Sightseeing in Barcelona: Top Places to See

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Barcelona is a city renowned for its food, people and culture. Sightseeing in Barcelona can mean whatever you want it to mean. The city is rich in architecture and history, but it will also cater to travelers seeking art or music or delicious Spanish cuisine. With a little research, anyone can find amazing things to see. We thought we would give you a jump-start with this list of five must-see locations for sightseeing in Barcelona:

Casa Batllo

One of the two great buildings of Antoni Gaudi, the Casa Batllo is a building that, on the outside, looks as if it was constructed with skills and bones. Gaudi drew inspiration from marine life for the colors and shapes used in the architecture of this building.

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona focuses on the artist’s formative years. The permanent collection is made up of more than 3,800 works of art. The museum, which opened in 1963, has placed great emphasis on Picasso’s relationship with the city.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic

This is no ordinary fountain. In fact, The Magic Fountain is more of a show with colors, lights, motion, music, and water acrobatics. This collection of waterfalls and ponds is a must see for any visitor to the city!

Poble Espanyol

An open air museum. Shops. Children’s activities. Arts. Crafts. There is no one word that could define Poble Espanyol. Designed to look like an old Spanish village, this attraction is sure to fascinate everyone. While the old-style village is located in the heart of modern Barcelona, once inside, you would never know it!

Cervantes Park and Rose Garden

Sometimes when you are in a major city, it is nice to just get away. In times like these, it can be easy to overlook the simple joys of strolling through a beautiful park. Make no mistake; Cervantes Park and Rose Garden is one place that should not be ignored. The park houses up to 10,000 roses from 250 different species and is just the place for a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

As you can tell, there is no one way to define Barcelona. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it on the old city’s streets. Where do you visit when sightseeing in Barcelona? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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