Places to visit in Barcelona

BY LOCAL HEROES

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world... There are plenty of options depending on your interests or your travel companions: Modernist buildings, contemporary architecture, a medieval old town, one of the best gastronomies of the world, a 7-day bustling nightlife, an amazing seafront... People staying less than one week have difficulties choosing between all the options and trying to plan their stay. The following tips and guides are intended to help you in the process!

Top 9 Places to visit in Barcelona

The following items are the 9 most suggested places to visit by the Local Heroes of tripUniq in the Barcelona Guides

Top 9 Places to visit in Barcelona

#1 Parc Güell + Sagrada Familia + Casa Batlló + La Pedrera

Designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudí, this creations stand out from all the modernist buildings of the city because of their peculiarity.

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Tomás

Tomás, 35, Photographer

Tomás
Gaudí’s designs can’t be missed on a trip to Barcelona, choose at least one of them and make sure to book your visit beforehand!

Tomás, 35, Photographer

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#2 Palau de la Música

Both a music hall and a museum, this palace doesn’t cease to amaze visitors with its ubiquitous details.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Book tickets for a concert, they’re really good and the ambience is magnificent!

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#3 Montjuic

Also known as the Magic Mountain, Montjuic consists of many beautiful gardens, viewpoints and monuments.

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Tomás

Tomás, 35, Photographer

Tomás
Take your time to wander around the mountain, every spot is charming.

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#4 Plaza España

With a monument that represents a poetic allegory to Spain, Plaza España is the second largest square of the country.

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Josefina

Josefina, 26, Travel Journalist

Josefina
The monuments, the old bullring, the huge museum, the magic fountain and the venetian towers can’t be left unseen.

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#5 Barcelona's Cathedral

Named after one of Barcelona’s patrons, Saint Eulalia, it’s one of the most outstanding monuments of the oldtown.

Included in 32 of 50 Barcelona Travel Guides

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Andrea

Andrea, 29,

Andrea
Don’t miss the cloister, it’s home to 13 geese in representation of the number of martyrdoms that Saint Eulalia suffered.

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#6 Passeig de Gràcia

This classy street is home not only to stores of the most high-class brands of the world, but also to most of the well-known modernist buildings of the city.

Included in 28 of 50 Barcelona Travel Guides

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Mercedes

Mercedes, 27, Tourismologist

Mercedes
This is the best place for shopping! Even if you’re not interested in it, check out the window displays, they’re very creative.

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#7 La Rambla

With the mystical Mercat the la Boquería on one of its sides, La Rambla is one of the most visited streets of the city.

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Marc

Marc, 37, Event Organiser

Marc
Go early in the morning and stroll through it from one end to the other!

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#8 La Barceloneta

This old fishermen neighbourhood is the perfect combination of culture and nature, as it’s right besides the beach and the sea.

Included in 33 of 50 Barcelona Travel Guides

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Get lost in its streets after soaking up a little bit of sun!

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#9 Búnkers del Carmel

Once an antiaircraft battery to defend the city during the Civil War, the bunkers are now a fantastic viewpoint of the skyline of Barcelona.

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Sergi

Sergi, 25, Executive consultant

Sergi
Go early in the morning to watch the sun rise or late in the afternoon to watch it go down.

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