Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 14:17 by TotalsAdmin20, Updated: 29 Apr 2019, 14:57
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and one of Spain’s major cities. It is situated on the coast and has a bit of something for everyone with beaches, majestic architecture, culture, sport and art. With so much going on daily in this pleasant city, it may be a struggle to fit everything into a single visit. Here are our five must-see sights in Barcelona…
One of the main attractions in the city is the seemingly never-ending construction project of this Roman Catholic Church which started in 1882. It is actually due to be completed in 2026 and it may be worth the wait. Much of the exterior is completed and exposed and you can see the unique architectural style that will make it recognised across the world. The interior of the building is also quite breathtaking with so much detail used. The incomplete church welcomes visitors daily for a small fee, guided tours are available at around 30 euros.
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
The museum is the centre of Catalan art. It has existed in the city for around 80 years. It is held in a magnificent dominant building that rises above the streetscape, it is fitting of the collection that is held inside the building. As well as being known for Catalan art, the museum is also known for a collection of stunning Romanesque church paintings. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday weekly and admission is set at 12 euros.
The stadium that is the home of the city’s world-class football side FC Barcelona, a passion of most of the city. It's due to the football team that the stadium is known across the world. It is one of the biggest football stadiums in the world and has a capacity that exceeds 90,000. It has seen footballing history made on its pitch. The stadium is due to be improved in the near future and modernised. You can visit the stadium and learn about its history and the history of FC Barcelona and their effect on the city on a tour, tours run daily and will set you back around 25 euros.
The main street in the city, stretching for just under a mile. Filled with little shops, stalls and places to eat and drink, it is a great place to experience the local Catalonian culture. The street thrives with activity from early till late, it separates the city’s popular Gothic Quarter ‘Barri Gotic’ from the also popular ‘El Raval’ area of the city.
One of the city’s most interesting buildings from an architectural point of view. The building is unconventional. It serves as the home of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and is named after the person who ordered the building Pere Mila. It was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi and built at the start of the 20th century. It is an eye-catching building that adds character to the local area.