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Barcelona is a city with no end of visual attractions and a wealth of eye candy.
Not only does it have beaches, restaurants, bars, parks, museums, and a wonderful Mediterranean climate, but its combination of unique artistic modern buildings and historic architecture make it a place where you can get some truly incredible photos.

 

Not surprisingly with all the attractions it has to offer, Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Spain.

Park Güell

 

One of the most visually appealing places to visit in Barcelona is Park Güell. Designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, this modernist park on Carmel Hill overlooks Barcelona.

 

Park Güell is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered some of the best work by Gaudi.

La Sagrada Familia

 

Another work designed by Gaudi that is one of Barcelona’s top attractions is the incredible church known as La Sagrada Familia.

 

Although the construction was never actually finished, this church is viewed by over 3 million visitors each year and is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It is visual marvel of architecture both inside and out and should be high on your “must-see” list for Barcelona.

La Barceloneta

 

Another recommended area to visit on any holiday in Barcelona is La Barceloneta, a neighbourhood in the Ciutat Vella noted for its sandy beach and boardwalk with many bars, clubs and restaurants

 

The streets like corridors lined with apartment blocks and tapas bars give a very Spanish atmosphere to La Barceloneta.

 

Of course, if you are staying in Barcelona you will need to find some suitable accommodation. This could be one of the many holiday apartments in the resort or one of its hotels, such as the W Hotel Barcelona, or Hotel Vela (“Sail Hotel”), as it is also affectionately known.

La Rambla

 

For more of the authentic feel of Barcelona the street known as La Rambla or Las Ramblas is another place to experience. This long tree-lined shopping mall is very popular with Barcelona’s residents and many visitors.

 

Famous Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once commented that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end."

Barrio Gotico the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

 

Leaving La Rambla you can explore Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter or Barrio Gotico.

 

This area of the city is notable for its churches and historic buildings, many dating back to medieval times, and for its many small streets and traditional Spanish squares.

Picasso Museum

 

Any visit to Barcelona should include a trip to the Picasso Museum where very many of the artworks by this world-famous Spanish painter are housed.

 

Located in the La Ribera area of Barcelona, this museum dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso has been declared of national interest by the Government of Catalonia.