By Safe Journey Barcelona | February 25, 2020
If you have the luxury of time, then there certainly are a lot of things to do in Barcelona, but for those who are a little pressed, here’s a quick rundown of the top 10 attractions on offer in the spectacularly stunning urban seashore city.
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Built between 1906 and 1912, Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera was initially developed for the habitation of a single-family. However, now as a registered UNESCO world heritage site, it functions in the modern-day as the headquarters of the Fundació Catalunya -La Pedrera cultural center hosting a variety of exhibitions on the inside with the outside remaining as one of the most iconic edifices in the much-photographed capital.
A museum dedicated entirely to the representation of the immense capability of the Spanish maestro Pablo Picasso. First opening its doors in 1963 and at present containing over 4000 of his works, the Pablo Picasso museum provides an excellent visual insight into the renowned artist’s life and times with more than one visit required to sift through the entire valuable collection.
Castell de Montjuïc
From its gloomy inception as a fortress in 1640, the Castell de Montjuïc has been implemented in much military use over the years, providing a wealth of historical intrigue. The expectation now looks enormously more glorious since 2007, with its redevelopment as an open public fortress surrounded by picturesque gardens which present leisure activities and open-air events throughout the year.
The Spanish village, conceived initially as an exemplary model of an Iberian village, was designed for the Barcelona international exhibition of 1929. To this day, you can still survey the principal buildings, streets, and squares, respectively, representing the distinct characteristics of the individual states contained within the Spanish peninsula alongside numerous diversities of handicrafts workshops and activities of which to partake purchase and observe.
L’Aquarium de Barcelona
The number one center for Mediterranean marine research in the world with 400 plus species on display in over 30 marine life aquariums and Europe’s only oceanarium. L’ Aquarium de Barcelona has been in action since 1995 and follows multiple international conservation programs dedicating a significant helping of its resources to ensure natural environments for its exhibits.
FC Barcelona Museum
Constructed between 1954 and 1957 the Camp Nou initially gained planning permission in part because of the signing of legendary Hungarian international football star László Kubala. Appreciate its great museum and trophy tour or witness the electrifying atmosphere in Barcelona’s enchanting stadium at any number of first-class Spanish soccer games.
Work began in 1882 with Francisco de Paula del Villar with a selection of architects since gracing the angular Catholic construction of this architectural masterpiece. Antoni Gaudí is undoubtedly the most well-known, and with work expected to be finished in 2028, it takes a brave man to step into the shoes of the previous and take charge of the famous fairy tale structure to complete a project whos actual end date at this point remains to be anyone’s guess?
The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Concealed behind the world-famous las Ramblas in the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona rests a well-defined rigid automated looking building constructed of clean white material with a clear glass front frequented by freestyle skateboarders. Inside the fabrication finally opened in 1995 after some struggle, a bold exhibition space, and contemporary art axis embraces compositions from the modern yesterday till the up to moment present.
Located in the creative Gracia community of Barcelona home to the world-acclaimed festival of the same name lay the one-time residence turned cultural monument to Antoni Gaudí. A composition like no other the elaboratenesses of this freshly restored showpiece recognized by UNESCO has been closed to the general public for many years, subsequently reopening in November of 2017, and instantly making Casa Vicens a potent Barcelona love.
The Fundació Joan Miró
the structure is as courageous as the mastery of color displayed by the once exiled Barcelona artist containing within its shapely walls a lifetime of his very individual archived achievement alongside the dispensed enlightenment he superimposed on a legacy of disciples to the contemporary movement. Located on the mountain of Montjuïc, this thought-provoking framework is more than worth your precious Barcelona holiday time.
A brief penetration of the most visited attractions Barcelona has to offer. If you yearn to investigate the subject matter further, please feel free to contact us directly to arrange an in-depth tour with one of our vetted local history guides and immerse yourself or group into the enchantment of our magic megapolis.