Top 5 Guide for Barcelona – Attractions in Barcelona. 1Cover Travel Insurance
Architecture, culture, laid-back nightlife… and football? Make the most of your holiday overseas with our guide to the top 5 things to do in Barcelona . We’ll help you enjoy the best the world has to offer.
1. Park Guell
This really is a park like no other. Designed by famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, Park Guell is stunning at every turn, with intricately tiled walkways and dragon sculptures, strange but soothing angles and gently swaying palms. And its great location gives panoramic views of Barcelona’s impressive skyline.
2. Sagrada Familia
Also designed by Gaudi – who devoted the last 15 years of his life to the project – is the magnificent Sagrada Familia cathedral. Construction of this still unfinished architectural masterpiece began in 1882, and is expected to be complete in 2026 – marking 100 years since Gaudi passed away.
3. The Nou Camp
FC Barcelona’s home ground has a 98,772 capacity, making it the largest football stadium in Europe – and one of the most impressive. The atmosphere inside the Nou Camp is electric when FC Barcelona plays a big home game. Even if you’re not a keen follower of football, it’s a great experience.
4. The Fountains of Montjuic
Designed by engineer Carles Buígas, this remarkable water display, just off the Placa Espanya, first took place in May 1929 as part of the World Fair, and has been a tourist magnet ever since. It was built in just one year, involving over 3,000 people working round the clock to complete it in time. The original technology is still used to create a kaleidoscope of colours throughout the displays.
5. La Rambla
To soak up the evening atmosphere of this great European centre of culture, you simply have to take a leisurely stroll up and down La Rambla, Barcelona’s main pedestrian street. A wide avenue, lined with cafés, bars and restaurants, street art, musicians and stalls, La Rambla has a thriving yet laid-back atmosphere that slowly comes to life as the sun goes down.