Barcelona best monuments to visit

Barcelona monuments

Which are Barcelona's most visited monuments

Barcelona's monuments, squares and places not to be missed, the Catalan capital abounds with an exceptional cultural heritage among which internationally renowned architects such as Antoni Gaudi, Joan Miro or Jean Nouvel have left their mark on Barcelona's most important monuments.
Find out where and how to discover Barcelona's emblematic sites and monuments.

Top Barcelona best monuments to visit

Barcelona is a city with a rich history and culture, its monuments are testimony to this. Here are some of the most distinctive features of Barcelona's monuments.

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Sagrada Familia Barcelona

1 - The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's minor Catholic basilica and the city's emblematic monument, is one of Antoni Gaudi's craziest architectural undertakings.
Located in the Eixample district, and still under construction today, the Barcelona's most visited monument continues its evolution.

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Casa Batllo Barcelona

2 - The Casa Batllo

Situated in the heart of Passeig de Gracia Avenue, the Casa Batllo, whose large number of elements recall the human skeleton, is easily remarkable.
The Casa Batllo is one of the many must-see monuments in Barcelona designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi.

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Barcelona Pedrera monument

3 - La Pedrera

Located in the Passeig de Gracia Avenue, the Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, which means stone quarry, is a huge house with the peculiarity of having no right angles. This monument, which is also one of Antoni Gaui's unmissable masterpieces, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Barcelona Casa Vicens

4 - The Casa Vicens

Also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the heart of one of Barcelona's most popular districts (Gracia), the Casa Vicens is one of the earliest masterpieces of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.

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Barcelona is famous for its modernist architecture, a unique architectural style developed during the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Barcelona's modernist monuments are often characterised by their organic forms, their bright colours and their complex designs. Among Barcelona's most famous examples of Modernista architecture are Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, Lluís Domènech i Montaner's Palau de la Música Catalana and Gaudí's Casa Milà.

Barcelona Palau Guell

5 - The Palau Guell

From the basement to the terrace, the five floors of Palazzo Guell, home of the wealthy industrialist Eusebi Guell who lived a few steps away from the Ramblas, is one of the works of the famous Antoni Gaudi, who took advantage of the 500 m2 available to build a monument in which no detail leaves one indifferent.

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Barcelona is a city with a long history and a rich culture. its monuments are testimony to this heritage, dating back to Roman, Gothic and medieval times. Among the most important examples of Barcelona's history and culture are the Gothic Quarter, Montjuïc Castle and Barcelona Cathedral.
Barcelona is also a dynamic city which hosts a thriving artistic and architectural scene. Its contemporary monuments are often audacious and innovative, reflecting current tendencies in art and architecture. Among Barcelona's most famous examples of contemporary art and architecture are Jean Nouvel's Agbar Tower and Gaudí's Parc Güell.

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Barcelona's artistic monument

Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

Largest modernist complex in the world, work by Lluís Domènech i Montaner declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sant Pau hospital is a group of pavilions linked by underground galleries. The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is one of Barcelona's most emblematic Art Nouveau monuments.

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Barcelona Christopher Columbus monument

Columbus monument

Located between the end of the Ramblas and the old port of Barcelona, the monument erected in memory of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus is a watchtower from which, once at the top of the column via a tiny lift, the panoramic views over the whole city of Barcelona are impressive.

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Barcelona Casa Vicens

The Palau Nacional

Nestled on the first heights of Montjuic Hill, the Barcelona National Palace was built on the occasion of the 1929 Universal Exhibition. Converted into the National Art Museum of Catalonia in 1934 (MNAC), this monument protects one of the most complete collections of Romanesque art in the world.

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Santa Maria del Mar

In Catalan Gothic style, the church of Santa Maria del mar (Saint Mary of the Sea) is the result of a work to which the inhabitants of the Ribera district of Barcelona contributed with great will. Dedicated to the Virgin of the Sea, this historical monument of Barcelona is an unmissable site,

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Santa Creu Cathedral

The Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral of the Santa Cruz and Santa Eulalia of Barcelona is permanently inhabited by 13 geese that protect the cloister.
Mainly built between 1298 and 1450, the magnificent Gothic-style cathedral has been classified as a national historic-artistic monument since 1929.

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Montjuic Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium, Palacio Sant Jordi, or swimming pools, the Montjuic complex's facilities represent 1/4 of Barcelona's facilities for the 1992 Olympic Games. Situated on the hill of Barcelona, the Olympic Games' vesticles are part of the walk up to the summit of Montjuic.

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Monuments bundles

  BCN Essentials Pass

The pack that includes the reservation of your tickets for the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell on the one hand, an unlimited access to public transport on the other hand, as well as a Barcelona audioguide for smartphones.

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  Three Gaudi houses

A monumental package that opens the doors to three of Antoni Gaudi's greatest monuments. Buy your tickets to visit the Casa Batllo, the Casa Milà and the Casa Vicens. This pack also includes an audio guide to Barcelona.

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  Barcelona Pass

A package that not only offers you the chance to visit Barcelona from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off bus, but also your entry tickets for access to the Sagrada Familia as well as the magnificent Parc Guell. This pack also includes an audio guide to Barcelona and the Parc Guell.

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  Best of Barcelona

Le package "Best of Barcelona", an offer that includes 3 of Barcelona's must-see sights. Discover the Sagrada Familia, passing through the Casa Batllo before stopping off at the Parc Guell. This pack also includes an audio guide to the city.

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  Transports + Pack Gaudi

As well as unlimited access to Barcelona's public transport network, this pass includes not only access to the Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, the Picasso Museum, the Olympic Museum, the Fundació Joan Miró and many other museums, but also a wide range of discounts at emblematic sites such as the Casa Batllo, the Casa Milà and the Casa Vicens.

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Barcelona's monuments quick tour

If your time to explore Barcelona's most beautiful monuments is very limited, which can be the case during a cruise stop in the Catalan capital, follow the green line of the metro and move from monuments to squares and parks that are not to be missed.
Taking the Drassanes metro station, which is the closest to the port, as a landmark, the green line (3) takes you to the foot of the city's exceptional architectural treasures.

Taking this line in the direction of Trinitat Nova, you have access to the Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya, Casa Batllo, as well as La Pedrera, the district of Gracia, the inevitable Guell Park, not forgetting the magnificent Labyrinth Park.
Taking the same metro line in the direction of Zona Universitaria, again from Drassanes, you head towards the Montjuic hill and its Olympic vesticles, the old bullring in Barcelona, the Joan Miro park or the Palau Reial gardens.

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BCN Essentials pass

How to visit the essentials of Barcelona

The "Barcelona Essentials pass" offer which not only includes fast-track entry to the Sagrada Familia and its interior museum, but also ticket-free access to the monumental area of Parc Guell, as well as unlimited access for 2 to 5 days to Barcelona's public transport network (metro, tram, bus, Montjuic funicular, etc.).

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Among Barcelona exceptional sights

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Barcelona port Vell

Bordered by a very pleasant promenade that stretches from Christopher Columbus monument to Barceloneta, and reaches to the beaches of Barcelona, the Port Vell is the oldest port in the city.

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Barcelona Rambla

Meeting point between Plaça Catalunya and Port Vell, the Barcelona's Rambla represents the 2 kilometres of the city's busiest pedestrian avenues, where artists, painters and musicians give the greatest tourists satisfaction.

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Gothic Quarter tour

Maze of alleys between Raval and Born where museums, churches, Roman vestigations and architecture retrace the history of Barcelona's oldest district that stretches along the Ramblas from the old port to the Plaza Cataluña.

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Barcelona Plaza Cataluña

As a very important intersection of the city, and a rallying point served by a large number of transports, Plaça Catalunya is one of the most recommended meeting points to get to the centre of Barcelona, where the pigeons have established their headquarters.

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Barcelona Passeig de Gracia

The Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gracia), Barcelona's fashion boulevard where monuments, exceptional architecture, restaurants and boutiques of famous brands such as Hermés, Chanel or Diesel share the 1.5 kilometres that connect Plaça Catalunya to the Gracia district.

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Barcelona plaça reial

Plaza Real

After almost giving way to a theatre, Barcelona's old religious building (Capuchin convent) was converted into a magnificent square, the Plaça Reial (Royal Square), which is the only arcaded square in Barcelona. It is located a stone's throw from the famous Ramblas of Barcelona.
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Barcelona Montjuic hill

From its 184-metre height, which houses the remains of the 1992 Olympic Games as well as beautiful parks and museums, Montjuic Hill is one of Barcelona's most visited tourist sites, offering exceptional panoramic views.

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Barcelona Diagonal Avenue

Leisure, business, entertainment, curiosities and rest, Barcelona's Avenida Diagonal, one of the most important thoroughfares in Barcelona, which stretches from one end of the city to the other, from the Forum to the university zone, offers access to many of Barcelona's unmissable sites.

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Barcelona Camp Nou

Camp Nou stadium

With more than 99,000 seats, the FC Barcelona Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in Europe. Come and experience the Camp Nou atmosphere.

Barcelona tourist bus

Barcelona Tourist Bus

With audio guides in about ten languages available, the tourist bus is an excellent way to discover Barcelona and its must-see sites on its various circuits.

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Barcelona port trips

The Golondrinas provide sea excursions from the old port to the beaches to discover Barcelona from the seaside in small boats for 40 minutes or an hour.

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After the Sagrada Familia, which monument to visit

After having discovered the most visited monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia, you are not far from the Passeig de Gracia where you will find two monuments that cannot be ignored.
Take the metro to Passeig de Gracia station, following line 2 towards Paral-lel to reach the foot of the Casa Batllo. To continue, you can go up the Passeig de Gracia avenue and meet another of Barcelona's not-to-be-missed monuments, the Casa Mila (la Pedrera).

How to get to the Barça Stadium after visiting the Sagrada Familia

To travel between the FC Barcelona stadium (Camp Nou) and the Sagrada Familia, there are only a few subway stations ; just follow line 5 (blue) between Sagrada Familia and Collblanc stations.

From Casa Batllo to Montjuic Castle

After visiting the Casa Batllo, one of the most visited monuments in Barcelona, you should head for the Paral-lel metro station on the line 2, which is easily accessible at the foot of the monument ; Once at the Paral-lel stop, take the funicular up to the foot of the cable car that climbs to the Montjuic castle from where the panoramic views of the city are impressive.

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A wide choice of subscriptions, cards and Barcelona metro fares for all kinds of stays and trips in the Catalan capital.

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By day and night, from Monday to Friday, weekend or public holiday, the metro of Barcelona adapts its hours all year round.

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From one tourist site to another, which stations, connections and colours to choose among the twelve lines of Barcelona's metro network.

Offers with unlimited trips

  Pass Hola Barcelona

Unlimited travel on Barcelona's public transport network : metro, bus, tram, funicular and trains.
Airport terminal access included.

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  BCN Essentials Pass

Offer which includes unlimited public transport + your tickets for access to the Sagrada Familia and the Park Guell.

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  Transports Pass

Barcelona airport transfer + unlimited public transport + audio guide + 10% discount on several attractions.

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  Express Card 48 H

48 hours of unlimited travel on Barcelona public transport as well as impressive discounts on many attractions.

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Barcelona monuments
MONUMENTS OF BARCELONA Barcelona monuments to visit list

From the Casa Batllo to the Pedrera and many other monuments of Barcelona that sit on either side of the most beautiful avenues such as the Passeig de Gracia or the Ramblas that make the city of Barcelona an exceptional monument ; the Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Barcelona.

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