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Barcelona Attractions and Activities

La Sagrada Familia – People on Barcelona holidays are often left at a loss for words by the sheer variety and grandeur displayed by so many of its buildings. Its incredible architecture is one of the main reasons why it attracts millions every year, and nowhere does this quality manifest itself more than in the Sagrada Familia. Masterfully designed by the great Antonio Gaudi, this giant temple may yet take 30 to 50 yrs to be fully complete, though construction started in 1882!

L’Aquarium de Barcelona – Located at Port Vell, families on Barcelona holidays love to visit this famous aquarium that has great attractions such as Mediterranean tanks, Tropical tanks, mini aquariums and even offers opportunities to dive with sharks (Dive-qualified guests only)!

Poble Espanyol – This small Spanish village has separate quarters built to replicate different architectural styles from various parts of the country. Its important crowd-puller is “Tablao de Carmen”, a Flamenco show popular with people on holidays to Barcelona and available from Tuesday to Sunday at 19:45pm and 22:00pm.

La Padrera (formerly Casa Mila) – Displaying Gaudi’s characteristic flair with undulating brick work, “The Quarry” as it’s now called is another masterpiece by the genius and a popular tourist attraction on Barcelona holidays.

Barcelona FC Museum – A place where over a million football crazy fans from all around the world come on Barcelona holidays every year to admire the wall to wall pictures, trophies and statues of world famous footballers. Tickets allow fans to not only spend hours at the museum, but also visit Barcelona Football Stadium for a limited time on the same day.

Barcelona Zoo – Located in Ciutadella Park, the zoo is famous for a great variety of animals, as well as its picnic area, electric cars, a mini-train and more on holidays to Barcelona.

Picasso Museum – The art world will forever be indebted to Spain for one of its most illustrious sons. Called the “Greatest Artist of the 20th Century”, Picasso’s art and life draw large numbers of people to the museum on holidays to Barcelona where several of his works are chronologically arranged and feature early works as well as last masterpieces.

Imax Cinema – Right Beside the Barcelona aquarium, it’s also a popular attraction on Barcelona Holidays.

Miró Museum – Another famous destination on Barcelona holidays, it features work done by Miró that dates back to 1914, and the collection also includes several early sketches, sculptures and tapestries.

MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalunya) – The museum is a much frequented destination on holidays to Barcelona and features great Baroque, Renaissance as well as Modern art etc.

Montjuic Magic Fountain – A psychedelic mix of light, music, colour and fantastic water acrobatics that’ll have you wishing for an encore on Barcelona holidays!

Las Ramblas – Almost a mile long, this most famous of Barcelona’s Boulevards is always teeming with visitors on Barcelona holidays who delight in its street performances, human statue art, some great shopping and museums.

Park Guell - Designed by Gaudi, this amazing fantasy park has a dragon fountain and is a magical place to visit on Barcelona holidays.  

Barcelona Cathedral – Barcelona Cathedral is one of the main attractions in the Gothic quarter on holidays to Barcelona, with fine examples of Gothic architecture nearby. 

Barcelona Colon monument (Christopher Columbus Monument) – This memorial to one of the world’s most intrepid explorers was commissioned in 1888 and attracts large numbers of tourists on holidays to Barcelona.

El Born – “Born” is a trendy nightspot that has classic architecture with a thoroughly modern appeal and is a happening part of town on Barcelona holidays.

Casa Batlló – Now a museum, this building designed by the prolific Gaudi for an Aristocrat is also an awe-inspiring attraction for visitors on Barcelona holidays.

Puerto Olimpico – Port Olimpic is a famous Marina between Barceloneta and Icaria Beaches. Its restaurants and bars attract people on holidays to Barcelona and a walkway connects the famous beaches.

Important Landmarks in Barcelona

Arc De Triomf – This historic archway structure served as the main entrance to the Universal exhibition in 1888 and continues to be a major city landmark that guests appreciate on holidays to Barcelona.
Torre de Collserola – Built for Barcelona Olympics in 1992, the tower offers superb panoramic views. Open from 11:00am to 13:30pm and 15:30pm to 18:00pm (Weekdays) and 11:00am to 18:00pm (Saturday and Sunday). Admission is chargeable.

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