Barcelona
Enter your dates to find available activities

Top attractions in Barcelona

See all tours & things to do in Barcelona

10 things you need to see in Barcelona

Good football team, great beaches, delightful tapas, and dreamy architecture. There's just nothing bad about Barcelona, the Mediterranean seaside captial of Spain's Cataluyna region. Here are a few can't-miss attractions to put on your itinerary.

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Your Barcelona trip isn't complete without a visit to the Sagrada Familia (named a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010), dreamt up by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia

Heading north from Plaça Cataluyna, Passeig de Gracia is the richest street in the city. Look up as you walk -- you won't want to miss the architecture along this road.

Camp Nou

Camp Nou

If you're a fútbol lover, you'll be heading to Camp Nou. Spain's biggest stadium, seating over 99,000 fans, has been home to the Fútbol Club Barcelona since 1957.

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Known as "the stone quarry," Gaudí's ambitious Casa Milà is one of the most famous buildings from the early 20th century Catalan Modernisme (Art Nouveau) period.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

From 1902 to 1906, Gaudí remodelled a perfectly ordinary apartment building for Josep Batlló, a textile tycoon. Tour the inside of the Casa Batlló to get a glimpse of Gaudí's incredible detail work.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

The national Catalan museum of visual art is housed inside the very regal-looking Palau Nacional, which sits high atop Montjuïc. Go for the art. Stay for the park and the views.

Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)

Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)

Barri Gòtic, located in the Ciutat Vella district, is the heart of Barcelona's old city. Explore its romantic, tiny alleys -- the perfect setting for lazy tapas and great photos.

Montserrat Mountain

Montserrat Mountain

Consider a daytrip to see the Catalan landscape. An hour's train journey from Barcelona, Montserrat is most well-known as the site of Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat.

Plaça del Rei

Plaça del Rei

The "King's Square" is a 14th century square inside Barri Gòtic. The square and its Palau Reial Major, Cataluyna's royal palace, paint a picture of Barcelona's medieval history.

Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA)

Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA)

The City History Museum conserves Barcelona's historical heritage, dating all the way back to Roman ruins. The museum is located in Plaça del Rei.

Planning Your Barcelona Visit

How many days should you spend in Barcelona?

There are plenty of fun things to do in Barcelona -- especially if you're also planning on partaking in the infamous nightlife scene. In three full days, you could visit all the major Gaudí sights, as well as the Picasso and Miró museums. You could also stay for a week or more. As for what to do with your extra days? Well, you'll have plenty of time to spend at the beach, visit the nearby village of Sitges, or go shopping in the Gothic Quarter.

What's the best way to get around town?

Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore by foot. You can easily stroll from La Rambla to the beach and then back to the Gothic Quarter in one afternoon. The city is pretty flat, so biking is an excellent option. If you love transportation, we suggest taking a trip to Tibidabo, the 1890s amusement park that overlooks the whole city. You'll take the metro, a tram, and a funicular -- and a ferris wheel ride, if that counts!

Which tours are the most fun?

We're glad you asked! From hot air balloon rides to bike tours to all-access guided walks of Gaudí masterpieces, there are a dozen options to spice up your Barcelona tourism. A lot of the architecture-based sightseeing is enhanced by the history and descriptions that a guide can offer you.

Good to know

  • Language
    Catalan and Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Barcelona is a beach city at heart, so it's most lively in the summer. If you want to experience Barcelona at its best, schedule your trip around the festival of Sant Joan, or the "night of fire." Each year on June 23, the city celebrates with bonfires and parties until dawn.

Things to Do in Barcelona

Top Attractions in Barcelona

Cities in Spain

Other Sightseeing Options in Barcelona

Want to discover all there is to do in Barcelona? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Barcelona

We saw the structure 14 years ago and much was left to the imagination

Now we an see almost the completed building and it is amazing Well worth the visit

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Eral, 12/03/2019

Great tour, guide was good giving excellent overview!

Little more time at the Montserrat would loo d have been good. Too less time for hike up to the Cross.

Very good - too the point but at the same time informative

Slightly overpriced - but justitfiable given that you are queue jumping. I was running about 10 mins late and I called up getyourguide- who was very helpful and contacted the tour provider. They were patient with me and directed me appropriately. The guide was very knowledgeable about the Sagrada Familia and was a good narrator about its history and architecture. She did well considering it was very croweded. The audio headsets were super clear.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Skip-the-Line Tour Reviewed by shah, 09/03/2019

EBike tour was awesome for only having one day in Barcelona

We booked WeBarcelona for an EBike tour of Barcelone through Get Your Guide. It was an easy booking tool, it was a great company they connected us with and best of all...the tour was awesome. We saw most of Barcelona in one day since we were on a cruise and only had a limited amount of hours. We didn't get to go into the Sagrada Familia facility, but they would have coordinated that tour for us as well, we just didn't have time. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and very accomodating to everyone on the tour. It was a great experience. I highly recommend it, even if you are there for several days.

Barcelona Discovery: Land, Sea & Air Tour Reviewed by Nancy, 05/03/2019

Wonderful, all ok, I recommand you to all.

We were 15min earlier there and they told us to enter at that time, no problem at all.

Fast-Track Sagrada Familia Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Metka, 28/02/2019