Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. It is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and a vital Mediterranean seaport. It is also a great place to go on vacation because of its rich history, deep cultural heritage, and mild year-round climate. From beaches to Baroque, you will have no problem looking for something that you like in Barcelona. Before packing your bags and heading to Barcelona, include these must-visit places in your list so that your vacation will be fun and remain in your memories for a long time.
Barcelona is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many tourists go to Barcelona to enjoy the beaches and swim in the crystal clear waters. The beaches of Nova Mar Bella, Mar Bella, Bogatell, Nova Icària, La Barceloneta, and Sant Sebastià stretch for nearly 2 miles and have all of the necessary services and facilities for a nice beach vacation.
Another popular tourist destination in Barcelona is the Tibidabo Mountain. This mountain is 1679 feet high and offers breathtaking views of Barcelona. Spain’s first amusement park can also be found on Tibidabo Mountain. The amusement park features a roller coaster, a giant Ferris wheel, fantastic grottoes, and more. If you are visiting Barcelona with your family, you should take your kids to the Tibidabo Mountain to enjoy the amusement park.
La Sagrada Familia
If you are interested in art and history, then you should visit La Sagrada Familia (“The Holy Family”), an old church that was designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi. The construction of the church was started in 1882 but it was never finished. Although unfinished, La Sagrada Familia is a sight to behold. Gaudi combined Islamic art with Baroque and Gothic styles to create this colorful and intriguing church. The other creations of Gaudi, such as ParcGuell and Casa Batllo, can also be found in Barcelona.
The Montjuic Hill is also a popular tourist destination in Barcelona because it is the home of the Fundació Joan Miró and the Font Màgica. The Fundació Joan Miró is a museum that features more than 10,000 works of art by the famous artist Joan Miró. The inside of the museum is full of Miró’s famous paintings while the rooftop is a sculpture garden that also offers breathtaking views of the city. The Font Màgica, also known as the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, is one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. This giant fountain was constructed in 1929 and you can watch a spectacular show of water, music, and lights on Thursday through Sunday evenings.
L’Aquarium de Barcelona
Another must-visit location in Barcelona is the L’Aquarium de Barcelona (Barcelona Aquarium). This transparent building features a large collection of sea creatures and plants from all over the world. You will see a display of rare mollusk shells and have the opportunity to dive and interact with the sharks. The Barcelona Aquarium also has an interactive learning/play area for children.