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Culture of Barcelona. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Barcelona - Montjuic Barcelona is a true paradise for lovers of excursions and exciting trips. The territory of the city features almost an infinite number of historical and architectural attractions, cultural institutions and parks for hiking. The opening of one of the most exciting entertainment venues took place in 1996. This is a large Aquarium, which is located in the port area of the city. It is considered one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe.
Barcelona attracts a huge number of fans of outdoor activities. Here travelers can try most original and unforgettable entertainments. The coastal zone is simply perfect for water sports. … Open
Music lovers should definitely visit Palace of Music, the hall of which can accommodate up to 1700 guests. The building of the palace is of a great interest from an architectural point of view as well. The unique design of its rooms implemented in a modern style deserves only the highest praise. The palace is the venue for various concerts for over a hundred of years. Among other monuments worth mentioning is Batlló House (Casa Batllo), which facade is distinguished by the unusual decoration. The most striking religious monument of the city is a beautiful church named Sagrada Familia. This church is more famous under the name Cathedral of the 20th century. The construction of the cathedral started in 1883 and lasted until 1926 - the chief manager of the project, Antonio Gaudi, died on that year. After that the construction of the cathedral was suspended, and it was resumed not so many years ago.
The excursion to Historical Museum (Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat) will leave only positive memories. This museum is located in an old palace of the 15th century. In the museum you will see most unusual collections - kitchen utensils, historical artifacts, ancient paintings and portraits of famous people of Catalonia. Fans of ecotourism will definitely enjoy a walk in the foothills of Montseny. A beautiful National Park is located here, so you will find numerous hiking trails in the region. The city also has many interesting places for hiking. Guell Park is one of them. It is located on the territory of Chinatown, which had a bad reputation a hundred years ago. Today this is a wonderful park with unique statues, fountains and miniature buildings. The park is an important landmark of the international level and is included in the UNESCO list. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Barcelona and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Barcelona and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Barcelona

Sagrada Família
Where: C. Mallorca 401, Barcelona;
Nou Camp
Where: Avinguda d’Arístides Maillol, Barcelona;
Espai Gaudí – La Pedrera
Where: Provença 261-265, Barcelona;
MACBA
Where: Plaça dels Àngels, 1, Barcelona;
Palau de la Música Catalana
Where: C/ Palau de la Música 4-6, Barcelona; Telephone: +34 902 442 882; Metro: Urquinaona;
Santa Maria del Mar
Where: Plaça Santa Maria 1, Barcelona; Metro: Jaume I;
Parc de Collserola
Where: C/l’Església 21, Barcelona; Telephone: +34 932 803 552;
L’Aquarium de Barcelona
Where: Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell, Barcelona; Telephone: +34 932 217 474;
Picasso Museum
Where: Montcada 15-23, Barcelona; Telephone: +34 932 563 000;
Maritime Museum
Where: Avenida de les Drassanes s/n, Barcelona; Telephone: +34 933 429 920;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Barcelona
♥   Palace 'Palau Reial Major' Barcelona, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palau Güell' , 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art galleries
Art galleries in Barcelona
♥   Gallery 'Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art' Barcelona, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Fundació Antoni Tàpies' Barcelona, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Museu Picasso' Barcelona, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Fundació Joan Miró' Barcelona, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Museu Nacional d Art de Catalunya' Barcelona, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Barcelona and near

Sagrada Familia

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
Fine stained glass windows and a variety of shapes and sizes, spiral staircases and tall columns make appearance unusual. Interior decoration of the temple made it Barcelona's main tourist attraction and the outstanding architectural project of global significance. The building plan designed by great master Gaudi is so complicated that even at the present level of technological development it will be possible to finish the construction not earlier than 2026. Sagrada Familia is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. That's one of the most visited attractions in the world. … Read further

Vila De Gracia

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
In recent years, the celebration has acquired a distinct environmental focus. Only recycled secondary materials are used for street decoration of  Villa de Gracia. The process turned into a real competition, and literally any team can participate there. Each group presents an installation to the audience and the jury. The winner is selected on the last day. Those who are going to visit Barcelona in August should definitely walk along this fabulous street that is one of the brightest and most unusual in the world. … Read further
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Photogallery of cultural heritage of Barcelona

Landmarks of culture on Barcelona map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Barcelona

Culture guide to Barcelona. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Barcelona: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Barcelona. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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