In July 2011, I decided to visit Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain and the most important tourist city. Because its position closest to European countries receives a large number of visitors every year.
To see Barcelona you need at least 3 days and you can visit it using the metro that leads to some places that are further away. The main area of the city can be visited on foot.
The best time to visit Barcelona is during most of the year, except for the winter months, when the temperature is colder but you can also visit it.
These are the main places to visit in Barcelona:
The Sagrada Familia is a catholic basilica designed by Antonio Gaudí, who started building it in 1882 and is still under construction today.
It is the most visited monument in Spain with more than 3.5 million visitors per year.
You can visit the interior for a price of € 15.
Metro Sagrada Familia, lines 2 and 5.
One of the most unique parks in the world, designed by Antonio Gaudí on behalf of Eusebi Güell, the artist's main patron.
The price of the ticket is € 7.50 but once inside the park it will look cheap.
Metro Alfons X, line 4 or Lesseps, line 3.
Las Ramblas is the most famous avenue in Barcelona, with more than 1 km in length you can enjoy its street artists and its great atmosphere.
In it is the Mercado de la Boquería, a market with more than 300 stalls and very original although its fame has made it too overcrowded.
Metro Liceu, line 3.
The Casa Batlló is a work of the master Gaudí, built between 1904 and 1906.
Both its exterior and the interior are a clear example of modernist architecture.
The price for visiting it is quite high, about € 25, but the interior is well worth paying.
Metro Passeig de Gràcia, lines 2, 3 y 4.
National Art Museum
Located on the Montjuic hill, it is one of the most important museums in the city.
The building that is the National Palace of Montjuic was created for the EXPO of 1929.
You can enter the building for free, but to visit the museum you have to pay € 12.
Metro Espanya lines 1 y 3.
Forgotten because of the Sagrada Familia, the Cathedral of Barcelona is the clear example of Gothic art in the city.
You can visit the interior for free every day.
Metro Jaume I, line 4.
La Pedrera or Casa Milá is a building located on Paseo de Gracia.
Built by Antonio Gaudí receives that name for its stone facade.
Visiting the interior and its roof is priced at € 22.
Metro Diagonal, line 5.
Building built by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, was completed in 1908 and is another of the most important works of Catalan modernism.
Both the exterior and the interior of the building are impressive, full of details and very characteristic colors.
For a price of € 20 you can take a guided tour that shows the most important parts of this building.
Metro Urquinaona, lines 1 y 4.
Built for the 1992 Olympics, this port is one of the most important in the Mediterranean.
It is the leisure center of Barcelona, both for its restaurants, beaches and shopping centers and for its well-known nightclubs.
Metro Ciutadella Vila Olímpica, line 4.
Pedralbes Royal Palace
Former residence of the Royal Family of Spain when visiting Barcelona.
Located in the neighborhood of Les Corts and surrounded by gardens of great size and beauty.
You can not visit the interior of the palace but if you have time it is worth seeing it from outside.
Metro Palau Reial, line 3.
Stadium where FC Barcelona plays its matches.
It has hosted matches of the Eurocup of 1964, the 1982 World Cup and the 1992 Olympic Games.
Olympic Stadium Montjuic
Old stadium where RCD Espanyol played his matches.
It emphasizes its exterior that looks nothing like a football field and is more typical of a monument in the city.
It was the stadium of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992.
The shirt purchased during the trip was that of RCD Espanyol.