Top 5 Must See Sights in Barcelona

Posted on Nov 30 2010 - 9:41pm by Sonia Barcelona

Barcelona is the place to go in Spain for a chic city break; and one of the few city break destinations in Europe that located next to a gloriously golden sand beach. Barcelona has everything from stylish hotels to great shopping. Here are my top five ‘must sees’ for a holiday to Barcelona:

Casa Batlo#1 Get close to Gaudi

Unique and colourful, Gaudi’s works turn Barcelona into a living artwork; providing a surreal interpretation of the nature that surrounds it. Casa Batlo is one of Gaudi’s most impressive creations and, looking as if it has jumped straight out of a fairytale, transports you to an exotic world of surrealism. Audio guided tours are available between 9am and 8pm daily with a few days of limited hours opening in October. Check the website for more details.

Montjuic Barcelona#2 Climb Montjuic

Montjuic offers the best views of the city. It is hard to reach so tends not to be crowded with    tourists. However the panoramic views of the city it provides more than make up for the

effort needed to reach it. If you’re feeling particularly fit climb right to the top to see the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1992 Olympic Games, and the stunning botanical gardens.

#3 Indulge your sweeter side

Barcelona is a gourmet paradise and is a wonderful place to indulge in some sugary goodness. Pappabubble offers you the chance to watch a variety of sweets being made right before your eyes whilst patisserie Bubo offers a rainbow of macaroons and decadently rich delights in a modern, slightly avante garde, environment. Chocoholics can head to the chocolate museum and witness some creations that are as beautiful as they are delicious.


Avinguda Diagonal Barcelona#4 Load up on style

Spain has style in spades. Blend in with the locals by stocking up on chic Spanish fashion in one if the numerous designer boutiques the town offers. The Place de Catalunya and Avinguda Diagonal are the best streets for designer threads. Don’t expect exceptionally cheap prices as the Euro is currently strong, however use the occasion to stock up on lesser known Spanish designers such as Mertxe Hernandez and Santa Eulalia.

Flamenco#5 Experience the fever of Flamenco

Flamenco is a passionate, verging on agressive, dance that has its roots in the traditional music of Andulusian gypsies. The years and its mainstream popularity have done nothing to diminish the raw energy and of the dance. El Tablao de Carmen is a great place to watch new and established talent. Alternatively, take a class and experience the proud fire the dance creates first hand.

This is a guest post by Helen Cross who writes for travel site Simonseeks; the site offers everything from inspirational Barcelona travel guides to expert rated London Hotels.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Barcelona Traveler February 26, 2011 at 7:03 am -

    Great article, thanks for the information! I love Barcelona and am looking forward to going back. I especially love Antonio Gaudi’s work, which can be found all over Barcelona; every single one is a masterpiece. The Temple de la Sagrada Familia is so intricate; it is the most beautiful and artistic temple I have ever seen.

  2. Claire July 7, 2014 at 11:09 am -

    I’m arriving in Barcelona next weekend for 10 days. Any tips for July?

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