Places To Visit in Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia

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The Sagrada Familia is known as Gaudí´s most famous monument and Barcelona’s landmark. Although construction works already begun in 1883, only a minor part of the plans were be able to fulfill till the death of Gaudí in 1926 (he was run over by a Tram on the Gran Vía and died in hospital two days later). Construction works started again in 1956 after the civil war and until today two facades and eight towers have been completed. The main nave was roofed in 2000. Currently construction is mainly focusing on the nave and the main southern facade known as the Glory Facade. 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Plaça Sagrada Familia L2, L5 Sagrada Familia 932073031 April-Sept. daily 9-20; Oct.-March daily 9-18 hours 13€ / 11€
(children under 10 free)

La Pedrera

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Meaning “the quarry”, this masterhouse has been built in 1905-1910 and entirely finished in 1912. Initially designed and constructed for a married couple, la Pedrera was, for Gaudí an opportunity to symbolize Virgin Mary. La Pedrera also know as Casa Milà is another Gaudí’s masterpiece. Built without rectilinear wall, from the terrace where arise strange fireplaces we can have an amazing view of Barcelona. La Pedrera has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Passeig de Gracia 92 L3, L5 Diagonal 902 400 973 daily Nov-Feb.: 9-18.30; March - Oct. till 20 hours 14€ / 10€


 

Park Güell

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Antoni Gaudí designed this 20 ha wide garden complex for Lord Güell- one of his friends and patron. The construction works lasted from 1900 to 1914. This was Gaudí´s most ambitious project after the Sagrada Família, commissioned as a private housing estate of sixty dwellings and furnished with paths, recreational areas and decorative monuments. In the end, only two houses were actually built, and the park was opened to the public instead in 1922.
 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Carrer Olot L3 Lesseps or bus: 25 932130488 daily May-Aug:10-21; April-Sept till 20; March, Oct. till 19; Nov-Feb till 18h FREE

Las Ramblas

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Barcelona´s most famous promenade used to be a riverbed and is approximately 1.2 km long. The Ramblas starts at Placa Catalunya and end at the port in front of the Columbus Statue. The further you go, towards Placa Catalunya, the quieter, more pleasant and more expensive the places become. Attractions along the Ramblas including live performances, human statue art and artists that will draw your portrait or caricature.

Metro: L1, L3 Catalunya, L4 Liceu, Drassanes

L' Aquarium de Barcelona

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It´s one of the biggest and most modern aquaria within Europe and the worldwide most important one about the thematic Mediterranean Sea with 8000 animals and 300 different species in 21 different living spaces.

 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Moll d´Espanya del Port Vell L3 Drassanes, L4 Barceloneta 9322174 74 daily from 9.30h to: Monday to Friday: 21.00h, weekends and holidays: 21.30h, June and September: 21.30h, July and August: 23.00 18€ (adult) / 13€ (children from 4 to 12)

Barcelona Zoo

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Barcelona Zoological Park first opened its gates in 1892. The zoo is covering 13 ha of Ciutadella Park and containing a collection of some 7,500 individual animals belonging to more than 400 species from all over the world.
 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Ciutadella Park L1 Arc de Triomf, L4 Barceloneta, Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica 902 45 75 45 daily from 10h to 17h30 (1 jan to 26 march and from 30 oct to 31 dec), 19h (from 27 march to 15 may and from 16 sept to 29 oct)), 20h (from 16 may to 15 sept) 17€ (adult price)  10,20€ (children 3 -12)


 

Parc de la Ciutadella

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The Parc de la Ciutadella is Barcelona´s most central park and was laid out in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition. The park includes the zoo, a large fountain, a lake, several museums and the Catalan Parliament.

Metro: L1, L4 Arc de Triomf, Barceloneta, Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica
Opening hours: daily Oct.-March 8-20, April-Sept. 8-21 hours 
     FREE ENTRANCE

Poble Espanyol

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The Poble Espanyol or “Spanish Village” was designed for the International Exhibition and its streets and squares consist of famous or characteristic buildings from all over the country. You can find restaurants, discos and shows on the terrain.
 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Avenida Marqués de Comillas, Montjuic L1, L3 Espanya and buses: 13, 61 935086330 Mo 9-20, Tue-Thu 9-14, Fr 9-16, Sa 9-17, Sun 9-24 hours 9,50€ (adults) - 5.60€ (children from 4 to 12)


 

Tibidabo

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If the weather is good you will have a legendary view from the 550-metre heights of Mount Tibidabo. There is an amusement park, a telecommunications tower (Torre de Collserola), and a Catholic church, the Temple de Sagrat Cor topped with a huge statue of Christ.
 
Location Metro Phone Amusement Park Opening: Admission
Tibidabo FGC Avenida Tibidabo + Tramvia Blau + Funicular 932117942 Saturday and Sundays from 9h to 21h 25€ / 9€

Montjüic

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Montjüic is translated as Hill of the Jews in the medieval Catalan language. There you can find the Castell (castle) de Montjuïc, from where there are beautiful views of the city. The castle comprises also a military exhibition. You can spend a whole day on the Montjüic with its varied attractions, which include the “Spanish Village”, five museums and galleries, various gardens and the Olympic stadium.
In Plaza España: MNAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cataluña)

Metro: L3 Paral-lel, from there the Funicular (leaves every 10 min.), than you can walk, take a bus or a cable car; bus: 50 


 

Museo Picasso

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The most complete collection of Picasso´s early years, with many works from his so-called Blue-Period. You can also see Velazquez´s Menina, a very complete collection of lithographs and various ceramics from his later period.
 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Carrer Montcada 15 23 L4 Jaume I 93 256 30 26 Tuesday to Sundays (including holidays): 10 am to 8 pm 11€ (museum + temporary exhibition)  / 2€(temporary exhibition only)

Casa Batlló

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This masterpiece has been designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, and built between 1904 and 1906. It is situated in a famous and trendiest boulevard of Barcelona: the “Passeig de Gracía”. The façade is modernist and if you visit inside, you will discover a vibrant architectural interior, like only Gaudí is able to do.
 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Passeig de Gràcia, 43 L3, Pg. de Gràcia 93 216 03 06 Daily from 9am to 8pm 18,15€ / 14,55€
(children under 7 for free)


 

Forum

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You can encounter the Fòrum Park, the vast plaza in front of the sea, which hosted the Universal Forum of Cultures held in Barcelona in 2004. Passing by, you can visit the park of Diagonal Mar modern designed by Enric Miralles. Beachfront, visiting buildings Fòrum discusses the most modern architecture in Barcelona. Landlocked between new skyscrapers and five star hotels, we find the International Convention Centre in Barcelona, designed by Jose Luis Mateo, and the iconic triangular block of the Forum Building, designed by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Over the 141 days of the event, the Forum site was visited by 3,323,123 people. 
Location Metro Phone   Admission
Plaça Sagrada Familia El Maresme-Fòrum ( L4) or Trambesòs (metro stop: Fòrum) 93.320.9010   FREE

CaixaForum

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CaixaForum Barcelona is a cultural center created by Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona in its Social Work, has a wide range of social, cultural and educational.
Located in the mountain of Montjuïc of Barcelona and occupies the old factory building Casaramona, Art Nouveau, designed by Josep Puig, suitably rehabilitated. There, you will see: Religious objects, symbols, ancient writings, sculpture, architecture, photography, painting, concerts, dance recitals, visual arts, multimedia and music available to everyone, and an area of ​​documentation in the service of research and knowledge. 
Location Metro Phone Opening: Admission
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 L1, L3 Plaza España 93 476 86 00 mon to sun 10h to 20h / sat from 10h to 22h FREE


 

CosmoCaixa

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CosmoCaixa is a Science Museum in Barcelona. Named in 2006 the top Science Museum in Europe, Cosmocaixa is located on the slopes of Tibidabo, in a building that links Catalan Art nouveau with the most avant-garde architecture.
80 species of plants and 52 of animals will make you think you have been beamed from the Mediterranean to the very centre of the tropical jungle. From the crowns of the trees to the depths of its fast-flowing rivers, the Drowned Forest reproduces with scientific precision temperature, humidity, sounds, sensations 
Location Buses Phone Opening: Admission
Isaac Newton, 26 17, 22, 58, 73, 75, 60 y 196 932126050 Tue to Sun: from 10h to 20h 3€ / 2€ 
 (children under 6 for free)