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Sightseeing in Barcelona

For many people, Barcelona is the place to visit in Spain. One of the things you will notice immediately when getting to Barcelona is the influence of Gaudi on the city. His famous artwork is to be seen everywhere in buildings, but also smaller monuments and parks.

Barcelona is a good mixture of an old charming city center with Las Ramblas as its main artery and some nice beaches to lay down and relax. It also hosts the large church Sagrada Familia which is still due to be finished. From the outside the Sagrada Familia looks impressive, but inside there is still a lot of construction work going on. It is possible to climb one of the towers which is a bit claustrophobic, but it provides a nice view over Barcelona. The other main sights of Barcelona include the Cathedral of St. Eulali, the Columbus Monument and the Triumphal arch.

One nice place to visit is the Hospital de Sant Pau which is built in a unique style and surprisingly not much visited, but highly recommended. For a bit of culture you can visit the Fundacio Joan Miro Picasso museum which hosts several paintings from the master himself. To relax, Barcelona has many parks, squares and beaches making this city an ideal place to visit and not getting bored.

Getting around Barcelona is easy as many of the sights are in walking distance. However, some places such as the Gaudi park are a bit further away, but the Renfe metro takes you there quite easily. 


Barcelona travel photo gallery

 



Start of Las Ramblas, the main street in Barcelona.

Start of Las Ramblas, the main street.

 
Columbus monument to honor the discovery of America.

Columbus monument to honor the discovery of America.

 
Post office in Barcelona.

Post office.

 


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The impressive facade of the old post office (coreos) in Barcelona, Spain.

The impressive facade of the old post office (coreos).

 
Barcelona city hall.

City hall.

 
Typical Barcelona apartment block with iron decorated balconies.

Typical apartment block with iron decorated balconies.

 



Castle of the three dragons, Barcelona.

Castle of the three dragons.

 



Catalan parliament building with in front its gardens.

Catalan parliament building with in front its gardens.

 
Cascada which consists of an triumphal arch and a fountain in Ciutadella park.

Cascada which consists of an triumphal arch and a fountain in Ciutadella park.

 



Palm trees in front of an historical building.

 
Front facade of the Sagrada Familia.

Front facade of the Sagrada Familia.

 
Interior of the Sagrada Familia with the typical support pillars and beams.

Interior of the Sagrada Familia with the typical support pillars and beams.

 
Arc the Triomf on the Passeig Lluis Companys.

Triumphal arch on the Passeig Lluis Companys.

 



Front entrance of Hospital de Sant Pau.

Front entrance of Hospital de Sant Pau.

 
View on the buildings in the courtyard of Hospital de Sant Pau.

View on the buildings in the courtyard of Hospital de Sant Pau.

 
Old building on the north side of Plaza de Catalunya.

Old building on the north side of Plaza de Catalunya.

 
Historical building on Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

Historical building on Plaza de Catalunya.

 
View from Plaza de Catalunya.

View from Plaza de Catalunya.

 
Bull arena, Barcelona.

Bull arena.

 



Plaza de Espana with in the background the Barcelona bull ring.

Plaza de Espana with in the background the bull ring.

 



The majestic Palau Nacional which dominates Montjuic.

The majestic Palau Nacional which dominates Montjuic.

 
A closer view on Palau Nacional.

A closer view on Palau Nacional.

 
View over Montjuic from the national palace.

View over Montjuic from the national palace.

 
Olympic stadium for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games.

Olympic stadium for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games.

 



Old building next to the Columbus monument.

Old building next to the Columbus monument.

 
Palm tree on Plaza Reial in Barcelona, Spain.

Palm tree on Plaza Reial.

 
Narrow street with buildings rich in architecture in Barcelona.

Narrow street with buildings rich in architecture.

 



Fountain in front of the Catalan parliament building.

Fountain in front of the Catalan parliament building.

 
Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Palau de la Musica Catalana.

 
Historical buildings in Barcelona which decorate the streets.

Historical buildings which decorate the streets.

 



Gaudi designed gardens in Parc Guell.

Gaudi designed gardens in Parc Guell.

 
Architecture of Gaudi in the Parc Guell.

Architecture of Gaudi in the Parc Guell.

 



Main entrance to Parc Guell.

Main entrance to Parc Guell.

 
One of the entrance buildings near Parc Guell.

One of the entrance buildings near Parc Guell.

 



View from the top of the Sagrada Familia.

View from the top of the Sagrada Familia.

 
Statue in the courtyard of Barcelona cathedral.

Statue in the courtyard of Barcelona cathedral.

 



Sunset on one of the old buildings of Barcelona.

Sunset on one of the old buildings.

 
Banco Vitalicio de Espana.

Banco Vitalicio de Espana.

 
One the buildings within the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain.

One the buildings within the Hospital de Sant Pau.

 
Building in the complex of Hospital de Sant Pau.

Building in the complex of Hospital de Sant Pau.

 
Front facade of the Sagrada Familia on a sunny day.

Front facade of the Sagrada Familia on a sunny day.

 
Sagrada Familia seen from the nearby park.

Sagrada Familia seen from the nearby park.

 



Casa Mila, Barcelona.

Casa Mila.

 
Front facade of Banco Vitalicio de Espana in Barcelona, Spain.

Front facade of Banco Vitalicio de Espana.

 



Typical Mediterranean, Plaza Reial.

Typical Mediterranean, Plaza Reial.

 
Seat of the Catalonia government, palau de la generalitat Barcelona.

Seat of the Catalonia government, Palau de la generalitat Barcelona.

 
Decorated historical building.

Decorated historical building.

 
Old church.

Old church.

 
National palace in Barcelona, Spain.

National palace.

 
Back of the Palau Nacional showing its architectural features.

Back of the Palau Nacional showing its architectural features.

 
Tax administration building.

Tax administration building.




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