Barcelona

About Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA includes several Roman archaeological sites. Barcelona's medieval roots are seen in the mazelike Gothic Quarter. The bustling central promenade, La Rambla, is lined with cafes. North of La Barceloneta, a neighborhood with a wide beach and seafood restaurants, Parc de la Ciutadella is home to the Zoo Barcelona. Parc Güell is a hilltop garden with colorful Gaudí mosaics and panoramic views. A funicular climbs to the top of Montjuïc, where the Magic Fountain presents light and music shows, and the Palau Nacional displays Catalan art. The culinary scene, anchored by La Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tapas bars. Vibrant nightlife can be found in El Born and Eixample.
Sagrada Família

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in Barcelona. It is designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sagrada Família is a one-of-a-kind temple, for its origins, foundation, purpose and has been under construction since 1882.
Park Güell

Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located in Barcelona and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Park Güell is designed and composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The focal point of the park is the main terrace, surrounded by a long bench in the form of a sea serpent. The curves of the serpent bench form a number of enclaves, creating a more social atmosphere.
Casa Milà

Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera or "The stone quarry", a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona. It was the last private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built between 1906 and 1912 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Several structural innovations include a self-supporting stone façade, and a free-plan floor, an underground garage, and the spectacular terrace on the roof.
Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rich decoration of the façade of Palau, which incorporates elements from many sources, including traditional Spanish and Arabic architecture, is successfully married with the building's structure. The highlight is the impressive concert hall. Hall and stage form a harmonious unity.
Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum in Barcelona. The museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings replicated from different places in the Iberian Peninsula, joined together forming a small town recreating urban atmospheres of disparate places in Spain. It also contains a theater, restaurants, artisan workshops, and a museum of contemporary art.
Montserrat

Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. On this mountain, you will have access to the Monastery of Montserrat which houses the virgin that gives its name to the monastery, although it is also known as La Moreneta.
Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. It is an ideal defensive site as it offers 360º views of Barcelona, the port, the coastline, the Mediterranean Sea, and the area known as El Baix Llobregat.
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona. The museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has one of the most important and outstanding collections of mural paintings from the romanesque, gothic, and baroque art collections.
Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf is a triumphal arch in the city of Barcelona built by architect Josep Vilaseca I Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. The arch crosses over the wide central promenade of the Passeig de Lluís Companys, leading to the Ciutadella Park that now occupies the site of the world fair. The two pillars of the arch feature bats carved in stone, which were the emblem of King Jaume I, who ruled over a period of prosperity in Barcelona.
Plaça d'Espanya

Plaça d'Espanya is one of Barcelona's most important squares, built on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, held at the foot of Montjuïc, in the Sants-Montjuïc district. At the square visit, the Magic Fountain is a free music and light show featuring a fantastic display of water, light, and music that brings Montjuïc alive at night.
Best Time To Visit Barcelona

The best time to visit Barcelona is from May to June.

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