Sightseeing

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – Over 1,000 years of art in one museum

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) is Barcelona’s and Catalonia’s most important art museum which holds impressive collections from the Romanesque period all the way to the 20th century modern art and the avant-garde movement. Inside you will find an inspiring collection of medieval paintings and works by artists such as Dalí, Picasso, Gaudy, El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Fortuny, Casas, Torres-García and Julio González. You will enjoy over one thousand years of art in a remarkable edifice worthy of such an impressive collection.

Parc de l’Espanya Industrial

The 4.6-hectare stretch of land found just a bit to the south from Estació Sants – the largest railway station in the area, which provides you with very convenient means of moving around the city (just like the nearby Placa d’Espanya) – is taken by a very spectacular mixture of natural landscape and modern artistic vision. It goes by the name of Parc de l’Espanya Industrial and has been a highly popular relaxation spot since its creation in 1985; it lies upon the grounds of a former textile factory, Vapor Nou and since the locals used to call it L’Espanya Industrial factory, the name has clung to the site and became synonymous with a real thrill and top quality leisure in an unusual and exciting setting.

Top 5 Views in Barcelona

Barcelona’s dramatic landscape makes for a wealth of stunning views, from the city hilltops and the mountains behind as well as from the sea below. These vantage points offer a unique way to get to know the city—just stash a snack and some binoculars and you’ll be ready for an afternoon on the town (literally).

Miró, Miró on the wall, who’s Barcelona’s greatest artist of them all?

Barcelona’s Joan Miró Foundation has managed to become a major point of reference in the world art scene and offers its visitors not only the greatest and most complete single collection of Miró’s work but also a pioneering exhibition space named Espai 13, which stimulates research and experimentation among young artists and offers impressive exhibitions of contemporary experimental and avant-garde artists. Hosed in a shimmering white temple designed by the architect Josep Lluís Sert, Fundació Joan Miró promises to impress admirers of Miró’s work, but also everyone interested in contemporary and experimental art and modern architecture lovers.

Casa Batllo – Gaudi’s enchanting masterpiece

Occupying a prime position along the famous Passieg de Gracia, within the popular Eixample district of the city, Casa Batllo is one of Barcelona’s most incredible examples of modernist architecture. Designed by the renowned, local architect Antoni Gaudi, this magnificent building offers an unforgettable experience to everyone who visits.

Getting Around Is Easy in Bike-Friendly Barcelona

Barcelona’s network of bike lanes and quiet side streets, along with a newfound collective bike-o-phelia, make it one of the world’s best cities for cycling. Dozens of unique bike tours and unforgettable rides guarantee that once you get started you won’t want to leave the saddle. When you visit Barcelona, take advantage of the bike-friendly atmosphere and get your exploring done on a two-wheeler.

Casa Mila  or ‘La Pedrera’ – A visit to one of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings

Conveniently situated within Barcelona’s modern Eixample district, along the bustling Passieg de Gracia, Casa Mila or La Pedrera as it is also known showcases some truly exceptional modernist architecture. Designed by the city’s famous architect Antoni Gaudi in the early 1900s, this fascinating structure is a sight definitely worthy of a visit.

Barcelona’s Fantastic Modern Architecture

Barcelona embraces its architecture and isn’t afraid of new architectural styles. In this city buildings are as dynamic as the culture where old and new sit side by side or combine to form a new hybrid.

The beautiful and inspiring Park Güell, also known as Gaudi Park

Park Güell is a place which seems to reflect the spirit of Barcelona’s modernist heritage in the best way possible – after all, it was created by the one and only Antoni Gaudi and that’s why it exudes a magical, stimulating and a bit surreal atmosphere, making you feel as if you were a character of a fairy tale. Still, apart from the plenty of amazing sights found all over the place, the park offers also an additional attraction in the form a breathtaking view of the city available at its highest point – a true reward for all those willing to accept the climbing challenge.

The stunning Parc de la Ciutadella is a real must-see during your short stay in Barcelona.

Often regarded as the lungs of the old part of Barcelona, the stimulating Parc de la Ciutadella extends over thirty hectares of land and provides a nice contrast to the ever-busy Ciutat Vella, offering the passers-by a welcome opportunity to hide in the shade of luxuriant greenery, to take pleasure in a laid-back stroll along the wide promenades and to enjoy the moment in a very tranquil setting composed of bright and colorful flowerbeds, exotic palm trees, a small boating lake and a large zoo, but also featuring lots of remarkable works of architecture and museums to catch the eye.