Top 10 Things to do in Barcelona

There is so much so you could do in the largest city and capital of Catalonia in Spain. To help you we have compiled this list, in no particular order, of our best 10 things to do Barcelona:

 

 

1. Even though it is currently having some construction work done, the jaw-dropping La Sagrada Familia Basilica is not to be missed. Both outside and inside are amazing and the amount of detail will keep you occupied for hours!

 

 

2. Park Güell contains examples of Gaudi’s work and has the appearance of something from a fairy tale; it is strange, eccentric, even somewhat dreamlike and undeniably beautiful. The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning colourful tiling and fascinating buildings and at the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City.

 

 

3. Casa Batlló, was re-modelled and designed by Antoni Gaudí in 1904. This masterpiece is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site and is known locally as Casa dels Ossos (House of Bones) due to its skeletal aesthetics.

 

 

4. The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall seating around 2,200 people where you can attend a musical performance which range from flamenco to symphonic. The building is magnificent and is the only auditorium in Europe that is illuminated during daylight hours entirely by natural light through beautiful stained-glass panels.

 

 

5. The Gaudi museum offers great opportunities to learn more about the life and work of visionary Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. The house was designed by Gaudi’s colleague Francese Berenguer, however, Gaudi did have a hand in designing the garden pergola and the beautiful furniture.

 

 

6. The Barcelona Football Club Nou Camp Stadium is a modern museum with an interactive mural, great audio-visual displays and trophies on view, as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia. A full tour of the stadium including a view from the grandstand can be included as part of your visit.

 

 

7. Casa Mila-La Pedrera was the last apartment house built by Antoni Gaudi, the Casa-Mila (or “stone quarry” as it is affectionately known) is considered the epitome of Modernism with its impressive façade of undulating stone and iron balconies.

 

 

8. The Olympic Park staged the Olympic games in 1992 and can be toured to see where the action took place. It is located at the top of the Montjuic Mountain, reached by funicular railway, which offers spectacular views over the city.

 

 

 

9. The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is a beautiful building with stunning views from Barcelona through the glass panels and houses a permanent collection of around 5,000 works dates from the mid-20th century onward.

 

 

10. Designed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition by the engineer Carles Buigas, the Magic Fountain of Barcelona was restored in 1992 for the Olympic Games  and provides a thoroughly entertaining show set to music and lit by colour.

 

 

Inspired? A college or school trip to Barcelona is suitable for many subjects including Art & Design, Fashion, Sport, Travel & Tourism, Spanish Language as well as a general Cultural & Enrichment tour.

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