Barcelona Attractions Guide

Barcelona Must Visit Sites. Barcelona is one of Europe's most beautiful and romantic cities. You'll never run out of things to do and sights to see in this truly unforgettable city. - 1992 Olympic Stadium. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympic Games, which redefined and propelled Barcelona to world recognition. Main events were held in Estadi Olimpic in Montjuic, which can seat up to 65,000 people! It was initially constructed in 1929, when Barcelona also hosted the World Fair. - La Rambla. La Rambla is home to many major attractions, so it is more or less the center of your daily and nightly activities while in Barcelona. You can visit major sites such as the Placa de Catalunya, the Palau de la Virreina (18th century mansion) and the Mercat de la Boqueria (The Boqueria Market). Further south, you will find Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona's opera house. - Port Vell. Port Vell is a former majestic port of Barcelona, which is now transformed into the ultimate destination for fun and leisure, filled with exciting bars, restaurants, shopping enters, an I-max cinema, and the Barcelona Aquarium. - Harbour Cable Car. It is a 1450 meter long aerial tramway which connects Barceloneta and Montjuic. The cable cars are packed with tourist during daytime. It has a restaurant on the top accessible only by elevator to serve the tourists. - Camp Nuo. Football fanatics shouldn't miss a visit to Camp Nou. This is the home ground of Barcelona's (and Europe's!) biggest and greatest football team, the FC Barcelona. Camp Nuo is the biggest stadium in the whole European continent. It can seat almost 100,000 people, complete with numerous shops and a museum of Camp Nuo's history. - Tibidabo. Tibidabo is located some 532 meters high, thus it offers a spectacular 360-view of the city. According to the legends, this is the exact place where the devil tempted Jesus Christ by offering him the world in exchange for his love for his Father. It has a church on top, which is ironically being surrounded by an amusement park. - The Gothic Quarter. This section of the city has some pretty impressive Medieval Gothic Cathedrals and buildings that date way far back during the 14th and 15th century. Major attractions here are: the Gothic Cathedral, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Ajuntament and the Placa del Rei. Visit the museum on Carrer de Veguer to enlighten yourself with the city's long history. - The Picasso Museum. The museum boasts a wide collection of Pablo Picasso's paintings, drawings, and even lithographs and etchings! There are works from all of Picasso's artistic periods. Everything is in chronological order, and the artworks are labeled in the Catalan and Spanish language. The Picasso Museum is located in the picturesque town of Carrer Montcada, in the Palau Berenguer de Aguilar. - Casa Vicens. It is located on a narrow street of Carrer Gran de Gracia. Casa Vicens was built by Gaudi, and is one of his earliest architectural designs. It is strongly influenced by both Moorish and Spanish architectural styles, with liberal use of tile decoration.