Barcelona is an exciting city and Antoni Gaudí’s unique architecture remind you of how important it is to think outside the box, why his famous work is a must among the Barcelona attractions! Don’t have time to see them all? Then prioritize these.
Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Parc Güell
Here’s how you can experience Antoni Gaudì x3 in one day: Start at Placa de Catalunya and then walk on the left side of Passeig de Gràcia; here you’ll pass by Casa Batlló. Continue a bit further up and you have Casa Milà on your right side.
Then take bus 24 from Passeig de Gràcia up to Parc Güell – the beautiful staircase, mosaic, and unique benches will not disappoint you. Furthermore, you get a fantastic view of Barcelona! Why not bring a picnic basket to enjoy in the green park?
La Sagrada Família
Even if churches are not on the top of your list of things to see in Barcelona, you don’t want to miss this. I haven’t been inside the actual cathedral yet, but just observing the architecture and provocative design from the outside is a sight on its own. Not to mention, La Sagrada Família is still a work in progress! The construction started in 1882 and is planned to finish 2026, then it’s a 100 years since Gaudì past.
The Picasso Museum
While you’re out strolling in the Instagram friendly neighborhood El Born, you have the perfect opportunity to visit Museu Picasso. The museum opened its doors for the public in 1963 and consists of five palaces in Catalan Gothic style, originating from the 1300- och 1400 centuries.
Speaking of Instagram friendly….
Even if all the Barcelona attractions are worthy of a place in your feed, I want to encourage you to put down your phone for a moment and take in the city with all your senses….Just sit down at a café and listen to how the city sounds, smells, and tastes….If you do that, I promise you it won’t be long until you come back here.