, Barcelona’s well known main avenue is a good starting point taking you from Plaza de Catalunya
all the way to the port. Along the way you can enjoy the cafes, restaurants, flower stalls and a variety of street performers. Just off La Rambla to your left you can also visit the Placa Reial
, a beautiful square with a lively atmosphere and to the right La Boqueria
, Barcelona’s wonderful food market.
The area known as Barri Gotic
is a maze of streets containing many Gothic buildings, and housing the Picasso Museum
as well as La Catedral
, Barcelona’s largest cathedral. The best metro stops for this area are either Jaime I or Liceu. Placa Sant Jaime
is at the heart of this district and houses the Ajuntament
(town hall) and Palau de la Generalitat
(where the Catalan Government resides).
Obviously the famous La Sagrada Familia
should not be missed. Its architect Gaudi died before its completion in 1926 and the church has been under construction and the subject of much controversy ever since. It is one of the city’s most visited sights that is bound to leave you amazed. Another of the city’s attractions inspired by Gaudi is Parc Guell
; a garden covering a hill to the north if the city and offering some great views.
The National Museum of Catalonian Art
boasting a stunning collection is to be found in the Palau Nacional
on Montjuic. There is clearly much to see in this city but one more area worth mentioning is the waterfront, where you can visit an array of bars and restaurants, visit the shopping mall and leisure center as well as taking a walk on the beach!
Events in Barcelona
Various venues around Barcelona
When: Happens in June
This music and multimedia festival has gained international recognition.