City Profile: Barcelona, Spain

Want to experience the BEST of Barcelona? Check out this guide of must-see sights travel!

La Sagrada Familia – Gaudi

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Admission: Prices start at 19.90 Euros (with audio guide)

ADDRESS: Calle Mallorca 401

8034 Barcelona

OPEN: 9 am to 6 pm

TRANSPORTATION: Metro Line No. 5 station

http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/

If You Could only see one thing in Barcelona, ​​make it the La Sagrada Familia. The sight of this jaw-dropping (unfinished) cathedral will have you in a state of wonderment and awe. As Gaudi Had died in 1926, his master piece Which left unfinished and the continuation End of month Has the been the subject of many heated debates. HOWEVER, de four new towers of the Passion facade (south western wing) is nearly finished and the final date of completion Has yet to be deterministic mined.

Park Guell – Gaudi

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Photograph by fstifter via Flickr Creative Commons

Carrer D’Olot 

Barcelona

OPEN: opening: 10am, closing time DEPENDING on the season, mostly around 7pm

TRANSPORT: Green Line: Lesseps, Vallcarca

Commissioned by the rich industrialist Eusebi Güell as a recreation area for the Barcelonian aristocracy. The park’s twisting rock pillars, jaw-dropping view of the city, and sheer size will keep you occupied for most of the day.

Palau de la Música Catalana

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Photograph by John Picken Photography via Flickr Creative Commons

www.palaumusica.org

ADDRESS: Carrer Sant Francesc de Paula 2

08003 Barcelona

OPEN: box office 10 am-9pm Mon-Sat. guided tours daily 9.30am-3pm

TRANSPORT: metro: line 1 and 4 to “Urquinaona” bus no.17, no.19, no.40, no.45

The façade of Domènech i Montaner’s concert hall, with its bare brick, busts and mosaic friezes Representing the regions musical traditions and composers is one of the best examples of the Catalan Modernista movement ever built. The interior of this sight is equally, if not more impressive with its multicolored stained glass ceiling and half-relief figures of the musical Muses.

Parc de la Ciutadella

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Photograph “Ciutadella Park fountain” by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons 

ADDRESS: Passeig Picasso 

Barcelona

OPEN: 10am – sunset daily

TRANSPORT: metro: “Arc the Triomf” or “Barceloneta”

The Parc de la Ciutadella leaves no room for boredom as its attractions include the Natural History Museum, a gorgeous lake, and more than 30 pieces statuary. The park contains artwork by Antoni Tapies, Josep Llimona, Carles Fontseré and many others.

Casa Amatller

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 Photograph by Ulf Liljankoski via Flickr Creative Commons

ADDRESS: Passeig de Gràcia 41

08007 Barcelona

TRANSPORT: Buses: 7, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28; Metro: L2, L3, L4 (Passeig de Gràcia) 

The Casa Amatller, Which is Adjacent to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, Which designed by the artist Josep Puig i Cadafalch. A tile located at the floor of the entrance of the sights entrance marks the 0 km. of the European Route of Modernism. The goal behind creating this route to what extend the model of the Barcelona Route of Modernism to other cities on the continent thathave Comparable architectural styles in order to promote the artists and Their Work. Though closed to tourists, the main entrance is always open and there is an interesting chocolate shop offers a look into the history behind the building’s did construction.

Font Magica de Montjuïc

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Photograph by Amy Goodman via Flickr Creative Commons

ADDRESS: Plaça d’Espanya 

Barcelona

OPEN: MAY-SEPT 8-11.30pm Thur-Sun; music every 30mins 9.30pm-midnight. OCT-APR 7-9pm Fri, Sat; music every 30mins 7-9pm

TRANSPORTATION: Metro Espanya

The Font Magica de Montjuic is a spectacular display of color, light, motion, music and water acrobatics. It’s first performance Which falling on the Great Universal Exchibition on May 19, 1929 The designer Carles Buigas submitted his plans one year before the exhibition commissioning over 3000 workers for the project Which was completed in less than one year.