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Barcelona Attractions, Things to do and see in Barcelona
Below is a selection of things to visit and see during your stay in Barcelona
One of the most visited attractions in the city is the unfinished masterpiece by
Gaudi named the
Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familiaor (Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) this
building still unfinished since Gaudi died and probably never will be at this stage
as no one will foot the bill, but is still an amazing sight even with all the cranes
and scaffolding, it's simply breathtaking and well worth seeing. Website: www.sagradafamilia.org
Museu Picasso(Picasso Museum)
The Picasso Museum is a must see attraction and is visited by several million visitors
each year which is housed in two 15th-century palaces a fitting location indeed.
The permanent collection is quite extencive and is devoted to the Picasso's early
works, including many early sketchesa as well as a selection of painting covering
several of his different periods like his Blue Period (1901–1904) and Pink (1907–1920).
Also you can purchase posters, ceramics and other pieces. Visit www.museupicasso.bcn.es
The area know as La Rambla comprises a series of pedestrianised little lane or streets
and covers quite a large area and is one of the most visited area in all Barcleona
and world famousd for it's beauty, lined with trees, cafés, mine artists, street
preformers with their weird and wacky shows as well as many restaurants is the perfect
place in which to still for a drink and people watch or stroll along the entire lenght
for a real unique Barcelona experiecnce.
Also around this area you will find several places of interest and well wotrh a look
including Gaudí’s first major architectural project, Palau Güell (Güell Palace). also
in this area you will come across one of the most attractive squares in the city
as well as many palm trees, Gaudi designed lampposts as well as many terrace cafes.
Housing the National Museum of Catalonian Art, step inside for an amazing view of
a collection of Gothic, and medieval treasures as well as a large collection of
The view of the building at night is also very nice as it's flood lit after dark
and makes for a lovely night photo.
Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation)
The Joan Miró Foundation , a gift to the people of Barcelona , housing a permanent
collection of his sculptures, paintings, graphics- Visit http://www.bcn.fjmiro.es/
for the English site
Mançana de la Discòrdia (Block of Discord)
A set of simply extraordinary houses all designed by different artictecticts including
Gaudí of course but with a little help from his "friends" . Well worth a visit.
Along the Waterfront
What better way to view the city that from the waters edge, a stroll along the harbourside
is an ideal way for one to see some of the results of Barcelona’s regeneration programme
including many new cafes, bars, even a shopping mall and if you have kids with you
and want to entertain them for a while there is a leisure centre as well as a large
This was the original fishermens quarter of the city which dates back to 1750's and
is a real nice area to visit and if you like beaches and seafood this is the place
for you as not only is it the nearest beach to the centre and has 5 kilometers of
them it also offers the finest fish restaurants in the city
The Vila Olímpica at Poble Nou, built for the Olympic Games it is now a real lively
spot especially at weekends and during the summer months, During winter it's like
a ghost town.
From the Colom at the end of the Ramblas you can actually walk to the beach from here
in about fifteen minutes or alternatively hop on the metro.
Be warned Barceloneta beach gets mighty busy on any hot day and during the summer
months (June to Sep) it's busy every day if fear not there is another called Icaria
Beach which is the next closest to Barceloneta.