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LA SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

ENTRY FEE:- Ticket basilica - €15; Ticket basilica and towers - €19.50

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 932 08 04 14

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: : 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona

Barcelona is famous for two reasons: its football club, and La Sagrada Familia, the unfinished church by architect Antoni Gaudi. This grand church welcomes a whopping 3 million visitors every year who spend at least a couple of hours to marvel at the structure. One of the many highlights of this church is that your ticket is actually a donation to a privately funded construction, the aim of which is to finish the church by 2026. The church sees hour-long queues daily, and so, it is recommended that you opt for skip-the-line tickets.

La Sagrada Familia Church

THE FONT MáGICA FOUNTAIN

OPENING HOURS:- Jun - Jul - Aug; Thu - Sun: 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (closed Mon - Wed);September & October; Fri - Sat: 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (closed Sun - Thur);November to March; Fri - Sat: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (closed Sun - Thur)

LOCATION:- 08038 Barcelona

True to its name, the Font Magica Fountain really does feel magical as you sit back and relax by its whimsical display. Built in 1929, the fountain is one of the biggest attractions of Barcelona with an estimated 2.5 million visitors annually. Reach early during evening to witness the stunning display of water, light and music. The opening hours vary according to the weather, so make sure that you plan your visit accordingly.

The Font Mágica Fountain

CASA MILA

ENTRY FEE:- Free

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 902 20 21 38

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Introduce yourself to Casa Mila; one of Antoni Gaudi’s final Catalan works before he completely dedicated himself to Sagrada Familia. Placed in the L’Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona, this magnificent building is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Note the famous ventilation openings on the roof which look like soldiers.

Casa Mila

BLOCK OF DISCORD

ENTRY FEE:- Casa Batlló - FastPass: €28.50; Casa Batlló: €23.50

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 670 46 62 60

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sat: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Passeig de Gràcia, 41 08007 Barcelona, Spain

The period 1888 to 1911 was fairly crucial for Barcelona and Catalonia as it marked the beginning of Modernisme, a Catalan cultural movement. The architects created many modernist buildings during this time, and among a handful of them, the Block of Discord makes for an interesting visit. Located on Passeig de Gràcia, this collection of buildings depicts a fine display of the contrasts between the different architectural trends of the day. Visit this locale in the evening to witness a whole new side of Barcelona’s architecture that comes alive under lighting.

 

Block of Discord

MIRADOR – COLLSEROLA TOWER

ENTRY FEE:- €5.60; Reduced – €3.30

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 934 06 93 54

OPENING HOURS:- Sat - Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

LOCATION:- Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, S/N, 08017 Barcelona

An iconic part of Barcelona’s skyline since the Olympics in 1992, Mirador - Collserola Tower looks like a giant needle pointing towards the sky. Offering the most breath-taking views of Barcelona, its observation deck is the highest point in the city. Needless to say, this steel tower is one of the most important landmarks in the city today.

Mirador – Collserola Tower

PALAU GUELL

ENTRY FEE:- €12

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 934 72 57 75

OPENING HOURS:- Tue - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

One of the early works of the world-renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí,  the Palau Guell is a magnificent piece of architecture. You can witness the intricacy of Gaudí’s artwork in this mansion – the high ornate walls, carved ceilings and iron forged gates are a testimony to this artisan’s brilliance! Used as a backdrop in the film ‘The Passenger’, Palau Guell is an architectural masterpiece you do not want to miss.

Palau Guell

ARC DE TRIOMF

LOCATION:- Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Built by Joseph Vilaseca I Casanovas, the arc serves as a main gate to the Cituadella Park. Constructed with red bricks and intricately carved statues, Arc de Triomf is a standing reminder of Spain’s architectural prowess. Despite the enormity of the structure, the detailed carvings on it are magnificent. 

Arc de Triomf

HOSPITAL SANT PAU

ENTRY FEE:- €5; reduced: €3

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 932 91 90 00

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- Carrer de Sant Quintí, 89, 08026 Barcelona, Spain

Referred to by the locals as the ‘Stone Quarry’, it takes just one glance at this structure to realize how aptly it’s been nicknamed. A UNESCO Heritage Site, this hospital was actually functional until 2009. The building’s edifice is popularly known to be the world’s largest abstract sculpture. The hospital houses an art school and a national library, and also hosts several events and exhibitions. Make sure to mark your calendar for these as they are extremely popular and intriguing. This marvel by Gaudi is another proof of the artist’s as well as Barcelona’s architectural supremacy. A guided tour is highly recommended.

Hospital Sant Pau

PICASSO MUSEUM BARCELONA

ENTRY FEE:- €11 (museum + temporal exhibition); €6.60 (temporal exhibition)

PHONE NUMBER:- (+34) 93 256 30 26

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s most popular museum and rightly so, the Picasso Museum caters to the fans of Picasso’s artwork. The museum displays the early works of the legendary artist, from actual paintings to rough sketches. Almost 4000 pieces of art created by the maestro are displayed here, and you will be able to visualise Picasso’s journey from a novice painter to a legend. The Picasso Museum should be a priority on your Barcelona travelling plans simply because it will make you realize how differently Picasso experienced the city through his artworks.

Picasso Museum Barcelona

CAMP NOU STADIUM

ENTRY FEE:- Tour: €25; reduced: €20

PHONE NUMBER:- (+34) 902 1899 00

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- C. Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

The mecca for football fanatics, a step inside the stadium is enough to prove why the stadium is so hyped. If you visit the stadium on an off day, make sure you take a guided tour, for it will not disappoint you. A stroll through the stadium will give you enough mental fodder about FC Barcelona’s history and how it has always been an integral part of the city. If you are lucky enough, you might actually catch Lionel Messi signing shirts for all his fans. 

Camp Nou Stadium

CASTELL DE MONTJUIC

ENTRY FEE:- €5; reduced: €3

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 932 56 44 45

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Built in 1640, the Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress. The castle is infamous for playing a dark role in the siege of Barcelona (1936-39) as several political refugees and citizens were tortured and murdered in this castle. You can get a glimpse of Barcelona’s bloody and contested history as the place has now been renovated into a military museum. The castle overlooks a splendid panorama of Barcelona – an ideal site for clicking photos and checking out the city’s landscape.

Castell de Montjuic

PALAU DE LA MúSICA CATALANA

ENTRY FEE:- Adult - €18; free for children under 10 years

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 932 95 72 00

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.; Easter - Jul: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.; Aug: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m

LOCATION:- C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Owned by ‘Orfeo Catala’- a Catalan choir group, the Palau de la Música Catalana is on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. Essentially a music hall, it is comprised of two central units – the concert hall and the stage. You can gaze endlessly at the glass and ceramic works which give this place a vibrant and boisterous feel.  Showing prominent signs of modernism and gothic architectural style, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a must-visit when strolling through the streets of Catalan. 

Palau de la Música Catalana

PARK GüELL

ENTRY FEE:- Adults - €7 onward; children up to 12 years, senior citizens over 65 years - €4.90

PHONE NUMBER:- 08024 Barcelona

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Embrace Barcelona at its natural best at Park Guell, one of Antoni Gaudi’s most impressive works. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is located on Carmel Hill. Walk right up to the top of the hill to enjoy a breath-taking view of the city of Barcelona.

Park Güell

PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA

ENTRY FEE:- Free

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 638 23 71 15

OPENING HOURS:- 23 March - 22 Sept: daily 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; 23 Sept - 22 Mar: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Picasso 21, 08003 Barcelona

A regular haunt of those staying near the lively Born neighbourhood, Parc de la Ciutadella features stunning ornate fountains designed by architect Josep Fonster. The park also houses Barcelona’s zoo and the Parliament of Catalonia. Spend a relaxing afternoon here and head to one of the many pubs and lounges in El Born to kick-start a lively evening ahead.

Parc de la Ciutadella

JARDINS DE MOSSèN CINTO VERDAGUER

ENTRY FEE:- Free

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jardins de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer, C/ dels Tarrongers, 08038 Barcelona

Spring is the ideal time to visit these gardens that bloom with lush flower beds. However, that doesn’t mean that other times of the year are any duller. Enjoy a colourful display of tulips, hyacinth and dahlias, along with stunning aquatic plants here. A delight for lovers of fauna, these gardens are the perfect escape into nature.

Jardins de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer

PARC DEL LABERINT D’HORTA

ENTRY FEE:- €2.50 onward

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 666 67 77 22

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Passeig dels Castanyers, 1, 08035 Barcelona

One of Barcelona’s most historic parks, Parc del Laberint d’Horta or the Labyrinth Park of Horta is famous for its labyrinth which is made of a hedge made of cypress trees. Accompanying the trees are beautiful sculptures that depict figures from Greek mythology.

Parc del Laberint d’Horta

THE BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA DEL MAR

ENTRY FEE:- Free, €5 for visiting the rooftop and terraces

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar or ‘Saint Mary of the Sea’ is a large and beautiful church in Barcelona. It is an iconic example of the famed Catalan Gothic, with purity and unity being the muse behind the basilica’s construction. The exteriors of the basilica seem to be rather flamboyant, yet the interiors are serene and spacious. Deemed to be a masterpiece of the Spanish architectural style, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is a key point in every tourist’s itinerary.

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

MONESTIR DE PEDRALBES

ENTRY FEE:- €5; reduced: €3.50

OPENING HOURS:- Winter – Tue - Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Sat - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. ;Summer – Tue - Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Sundays after 3:00 p.m., admission free)

LOCATION:- Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

The Monastery of Pedralbes is one of the most beautiful examples of Catalan Gothic. The Monastery contains a tomb of Queen Elisenda along with a small St. Michael’s chapel. While its exteriors are encompassed in gorgeous gardens, the interiors of the monastery are laced with intricate glass works, and pay homage to the lives of nuns. Renowned for its solitude and serenity, you won’t find a more peaceful location in Barcelona.

Monestir de Pedralbes

SANT PAUL DE CAMP

ENTRY FEE:- €3

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 934 41 00 01

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- Carrer de Sant Pau, 101, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Sant Paul de Camp is the oldest church in Barcelona and one of the few standing remainders of Romanesque architecture. Built in the 10th century, the church has survived the brunt of time and you can get a glimpse of life in the 10th century from the carvings on the church’s walls. Although the church looks rather plain and simple from the outside, the interiors are a proof of rich antiquity – surely a treat for historians and religious scholars. 

Sant Paul de Camp

SINAGOGA MAJOR DE BARCELONA

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sat: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Carrer de Marlet', 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

One of the oldest synagogues in Europe, Sinagoga Major de Barcelona is located in the heart of the Catalan capital. Not an operational synagogue anymore, it has now been converted into a museum which is now open for people. This building is rumoured to have been constructed in the 3rd century. 

Sinagoga Major de Barcelona

ROCK CLIMBING

The very mention of Barcelona incites thrill in adrenaline junkies. This a high-energy city and it will make you want to do something physically challenging. When such a need arises, the city’s landscape plays to your advantage! The Catalan terrain offers ample opportunities for rock climbing and mountain hiking. So if you’re up for a sporty day, rock climbing is something you definitely need to experience.

Rock Climbing

WATER SPORTS ON THE BEACH

LOCATION:- http://basenautica.org/

Be it a leisurely stroll by the seaside or something more physically engaging, Barcelona’s magnificent beaches are the place to be. Soak in the Andalusian climate by indulging in riveting activities like wake boarding, water skiing or surfing. Several agencies offer training for the aforementioned sports, and if you are lucky, the pleasant locals will invite you for a game of beach volleyball or six a side football.

Water Sports on the Beach

WINDSURFING AT BASE NàUTICA

Sunny skies and mild waves; why would you not head to the beach? Windsurfing is the perfect sport for challenging yourself and having some fun. The Base Nàutica, between Bogatell and Mar Bella beaches, offers ten-hour windsurfing courses for €178. This centre also rents out kayaks and sailing equipment.

Windsurfing at Base Nàutica

TABLE TENNIS AT PARKS

‘El Ping Pong’ or Table Tennis is a very popular sport in Spain. Don’t be surprised if you find an occasional table or two in the public parks – some of them are rumoured to have more than 40 tables in the vicinity! You can even rent out paddles and table tennis balls at the Chinese-run shops nearby. If you come across a match being played, make sure you join in. Be warned though, the Spanish are extremely competitive!

Table Tennis at parks

FLAMENCO SHOWS AT EL TABLAO DE CARMEN

ENTRY FEE:- €43 onward

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 933256895

OPENING HOURS:- Tue - Sun: 6:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

LOCATION:- Avinguda del Marquès de Comillas, 08038, Barcelona

It’s a crime to leave Barcelona without attending one of its prominent cultural shows that showcase the spirit of Spain. Head to the Spanish village of Poble Espanyol de Montjuic on Montjuic Hill and enter El Tablao de Carmen, an authentic flamenco bar that pays tribute to the legendary flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya. A Catalan gypsy, Carmen became world-famous and performed at locations worldwide, including the White House. Today, the bar pays tribute to her through a stunning 75-minute show that is open for all to attend.

Flamenco shows at El Tablao de Carmen

SKATEBOARD AT MACBA

ENTRY FEE:- Free

OPENING HOURS:- Varied (usually during evenings)

LOCATION:- Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

If you thought Barcelona was all about football, think again! The skateboarding scene in the city so huge that Barcelona is often called the ‘Skateboarding Capital of the World’. Skate with the cool Catalan kids practice every evening on the Plaza del Angels by MACBA (Museum for Art Contemporary Barcelona). Should you wish to join, just head to the free skate shop near The Plaza.

Skateboard at MACBA

LEARN TO MAKE PAELLAS & TAPAS

ENTRY FEE:- €32 onward

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 5:45 p.m. onwards

LOCATION:- Barri Gotic, 08002 Barcelona

Fancy practicing your culinary skills in BCN? Take your cooking up a notch by enrolling into one of the many cooking classes in the city with a Spanish chef. Learn how to make traditional paellas and tapas – something to surprise your family and friends back home with. You can take one at Barri Gotic, which also includes a free trip to the Boqueria Market.

Learn to make Paellas & Tapas

BARCELONA BOAT PARTY

ENTRY FEE:- €40 onwards

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 5:30 pm onwards (the BBQ Boat Party departs thrice a day: 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.)

LOCATION:- Edifici Capitanía, S/N, 08005 Barcelona

Summer – the perfect time take the city by storm on a boat party! Take to one of the many booze cruises by the Mediterranean that set sail several times a week in peak season, and indulge in an Ibiza-style soiree. The parties are lively, the crew is attentive and fun, and the atmosphere is every bit vivacious. There are three types you can pick from, based on your preferences: Wild Booze Cruise (€40), Sophisticated Champagne Sunset Cruise (€45), and the chilled out BBQ Boat Party (€47).

Barcelona Boat Party

NUDIST BEACHES

ENTRY FEE:- Free

LOCATION:- Passeig de Gràcia Faria, 08019 Barcelona

Experience beach life like never before for the Barcans are not to shy away from baring it all! A few beaches like Mar Bella and the Southern stretch of Barceloneta (towards W-hotel) have the liberal folk soaking in the sun and bronzing their bodies. Look of for some cool (and gay-friendly) bars by Mar Bella for some post-sunbathing mojitos and beers.

Nudist beaches

L’AQUARIUM DE BARCELONA

ENTRY FEE:- €12

PHONE NUMBER:- +34 932 21 74 74

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Sat - Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

One of the biggest marine leisure and education centres in Europe, L’Aquarium de Barcelona features Mediterranean aquatic life. With 11,000 marine animals from 450 species, it’s not hard to figure out how eagerly visited this aquarium must be. Several displays and exhibitions make the place entertaining and visually appealing for children and adults alike. 

L’Aquarium de Barcelona

TIBIDABO AMUSEMENT PARK

ENTRY FEE:- €10.30 - €28.50

PHONE NUMBER:- 34 932 11 79 42

OPENING HOURS:- Sat - Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Plaça del Tibidabo, 3-4, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has much more to offer than just architectural wonders and amazing nightlife. The century-old Tibidabo Amusement Park is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world where you can enjoy 25 vintage rides and thrilling mirror houses which you’d have probably seen in movies. The park also hosts shows and street theatre for art lovers, along with a wide range of restaurants, picnic areas and amazing views of the cityscape.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

WATCH STREET PERFORMERS AT LAS RAMBLAS

OPENING HOURS:- varies

LOCATION:- La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona

No city in Europe is complete without its own share of street performers, and Barcelona is not one to be left behind. A stroll through the Las Ramblas Street is a mesmerising experience with its enthralling displays of street performances. Later, find a cosy bar to grab a couple of beers.

Watch street performers at Las Ramblas