If you only have a short time on your city trip to Barcelona, ​​you should definitely have seen these 3 sights:

Sagrada Família

The landmark

The Sagrada Familia is probably the first sight on anyone’s sightseeing list for Barcelona and is a must-see for any tourist .

Construction of the cathedral began over 100 years ago under the direction of Gaudí and has not yet been completed. So don’t be surprised if there are several cranes around the church during your visit.

Park Guell

A colorful park

The park with the small, colorful mosaic decorations was originally intended to be a workers’ settlement in the countryside. However, money was tight and Gaudí had to stop the construction work.

Today you have a wonderful view over Barcelona between the colorful houses .

La Rambla

Most famous pedestrian street in Barcelona

Although the street changes names five times on its long journey through Barcelona, ​​everyone only knows it as La Rambla.

According to healthknowing.com, La Rambla is buzzing with buskers, flower stalls and colorful life . During your visit to Barcelona you are guaranteed to come across her at one point or another.

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7 facts about Barcelona

  1. With 1.6 million inhabitants , Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid .
  2. With 100 square kilometers , Barcelona is only a small area and would fit four times the area of ​​Cologne .
  3. Barcelona was originally the capital of Spain .
  4. Barcelona has two official languages : Spanish and Catalan.
  5. Barcelona has the largest football stadium in Europe .
  6. Barcelona was offered the Eiffel Tower before Paris . However, the city refused.
  7. There is a dispute about the founding of Barcelona. Some even claim that the city was built before Rome .

Real insider tips for Barcelona

In addition to the classic sights in Barcelona, ​​there are also a few real insider tips in the city. It’s definitely worth it if you want to get to know the original Barcelona without many tourists .

Here are our 3 favourites:

Casa Vicens

Decorated town villa

Tucked away in the beautiful, authentic district of Gràcia (also one of our insider tips, by the way) is Casa Vicens. Like so many other buildings in Barcelona, ​​the colorful city villa was designed by the architect Gaudí .

The ornate facade, the inner courtyard and the various art exhibitions inside are totally impressive.

Cementiri Montjuic

Rest amidst sculptures

Although it sounds rather unusual, Montjuïc Cemetery is a real insider tip for those looking for a little peace and quiet and want to learn more about Barcelona’s history .

Up here you see the city with completely different eyes, also because you can enjoy a great view of the harbor from here.

El Beso

The kiss of freedom

El Beso is a work of art by Joan Fontcuberta, which, in addition to the large mosaic picture of a kiss, tells many small stories in the individual tiles.

Bring a little time with you, then you can see what freedom means to different people. El Beso is also a cool photo spot in Barcelona .

More insider tips for Barcelona

Museums, viewpoints and restaurants

Of course, we also have a few more insider tips that we would like to share with you.

Just have a look at our article about our insider tips for Barcelona and let yourself be inspired.

Going out in Barcelona

Restaurants in Barcelona

Spaniards and Catalans eat late. Normally lunch is between 2pm and 5pm and dinner not before 10pm . Theoretically, these are also the opening hours of the restaurants.

In practice, however, many restaurants in the center of Barcelona have long since adapted to visitors from all over the world and also offer meals at the usual times in the rest of Europe .

Traditionally you eat a lot of rice dishes, fish and seafood and of course tapas . A classic is pa amb tomaquet – tomato bread, which can be ordered with meals or in between.

In our article about 10 real insider tips for Barcelona, ​​Melina from our team gives you some tips on great restaurants that are definitely worth a visit.

Nightlife in Barcelona

If you want to experience concerts, jazz or flamenco in Barcelona, ​​you have many options .

For something more classic there is the Liceu, the Palau de la Música Catalana or the Festival Grec in summer.

You can find good flamenco shows at Poble Espanyol and cocktails are served on many rooftop terraces of the large luxury hotels. A chic evening with a great view is guaranteed.

In Barcelona, ​​you can dance the night away to a wide variety of music genres. That’s why many clubs don’t open until 11 p.m.

You will find many dance temples near the Paral.lel, between the Raval district and the Poblesec at the foot of Montjuïc. Around the Plaça Reial, the density of hip clubs is also quite high. You can find nightclubs like Opium near Port Olímpic.

La Rambla

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