What to see in Barcelona: 10 essentials

Choosing 10 essentials of Barcelona, ​​our city, has cost us a lot. As you know, we love living in this city and discovering new places. After many laps we have decided that if someone told us that he had the right time to visit Barcelona, ​​we would say that he can not leave the city without visiting the following places:

The Parc de la Ciutadella
The Parc de la Ciutadella is the park of Barcelona that we like most. The small contributions of a young Gaudí is one of the many curiosities of this park that you can read at the entrance that we wrote about the Ciutadella Park.

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

What to see in Barcelona: Font Màgica de Montjuïc
What to see in Barcelona: Font Màgica de Montjuïc
El Born
We are in love with the Born district. We love to stroll through the alleys of this neighborhood and discover new corners.

What to see in Barcelona: El Born
What to see in Barcelona: El Born
The Roman Barcelona
The Roman past of Barcelona is very present in the city of Barcelona. It is not unusual to walk through the center of the city and find posters telling you what 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 what we did.

What to see in Barcelona: Museu d’Història de Barcelona
What to see in Barcelona: Museu d’Història de Barcelona
Paseo de Gracia
Walking 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 by Puig i Cadafalch or Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner.

What to see in Barcelona: La Pedrera at Passeig de Gràcia
What to see in Barcelona: La Pedrera at Passeig de Gràcia
In addition to architectural works, if you are lovers of shopping you can see stores of large firms such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Valentino as well as stores with prices more affordable for all budgets.

Plaça Sant Felip Neri
The square of Sant Felip Neri is found in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, ​​next to the Cathedral of Barcelona. Although being in the center of the city is a place where you can breathe peacefully. The marks on the façade of the church of Sant Felip Neri reminds us that this has not always been the case since one of the most tragic events in the city of Barcelona has been experienced.

What to see in Barcelona: Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
What to see in Barcelona: Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Búnkers del Carmel on the Turó de la Rovira
If you want to see the city of Barcelona from above without paying anything, you can visit the búnkers of Carmel. We find them at the top of the hill of La Rovira and offers us a 360 degree city view. For more information, read the entrance to our visit to the Carmel Bunkers.

What to see in Barcelona: Vista de Barcelona from the Bunkers del Carmel
What to see in Barcelona: Vista de Barcelona from the Bunkers del Carmel
Montcada Street
Montcada Street in Barcelona is the center of the most important medieval civil architecture in the city. In this street, declared Historic-Artistic Monumental Complex in 1947, we can find medieval, Renaissance and Baroque palaces.

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

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

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

From food markets, we would point out the Santa Caterina Market, because of its architecture and because we can also find remains of the medieval past of Barcelona. The Boqueria Market also likes us but you have to try to go early to avoid the crowd of tourists.

What to see in Barcelona: Mercat de Santa Caterina
What to see in Barcelona: Mercat de Santa Caterina
Apart from the gastronomic markets we recommend that you visit the Domincal Market in Sant Antoni and the Mercat del Encants Vells in Barcelona.

 

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