Monuments of Barcelona

 

Barcelona's main monuments to visit during your stay in the Catalan capital:

 

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a city of a thousand faces, where history and modernity meet in harmony. Its emblematic monuments, testimony to its rich past and creative dynamism, attract millions of visitors every year. From Gaudi's spectacular architecture to Roman remains and contemporary works of art, Barcelona offers a veritable journey through time and style. This chapter invites you to discover Barcelona's must-see monuments, each telling a part of the fascinating story of this vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis.

 

Visit also our Barcelona city guide to find the very best of Barcelona like the Where to eat in Barcelona guide, our shopping guide, our guide of best Museums, our Best nightlife guide of Barcelona...

    La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona

    The Sagrada Familia

    THE masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí and the most visited monument in Spain. Definitely the one you should visit first! Its history, its architecture and our advice to discover it ..

    Park Guell - Barcelona

    Park Guell

    The Park Güell was destined to become a "garden city". This titanic project by Gaudí was never finished. It remains today as it was at the time: two houses and the park. An extraordinary park of course...

    Casa Batlló - Barcelona

    Casa Batlló

    Discover the fundamental work of Catalan modernism..

    The Casa Batlló is the most original and dreamlike of the achievements of the architect Antoni Gaudí that you can visit in Barcelona. Polychrome facade decorated with ceramic and glass, undulating roof representing a mythical dragon.

    La Casa Milà - La Pedrera - Barcelona

    La Casa Milà - La Pedrera

    After the Sagrada Familia, La Casa Milà or "la Pedrera" as it is often called, is probably Gaudi's second most popular building in Barcelona.

    La Casa Vicens - Barcelona

    La Casa Vicens

    The Casa Vicens is the first important work of Antoni Gaudí. Opened for the first time to the public in autumn 2017. Its inspiration is not yet naturalist, but already the genius of the architect points in each detail of the building..

  • Boqueria Market - Barcelona
    Monument

    Boqueria Market

    La Boqueria market. This market is worth a visit with more than 300 stands, it is the largest food market in Catalonia. It is also the most famous in Barcelona. It is the most famous market in Barcelona, where you can go shopping and often eat some tapas in the corner of a bar. It's also a great place to buy some gourmet souvenirs.

    Ciutat Vella - Rambla, 91
  • Barcelona Liceu
    Monument

    Liceu

    The Gran Teatro del Liceu is one of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses in Europe. Located in the heart of Barcelona, it is a must for lovers of music and opera.

    El Raval - Rambla, 51-59.
  • Catedral de la Santa Creu
    Monument

    Barcelona Cathedral

    The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is dedicated to Saint Eulalia. Founded in the 13th century and completed in the 15th. Barcelona Cathedral is famous for its impressive Catalan Gothic architecture and its chapels decorated with sculptures and paintings. It also houses many treasures, including the relics of Saint Eulalia.

    Barrio Gótico - Pla de la Seu, 3
  • Palau de la Musica
    Monument

    Catalan Music Palace

    "Palau de la Música Catalana", another wonderful Modernist building by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the temple of music in Barcelona!

    El Born - Carrer del Palau de la Música, 4
  • Santa Maria Del Mar Barcelona
    Monument

    Church of Santa Maria del Mar

    The Church of Santa Maria del Mar is a fourteenth-century Gothic basilica, located not far from the sea in the Ribera (El Born) district, built by sailors who wanted to compete with the cathedral despite their limited resources. Its sobriety makes it one of the most beautiful examples of Catalan Gothic.

    El Born - Plaça de Santa Maria, 1
  • Recinto Modernista Sant Pau Barcelona
    Monument

    Sant Pau Hospital

    The Sant Pau Hospital is now part of a larger site called the Modernist Site of Sant Pau.  An emblematic place of Barcelona inscribed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Its hospital is a living testimony of the modernist era that marked the city of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century.

    Eixample right - C/ de St. Antoni Maria Claret, 167
  • Barcelona Cruise Port
    Monument

    Barcelona Cruise Port

    One of Europe's leading cruise ports

    Discover the Barcelona Cruise Port, a gateway to your Mediterranean adventure. Get the lowdown on terminals, transport, and nearby amenities in our comprehensive guide.

    Barceloneta - Terminal South - World Trade Center
  • Plaza Catalunya - Barcelona
    Monument

    Plaça Catalunya

    Plaça de Catalunya is Barcelona's city centre. It lies at the intersection of several of the city's most important districts, including the Eixample, Raval and the Gothic Quarter. It is the geographical reference point for Catalans and tourists alike.

    Eixample right - Plaça de Catalunya
  • Iglesia de Betlém
    Monument

    Betlem Church

    The Church of Betlem in Barcelona, whose official name is Church of "la Mare de Déu de Betlem", is known for its magnificent baroque facade and in particular for the sculpture called Saint Ignatius of Loyola in conversation with Saint Francis Borgia. The church forms the heart of the buildings occupied by the Jesuits until their expulsion in 1767.

    El Raval - Carrer del Carme, 2.
  • Palau Virreina
    Monument

    Virreina Palace

    Virreina Palace on Barcelona's Rambla now houses the "Centre de la Imatge" for temporary exhibitions, mainly of photography, concerts and cultural events. The interest of this place lies in its remarkable architecture, notably its neoclassical facade and its magnificent baroque frescos inside.

    Ciutat Vella - Rambla, 99
  • Plaça Reial - Barcelona
    Monument

    Placa Reial

    Plaça Reial, very nice clubs and bars in this place...

    Barrio Gótico - Plaça Reial

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4 comments

  1. so many things to see! - lovelycity (11 Jan 2018 - 08:16)

    love Barcelona, topo bad bad not time enough to visit all monuments, will come back for sure. kisses from UK ;-o

  2. barcalona - nick femano (16 Dec 2017 - 08:56)

    barcalona is a great place

  3. paradise - mark (9 Jun 2016 - 07:48)

    the greatest city I ever have visited on net

  4. Barcelona Architecture - Uwe Jordan (19 Mar 2015 - 08:45)

    Very fond memories of my las t visit in 2002

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