. If you are more prudent when it comes to money, you can make a saving if you head to the street just around the corner. Adjacent to the cruise port, the neighborhood of La Barceloneta borders the long, wide Sant Sebastià Beach, where locals go to sunbathe, surf, and socialize in the many seafood restaurants and tapas venues that overlook the sea. La Rambla stretches from the Plaça de Catalunya, where the beautiful Romanesque 12th-century Convent of Santa Anna stands, all the way down to the port. Visit La Sagrada Familia has become the pervasive obsession of Gaudí, in recent years the life of this highly religious man.
Although Gaudí had originally forecast between ten and fifteen years, the church was never completed. Casa Milà was the last building Gaudí worked on before dedicating himself to the Sagrada Familia and is considered one of the most impressive buildings of the Modernisme. Another highlight of a visit is the Monastery Museum, which displays an outstanding collection of medieval art from the 14th century as well as later religious art created through the 20th century. The metro station is also nearby, with connections to all the city's attractions. There are several things to do in Barcelona. Inside the church has an impressive stained glass windows line the main room and a lift takes visitors up one of the towers to enjoy the view.
Most Barcelona sightseeing tours will take you through the arch, but watch out for the cyclists and skateboarders as this area is full of them. It was built back in 1918 for monks wishing to pray at the Hermitage of Sant Joan, and today it still trundles up the 65% gradient to 1,000 meters 3,280 feet above sea level for stupendous views across the wild, arid landscapes of Cataluyna. The National Art Museum of Catalonia has an exceptional collection of Catalan art from the 10th to the 20th centuries, including sculpture, paintings, drawings, engravings, and photography. Inside the cathedral is a real treasure, represented by chapels extremely neat. The large Art Deco fountain, erected in 1929, delights all ages with its light and water shows choreographed to music.
At the center is the Fountain of the Three Graces with a candelabra designed by Antoni Gaudí. Arc de Triomf Built for the opening of the universal exhibition held in Barcelona in 1888 some 80 years after the original Arc de Triomphe in Paris , the Spanish Arc de Triomf stands as the gateway to the Parc de la Ciutadella. This idyllic garden is filled with native shrubs, palms, cypresses, and shady trees. Not so far from Born and the beach, Gotico is where the great Barcelona Cathedral, which dates from the 14th century, lies. Like all of his work the inside and outside of Casa Batlló has that sinuous quality, with few straight lines, and dazzling attention to detail. The entrance to the building is on the Carrer de Provença, through a remarkable wrought-iron gate that leads to an inner courtyard.
But instead of following the plans, he created a signature example of his famous surrealistic Art Nouveau architecture. This unique rock formation is home to a Benedictine monastery and is a famous pilgrimage spot as it is home to the 12th century wooden statue of La Moreneta The Black Virgin , Catalonia's patron. This tour represents a foray into human life and the city that we loved so much. Barcelona is hands down one of my favourite cities in Europe. La Sagrada Familia is projected to be completed in 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudí.
A coffee, croissant, and drink are included. Below this, and also built for the exhibition was the Magic Fountain, which puts on light and music shows ever half-hour on the weekends. This is best seen at night of course. Camp Nou was one of the venues for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. With its freely swinging shapes and ornamental facade, this dreamlike building looks like a castle from a surreal fairy tale. The fantastical mansion was designed as a private residence for the textile manufacturer Josep Batlló i Casanovas.
Different architects made their mark on the neighborhood, and the result is a diversity of the Modernist style. The owner, Eusebi Güell, was a great patron of the arts, and the building was constructed with a large domed hall intended for poetry readings and private concerts. Although the interior décor is just as colorful and fanciful as the outside, its shape and decoration are dedicated to choral and other musical performances. Finally, just up from Platja de Llevant is the massive and new Diagonal Mar mall, revitalising a former industrial part of the city. You get a good view of the marinas and port area from the Port Cable Car, which ascends from here to hilltop Montjuïc. Visit Barri Gòtic At number three in our list of things to do in Barcelona is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, Gotico that remains the central heart of the city.
Visitors are first struck by the lavish exterior with its expressive Nativity facade depicting the birth of Jesus, and the evocative Passion facade that illustrates the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It was designed for the industrialist Pere Milà i Camps to be his family home, with apartments for rent on the upper floors. In addition to being home to some of the most celebrated architecture in the city, it is considered to be the most expensive street in all of Spain. It's all about elegance at , in a vintage building at the edge of the Gothic Quarter, with a rooftop pool, spa, and afternoon tea. Address: 261-265 Carrer de Provença, Barcelona Official site: The heart of Barcelona's social life is found on La Rambla, a broad, tree-shaded avenue that divides the Old Town into two parts. The striking Gothic façade of the St.
Gothic Quarter and Cathedral Wandering the narrow medieval streets of the gothic quarter Barrio Gótico is a great way to spend an afternoon in Barcelona. Barcelona has an atmospheric medieval quarter, , with an almost magical old-world ambience, but it's even more famous for its Modernist architecture. The mountain gets its name from the rock formations which look like they've been sawed and sculpted. Do not forget to cross the threshold of small teahouses, located next to Plaza St. Most of the design details depart completely from any architectural precedent.