Barcelona best sights to see

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Which Barcelona's emblematic sights and places to visit

Between hills and sea, from the summit of Tibidabo to Montjuic Park, from the avenue of the famous and unmissable Ramblas to the walks along the sea from Port Vell to the Forum beaches, the city of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is full of many tourist sites.
Find out where and how to go to discover Barcelona's emblematic tourist sights and places.

turistic bus in Barcelona

Tourist Bus Tours

Only one ticket to discover Barcelona

With its open roof, the turistic bus is the most convenient way to visit Barcelona without moving. Staying comfortable, accompanied by an audio guide, and discover the city's must-see sites. From 1 to 2 days, compose your visit via the various itineraries available ; go up and down whenever you want.

Top Barcelona best sights to visit

Ramblas of Barcelona

The Rambla

Meeting point between the unmissable Plaça Catalunya and Barcelona's old port (Port Vell in Catalan) where artists, painters, souvenir shops, restaurants and musicians share the two kilometres of the Catalan capital's busiest pedestrian avenues.

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   Barcelona Rambla metro

Barcelona port

The old port of Barcelona

Bordered by a very pleasant promenade that stretches from the square where the monument erected in memory of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus stands to the very pleasant Barceloneta district located along the beaches, the Port Vell is the oldest port of Barcelona.

  Virtual tour in the old port
   Visit the port by boat

Barcelona beaches

Barceloneta, Nova Icària, Nova Mar Bella, Sant Sebastià, Somorrostro or Bogatell, Barcelona's kilometres of beaches that every year welcome millions of people from all over the world who come to walk, swim or party there on the occasion of events such as the Sant Joan's Day celebrations.

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Passeig de Gracia avenue

Passeig de Gracia

The Passeig de Gracia (Paseo de Gracia), Barcelona's fashion boulevard, on which major brands such as Hermés, Chanel, Zara or Diesel share the 1.5 kilometres from Plaça Catalunya to Gracia . It is littered with shops, restaurants, as well as exceptional monuments and architecture such as the Casa Batllo or the Casa Mila.

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Barcelona Gracia district

Grácia district

Ex small village on Barcelona's outskirts, connected to the city by Passeig de Gracia Avenue, Gracia is nowadays one of the most visited districts.
Maze of narrow streets littered with bars, restaurants, squares and shops, Gracia is very famous for its Agust festival when the streets are dressed up.

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   Gracia district metro

Gothic quarter of Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter

A maze of narrow streets where museums, churches, Roman vestigations and architecture trace the history of Barcelona's oldest district from one square to another. Located between the Born and Raval districts, the Gothic Quarter stretches from the old port to the unmissable Plaça Catalunya.

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   gothic district guided tour

Montjuic Barcelona


Famous for the remains of the 1992 Olympic Games, its parks and museums, the Montjuic hill is one of the most visited tourist sites in Barcelona. Situated in the southwest of the city, the 184 meters of greenery offer breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona.

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Not to be missed in Barcelona

MNAC Barcelona

Cultural sites

No less than fifty museums including art, architecture, science, war, marine, and sports, share the secrets of a culture rich in history, and of artists who have left an indelible mark on the city's heritage.

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Barcelona monuments

Emblematic sites

Barcelona has an exceptional cultural heritage among which internationally renowned architects have left their mark on the most important monuments of Barcelona.
Discover the monuments of Barcelona that you shouldn't miss.

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Ciutadella parc Barcelona

Strolls in Barcelona

Between sky and sea, from the top of the Tibidabo to the Ciutadella Park, Barcelona is home to a very large number of parks covering hundreds of hectares.
Theme parks, attractions, historical parks or UNESCO heritage sites, discover the most beautiful parks in Barcelona.

  Barcelona best parks virtual tour

Tourist attractions near Barcelona

Tarragona Costa Dorada municipality


Rich of history and Roman vestiges, nestled on the Mediterranean coast between Reus and Torredembarra, Tarragona is the capital of the province of the same name. Just over an hour south of Barcelona, Tarragona is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Catalonia to discover during a stay in the Costa Dorada.

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Sitges Costa del Garraf


Located on the Costa del Garraf, a region close to Barcelona and renowned for its coves, beaches and natural areas, Sitges is only 40 kilometres from the Catalan capital. Surrounded by the municipalities of Sant Pere de Ribes, Olivella and Begas, and Casteldefels, Sitges is a seaside resort famous for its carnival.

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Port Aventura Salou Amusement Park

Port Aventura World

At only one hour from Barcelona, the 6 thematic areas of PortAventura Park, the 50,000 m2 of aquatic park and the attractions of Ferrari Land, are making PortAventura World an unmissable tourist destination near Barcelona.

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Barcelon MNAC museum
Plaça Reial Barcelona

Barcelona metro guide

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

 Barcelona Metro timetable

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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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Barcelona metro map with monuments
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 tourist attractions
Barcelona sightseeingWhat are the emblematic sites of Barcelona ?

From the emblematic districts to the unusual avenues and alleys, from the unmissable peaks to the beaches and ports that line the coast of the Catalan capital, the city of Barcelona offers a diversity of tourist sites not to be missed.

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