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Our Top 5 Must-See Barcelona Attractions

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by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Chloe M.

Last updated : Nov 14, 20228 min read

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If we could transport ourselves to a paradise filled with colorful, winding streets, busy balconies, and sunny skies for days, we definitely would, and it would be in the shape and form of Barcelona. Comfortably perched on the northeast coast of Spain, Catalonia’s capital prides itself as being one of the prime and picturesque urban holiday destinations in Europe. Splendidly intertwining culture with the modern, it is only right that the city bursts with activities fit for everyone. 

There is so much to do in Barcelona, so it can be quite nerve-wracking to plan a trip to what Hans Christian Anderson once called “the Paris of Spain”. We’ve huddled up with our team of guides and researchers, and curated some of our favorite attractions to tour so you can fully enjoy your trip to the wonderful city of Barcelona. 

La Rambla: The Social Capital of Barcelona 

blog imagePerhaps one of the most famous streets in Barcelona is La Rambla - a one mile pedestrian avenue lined beautifully with trees and hosting a plethora of shops from food to trinkets and trifles. Stretching from Plata de Catalunya all the way to Port Vell, La Rambla is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll with intervals for tapas and crema catalana (or the Spanish version of creme brulee). 

You might be wondering why some sites call it Las Ramblas and others Les Rambles; the truth is they are all actually one and the same. Initially, La Rambla consisted of five separate streets - Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins, and Rambla de Santa Mònica. As time passed, the whole pedestrian boulevard was simply called La Rambla. 

Each of the mini ramblas has its own unique flavor, and so a visit to any which one is truly exciting. On Rambla de Canaletes, you will find the Font de Canaletes, a 20th century drinking fountain and lamppost iconic to not only history buffs but football fans around the world, as this has been a gathering place for football enthusiasts since the 1930s. Rambla dels Estudios, on the other hand, coined its name from a 16th century university which is the forerunner of Universitat de Barcelona. 

After taking the best souvenir photos at the Font de Canaletes, and gazing at the site of the Universitat de Barcelona, find yourself immersed in the floral aromas of Ramble de Sant Josep’s open air flower market. Pick some flowers, enjoy the atmosphere, and slowly make your way towards the crowd of tourists making their way through Rambla dels Caputxins, the busiest of street in La Rambla. Here you will find the best fresh food at the La Boqueria market and a Joan Miró mosaic full of emotion and love for the city. Lastly, amble towards the amazing art spaces of the Centre d'Art Santa Monica, where artists from all over the world gather. 

Camp Nou (Now Spotify Camp Nou)

blog imageFootball fans and architecture lovers would love a trip to Camp Nou, home to some 1992 Summer Olympics events and now to FC Barcelona. With a capacity of over 99,000 - Camp Nou is one of the largest stadiums in Europe. 

On match days, the whole area buzzes with adrenaline. Catch a game and feel the team spirit one can only gain from football culture. If that is not your cup of tea, then a trip to the FC Barcelona Museum might be. Here you will take a trip down memory lane and discover the experiences and accomplishments of the FC Barcelona team. 

Truth be told, there are a variety of tours available for Camp Nou, as well as a number of ticket options. Our guides advise that you check which attractions you would like to visit first before buying a ticket in order to get your money’s worth.

 

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Basílica de la Sagrada Família

blog imageYou can’t visit Barcelona and not go to the Sagrada Familia. The unfinished Sagrada Familia leaves visitors awestruck just by its grandeur. Designed by Antonio Gaudi in 1852, the largest Catholic Church in the world is not only a minor basilica, but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Much has changed since the church’s conception however. Only recently in 2011, the basilica was set in flames by an arsonist, destroying the sacristy, or preparation room. Many robes and furniture were not salvaged from the fire, and Gaudi’s work was largely destroyed. Construction has since continued, and its ornate architecture both outside and in can be admired by everyone. 

The nativity scene will greet you as the first thing you see as you enter the church. It is passionate and expressive and everything you can think of for a lavish facade. The ‘Passion of Christ’ can also be seen depicting Jesus’s suffering, death, and resurrection. Whichever tower you choose to enter, you are sure to be entranced by the wonders of the architecture. If you aren’t sure how to plan your trip, ask our local guides to help you set up a tour. It can get pretty crowded around the church, and so having a guide to give you insider information will prove more than useful. 

Park Guell: Gauda’s Living Legacy

blog imageIf you would like to know more about the life and legacy of Antonio Gauda, as well as get lost in a whimsical hillside park with a mosaic lizard, spiral towers, and acres of woodland, then a trip to Park Guell is perfect to unleash the surrealist connoisseur in you. As you enter the park, you will feel transported into the unconventional world of Gaudi. 

The park’s guardian, a colorful conspicuous lizard named El Drac, is a crowd favorite conveniently located near the main entrance. Created in collaboration with Joseph Maria Jujo, the mosaic was made using broken pieces of tile, an art style typically called trencadís. 

As you stroll through the wide gardens filled with spectacular art and architecture, you will be met by the Casa Museu Gaudí, now the Gaudí House Museum, the exact place Gaudi lived for twenty years. Although it is free to enter the park, beware of the extra costs to get into certain galleries, rooms, and areas. You can ask our professional guides for advice as to which tickets suit you best. 

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

blog imageAfter all the activities throughout the day, watching an amazing music and light show is the best way to close things off. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc was built by Carles Buigas in 1929 for the International Expo, and it has been visited by families, tourists, and locals by the thousand. 

With 3.1 million liters of water and 132 electric motors being used for the shows, it is no wonder Barcelona’s City Council has continued to find ways to conserve and recycle. The fountain actually uses recycled water for its shows, and its halogen lights have been replaced with LED technology. This makes it easy to enjoy light and music shows sustainably. 

Some people trek to Barcelona in September for La Mercè, a popular festival where gatherers wear traditional Catalan capital dresses and celebrate Catalan culture. If you are indeed making your way to Barcelona for this, then take note that the Magic Fountain is the venue for the Piromusical fireworks showcase. 

 

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Conclusion

Barcelona has something for every traveler. Whether it is sports, food, architecture, or history, there is bound to be an activity perfect for your taste. Savor Barcelona and all its beauty with GoWithGuide. The city is big and promising, and so is your trip. Customize a private tour with us today to ensure a worry-free adventure. 

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Barcelona Tour Guide - Christian H.

Christian H.

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I left Germany 23 years ago and have been living in Barcelona for 12. I am an experienced world traveller having visited more than 40 countries on all continents. When coming to Barcelona I developed a passion for its architecture, the rich history & the many legends that can be found all over the city. Turning passion into a profession I became a tour guide and founded my own company specialising in off the beaten path tours and historic walking routes. We offer private tours. This way we can guarantee a high level of intimacy. For us it is important that there is also time for personal conversations. We love to learn about the lives of our guests. Our mission is fulfilled when you got the feeling that you discovered Barcelona with a friend who happened to know a lot about the city. Catch The Barcelona Feeling with me!                                                                                                                                 

Barcelona Tour Guide - Philippe D.

Philippe D.

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Hello, My name is Philippe, I am a professional Tour guide in Barcelona. Let me share with you my love and passion for Barcelona! Come with me to explore and discover our culture, history, people and way of being. After living in different countries, Barcelona is now home for me for the last 15 years, so let's share with you my knowledge and have fun together. Having a certified local guide with you is a must in Barcelona, you won’t have to worry about the lines in the monuments and museums, we will skip them and save lot of time. In fact, only licensed guides can help you to skip the long lines in the famous monuments. I am a great lover of art and history, but what I like most is connecting with my guests. My tours are designed to make you feel like a local. They will be a cultural and relaxed experience at the same time, and I will be your private guide just for you and your party. So..let's discover this dynamic and thrilling city together! I can lead these tours in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese Licensed Local Guide Catalunya Personal Concierge 2004-2021: more than 200 tours led as a Freelance Travel Director in Spain Portugal and France TRAINING AND SKILLS * Driving license * First aid course AVAILABILITY FOR 2021-2022 * Personal Concierge * Tour Leader and Local Guide * Hospitality desk * Transfert escort * Event Manager                                                                                                                                  

Barcelona Tour Guide - Valeria C.

Valeria C.

Spain

Get your pictures taken in the most stunning corners of Barcelona. Nothing better than exploring the city with a local photographers! Ideal for solo travellers, couples, group of friends and family with kids. The most fun is guaranteed!                                                                                                                                 

Barcelona Tour Guide - Agustina V.

Agustina V.

Spain

Hola! Welcome to Barcelona! I'm Agustina and I'd love to be your guide, but first let me tell you a bit about who am I and what we're going to be discovering together :) I was born in Argentina, studied Art History, and as soon as I finished my studies I wanted to travel the world and see new places. 12 years later, I'm still on this side of the Ocean, 9 of which I've been working as a professional tour guide in Ireland, Portugal, and Barcelona! When I arrived in Barcelona, I fell in love with this city, because it's a place that HAS IT ALL. Amazing architecture, very interesting history, very rich in culture, great weather, fantastic cuisine and coastline, what else could you ask for? All of these things that I really love about Barcelona are what I'd love to showcase to you, so if I do a good job. . . you'll finish my tour liking this city as much as I do. Mission accomplished! The things I love the most in life are to keep discovering new things, learning, growing, and getting to share them with others. I LOVE TELLING STORIES and I consider myself so fortunate to match my two biggest passions through my job: Art History and Storytelling! Come and join me on a tour, let me show you why Barcelona is so unique, a place that has many spots that need to be revealed, many secrets to be told, and many stories you'll never forget. Let me guide you through your journey :)                                                                                                                                 

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