Barcelona is a city which is packed with sightseeing hot spots. Besides being a metropolis, it also lies on the beach and is framed by mountains. What more can you ask for – Book your trip and the best hostels with Gomio and jump into a great city right on the Mediterranean.
Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Antoni Gaudi
Especially for travelers interested in art, Barcelona has over 50 museums with several subjects ranging from art, history, architecture, sport, the maritime world and war. Famous painters like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro have their paintings and sculptures displayed in museums here. But Gaudi’s presence in Barcelona outshines them all, because his famous works La Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera are the 2 most visited museums in Barcelona.
Camp Nou – FC Barcelona
Other museums you should pay a visit to are the FC Barcelona, which shows the club’s impressive collection of sports artifacts from the last 100 years; the Center of Contemporary Culture(CCCB); the Museum of Modern Art (MACBA); the Museo de Historia de Catalunya or the Maritime Museum. Try to watch a Barca game in their home Stadium Camp Nou and see some of the best players in the history of the sport, like Lionel Messi.
Some of Barcelona’s most famous attractions are the Parc Güell and the Palau de la Musica Catalana. The Park was named after the rich Count Eusebio Güell, who engaged Gaudi to build it as his family garden. The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a fascinating music hall, famous for its modern architecture and breathtaking roof made of colorful glass.
By looking on the map of Barcelona, you will see that the city is composed of many different districts (barrios). The most important ones are the Barri Gotic (also known as the old city); La Ribera; the polemic El Raval area; La Barceloneta where the beach is; and Eixample where the Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Barcelona’s most famous shopping streets are located.