Barcelona, Spain Sights

There is so much to see in Barcelona according to diseaseslearning, ​​it is actually almost too much for a visitor to the city. It is practically impossible to visit even the main attractions in a short stay. In any case, it is advisable to make a careful selection; For visitors who want to see as much as possible in as short a time as possible, a trip with the Bus Turístic is ideal, which saves a lot of time thanks to its clever route guidance. However, the old town should definitely be explored on foot.

Special places

Plaça d’Espanya
This square is one of the most important squares in Barcelona. The square was inaugurated for the Barcelona World Exhibition in 1929. It is located at the foot of the 173 m high local mountain of Barcelona, ​​the Montjuïc, in the district of Sants-Montjuïc.

Plaça de Catalunya
The important traffic junction forms the border between the old town and the urban expansion Eixample. The Plaça is the starting point for a stroll along the Ramblas.

Plaça del Rei
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
The medieval Plaça del Rei with the palace gives an impression of ancient Barcelona. You can discover ruins or find out more about Barcelona’s past at the Museu d’Història de la Ciutat (Museum of City History).

Plaça Reial
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
The beautiful square with palm arcades in the center of Barcelona is popular and always lively. It is framed by impressive modernist buildings; the lanterns were designed by Gaudí. Day and night, this square invites the visitor to linger in a café or bar.

Plaça Sant Jaume
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
Plaça Sant Jaume was once the political center of the Roman Barcino. This is where Barcelona’s main government buildings are located: the Palau de la Generalitat (seat of the Catalan government) and the Ajuntament (town hall) of Barcelona.

Placa del Pi
If you walk from Plaça de la Boquería over Carrer Cardenal Casañas, you come to an ensemble of small squares, where you can hang out in a cozy atmosphere, especially in the early evening hours.

Special structures

Casa Batlló
The Casa Batlló designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí is one of the architectural highlights of Barcelona. The building was originally built in 1877 for the industrialist Josep Batlló i Casanovas. Between 1904 and 1906 it was extensively rebuilt by Gaudi – with the help of the sculptors Joan Beltran, Josep Llimona, Carles Maní i Roig, Joan Matamala i Flotats and Llorenç Matamala i Pinyol. The legend of St. George comes to life on the facade, while the roof depicts the scales of the dragon that the saint fought – with the cross as his lance. Saint George is the patron saint of Catalonia.
The building has been a listed building since 1962 – in 2005 the building was – along with other works by Gaudí – on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Passeig de Gràcia 43
Tel. 0034 – (0) 93-204 52 50
Metro: Lines 2, 3 and 4 (Passeig de Gràcia)

Ajuntament Town Hall
Plaça de Sant Jaume
Ciutat 2
08001 Barcelona
Tourist Center:
Monday to Saturday:
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday:
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Casa Milà (La Pedrera: “the quarry”)
Passeig de Gràcia 92
Tel. 0034- (0) 93-484 59 95
Underground: Línies 3 and 5 (Diagonal)
daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Finca Güell
This building was built between 1884-1887.
Through the narrow entrance door, the visitor enters a dream world of shapes and colors, which the brilliant architect Gaudi created for his friend and patron, the industrialist Eusebi Güell,
Av. de Pedralbes 77

Bellesguard
(1900-1909), “C. Bellesguard”
The symbol of Catalonia. The Gothic building, originally a holiday home for King Martí I, was redesigned by Gaudì in ingenious harmony with the original.

Catedral (La Seu)
The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia is located in the Gothic Quarter.
Plaça de la Seu 7 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 0034- (0) 93-310 71 95
Metro: Linia 4 (Jaume I)

Palau Güell
One of Antoni Gaudí’s early masterpieces near La Rambla.
Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5
Tel.. 0034- (0) 93-317 51 98
Metro: Línia 3 (Liceu)

Casa Vincens
(1883-1888), “Carrer de les Carolines 18-24”
Gaudí’s earliest architectural work, a milestone in his career. It is reminiscent of the palace of a prince from “1001 Nights”, but was built for the owner of a ceramic factory. Gaudí made ample use of this material.

Colegio Teresiano
(1888-1889), “Ganduxer, 87”
When building this school, Gaudí was obviously inspired by elements of the Gothic style and created a masterpiece of simple and clear lines.

Casa Calvet
(1898-1900), “Carrer de Casp”
Perhaps the most traditional work of the extravagant master. Perhaps that is the reason why he received the only official award of the city of Barcelona for his work for the “Casa Calvet”.

Casa Golferichs
This building was built around 1900 by Gaudi student Joan Rubió i Bellver (1870-1952) for the Golferichs family. It is noticeable, among other things, by its expansive wooden gable and eaves. Nowadays the building serves as a place for concerts and for exhibitions of paintings and photographs. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
Opening times on
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grei Via 491
Barcelona
www.golferichs.org

Palau de la Música Catalana
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
The famous concert hall designed by the architect Lluís Domènechi I Montaner is an impressive example of modernist architecture in Barcelona.

Churches and monasteries

La Sagrada Familia
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is the most famous landmark of Barcelona. The construction was started in 1882 by the artist and architect Antoni Gaudí, who however did not manage to finish the building until his death. After him, other well-known architects were busy completing the Sagrad Familia. The unusual sacred building is constantly in public discussion and should now be completed by 2026. The building, which looks like a huge sand castle, is a successful synthesis of technology, art and deep religious belief. On November 7th, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated on the occasion of his visit to Spain the cathedral to the “Basilica minor”. In 2005 the nativity facade and the crypt of the cathedral – as an extension of the world cultural heritage ”
Mallorca 401
08013 Barcelona
Tel. 0034- (0) 93-207 30 31
Email: inf[email protected]
www.sagradafamilia.org
Metro:
Lines 2 and 5 (Sagrada Familia)
October-March:
09:00 -18: 00h
April-September:
09: 00-20: 00h

Catedral La Seu
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
The Gothic La Seu Cathedral is the heart of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. Construction of the church began in 1298 and will continue into the 15th century.

Eglésia de Santa Maria del Mar
Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
The church of Santa Maria del Mar in El Born is also an example of Gothic architecture in Barcelona. The interior of the church was designed by the architect Berenguer de Montagut.

Archbishop’s Palace
Built in the 17th century, with a spacious late Romanesque inner courtyard

Crypt Colonia Güell
The lovely little chapel Krypta Colonia Güell, which Gaudi has wonderfully integrated into the surrounding landscape, can be visited about 15 km outside the city.

Monasterio de Pedralbes
The Pedralbes Monastery was founded in 1326. Of particular interest is the museum inside

Sports stadiums

FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium
Official name: Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona
Aristides Maillol
08028, Barcelona
Tickets on
Tel. 0034- (0) 90-2189900
Website: ww3.serviticket.com
The stadium is located in the west of the city, about 5 km from the Center away. It was opened on September 24, 1956, was renovated in 1980 and 1994 and now holds 98,800 visitors. It is the stadium of FC Barcelona.
Museum
Mon-Sat: 10: 00-18: 30; Sun: 10 a.m.
– 2 p.m. Tel. 0034- (0) 93-496 36 08
Email: [email protected]
Information at www.fcbarcelona.com

Estadi Olimpic de Montjuic (Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys)
Estadi Olímpic
Passeig Olímpic, 17-19
08038 Barcelona
Tel. 0034- (0) 93-292 77 00
Email: [email protected]

Zoological Garden

Barcelona Zoo The Barcelona
Zoo is a 13 hectare garden in Ciutadella Park, which is now over 100 years old. Over 7,500 animals of more than 400 different species live here. These include numerous primates (including the famous gorilla Snowflake), dolphins, tigers, leopards and panthers, as well as exotic snakes in a huge terrarium.
Parc de la Ciutadella, s / n
08003 Barcelona
Tel. 93 225 67 80
Website: www.zoobarcelona.com
Bus: 14-39-41-42-141
Metro: Barceloneta, Arc de Triomf, Ciutadells-Vila Olímpica

Beach

Ciutat Vella
Barcelona has a beach more than 4 km long: from the Barceloneta district to the Olympic Port. Barcelona’s beach was completely renovated in 1992 for the Olympic Games. In summer, Barcelona’s beach is very busy, during the day as well as at night, as there are numerous bars, restaurants and clubs nearby.
In the old town in the center

Ports

Since the renovation work in the 1990s, the area around the port has been one of the main attractions of Barcelona. The oldest area of ​​the port, Port Vell, is on the section between the Columbus Column and the Barceloneta district, and this area has undergone extensive redesign and embellishment. The absolute highlight is the quay Moll d’Espanya in the middle of the harbor basin.

Port Vell (Old Port)
From Plaça de Catalunya you can get to the Old Port via the Ramblas. Here you will find the Columbus Column, the World Trade Center, the port administration building, the Maremagnum shopping center and the IMAX cinema.

Port Franc de Barcelona (industrial port)
From Monjuïc you have a good view of this imposing and important port, which was once one of the most important ports in the entire Mediterranean region.

Port Olímpic (Olympic Port)
This new port was completed in 1992; it is a modern small marina with restaurants and lots of colored lights, in the evenings it is very romantic here. A huge steel fish stands between two high towers, which glows in different colors depending on the incidence of light and the time of day.

Barcelona, Spain Sights