Anybody did hear from Antoni Gaudí, but you only get an idea of how brilliant this architect really has been, if you participate in this tour. Ton-David Jover knows excellently, how to thrill his guests with his enthusiasm and his lively stories. I fed on the many impressions and stories long after the tour.
Conclusion: Perfect for those, who want to know the essence of Barcelona and enjoy Gaudí's masterpieces.
While being in Barcelona, there are so many attractions to be seen and things to be done that it is really hard to decide where to go. Visiting many of the sights can also get expensive quite fast, which is why the Barcelona Travel Card or also called Attraction Pass is an amazing opportunity to have access to about 25 attractions for free and to get really good discounts on 85 others.
Basílica de la Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Família, also called "Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família" is one the most impressive and famous buildings in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudí, the architect of this church, started his work in 1882 and up until today it is still not completely finished. Architects in nowadays plan to complete the building in 2026, right in time for the 100 anniversary of the death of Mr. Gaudí.
Every year, more than 2.5 million people from all over the world visit this place, which belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural Site. An impressive building with lovely details and a very long history awaits you in Barcelona. Do not miss out to stop by and enjoy the beauty of this basilica.
Camp Nou Experience
Even though Barcelona is a lot about history, there are good news for the ones being interested in sports or just some alternation. Camp Nou, the stadium of world's famous soccer team FC Barcelona holds up to 99,354 visitors and fan and is therefore the biggest stadium in Europe. The arena, that opened its doors 1957, is only being used for soccer games and due to the UEFA, it is also the biggest stadium of a certain team in the world. Who would not want to visit this impressive and breath-taking place, Camp Nou?
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Another very important attraction in Barcelona is the Casa Milà, also called La Pedrera, which means the stone quarry.
After taking a look at this fascinating building, the name makes perfect sense. This place, which was actually built for the Milà-Familie from 1906-1910, is well known for the extraordinary construction. Gaudí built it in a way that an air-conditioning will not be needed. Throughout the whole building natural ventilation is implemented which definitely makes it a unique place.
On the outside of Casa Milá one will find three different yards, which Gaudí used to make sure that there is enough daylight in every single room of the building.
In 1984, La Pedrera also became a World Cultural Site. To be precise: the first one of the 20th century and is there with a must-see while being in this vibrant city.
The Parque Zoológico de Barcelona, how the Spanish call their Zoo located in Barcelona is the home of around 7,500 animals. 502 different animal species live on around 32 acre which belongs to the Parc de la Ciutadella. This places was also being used for the World Exhibition in 1888. The Zoo itself opened in 1892. Today, all these amazing animals live in different areas. Not only monkeys and gorillas are native to this place, but also dolphins and many reptiles. This happy place is fun for young and old and gives especially families the chance to entertain their children and get some distance from the city for just a day trip.
You are not into animals? Get the chance to still enjoy some rest from city noises and discover Park Güell with a local guide. Perfect for kids who are fed up with city sightseeing. You also gonna skip the line at the major attraction of Barcelona.
Hard Rock Café
The famous and fun Hard Rock Café Barcelona, that opened its doors in 1997, can be found right by the Placa the Catalunya. You feel hungry and exhausted after a stressful day of sightseeing in Barcelona? Why not rest for a while and enjoy a delicious meal or simply refreshing drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe Bacelona. The unique atmosphere is nowhere else to be found and therefore definitely a reason to stop by.
Favorite Staff picks in Barcelona
Right next to Barcelona's Attractions such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Casa Milà, there is much more to be discovered!
Beautiful Beaches at Costa Brava
Sometimes people might forget that the city is located right by the coast and therefore has amazing beaches to offer. One of your sightseeing tours or private tours through Barcelona should therefore reach out of the city.
Bring a bathing suit and a towel and get some tan right outside the city. This is a great opportunity to escape the big city life for a day and have fun with your partner, family or friends.
There is always time to get back to the city and keep on exploring what else Barcelona has to offer! If you are not quite sure about the surrounding, tourist guides or tours by locals are always available to assure you a pleasant and fun stay in the city.
This is actually nothing you will need a Barcelona Attraction Pass or any tickets for. It is simply the main street of the city with all of its street performers and artists. It connects the Placa de Catalunya with the so-called Columbus Monument which is located down by the harbor.
You will see people drawing incredible pictures, performing impressive dances or little shows and you might be able to see so-called "Castells". These are living towers which are built up by humans. Some of them might have to 6 or more levels including, men, woman and also children, for the very top.
Located right by the Ramblas is the "Bar Central". A huge market that offers fresh fruits, veggies, pastries and meats. You will be impressed by the huge variety of offerings and might be happy to enjoy a cold and fresh squeezed fruit drink during a hot day in the city.