell is basically a garden complex with architectural elements. It looks like a fairyland with its out-of-this-world architecture. The highlight of Park Guell is the famous Salamander sculpture, which is a multi-colored mosaic structure located at the main entrance of the park. A stunning location indeed, the park is also home to the Gaudi House Museum, which features original works by Gaudi and many of his collaborators. A visit to Park Guell is a must for travelers taking flights to Barcelona with children.
4. Camp Nou
One of the largest stadiums in the world, Camp Nou probably has no parallel in Europe. The home of Football Club Barcelona, it has hosted many international matches and other sporting events since its establishment in 1957. With its size and appearance, Camp Nou has also become a major tourist attraction in Barcelona. It will indeed be an amazing experience to watch a football match while sitting among more than 90 thousand crazy fans.
5. Museo Picasso
Travelers take flights to Barcelona you should not miss the opportunity to see the original works of the greatest Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Museo Picasso is where you should be going to explore the extensive collections of works of art by the painter. The museum is said to have a collection of over 3,500 works created by the painting genius. The Museo Picasso is one of its kind in the world and probably the best place to have an enriching experience of the artworks of Pablo Picasso. Highlights include ‘The First Communion’, and ‘Science and Charity’, Picasso’s first major works.
Author Bio: Amelie Jones is an English writer. Graduated from Glasgow in English Literature and loves to write about travel. She visited some interesting places and picked up a few tips and facts about the same that she consistently uses in her writings.