Barcelona is a beautiful city that can offer you mumerous cultural experiences and amazing beaches that are only a few minutes walk from the city center. The architecture of Barcelona will delight you. Many great painters and artists have created in this city and their influence is evident today in Barcelona and around the world. On this page are the best sights of Barcelona, and it is up to you to make your own choice of which ones you want to visit during your stay in this Mediterranean metropolis.
Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona that is over 500 meters high, and it is a part of the Collserola mountain range. Tibidabo’s main attraction is the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cort, designed by Enric Sagnier. The construction took place in the period between 1902 and 1960, and it is a mixture of the Modern and Neo Gothic style. Entrance is free, and inside you may see picturesque glasswork and beautiful stone arts. There is Christ’s statue at the top of the temple, and there is an elevator that takes you to the top of the building.
Placa d’Espanya is positioned at the foot of Montjuic mountain, and it is one of the most significant squares in Barcelona. This square is the junction of a couple of main streets, such as: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Avinguda del Paral, Carrer de la Creu Coberta and Carrer de Tarragona, and it stretches to Palau Nacional through Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, where one of the best Catalan musems, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), is located. At the center of the square there is a big fountain designed by Josep Maria Jujol. On the fountain, there are ancient deities and heroes designed by Miquel Blay.
Torre Agbar is one of the most unusual attractions in Barcelona. It is located in Pablenou quarter, and it was named after its original owner, the Agbar Group. It was built in the 2000s, and it was designed by French architect, Jean Nouvel. The Agbar Tower consists of 38 storeys, it measures 145 meters in height. The façade is covered with steel plates. What makes this tower special is the lighting in the evening. It has 4.500 LED lights that enable the creation of luminous pictures on the façade. During Christmas, New Year’s Eve and some other manifestations, the towers changes its colours into computer-generated pictures.
La Boqueria is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. The market is located in the central part of La Rambla. La Boqueria has a long history, in the 13th century there were stands where people sold meat. During the 17th century, fishermen, butchers, bakers, farmers etc. used to gather there. That tradition has continued to this day. There you may find various fruits, such as papayas, mangos, peaches, pineapples, etc. It is important to highlight that prices are high, so be thorough before deciding what and where you are going to buy. Around the market, there are cafés and restaurants, and prices there are close to those in luxurious restaurants, which is kind of weird given it is only a marketplace. You can buy food for take away
Camp Nou, the stadium of FC Barcelona is one of the most important landmarks for football fans from all over the world. It was built in the period from 1954 to 1957, and it was officially opened on 24 September, 1957, on the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, patron of the city. Initially, the stadium used to have 93.053 seats, and following expansion in 1982, it has the capacity up to 120.000 seats. Within the stadium, there are a museum and a media center. The FC Barcelona Museum is currently considered the most modern museum among football museums.