Things to do in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a stunning seaside city famous for its mix of culture, art, food, and joyous vibe.

After seeing its numerous tourist attractions, visitors love wandering the streets and taking in the beautiful Spanish city.

Catalonia’s vibrant capital is also known for its gorgeous scenery, breathtaking architecture, and sunny lifestyle.

Don’t be surprised if you feel like visiting again, for most tourists do.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this charming city with our list of the things to do in Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia

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Sagrada Familia is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona and attracts more than 5 million visitors every year. It has been under construction since 1882 and will be ready by 2026 – a whopping 144 years.

Park Guell

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Park Guell receives more than ten million tourists every year. Within the park Antoni Gaudi built a residential complex, which became his masterpiece.

Camp Nou

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Camp Nou, which is also known as the Barcelona Stadium, offers the Camp Nou Stadium tour. Tourists also get to visit Barcelona Football Club Museum in the Stadium.

Casa Mila

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Casa Mila was Antonio Gaudi’s last residential building before he decided to focus all his energy on Sagrada Familia. Gaudi built Casa Mila between 1906 and 1912, right in the middle of the Barcelona city.

Casa Batllo

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Casa Batllo is a beautiful residential building, which attracts more than a million tourists every year. Locals also call it Casa dels Ossos or House of Bones Barcelona, since it looks as if it is made up of skulls and bones.

Barcelona Zoo

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With a rich offering of 2000 animals of 300 different species and 1300 different trees, plants, and flowers, Barcelona Zoo is worth visiting.

Barcelona Aquarium

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Barcelona Aquarium is one of Europe’s largest and richest collection of marine life. It has the only Oceanarium in the whole of Europe.

Montserrat Monastery

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Montserrat is a beautiful mountain 60 Kms (37 Miles) from Barcelona, on top of which sits the gorgeous Montserrat Monastery.

Montjuic Cable Car

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Montjuic Cable Car is a two-in-one experience – it transports you to the top of Montjuïc Hill and also offers fascinating panoramic views of Barcelona.

Fundacio Joan Miro

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Spanish artist Miro created the Fundacio Joan Miro, with his private collection, to set up an internationally recognized art museum in Barcelona.

Dali Theatre-Museum

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The Dali Theatre and Museum is dedicated to artist Salvador Dalí and houses the most extensive collection of surrealist art in the world.

Gaudi House Museum

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Antoni Gaudi, the architect of countless architectural marvels in Barcelona used to stay in what is now called Gaudi House Museum.

Kids activities in Barcelona

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The Spanish capital attracts more than 30 million tourists every year. More than half of them, come with their kids in tow. Find out about all the kid-friendly activities in Barcelona.

Facts about tourist attractions in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia facts

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Sagrada Familia attracts more than 5 million tourists in a year. This means, on average, two tourists enter the gates of Sagrada Familia every second. No wonder it is so crowded. More facts

Park Guell facts

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Gaudi house, which is the most popular attraction in Park Guell, was not built by Gaudi. It was built by Gaudi’s friend and an assistant named Francesc Berenguer i Mestres. More facts

Camp Nou facts

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Legendary Spanish footballer Ladislao Kubala was the reason why Camp Nou had to be built. The stadium couldn’t hold the fans he brought to the games. More

Casa Batllo facts

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Casa Batllo was originally built by Prof Emilio Sala Cortés, Antonio Gaudi’s architecture professor at Provincial School of Architecture in Barcelona. More

Casa Mila facts

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Antoni Gaudi got the contract for building Casa Mila because he did a good job with Casa Batllo, which was just 700 meters (2300 feet) away on the same street. More

Anmol Sabharwal: She is a finance graduate with a bucket list full of places to visit and historic cities to explore. She loves to chat up and strike friendships with other travelers when she is on the move. Favorite Cities: Antwerp, Koyoto, Muscat, Bangkok