Top 5 tourist attractions of Barcelona
Barcelona, with its 1.6 million inhabitants the second largest city of Spain. Barcelona is a very diverse city with beaches, mountains, cathedrals, modern art, squares, stadiums, malls and much more. Too many to mention and too much in a week’s holiday to see. To make things easier for you we have a Top 5 of the top sites compiled.
5. Camp Nou
With its 98,772 seats is the largest Camp Nou football stadium in Europe. The player of this great stadium is infamous FC Barcelona. Many big stars in this football stadium. The stadium is 47 meters high with a commanding presence and even outside the game days, in an empty stadium, I can assure you that you will be impressed by this immense stronghold. The tour of the stadium is also highly recommended. With the great views from the stands, a town in the dugout, a peek into the dressing room and a visit to the museum club get value for money. The tour and museum together while also costs only € 17 per person.
4. Picasso Museum
The museum features many works by Pablo Picasso, one of the world’s most famous artists. Especially many works from the formation period of Spaniard. The special feature of the museum is that you not only the known abstract works by Picasso sees, but works from all phases of his life. This you really see the development as an artist he has been through. There are also many beautiful works from his blue period and his last life to see. The museum is a sequence of 5 merchants’ houses and has some lovely courtyards. This makes the architecture of the museum itself is well worth it.
The mile-long street between Plaça de Catalunya and the Monument of Columbus is the boulevard of Barcelona. Although a boulevard might not sound so exciting is on the Ramblas 24/7 live to see. It is the domain of street performers, stalls and many other attractions. Along the promenade runs a narrow road on both sides and there are many underground stations. The roads are surrounded by many restaurants of dubious quality. If one wants to eat somewhere, one can better reach the Barri Gottic, a beautiful square in a side street off the Ramblas. A real winner here is the restaurant Les Quinze Nits.
2. Parc Guell
The vast park that dates from 1990, owes its name to the client Eusebi Güell. The architect behind the park is the famous Antoni Gaudi. The park is through the work of Gaudi and the hilly landscape a unique appearance. You will find, among other things, the unique mosaic designs, integrated into the countryside staircases, magnificent caves and the Gaudí Museum. The museum moved into the former home of Gaudi. The park is truly unique in the world and should not be missed when visiting Barcelona.
1. Sagrada Familia
The cathedral is the life work of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. For 120 years this church is built and to date the construction is not completed. This is partly because the construction was stopped several times, the reason most memorable was the death of Gaudi. The architect came under the tram and is buried in the cathedral. Also, the unfinished Sagrada Familia impressive. The unique architecture with both Gothic and Moorish influences is truly a delight to the eye. What particularly catches the eye here is the wonderful and very detailed facade suffering. Eventually, the church will get three facades, each part of the life of Jesus describe.
An added bonus to the cathedral is the phenomenal unique view over the city that one has when one climbs the constituent spiral staircase 400 steps.