Things to do in Barcelona

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Things to Do in Barcelona

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  • Brizzle1973
    Bristol, UK78 contributions
    I was last here in the 80's and you can see how much work has been done. It's still completely mindblowing how large this place is and how much work is going in to the building and restoration. We booked an english guided tour which was really useful and gave you a great insight on how things are being done. You can also use your mobile phone to access key information in locations inside.
    We included a trip up the towers, this has changed since my last visit. You now have to choose a set of towers out of the two you can do. You have about 10 minutes to go up, look and start heading down due to the numbers but as you can imagine space is not huge up there so you have to keep moving and you do not get as good as view as you did back in the 80's but then its more commercial now.
    It is definately worth a visit and to have your mind blown.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • William P
    Atlanta, GA28 contributions
    This is a "Must See" neighborhood. Roam around and take in the Gothic Quarter understanding the history behind these buildings, Also, there are many great restaurants along the way
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • William P
    Atlanta, GA28 contributions
    Don't miss this outstanding architecture while in Barcelona. Breathtaking and worth the trip. Easily accessible via public transportation.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • BillGibson1
    New York City, NY212 contributions
    I've seen two shows here. One was spanish guitar, and the other was spanish guitar with flamenco. Both were amazing. I love spanish guitar, and the performers here were amazing. The theater itself is gorgeous.

    Any time I'm in Barcelona, I check the schedule here to see if there is anything that interests me. I highly recommend it.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Salsafanatic
    High Wycombe, UK25 contributions
    I had a delightful rest break + meal with a new-found friend met on the hop-on/-off bus – I would go back again just to enjoy the cafe and scenery!
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Amanda R
    Glasgow, UK91 contributions
    We went to a game as tourists. Stadium was amazing and the 85,000 crowd created a fantastic atmosphere. You need proof of identity to buy tickets so have a driving license or passport with you.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Gomez Evelyn
    3 contributions
    the centre of Barcelona’s historic city. Well worth a look around and a shop but be careful for pick pockets who pray on the unsuspecting in the busy bustling alleys as people shop. Some great small tapas stalls and wine stalls where you can try the fabulous local seafood and Iberian hams with a glass of wine. Great atmosphere and an incredible array of produce. A great place
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • kleic
    San Antonio, TX946 contributions
    Particularly as a contrast to La Sagrada Familia, this extraordinary (and extraordinarily old) Gothic cathedral is really a beautiful place to just go and sit. The soaring interior is plain but, well, soaring and such decorative elements as the doors and the medallions on the ceiling are well worth a look. The original rose window was destroyed in an earthquake but the "new" one that's there dates from the 15th century! It was hot when we were there and we didn't climb the tower but definitely do that if you're there in cooler months.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Di R
    19 contributions
    Even though we had previously visited Barcelona, we had never heard of this place. It too some finding as it wasn’t well sign posted but worth the effort. Surrounded by plenty of beautiful buildings, this group of 7 outstanding, architectural delights glistened in the Barcelona sun. It’s a must and I hope more people discover it and contribute to its upkeep.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,596 contributions
    The MNAC is set at the foot of Monjuic hill, overlooking the city.
    The National museum Palace (as well the majority of the entire area around) was built for Barcelona 1929 World Expo.
    The museum palace edifice is huge, built in neo classical style, standing on top of the path and stairway leading down from Placa de Espana, dominating the entire area.
    The museum is full of art of all kinds from Romanesque era onwards, with a strong impact of religious art.
    Although the entry fee is very reasonable (12 Euros) compared to other Barcelona attractions, you can visit for free every Saturday afternoon after 3 PM (be prepared for some waiting in line).
    After the visit, DO have a drink (again with reasonable prices) in an outside cafe at the patio in front of the palace with outstanding views of Barcelona.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Simon N
    260 contributions
    This is beautiful cathedral in the Gothic quarter. Its a special place to visit and not expensive to pay to walk inside. Stunning design and architecture, which is amazing and the stained glass windows is something to see. The area outside is vibrant with a lovely atmosphere of street music and food. It's just a short walk from the Rambla too.
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • Han
    Romford, UK53 contributions
    Wow wow wow, recommend anyone to go here to see the magic fountain show, amazing, breathtaking and worth the visit!!!!!
    It gets very busy but there is viewing platforms and places to stand, so no need to get to the front, actually get a better view being a bit further back!
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • travel_butterfly_JEN
    Plymouth, UK139 contributions
    I did this on the cheap and had an amazing experience. If you don't want to spend loads of money on cable cars or queuing then keep reading.
    I knew I wanted to see the views from Mount Montjuic and debated how to best do this without all the queues and cost. At the time I was several miles away so rode on the underground, jumped a few lines which took me to the station called Paral. El and I was able to surprisingly take the finacular half way up the mountain, for €2.40 one way ticket. A finacular is a little train that runs up and down. Whilst you don't get the views like you would from a cable car, you do see fab views from the mountain. The locals tend to use the finacular whereas the cable cars are geared at tourists. There are two cable car options. The first is called port cable car, which takes you from barceloneta Beach to the same place as the finacular. Once you get out of the finacular you walk around the corner and can get the second cable car further up the mountain. Just a note, the finacular is not suitable for wheelchairs, as a number of steps. For me, once I left the finacular I walked up a little hill, through a pretty park, I then found a sign telling you to go to a viewing platform. I walked up and found a lovely viewing place with a kiosk for refreshments. The viewing place was amazing. I then walked down the mountain towards the magic fountains. I went up around 6pm and was up there to see the sunset and stayed for the magic fountain display.

    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Asta A
    3 contributions
    Absolutely amazing experience! The tickets were only 6€ and I would even gladly pay more. There was so much to see, and a lot of very interactive pieces where you got to thy out a scientific experience. Really educational, but so fun at the same time. They had a lot of interesting animals, and seemed to take good care of them.
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • London visitor
    1 contribution
    A very small house to visit but it’s relaxing and would feel you could sit around the venue and take in the beautiful decoration at leisure. Staff friendly and peaceful atmosphere.
    Written August 3, 2022
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