Exploring Barcelona- Top 10 Attractions

This Catalonian capital has so many things to offer for visitors from historic cities to modern streets. Barcelona is popular for its stunning architectural buildings including the National Palace, Catholic Churches, Public parks etc. You can find the remaining of Roman city over here, Museums, breath taking mountains etc to attract visitors. Here you can find the top 10 must visited places in Barcelona.

1. The National Palace

Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.

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The National Palace Photo

This National Museum is situated on Montjuic Hill, Barcelona which was opened to public on 1929 and since 1934, it is functioning as a National Museum of Catalonia. This museum has vast collections like more than 5000 artworks. The architecture is really amazing and used Spanish renaissance model and includes a Great Hall, Throne room, Principal dome etc. Visitors get a chance to see the pieces from 19th & 20th centuries, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods too.

2. Tibidabo

Address: Tibidabo, 08035 Barcelona, Spain.

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Tibidabo Photo

Tibidabo is the tallest mountain in Serra de Collserola overlooking Barcelona. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city from this point. The highest attractions of this point are Tibidabo amusement Park, Sagrat Cor church and Collserola telecommunications tower. Sagrat Cor is the site where local people believed that Jesus was first tempted by devil. All the age group of a family will have fun at Amusement park over here.

3. Cathedral of Barcelona

Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

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Cathedral of Barcelona Photo

This is the most historic building in Barcelona. Gothic as well as Gothic Revival style of architecture is used in this building. The Cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona. The interesting things to see over here includes Baroque altarpieces, main portal, the fountain in the Atrium of the Santa Eulalia, the Cathedral garden, bell tower, Cloister etc and among all the highlighting fact is the Gothic artworks.

4. Picasso Museum

Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

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Picasso Museum Photo

This museum is a dedication to the popular Spanish Artist Pablo Picasso which is situated at Catalonia. This museum has the greatest collection of his paintings and opened to public on 1963. The highest attractions in this museum include two of his great works named ?The Science and Charity? and ?First communion?. This museum consists of large 5 houses and Gothic civil Catalan style of architecture used in construction. The permanent collections include paintings, engravings and ceramics. It has exhibitions, educational activities and Knowledge and Research centre.

5. Magic Fountain of Montjuic

Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.

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Magic Fountain of Montjuic Photo

This is one of the most interesting fact that attracts number of visitors. This is situated near to the National Palace on the top of Montjuic Mountain. This is an amazing water show with different colours of light and music. They have both summer and winter evening light shows for visitors. You can find different varieties of shows related to New Year over here.

6. La Sagrada Familia

Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.

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La Sagrada Familia Photo

This is a must visit Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona and the fact that this is a major landmark but an unfinished one. The Church was opened in 2010 and now being a part of UNESCO World Heritage site. This is one of the large Churches in Barcelona with the height of 170m. The architecture style used both Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. It is expected to finish the work by 2026. The Church was designed by Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan architect and it has amazing interior features, towers, chapels and ceilings.

7. Aquarium, Barcelona

Address: del Port Vell, Moll d'Espanya, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain.

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Aquarium, Barcelona Photo

Aquarium in Barcelona was opened in 1995 in Port Vell harbour in Barcelona. This is an important educational centre in Europe and you will get chances to see number of Mediterranean marine species. You can find 35 aquariums with 450 species of marine life. You can learn more about marine species and get chances to swim& snorkel with sharks and with other colourful marine life.

8. Park Guell

Address: 08024 Barcelona, Spain.

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Park Guell Photo

By visiting this Park you will understand there is no wonder that this Park is listed under UNESCO World Heritage list. This public park in Barcelona is designed by popular Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Everywhere you look into the park can see the artistic talent of Gaudi. The interesting things to see here includes Ceiling Mosaic in the Hypostyle Room, fountains, viaduct, panoramic views from the terrace, The unique shape of the serpentine bench enables the people sitting, Doric columns etc.

9. Gothic Quarter

Address: Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain.

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Gothic Quarter Photo

Gothic Quarter is one of the populous places in Barcelona with number of narrow medieval streets, restaurants where you get traditional local food, bars and clubs to enjoy your life in Barcelona. There are number of Jewelleries, leather shops, white flower stalls, street food stalls you can find near Barcelona Cathedral. You can also find some historic sights and remains of the Roman City.

10. La Barceloneta

Address: La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain.

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La Barceloneta Photo

This is a popular stunning white sand beach in Barcelona with crystal clear waters. If you want to relax sometime from all busy life, this is a best choice. There are number of restaurants with delicious sea food dishes and bars to enjoy some quality drinks. You can enjoy surfing, swimming, sunbathing over here. You will get cable cars from this beach to enjoy panoramic views of the port.

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