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Sightseeing in Barcelona - what to see. Complete travel guide

Spain: Barcelona In this city visitors will find not only ancient places of interest, but also modern sights. In other words, Barcelona is a city that can easily suit the needs and tastes of every tourist. The most comfortable way of visiting numerous sights of Barcelona is traveling in a special tourist bus, which makes stops in all historical places of the city. The other, not less pleasant, way of sightseeing is simply walking around the city.
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
Eixample area. If you go upward from the very centre of Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya, you will find yourself in Eixample area. This district was built in the art nouveau style. Tourists will surely like the atmosphere of numerous posh shops, various cafes, bars and restaurants. We strongly advise you to go along beautiful and fascinating Paseo de Gracia Street, where, among a great number of monuments, you can find several works by Gaudi. If you turn to the left from Diagonal Avenue and make a short walk, you'll get to Plaza de Frances Macia. In order to come back from that place, you simply need to cross the road, turn right and go downward Rambla de Catalunya Boulevard. This way you’ll reach Plaza Catalunya. On average, such a walk takes about half a day, but it mostly depends on speed, physical condition and your budget.
Gothic Quarter, Raval Quarter and boulevard de Ramblas. If you go downward from Plaza Catalunya, you'll reach the ancient gothic Barcelona. One of the most famous boulevards in Europe – boulevard de Ramblas – will be on your right side. Tourists are also recommended to visit Raval Quarter with its Museum of Modern Art. Gothic Quarter with its marvellous Barcelona Cathedral will be located on your left. Without visiting this ancient part of the city your impression of Barcelona would be incomplete. This is the place where you can enjoy a slow walk across numerous narrow streets of the city, do some shopping and be delighted with a special international atmosphere of this place. This is the place where one can hear various languages and dialects not only of local people, but also of tourists. This special atmosphere helps to understand the city better, as well as its past and future. If you visit Boulevard de Ramblas, we strongly recommend visiting the enormous shopping centre of Maremagnum. The centre is home to a great number of restaurants, shops, cafes and clubs. Moreover, this is a good place for entertainment - the complex contains several movie theatres, an aquarium and an IMAX theatre. Copyright
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El Born and the City Park (Parc de la Ciutadella). El Born is a very beautiful and calm area. If you decide to make a walk from the ancient part of the city to Parc de la Ciutadella, you will surely pass by El Born. This district is often called “Barcelona’s Soho” (the name came from the area in New-York). El Born is a typical example of a new creative wave in Barcelona. Just 10 years ago this area was absolutely unpopular and, of course, it wasn’t considered a place of interest and didn’t attract plenty of tourists. Because of its unique location (the district is located near Gothic Quarter, a beach and one of the most attractive parks in Barcelona Parc de la Ciutadella) initially this place was liked by eccentric people - artists and students. Artists started exhibiting their works here and opened their shops. After that, many investors realized the potential of this area and a great restoration campaign was started in the district. Tourists will see a lot of amazingly beautiful buildings there. For example, the district is home to the world-famous Picasso Museum and the Museum of Chocolate. There are also many galleries here, which exhibit paintings of local and foreign artists, as well as various cheap restaurants that serve national cuisine. More than that, this district will be loved by fans of bars.
Casa Mila  - Barcelona Barceloneta and Port Olympica Beach. Barceloneta is an old Catalonian fish quarter, which is located between the ancient part of the city and the beach. Thanks to its location it is very easy to predict that this is the place where tourists can find best fish restaurants, tapas-bars and small cosy shops in the city. If you go along the boulevard, you will reach Port Olimpica Beach. Along with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops this place is the location of amazing and quality beach clubs. Many cafes are also located right on the beach, so you can get a wonderful dinner there, enjoying the landscape and the sea.
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Fort Montjuic. A funicular road will take you from Barceloneta to the other side of the city. This is the place where visitors will be able to see Montjuic Mountain. This mountain was one of the most important places during the Olympic Games that took place in Barcelona in 1922. The mountain has simply everything for a good holiday and great pastime. One can easily spend a whole day here. The top of the mountain is the location of Fort Montjuic. Tourists should definitely not forget to visit Poble Español, a miniature village, which was built in accordance with architectural styles of various provinces of Spain. Do not forget to visit the National Palace at Plaza de Espania and the cemetery, which is located on the top of the mountain.
Masia Freixa Mirador Colon panorama. The end of La Rambla Boulevard, which is near Barcelona Port, is the location of a 60-meter column, topped with a statue of Columbus. This is a very important place for Barcelona, which is familiar almost to everyone. Though it is almost impossible to leave this column unnoticed as it attracts a lot of tourists, only a few know that there is a lift inside the column. The lift will get visitors to the top of the statue, from which guests will enjoy picturesque views of Barcelona and its ports.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Barcelona and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Barcelona
♥   Shopping area ' Carrer de Pelai' Barcelona, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Portal de l Àngel' Barcelona, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rambla Catalunya' Barcelona, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Avinguda Diagonal' Barcelona, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Carrer de Sants' Barcelona, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Barcelona
♥   Castle 'Castle of Amarante' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Montjuic' Catalonia, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Penya del Moro' Catalonia, 8.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower Vermella' Catalonia, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Roca del Vallès' Catalonia, 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Barcelona
♥   Cave 'El Forat' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Serra de Collserola' , 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Muntanya de Montserrat' , 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova del Cavall' , 89.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa' , 90.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Barcelona and around
♥   Art museum 'Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art' Barcelona, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Fundació Antoni Tàpies' Barcelona, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museu Picasso' Barcelona, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Fundació Joan Miró' Barcelona, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museu Nacional d Art de Catalunya' Barcelona, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Barcelona from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Catalunya en Miniatura

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
You can view the miniatures presented in the park during a walk, or you can ride a small tourist train that runs around the perimeter of the park. Theme park enjoys great popularity among fans of outdoor activities and extreme. The thing is that it borders on a beautiful forest, where an excellent amusement park was opened for holidaymakers. It is equipped with several so-called "adventure paths", suitable for adults and children. … Read further

Park Guell

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Guests of the park will notice that many of the concrete buildings and sculptures are decorated with colorful tiles and shards of glass. According to one legend, the workers were collecting these fragments throughout the city for months. One of the main symbols of the park, which is a fruit of this laborious work, is a mosaic salamander. In 1984, Park Guell was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Guests from all over the world are eager to visit it. … Read further

Hotel W

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
On the 27th floor you can find the famous ECLIPSE bar and fans of top-quality cuisine will like the restaurants. Both the façade of the building is elaborated with glass tile and interior décor of the building has a number of glass elements. There are a lot of unusual lights, decorative fairy lights, huge mirrors and glass panels that enlarge rooms. If you have an opportunity to spend there a day, do it, you won’t regret. … Read further
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