About Matt K
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
Since Sep. 2014
25-34 year old male
Since 2010 I am living in Barcelona, Catalonia, and it became my home from the very first beginning. Barcelona is a very beautiful, safe, and inspiring city that it's really enjoyable for every kind of traveler. I enjoy playing beach volleyball right after work with my friends, and the endless things you can do all over Catalonia and surroundings.
Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues
Churches & Cathedrals
Visiting the most famous building in the whole of Barcelona is sure to get your day of sightseeing off to a great start! Although the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia has been undergoing extensive construction for several years (more than 100, actually!), even unfinished it's undeniably one of the most impressive churches on the planet.
Passeig de Gracia is a dream for shopping lovers and architecture fans alike. On this street, some of the most famous modernist buildings are located alongside the most famous fashion brands in the world.
Walking down the beautiful mile of Passeig de Gracia, you cannot fail to notice this building. Built by Antoni Gaudi in 1910, Casa Mila is one of the most visited sites in Barcelona. Besides visiting its stunning rooftop terrace, with soldier-like statues and monuments, you can also enter its old flats and get a feeling of how living-quarters were designed at the beginning of the 20th century.
Passeig de Gracia is in general an expensive choice for lunch, but Lizarran bucks this trend. Here you can enjoy delicious Pintxos (a typical tapa from the Basque country) for very little money - and there's a wide selection to choose from, including vegetarian, meat and fresh fish.
You will find an image of the colorful and impressive Casa Batllo on every other postcard sent from Barcelona. Inspired by some of the many different elements found in nature, the design is so complex that you can spend hours and hours in front of Casa Batllo and still spot new elements.
Another famous modernist building designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Casa Lleo i Morera is a sight that many tourists inexplicably skip over - be smarter than them! This building was created as a result of a competition between several architects - including Antoni Gaudí and Josep Puig i Cadafalch - who were trying to build the most beautiful and impressive building in the district of Eixample. It's well worth seeing what they came up with.
The very heart and commercial center of Barcelona, this square was built in the 19th century and is today the meeting point between Barcelona's old town and the newer neighborhood of Eixample. From here, you can start your exploration of the city's most popular streets - Passeig de Gracia and La Rambla both lead off Placa de Catalunya.
Although this street is a tourist magnet and its wares are hugely overpriced, you simply cannot miss Las Ramblas with just one day in Barcelona. Enjoy its atmosphere just as it is, filled with street artists, street markets, and art - but stick to browsing only.
Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is the most famous food market in Barcelona. Take a photo at the entrance and then simply walk around, browsing the range of fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious smoothies, aromatic herbs and more.
Located at the end of the famous Las Ramblas, and just up from the harbor, the "Mirador de Colon" is the perfect spot for a panoramic view over Barcelona. Simply grab a ticket and take the elevator up the 51 meters to the top of the Cristobal Columbus statue - with few other tourists around, you might even get the fantastic views all to yourself!
Beautiful both outside and in, The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter and makes for an impressive yet peaceful visit. The views from its rooftop are amazing, and the garden, complete with pond and white geese, is an enchanting outside space to explore.
At the end of a great day of sightseeing, nothing beats a delicious paella! El Rey de la Gamba may be famous for its fresh fish dishes, but its fish, meat and vegetarian paellas are just as tasty.
End your day in Barcelona with a walk along its most well-known beach. Simply sit on the sand for some quiet time, or enjoy a drink at one of the many well-designed beach bars.