Every tourist in Barcelona heads to Las Ramblas. But what is there to do there? This article is part of our 100 Things to Do in Barcelona. Some call the street 'La Rambla', but as it is actually a series of streets linked together, many others call it 'Las Ramblas'. 'Les Rambles' is the Catalan name for it. The name on the street sign is La Rambla.
Around Plaça Catalunya is the best place to go shopping. If you like well-known (expensive) brands, you’ve got Passeig de Gracia where you’re going to find all the international designers. If you’re looking for something more local and cheap, Carrer Pelai is your street.
Making a visit to the picturesque, historic village of Sarria, discovering art in the Pedralbes Monastery, watching Barça at the Nou Camp Football Stadium, and enjoying the green spaces of Collserola are just some of the top ten things to do in Tibidabo Barcelona.
The Palau Nacional (Catalan for ‘National Palace’) was the main site of the 1929 International Exhibition on the hill of Montjuïc in Barcelona. It was designed by Eugenio Cendoya and Enric Catà under the supervision of Pere Domènech i Roura. Since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
With a varied programme of events for the family and adult public, and shops, workshops, bars and restaurants open every day, Poble Espanyol is packed with life 365 days a year. Family activities, shows, music, cuisine...Poble Espanyol has everything you need to enjoy, on your own or in company, a day in the open air in unbeatable surroundings, without leaving Barcelona.
On a quick walk through El Raval, the neighborhood west of La Rambla, we stumbled upon Palau Güell. This was one Barcelona attraction that we hadn’t heard much about, but are glad we found, and for anyone interested in architecture or the amazing works of Antoni Gaudí, this is one we recommend visiting.
In 1888 Barcelona hosted the Universal Exhibition. The Arc de Triomf was built as the gateway to the fair which was held in the Parc de la Ciutadella. The monument is classical in shape and proportions and features ground-breaking sculptural and decorative finishes replete with symbolism.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in and Around Placa Reial: Addresses. 1. Guadí’s Lamp Posts: Right in the centre of the plaza, just next to the main fountain. 2. Taxidermista restaurant: Plaza Reial, 8. 3. Les Quince Nits restaurant: Placa Reial, 6. 4. Pipa Club: Placa Reial, 3. 5. Jamboree: Placa Reial, 13. 6. SideCar: Placa Reial, 7. 7.
The Gaudí House Museum was the residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852-1926) from 1906 to 1925. The building, which was constructed as a show house for the Park Güell residential development project, was designed by Francesc d’Assís Berenguer i Mestres (1866-1914), Gaudí’s friend and right-hand-man.
Port of Barcelona The capital of Spain's Catalonia region is one of the country's -- maybe even Europe's -- most beautiful and vibrant places. A city of contrasts, it is like no other in Spain; this is most evident in its architecture, a marriage of Gothic spikes and modern curves.
L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is one of the most fascinating attractions in Barcelona and a great one for all the family. Boasting Europe’s only Oceanarium, you can see over 11,000 animals, 450 different species, walk through an underwater tunnel and see live feedings and shark divers.
Santa Maria del Mar 33 The basilica of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, also known as the "cathedral of La Ribera", is one of the most perfect examples of Gothic style architecture due to its harmonious proportions and the serenity of the ensemble.
Barcelona's Casa Vicens (1883-1885), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005, a unique oasis of calm with an Oriental and Moorish flavour, stands in the peaceful neighbourhood of Gràcia. The building is covered with spectacular green and white tiles.
Opened in 1995, the Museum of Contemporary Art features a permanent collection of over 5,800 works, which date from the mid-20th century onwards. The collection focuses on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art as well as international modern artists such as Tàpies, Klee and Torres.
This amazing building, the Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudí, which combines the neo-Gothic style with a ridged façade inspired by houses in the Netherlands, is part of the block known as the "mansana de la discòrdia" of Barcelona.
Located in Barcelona, Avinguda Diagonal runs across the city and can easily be considered one of the most important avenues. The part of Avinguda Diagonal that passes through the Eixample area has many points of interest including hotels, metro links, tourist attractions and of course shopping hotspots.
A historical venue for culture in Barcelona, CaixaForum houses contemporary art collections, exhibitions, guided tours, film screenings, concerts and more. Located in an old textile factory designed by Puig i Cadafalch, CaixaForum's rehabilitation has turned this jewel of industrial modernism into an art building. Opened in 2002, one of Barcelona's best-known Modernista buildings became one of the city's foremost cultural venues.