Top things to do in Barcelona

There are so many things in Barcelona that deserve our attention that I don't know where to start from. During our 5 days stay, we visited most of the significant landmarks, unfortunately our time wasn't enough .... again, and some of the things will be visited upon the next visit.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc - the landmark that coughs my eye the most! The fountain is situated close to the pool. Espanya and are truly one thing that deserves our time. Each Friday and Saturday evening they have their own show with music and dancing water. Such attraction can be seen in other cities as well, but the experience is different everywhere. This fountain is so popular that it's even harder to get them, because they so crowded with people, yet they make first place on our list, just make sure to check the timetable before going to the show, it varies based on the months, for more information click here.

Magic Fountain Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia - probably the most recognizable landmark of Barcelona city. Designed by Catalan by architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica is so big that can be easily seen from every single high spot of Barcelona city. The entry fee varies from 18 to 32 euro, depending on what it includes, the most expensive one has an audio guide and includes entrance on the rooftop of the basilica.

La Sagrada Familia

La Rambla - a pedestrian street with a length of over 1 kilometer that starts from the seaside and ends at the Catalonia Square. A perfect place for a walk, even though it can get a little crowded in the high seasons, but during our stay in November it was almost empty. The street has a lot of restaurants and gift shops and also along the way you can stop by at La Boqueria.

Mercado de La Boqueria - a marketplace that you most certainly have to visit. We had only one opportunity to do so, but it was worth it. Fresh juices from different type of fruits can be found there, not to mention all the hams, and the seafood that the market offers. It's a nice place to start the day with if your accommodation is close to it.

Mercado de La Boqueria

Montjuïc Castle - the place from where you can see all of Barcelona. Several ways to get to there, by bus, by cable lift are, as we did, walking, might be quite a long for some of you, but we enjoyed it. Every first Sunday there are no entrance fees, we were lucky, though we didn't know that at the time. Montjuïc Castle offers quite an enjoyable view so I highly recommend it!

Montjuïc Castle

Arc de Triomf - leading to the Ciutadella Park that now occupies the site of the world fair, Arc de Triompf was build in 1888 and was the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona world fair.

Arc de Triomf

The beach - even though our visit was late November, early December, the beaches of Spain are a must visit. It may not be hot enough to sunbathe, but you can at least go for a walk on the beach, we enjoyed that in the winter and 15 degree Celsius.

Beaches of Barcelona

The food - along every other country in Europe, Spain has its own traditional cuisine with many delicious things. You should by now that it's a must to eat the local cuisine. Check out this post and find which are the traditional dishes.


Tibidabo - one thing I regret the most is that we didn't have the opportunity to visit Tibidabo. The name might be familiar to you from the tv series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Tibidao is a hill overlooking Barcelona. On the summit of the hill there is a church, a quite spectacular one as seen from the pictures and an amusement park. It's quite a ride to get to there, you'll need to switch several transports or if you are by car it will be easy for you. Similar like Montjuïc Castle, Tibidabo offers spectacular views of Barcelona.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

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