What to see in Barcelona: 10 essentials

Choose 10 essentials of Barcelona, ​​our city, has cost us a lot. As you know we love living in this city and discover new places. After many laps we decided that if someone told us that he has just enough time to visit Barcelona, ​​we would say that he can not leave the city without visiting the following places as recommend hotel passeig gracia Barcelona majestic.

What to see in Barcelona: The Parc de la CiutadellaThe Park of the Ciutadella
The Park of the Ciutadella is the park of Barcelona that we like the most. The small contributions of a young Gaudí is one of the many curiosities of this park that can be read in the post we wrote about the Ciutadella Park.

What to see in Barcelona: The Parc de la Ciutadella
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
The water, music and light show of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is spectacular. Depending on the time that goes the musical theme is different. Here you have the link to the hours of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.

What to see in Barcelona: Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
the Born
We are in love with the Born neighborhood. We love to walk through the streets of this neighborhood and discover new places.

What to see in Barcelona: El Born
The Roman Barcelona
The Roman past of Barcelona is very present in Barcelona. It is not strange to walk through the center of the city and find posters explaining that that wall was part of the Roman aqueduct or that it was part of the wall that surrounded Barcino. If you want to take a tour of Barcino, here we leave you the one we did.

What to see in Barcelona: Barcelona History Museum
Paseo de Gracia
Strolling along Paseo de Gracia we find two great works by Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera.

In addition to these works by Gaudí, we also find other works of Catalan modernism such as Casa Amatller de Puig and Cadafalch or Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner.

What to see in Barcelona: La Pedrera on Paseo de Gracia
In addition to architectural works, if you love shopping you can see stores of major brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Valentino as well as shops with more affordable prices for all budgets.

Plaza Sant Felip Neri
The Plaza de San Felipe Neri is located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, ​​next to the Cathedral of Barcelona. Despite being in the center of the city is a place where you breathe tranquility. The marks on the façade of the church of San Felipe Neri reminds us that it has not always been this way since he has lived through one of the most tragic episodes in Barcelona.

What to see in Barcelona: Plaza de San Felipe Neri
Carmelo bunkers in Turó de la Rovira
If you want to see the city of Barcelona from above without paying anything, you can pay a visit to the Carmel bunkers. We find them on the top of the Rovira hill and it offers us a 360º view of the city. For more information you can read the entry of our visit to the carmel bunkers.

What to see in Barcelona: View of Barcelona from the Bunkers of Carmelo
street Montcada
The Montcada street in Barcelona is the most important medieval civil architecture center in the city. In this street, declared Historical-artistic Monumental Complex in 1947, we can find medieval, Renaissance and Baroque palaces.

As an example of medieval palaces we find the Palau Aguilar, the Palau Baró de Castellet and the Palau Meca that are currently the headquarters of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

Montcada street, apart from its architecture, is also known as the street of museums. Apart from the Picasso Museum, we find the Mammoth Museum or the Maeght Gallery. In recent years the museums of Pre-Columbian Art or the Dissseny HUB, which were also on this street, have closed their doors giving way to the Museum of World Cultures that will open its doors in 2015.

What to see in Barcelona: Picasso Museum on Montcada Street
Barcelona markets
In Barcelona we have many markets. According to the Barcelona City Council, it is one of the few cities that has a network of markets distributed in such a way that all neighborhoods have a nearby market.

From food markets we would highlight the Santa Caterina Market, for its architecture and because we can also find remains of the medieval past of Barcelona. The Mercado de la Boqueria also we like but you should try to go early to avoid the agglomeration of tourists.

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