Barcelona is known for its tourism. Last year alone, the city reached an astounding 30 million visitors, not including the 1.6 million residents. So, what is it about Barcelona that attracts millions of people from all over the world? Well, Barcelona is globally known for its entertainment, fashion, and media but most importantly its historical art and architecture. With numerous designs by world renowned Catalan artist Antoni Gaudi, parks, museums and beaches, Barcelona will continue to climb the charts of tourism.
Here are the top 5 attractions in Barcelona:
- La Sagrada Familia
This massive Roman Catholic Church was designed by none other than Antoni Gaudi. It is a monumental church representing the holy family using element and design to depict the religious symbolism. Construction for this basilica started in 1882 and is still under construction with more to be added. The estimated completion date of the church is around the year 2026-2028. To learn more about La Sagrada Familia, entrance times, and purchasing tickets, visit the website below!
- Park Guell
Park Guell is also a work of art by Gaudi. The park is located in upper Barcelona and was built between 1900-1914. This urban park is a landscape garden architecture surrounded by modernist art and a phenomenal view of the city. Park Guell attracted many people when it first opened and it continues to attract millions of people each year.
- La Rambla
La Rambla is the most well known street located in the center of Barcelona. This street is live and vibrant filled with not only tourists but locals as well. The 1.2 km long street consists of street artists, human statues, art galleries, restaurants and one of Europe’s largest markets La Boqueria. This market contains the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat and much more. After walking, you can rest and enjoy some of the best tapas Barcelona has to offer with a glass of wine.
- Camp Nou Experience
You certainly have to visit the largest soccer stadium in Europe! Futbol Club Barcelona is hosted in this stadium with a seating capacity of 100,000. The 1.5 hour Camp Nou Experience offers a tour of the stadium and a great deal of knowledge regarding the history of FC Barcelona. Certain admission packages allow access to an area that is dedicated to the top FC Barcelona player Messi!
- Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
MNAC can be found in Palau Nacional of Montjuic. Built in 1929, this museum exhibits art stemming back 1,000 years. Within the museum, you will find the collection of Romanesque paintings. Also displayed are various works by Catalan modernist such as Gaudi and Casa. In edition to this, other things on display include Gothic art, European renaissance and baroque painters; with photography from other artists. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the 360 view!
Click the link below to get the full Tourists Guide and find out the endless sights to see during your time in Barcelona!