Barcelona is a great city to visit, and you’ll probably want to stay longer. There is much to see and do. But what if you ask me what the Top 5 sights in Barcelona are? Well, this is a starting guide.
Top 5 Sights in Barcelona
Probably the most famous sight in the city, the Sagrada Familia is the iconic Catholic church that puts Barcelona in the map.
Impossible arches, columns, and windows, never seems to make sense, while it all looks organically natural and coherent.
A fantastic gem, if a bit pricey, also possible to climb the towers.
The Parc Guell is a fantastic masterpiece, conceived by the dreamer architect: Gaudi.
Initially conceived as a residential area for the affluent, with a number of independent houses with recreational areas, markets, schools, and green sights, the project was not completed.
This means that Parc Guell is a beautiful green park, with a couple of viewpoints and beautiful sights.
Barceloneta Beach Area
This fishing neighborhood has been on the tourist map mainly since the 1992 Olympics lead to a massive improvement in the infrastructure of Barcelona’s seaside.
Nowadays, it is a trendy neighborhood that combines the old and the new, the working-class families and the trendy Swedes living in harmony (well, some people hate tourists in this area, true).
This viewpoint is the best in the city, by a mile. Seriously, you won’t be disappointed.
It offers a 360 degree view on the city, particularly of the sea side. Occasionally very windy and cold for Barcelona standards, it is a great place to have a picnic or a couple of beers at sunset (or sunrise!).
Barcelona’s oldest quarter, currently one of the places on earth with the highest concentration of (drunk, English, German, and French) tourists.
Jokes aside, it is still great.
Stroll and walk around for a few hours – but make sure to watch out your stuff. Pickpockets abound, specially after dark.
While Barcelona is a city with a ton of decent sights, You should certainly try to visit the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Bunkers del Carme, Barceloneta, and Gothic Quarter.