The dazzling city of Barcelona is one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations. The city is full of stunning monuments and whimsical side streets, as well as a heady combination of shopping, education, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts. Get ready for some time in the Iberian sun, because we’ve picked out some of the best things do when you’re visiting the city.
The Works of Antoni Gaudi
Dispersed throughout the city of Barcelona is a wondrous treasure hunt for the works of Antoni Gaudi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that assembles the greatest architectural achievements of the fascinating artist.. The elusive artist created an entirely unique style over his long career in Barcelona, including the infamous Sagrada Familia Church (still under construction to this day!) and the Park Guell, covered in alien murals with hidden symbols and puzzles. Everywhere you look, Gaudi’s imagination ran wild in his native city. It’s a great way to plan a walking tour around Barcelona!
Museu Picasso is home to an extensive collection of 4,251 works by renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Highlights of the collection in the house are two of the artist’s first paintings, “The First Communion” (1896) and “Science and Charity” (1897). It was the first museum dedicated entirely to Picasso and is the only one that was built while he was still alive. And if you’re hunting for more museums, head over to the amazing museum of architecture, the Poble Espanyol!
La Rambla is a street in the center of Barcelona, stretching through the city for over a mile. It’s most popular during the day and early at night when La Rambla is full of charming vendors selling anything from flowers to newspapers to souvenirs. There are also restaurants and bars that line the street and several plazas and historic sites, including the Font de Canaletes, a famous fountain. Legend says that anyone who drinks from the fountain is guaranteed to return to the city!