Barcelona Spain Travel Guide

Barcelona Spain Travel Guide
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Barcelona Spain Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Barcelona Spain Travel Guide

Barcelona Spain is one of the most popular tourist destination in the world..and with good reason. The capital of the autonomous Catalonia and the second biggest city in Spain.

Barcelona is a wonderful mixture of a bustling modern city combined with incredible history and ancient culture. It has a host of historic architecture, art and art galleries and sights to see, below I have mentioned a few of my favourites.

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Park Guell Barcelona Spain

Park Guell

Guell Park sits on a hill overlooking Barcelona Spain. Famous for its sculpture park which is full of walkways and other structures exhibiting the distinct and colourful style of Gaudi. In the upper part of the park is a less crowded undeveloped section of the park. Get there on the metro and get off at Lesseps metro station, then follow arrows – it is a fairly steep walk. 

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia Barcelona Spain

The Sagrada Familia is probably the most recognisable building in Spain. Its full name is The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. Work commenced in 1882 and remains to this day unfinished. 

Francisco Paula de Villar commenced the project and in 1883 it was taken over by Gaudi who  combined Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete. Construction has continued slowly over the years with completion expected in 2026.

Address Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Casa Mila

Casa Mila

Casa Mila was built by Antoni Gaudí after being commissioned in 1906 by local businessman Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon.  

When built the Casa Milà was controversial and got the nickname “The Quarry” because of the unusual construction. The building is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Address: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

La Rambla (or Las Ramblas) is a wide pedestrian walkway lined with tress that is a huge tourist draw in Bracelona. A stroll along the 1.2km long La Rambla one is surrounded by with souvenir shops, buskers, pavement artists, along with food and everyday life. Named for a stream that once flowed here La Rambla has been a meeting place for both locals and visitors since the middle ages

Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter was once the Roman village and still has remnants of that past. The entire Gothic quarter is a labyrinth or narrow lanes and twisting walkways dotted by peaceful squares with cafes and restaurants, a notable one being the Plaça Reial . In the heart of the district is the stunning Cathedral with a lovely garden courtyard.

Cable Car

Bacelona Spain Cable Car

‘Transbordador Aeri de Port’ Cable Car – For a great view of the city catch the cable car that connects Montjuic and Barceloneta. Hop on in Barceloneta at the top of the Torre San Sebastian tower and travel up the hill to Montjuic a hill that overlooks the Barcelona harbour.

Josep Mercat de Sant de la Boqueria Market Barcelona Spain

Josep Mercat de Sant de la Boqueria Market

 My absolute favourite place in Barcelona, this market is the best I have visited in the world. A market first operated in this location way back in 1217 and has continued to do so in various forms until today.

Wander among the incredible food and pick up delicious delights for a picnic or the evening dinner.

Address: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. Closed Sundays and Fridays

Montjuic Castle

Montjuic Castle Bacelona Spain

Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, which dates back to 1640, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona with commanding views across the city to the harbour. Today it is a lovely peaceful p;ace to visit both for the view and the interesting castle. Get there on the cable car

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