Top 5 Places to Visit in Barcelona

Have you ever wanted to visit Barcelona?

Barcelona is such a bright and vibrant city with so many things to see and do; in fact, it’s one of the most visited cities in Europe by both tourists and those who travel for business.

But why?

There are many reasons why Barcelona is so popular and people flock to the city and one of the reasons is the weather. The climate is very mild throughout the year and even during the coldest months, temperatures tend to stay around 10°C-12°C. In the warmer months the temperature can get up to around 30°C so you can relax and enjoy the sun.

The beaches are also another reason people love Barcelona. Being on the coast, there are miles of beaches large and small for you to test out and relax in.

Aside from the weather, a huge part of Barcelona’s attraction is the culture and architecture. There are stunning monuments and spectacular gothic cathedrals as well as many different art galleries, museums and exhibitions to choose from, there’s also an array of conferences and events held in Barcelona.

5 top sights to see when you’re in Barcelona:

Sagraga Familia is Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece; not your average cathedral. This awe-inspiring building has been a work in progress for more than 130 years! Gaudi’s plans show an impressive 18 towers and room for 13,000 worshipers.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 14: La Sagrada Familia – the impressive cathedral designed by Gaudi, which is being build since 19 March 1882 and is not finished yet December 14, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona Cathedral – a splendid Gothic church get in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Even though the Sagrada Familia dominates the city, this cathedral is still one of the largest in Spain. The body of Saint Eulalia lies entombed inside the crypt. You will be enchanted by the stunning Gothic façade and stained-glass windows but take a trip in the elevator to the roof and look at the spectacular views over the Gothic Quarter.

The Gothic Quarter is a labyrinth of winding alleys and picturesque piazzas. You can spend the days wondering the impressive landmarks and museums but it also boasts an impressive nightlife too. A quiet beer on the square or a more bustling night in a bar or club, there’s something to suit you all.

Parc de la Ciutadella is an idyllic retreat and one of the most tranquil escapes in Barcelona. There are many attractions to see once here. You can walk arouf the zoo, the Catalan Parliament (on the first Friday of every month) or even take in the Museu d’Art Modern.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic’s first performance happened in 1929. Over 3000 workers were commissioned to work on the project which actually took less than a year – Carels Buigas, the designer thought this project was too ambitious to actually be created, let alone completed on time! The fountain mixes music, light colour and motion together to create the magic and is definitely one not to miss.

Where to stay

After all the sightseeing or once you’ve finished your business day, you will need to relax in comfort and Capri by Fraser Barcelona offers all you need and more. It’s just 15 minutes walk from the beach and marina and boasts modern and spacious rooms perfect or a short or longer trip.

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Comments

  1. Barcelona Cathedral is wonderful place! I want to visit this place!

  2. Petro Vinnitsky says:

    i love Barcelona!

  3. I have traveled all over Western Europe and seen a lot of churches. The Sagrada Familia was by far my favorite. Loved the intricate work of Gaudi. Had a very good guide. It’s just an amazing place.

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