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Beautiful Barcelona

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain photo via Depositphotos

Exploring Barcelona

From the moment you arrive in Barcelona, you will be captivated by the people, architecture, and stunning views. With so much to do, your days will be full and enjoyable. Here are a few favorite spots not to be missed.

Church of the Sacred Family

Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

You can’t be in Barcelona and not learn about the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. He is responsible for numerous buildings in the city, many of which are open to tourists. Depending on your time, you may want to see them all! His unique style, and the history surrounding each location, are fascinating.

If you only have time for one of Gaudi’s buildings, you will want to visit the Church of the Sacred Family. Though this is a church, it is mostly visited for the unique Gothic design. Gaudi passed away years ago, but the church is still not completed. The building itself is huge and has so many details you can spend hours examining it.

Insider’s tip: order tickets online and get there early to avoid crowds! It is also recommended to get the audio guide so you will get the full experience.

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas Barcelona by Yoav Aziz via Unsplash
Las Ramblas Barcelona by Yoav Aziz via Unsplash

This busy pedestrian street is packed with stores, performers, and good food. Take a stroll down the street and check out the numerous booths set up. Stop in the Las Ramblas market where you can find all kinds of delicious and exotic foods.

Insider’s tip: The Christopher Columbus statue and a fabulous sea view are at the end of the street. You can decide to spend some time here, at the wharf. There are shops and attractions here and a stop for the hop-on hop-off bus.

Magic Fountain

Magic Fountain of Montjuic Barcelona by Avda via Wikimedia cc
Magic Fountain of Montjuic Barcelona by Avda via Wikimedia cc

Towards evening, hop on a bus and head over to the Magic Fountain. Located in front of the National Palace, these fountains give a spectacular performance of water and lights. The show is free, and there are a lot of good spots on the Palace steps to watch the show from.

Insider’s tip: Ensure you check in advance what time the show is running, and if it is running on the days you visit. Many people have been disappointed!

Casino de Barcelona

After a full day of site seeing, you will be ready for some evening entertainment. This casino is located at the Olympic Port and has great food and live entertainment. If you have played online games like those found at Intercasino, you should have no problem trying your luck here. Poker is one of the most popular games here, but the casino has various slots and table games.

Insider’s tip: Grab some tapas in the early morning hours to hold you over until breakfast!

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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