You can visit countless exciting sights in Barcelona: buildings of different styles, museums with an unbelievable variety of themes and cozy parks and squares that invite you to linger.
Barcelona really does have something for everyone. There is over 2,000 years of history to see: sights range from the excavations of the Roman settlement of Barcino to impressive and exciting buildings from the Gothic, Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) and Modern periods.
No matter what interests you, you can visit an exciting museum about it here. or visit one of the beautiful parks.
By the way: In no other city than in Barcelona are there so many buildings that have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You can visit most of these sights.
Attractions in Barcelona, tickets and information
The main periods of Barcelona's history
Modernisme, i.e. Catalan Art Nouveau and medieval Gothic are certainly the epochs that have had the most lasting impact on the cityscape of Barcelona. Their buildings are ubiquitous and one is more beautiful than the other. You will experience the Modernisme especially in the Eixample district, the Gothic buildings especially in the old town.
As a third epoch, Roman antiquity can also be counted among the formative epochs.
How to get to the sights?
In the old town - the center of Barcelona - are many attractions that are within walking distance. The old quarters of Barri Gòtic, Raval and Born can also be explored on foot or by bike with our city tours.
But outside the city center you will find many attractions that you should not miss. The hop-on hop-off bus also takes you to more interesting buildings, museums and exciting places further afield. The ticket for the sightseeing bus is also interesting for crusaders who only spend a day in Barcelona. From the cruise port, a stop of the Bus Turístic can easily be reached by the shuttle bus.
You can get on and off at 43 stops and look at what interests you. So you get a quick overview of the sights in Barcelona.
You can drive directly to interesting sights with the Barcelona Card or the Hola BCN ticket. With both cards you have free travel on public transport. With the Barcelona Card you also receive discounts and free entries, sometimes without queuing.
Top 10 things to do in Barcelona
Our very personal selection of the most beautiful, most exciting and also the most popular buildings, museums and parks.
It is not easy to create a list of the most important sights. In Barcelona you will find countless museums, buildings, parks and squares, all of which have their charm and are worth a visit. In our top 10 list we have included sights that are outstanding in terms of importance to the city and visitor numbers.
What are the admission fees for the attractions?
Admission prices range from €7 to around €40, depending on how busy the attraction is. In Barcelona, ââthe sights - buildings, as well as museums and parks - are very elaborately and lovingly restored. Sometimes the entrance fee may seem high. But considering the cost of renovation and maintenance, it's very good value for money.
Why book tickets in advance
It is worth investing a little time in preparing and planning your sightseeing program. You can use your time optimally, especially during a shorter stay: you save waiting times at the top sights such as the Sagrada Familia and you are happy if you can skip the queue with the pre-booked ticket.