Sights & landmarks in Barcelona

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  • Angela
    Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of people, many scammers outside the basilica, otherwise beautifull location, would definetly come back a lot..
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • Lauro A
    Curitiba, PR30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place, it represents well Gaudi work.
    But! Tickets are more expensive than they should be, comparing to similar places in Europe
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Sophia S
    Georgioupolis, Greece749 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Gothic neighbourhood in Barcelona is very charming. It has narrow streets that smell of paella at night, interesting stories painted on different stones, people trying to sell all sorts of things and many nice secrets. I bought there a silk skirt on sale and ate alone s big paella that I can never forget. I also got blocked in the back of a shop trying on some clothes...with a Pakistani seller that spoke a bad English. But it was fun. The Santa Maria del Mar gothical church is a must for the top views of the Mediterranean Sea from its towers. I love the sea, I love this town. Barcelona has many stories to tell..... next time you come here! 🍋⚓🏖
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • Boisenb
    Boise, ID400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not on the list of top things to do but definitely worth the time to tour. Easy to find and get tickets. Beautiful stain glass.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • stephrab
    New York City, NY726 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is truly a masterpiece and architecture that anyone from a five-year-old to 100-year-old would find interesting.

    Give yourself plenty of time. Do not rush. If you are not familiar with the architect, take the more expensive tour you can learn about him and this building and many of the other buildings that he has done.

    Give yourself at least three hours to slowly look and explore. Buy your ticket online and it will save you much hassle. Download the app for this particular attraction.
    Written January 28, 2024
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  • Waleed H
    Amman, Jordan26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If u visit barcelona...u have to visit the camp nou....the whole tour...it is a must see in ur life time
    The tour is amazing
    The history and the legacy is unbeatable
    Even if you are not a football fan...u should visit
    Written January 12, 2024
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  • vichy
    NYC554 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This cathedral is slightly out of the way compared to the other major tourist sites, but it's so so so so worth it. Hands down, this was actually my favorite one in the city (caveat that this is if you're a fan of gothic architecture). There is a grandeur and a peacefulness that comes through with this cathedral that's incomparable to all the other ones I visited in Barcelona. Also, I loved that there is more freedom with climbing up to the terraces than I've experienced at other cathedrals - you're given instructions on where the stairs are located, but you can go at your own time and your own pace. And in my case, I actually went up more than once, the experience and view from the top was so memorable. There's a wonderful viewing platform that's been set up at the top, with views of the sea.
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • Sabrina C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are so many places to shop and eat here. The Casa Batillo and Casa Mila are here on the Passeig. Come to shop for all the luxury goods and see the sights. Bring a luggage with you to place your bags into though… and take a taxi back to your hotel if you shop… although relatively safe, be aware of your surroundings at all times.
    Written February 1, 2024
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA4,314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit, it has interesting architecture in the main entry, the attic was amazing, and of course the roof with the elaborate chimneys is a treat!
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Elizabeth S
    NJ74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn’t join a tour, but did purchase tickets online ahead of time. Quite different from the other Gaudi buildings we saw, def worth a visit!
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • Margie D
    York, PA729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This imposing cathedral took 150 years to build, between the 13th and the 15th centuries, known for its Gothic architecture.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Legitum
    Exeter, UK50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We attended one night, hoping that we could enjoy the spectacular view of the fountain and the city. Sadly, the fountain was turned off, I guess because of the winter months. We were still able to enjoy some rather spectacular views down into Barcelona, which made the trip worthwhile. Just a shame that the fountain was not on at the time. Do make sure you go to the very top of the steps/escalators.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This building was formerly a hospital until 2009 and built between 1901 and 1930.

    The new hospital is built beside this building.

    The architecure is unique and amazing Art Nouveau) and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

    It contains 12 pavilions connected through underground galleries.

    It really is a historical and architectural masterpiece and offers offers workspace to high-profile social organizations such as the WHO, Banco Farmacéutico, Barcelona Health Hub, EMEA, UN-HABITAT and more.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Rahul Habbu
    Mumbai, India92 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Las Ramblas in Barcelona is a captivating boulevard that pulsates with energy and culture. Stretching for about 1.2 kilometers, this bustling promenade is a mosaic of street performances, vibrant markets, and an eclectic mix of shops and cafes.

    Wandering along Las Ramblas, I was immersed in the lively atmosphere created by street artists showcasing their talents, from musicians to living statues. The La Boqueria market, with its colorful array of fresh produce and local delicacies, is a sensory delight.

    Cafes and restaurants lining the boulevard offer the perfect spots for people-watching, and the diverse cuisine caters to every taste. The street is alive day and night, making it an ideal place to soak in the city's dynamic spirit.

    As I strolled, the Gothic Quarter and other historical landmarks revealed themselves, seamlessly connected to Las Ramblas. While the street can be crowded, especially during peak hours, the diversity of people adds to its charm.

    Exploring the side streets branching off from Las Ramblas led to hidden gems and quaint squares, providing a balance between the lively main street and more intimate spaces.

    For anyone visiting Barcelona, Las Ramblas is a must-see destination that encapsulates the essence of the city—its culture, vibrancy, and the intertwining of history and modern life.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • willow731
    Inverness, UK269 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've never explored this area properly before and although it was nice and I can see how people love it, we still prefer the Gothic area but maybe it's because we know it a lot better. In El Born there was some amazing little shops, loads of great quirky cafes and bars but the few that we stopped at, although they were lovely, there always seemed to be a lot of "characters" hanging around outside. I would definitely recommend a browse though and decide for yourself what your favourite area is.
    Written October 18, 2023
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