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Must-See Places in Barcelona, Spain

One of the first images that come to mind for most people when they think of Barcelona is unique architecture. But there is so much more beyond awe-inspiring, unique buildings. The city offers excellent nearby beaches and surrounding mountains, a thriving nightlife, tasty cuisine, and a culture that’s rich in history. Pack your bags for a fun trip to Barcelona.

One of the most popular destinations in the city is the La Sagrada Familia church. It’s Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 1.18.29 PM
towers rise high above the city with the unique design created by the infamous Antoni Gaudi, whose work you will see throughout the city. Since this is such a popular destination, be prepared to wait in line to buy tickets and to go inside to see the beautiful church that is still in the process of being completed. If you’re able to, we recommend buying the tickets in advance online.

Building on the architecture theme, be sure to visit the Casa Batllo, which is also one of Gaudi’s masterpieces. The spaces’ interior is just as stunning as the exterior. Another popular Gaudi building is Casa Mila, which offers tours of the interior and roof structures. Featured on the main image of this post is the ever popular Park Guell, another example of Gaudi’s excellent vision. The park is home to two unique homes and the Salamander sculpture.

Another popular attraction is the magic fountain or the Font Magica, which features a water show with lights and music on Montjuic hill. If you are a fan of museums, be Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 1.19.20 PMsure to visit the Museu Picasso, which houses the largest collection of art by Pablo Picasso. If you are looking for a bustling area to walk with plenty of shops and restaurants, go to La Rambla, which starts at Plaza Catalunya and ends at the Monument of Columbus at the Port Vell harbor. To experience a bustling marketplace, go to Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria.

If you are a fan of sports, Camp Nou stadium is a large football stadium with a capacity of 99,000 people. If there is a game that is scheduled while you are in town, be sure to buy tickets to be a part of the highly energetic crowd. If you’d like to relax on the beach, we’d recommend Barceloneta for its’ popularity and proximity to the city. Finally, be sure to stop by the Barri Gotic, which is the oldest part of the city and features the old Gothic architecture. Here, you’ll see Gothic architecture including La Seu Cathedral and the Placa Sant Jaume, which is the neighborhood square.

We hope you enjoy your trip to Barcelona. If you’ve been to the beautiful city and visited a place we didn’t mention, please share in the comments section. Happy travels!

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JOY TOUR and TRAVEL has been in operation since 1985. We are fully bonded and insured. We are specialists in many areas of travel. Our staff has traveled extensively to bring you first-hand knowledge of the world. It is our goal to provide quality travel experiences that are of exceptional value to our clients. We are an active member and Co-Owner of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP). This is your assurance that this agency meets the highest standards of financial stability. We have to meet certain criteria to be a member of TAP. TAP is 29 of North America's premier tour operators. We are also a member of (which allows us to get special discounts); the Greater Cincinnati BBB, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), which allows us to book international, as well as domestic airline itineraries

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This entry was posted on February 1, 2016 by in International Travel, Uncategorized and tagged .

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