Top Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

There are dozens of sights to see in Spain’s second largest city but only a few made it to the list of top tourist attractions in Barcelona. Those who did make it to the list attract the most number of tourists.

Astronaut photo of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Astronaut photo of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

National Museum of Catalonia

Catalonia’s national museum for visual art is known for its sizeable collection of Romanesque church paintings and Catalan art from the 19th to 20th century. It’s located inside the Italian-style Palau Nacional built in 1929.

Miró Gallery

The art gallery is dedicated to the works of Joan Miró, a Catalan painter, ceramicist, and sculptor born in Barcelona, Spain. His paintings, sculptures, sketches, tapestries, and ceramics are displayed at the gallery.

IMAX Cinema

Take a break from Barcelona’s historic and culture-driven attractions and visit the local IMAX theatre in Port Vell. It’s a good place to take your kids if you have any.

Picasso Museum

Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous painters of his time. You will find many of his works in this museum. Paintings from his early days as a painter to his final creations are arranged in a timely manner so guests can admire his artistic transformation. Truly, it is one of the top tourist attractions in Barcelona for fans of Picasso.

Barcelona - Plaça Reial

Barcelona – Plaça Reial

Barcelona Zoo

The city zoo has a wide variety of animals in captivity but it also has a restaurant, picnic area, shops, and other facilities and services to entertain the entire family.

Barcelona FC Museum

Football fans and sports enthusiasts would love to visit this museum. Achievements, photos, and statues of some of the greatest football players are on display.

Casa Mila

The building was designed by Antonia Gaudi, a famous architect of his time. He applied his distinct brick work and use colorful tiles on its design. Casa Mila is better known these days as La Pedrera.

Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc

The quaint Spanish village has separate quarters. Each reflects a different style of architecture as seen in different parts of Spain. Dozens of craft shops sell Spanish goods in the village. Poble Espanyol also hosts the famous Flamenco show.

Barcelona Aquarium

The aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Barcelona for people of all ages. Young and old alike can marvel at its collection of marine life.

Casa Milà at dusk in Barcelona, Spain.

Casa Milà at dusk in Barcelona, Spain.

La Sagrada Familia

Yet another work by Antonio Gaudi, the church’s construction began in 1882 and continues up to this day. It might take several more years to finish the elaborate structure.

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