Things to do in Barcelona

Geplaatst op 22-09-2022

Categorie: Reizen en recreatie

Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, a region that is increasingly in the news as they pursue their independence. In terms of inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Spain, but when it comes to tourism, Barcelona is the number 1 city. Not surprising with the many sights Barcelona has to offer. In this article we are happy to help you choose the sights during your city trip to Barcelona with the Barcelona City Pass.

Barcelona is best known for the architect Antoni Gaudi. The Catalan is the designer of, among other things, the Sagrada Familia. The unfinished church is literally and figuratively a highlight in the city. Both inside and out, the many details of the basilica are very impressive. It is important to book your Sagrada Familia tickets in time, because the Sagrada Familia is often sold out quickly, usually in online sales. Other Barcelona sights of Gaudi are Park Güell with the famous mosaic benches and with the salamander, or the apartment complexes of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Casa Vicens and Casa Batllo.Gaudi is not the only modernist architect to have left his mark in Barcelona. Other impressive sights are the Palau de la Musica Catalana, the music palace with beautiful details. Or Hospital de Sant Pau, the former and well-preserved hospital of Barcelona.

Barcelona City Pass

Many of Barcelona's other tourist attractions can be found in the center of the city. The central artery through the city is the touristic Ramblas, which borders the Gothic quarter with, among other things, the cathedral and the atmospheric square Placa Reial. Or visit the fresh food market Mercat de la Boqueria, visit the works of art by Pablo Picasso in the Picasso museum of Barcelona or walk through the harbor to one of the beautiful city beaches of Barcelona. A fun activity at the harbor is to visit the marine aquarium or take a boat trip through the city's harbor.Be sure to take the effort to walk from the Las Arenas shopping center towards the Palau Nacional (with the Museo Nacional d'Art de Catalunya), the palace that sits on top of the Montjuïc hill and from where you have a magnificent panorama over the city. Don't forget to buy the Barcelona City Pass. From here you can see the beautiful skyline of Barcelona with highlights such as the Sagrada Familia and the church on top of the Tibidabo mountain. In the evening you will also find the fun fountain show of the Font Magica and sights such as Poble Espanyol, the museum of Joan Miro, the Olympic stadium and the castle of Montjuïc which you can reach by cable car. The hill has many nice walking routes so that you can also discover sights on foot.

FC Barcelona, ​​the pride of all of Catalonia

Another real crowd puller is the FC Barcelona football stadium, namely Camp Nou. Did you know that you can visit the football stadium with a guided tour? Here you will visit important parts of the stadium such as the changing rooms, the trophy room and the Camp Nou museum. Or the dream of many football fans, to attend an FC Barcelona match in the football temple. In short, Barcelona is a versatile city where you will have no trouble enjoying yourself for a week!