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.
The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's minor Catholic basilica and the city's emblematic monument, is one of Antoni Gaudi's craziest architectural undertakings.
Still under construction today, Barcelona's most visited monument continues its evolution.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Port Vell, (one of Barcelona's marinas) is the oldest port in the city.
Bordered by a very pleasant promenade that stretches from the Christopher Columbus monument to Barceloneta, walk along the Port Vell to get to the beaches of Barcelona.
Meeting point between Plaça Catalunya and Port Vell, the Rambla de Barcelona (Las Ramblas) represents the 2 kilometres of the city's busiest pedestrian avenues, where artists, painters and musicians give the greatest satisfaction to tourists.Virtual tour of the Ramblas of Barcelona
A maze of alleys located between the Raval and the 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.Virtual walk in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
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.More about Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona
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.Quick visit of the Passeig de Gracia