This blog will guide you through the best places to visit during your stay and our personal choice on the must visit attraction! Barcelona is not only famous for it’s art and architecture, but offers so much more from the colourful Ramblas, being able to find tapas everything and the city itself being beach and mountains all at the same time!
Top Choice: La Sagrada Familia
If you only have time for one sightseeing outing, this should be it.
La Sagrada Familia inspires awe by its sheer verticality and although it’s still under construction, it is a must visit.
To avoid disappointment we recommend booking in advance, the construction is scheduled to finish in 2026 which will mark the 100th year anniversary of Antoni Gaudi, the mastermind behind the church that is Sagrada Familia.
During our visit to Barcelona we decided to take in a game between FC Barcelona v Ath. Bilbao. Although the stadium might not be photogenic, once inside it is a site to be seen. Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the third largest football stadium in the world in capacity, which is an incredible 99,000+.
Tickets are easily accessible through FC Barcelona’s website, we purchased before travelling and the tickets were print off at home.
When visiting park Guell we highly recommend you book your tickets in advance, this is to avoid the long queues. The park is very impressive for not only architecture but the views are incredible and it’s a perfect opportunity to get some great holiday snaps.
We decided to walk from the Sagrada Familia on what was a very hot day, the walk is pleasant but please bear in mind it is mostly uphill and just over 2km. If the walk is not an option there is plenty of public transport to take you to the park.
Some of the park is also under restoration but this is not much of a disruption to what will be an enjoyable day
Magic fountain of Montjuic
The magic fountains are not to be missed when visiting Barcelona, they are incredible. The fountain sprays 700 gallons of water a second through 3620 jets to create it’s effect, the highest spout is 170 feet. We have included a timetable of when the show starts. PLEASE KEEP ALL BELONGINGS SAFE AS THIS IS A WELL KNOWN PICK POCKETING SPOT!
Magic Fountain show times:
|1st Jan- 6th Jan||Thursday, Friday & Saturday||20:00-21:00|
|7th Jan- 28th Feb||Monday- Sunday||CLOSED|
|1st March-31st March||Thursday, Friday & Saturday||20:00-21:00|
|1st April- 31st May||Thursday, Friday & Saturday||21:00-22:00|
|1st June- 30th Sept||Wednesday-Sunday||21:30-22:30|
|1st Oct- 31st Oct||Thursday, Friday & Saturday||21:00-22:00|
|1st Nov- 31st Dec||Thursday, Friday & Saturday||20:00-21:00|
Gothic quarter & markets
The charming Gothic Quarter has narrow medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants. Within the Gothic quarter you can party like a local, eat in the oldest restaurant in the city (Can Culleretes) which dates back to 1786 and a set menu lunch will cost around 17 euros.
The Gothic quarter is home to one of the busiest pedestrian streets , Portal d’Angel, this wide street is lined with all the big brands but as you venture through you can access some amazing small independent names. Note:Lots of shops will close on a Sunday, so if Sunday is your last day and you want to shop, it is recommended you do this on the Saturday