Barcelona is the second largest city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. The city has everything to offer to every kind of tourist, including those who love the beaches, huge and old buildings, culture and the arts and history. Here is a list of some of the multitudinous tourist attractions in Barcelona.

  1. Sagrada Familia

cathedral barcelonaSagrada Familia, which is located in the district of Eixample, is a masterpiece and the finest design work by Antoni Gaudi. The cathedral is still under construction, and has in its plan 18 towers and an expanse for 13,000 worshippers. It can be visited, even if completion is yet to be expected in 2026.

  1. La Rambla

This is boulevard in the heart of Barcelona and measures 1.2 kilometers long. All visitors coming to the city pass through it, the middle section of which is designed for pedestrians only. This avenue, wider than most of the streets in the city, is a popular hangout and a place not to be missed by visitors.

  1. La Boqueria

This huge indoor market is the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria and located at the Ka Rambla entrance on Ciutat Vella. If you are looking for unique and unusual foods such as black eels, bulls’ tails, handmade pastas, herbs, legumes, dried fruits, salted fish and others, this is the place to go.

  1. Placa de Catalunya

placa de catalunyaThis public square measures 50,000 square meters making it one of the largest and the busiest squares. Historically important and monumental buildings surround the Placa de Catalunya is located in between the Ola City and the Eixample district, the meeting point of 9 streets including Passeig de Gracia and the Rambla.

  1. Barcelona Cathedral

Also located in the heart of Barcelona on a piece of land that is higher than the surrounding areas, this Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is the church of the archbishop of Barcelona. The church is also called La Seu.

  1. Casa Mila

A building that is sometimes called La Pedrera, the Casa Mila is another design by Antoni Gaudi. Home to a cultural center, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building is also the headquarters of the Fundacion Catalunya – La Pedrera.

  1. Museu Picasso

The Picasso Museum holds a collection of over 4,000 artworks, mostly donations from Picasso himself and his friend, Jaume Sabartes y Gual. After Picasso’s death, his widow added some more of his work to the museum.