Barcelona is a city which is associated with cultural history which goes back hundreds of years and therefore, there are many fascinating things to see.

It is a bit challenging to summarize the best sights to explore, but we can certainly give it a try!

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Agbar Tower

Agbar Tower, Barcelona
Agbar Tower, Barcelona
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The city of Barcelona has its roots in history, but the Agbar Tower is a sign of the future. This skyscraper retains a look which is inspired by science fiction and resembles a gigantic, silver rocket ship. Somehow, it appears like a rocket about to ascend skywards! This sight literally takes one’s breath away and this is a great tourist attraction one should not miss seeing.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Moll de la Fusta

Moll de la Fusta Broadwalk, Barcelona
Moll de la Fusta Broadwalk, Barcelona
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Moll de la Fusta is boardwalk which is long and wooden, and runs along the front shore of passeig de Colom. This the most ideal place to take a leisurely walk next to the sea. There are a number of other beaches near the shore line where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. The most famous cultural attractions here include SagradaFamilia, National Art Museum, Tablao de Carmen, Picasso Museum, CaixaForum, CosmoCaixa, PobleEspanyol, Fundacio Joan Miro, Palace of Catalan Music, Cathedral of SantraEulalia, Grand Theatre of the Liceu and many more popular places.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
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We divert our attention from the future and take a glimpse of the past. This fascinating giant temple is a great picture of Spain’s interesting past. This temple’s construction began in 1882 and it is still continuing. Since it is still being worked on, in a lot of ways it becomes the most unique among the historical sites. This great architectural creation is a great blend of the past, present and future.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium
Barcelona Aquarium
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It is always an interesting experience to visit Aquariums and it is not possible to find two similar aquariums in the world. This specific aquarium is very captivating because its inhabitants are very unique. People passing through Barcelona should definitely pay a visit to this aquarium even if aquatic life does not hold much appeal for them.

[dropcap]5[/dropcap]National Art Museum of Catalonia

National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona
National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona
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‘Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’ (Spanish) is the most ideal place to view the Catalan visual art in Barcelona. Located in Montjuic Hill, it is particularly popular because of its assortment of Romanesque church paintings and ancient designs found in late 19th century and early 20th century.

[dropcap]6[/dropcap]Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Barcelona Zoo
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Barcelona Zoo is another spectacular attraction for kids which you will definitely enjoy as well. This zoo is home to a wide range of animals which includes the Indian Elephant, Siamang and giant anteater. There are amenities in this zoo such as restaurant and shops. There are ponies, electric cars and an area for picnics which provides great fun for the whole family.

[dropcap]7[/dropcap]Casa Mila

Casa Mila, Barcelona
Casa Mila, Barcelona
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This is a popular attraction and people visit this site particularly to view the apartment block’s unique design. This building consists of an exhibition hall which provides space in the roof section. Casa Mila was constructed in 1911 and building this appealing apartment block took almost six years. Casa Mila is popularly known as La Pedrera.

[dropcap]8[/dropcap]The Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum
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There are many museums in Barcelona and each provides its own unique material. This specific museum is regarded by a majority as one of the most special museums in the whole world. Without doubt, the preservation of Pablo Picasso’s work is a major attraction. The museum has other incredible art work which provides material which is absolutely thought provoking, adding to the attraction of this museum.

[dropcap]9[/dropcap]ParcGuell

Parc Guell, Barcelona
Parc Guell, Barcelona
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This is a municipal garden which was created between 1900 and 1914 and to this day, it remains a captivating sight. For people who want to see a fascinating botanical park, which does not resemble any other in the world, this is certainly the place to visit. It remains of great value to Barcelona, as it is not found anywhere else.

[dropcap]10[/dropcap]Catalonian Music Palace (Palau de la MusicaCatalana)

Catalonian Music Palace, Barcelona
Catalonian Music Palace, Barcelona
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Palau de la MusicaCatalana is possibly the best concert hall worldwide which was created by Lluis Domenechi Montaner and was constructed between 1905 and 1908. Nowadays, more than a million people attend musical presentations every year. These range from symphonic, chamber, jazz and Canco music.

[dropcap]11[/dropcap]The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, Barcelona
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, Barcelona
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Also referred to as Barcelona Cathedral, The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, was built between the 14th and 19th centuries. This cathedral was built in honor of Eulalia of Barcelona who was a co-patron Saint of Barcelona. According to Catholic belief, the saint was a young virgin who became a martyr in the Roman days in the city.

[dropcap]12[/dropcap]Museum of the History of Catalonia

Museum of the History of Catalonia, Barcelona
Museum of the History of Catalonia, Barcelona
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Museud’Historia de Catalunya contains everything you require to know about the history of Barcelona and its famous traditions which are displayed on three floors. If you love history like me, this is one place you need to make sure you visit!

[dropcap]13[/dropcap]The Camp Nou Football Stadium of FC Barcelona

The Camp Nou Football Stadium of FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou Football Stadium of FC Barcelona
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A trip to Barcelona without going to see Football Club Barcelona, which is the best soccer team in the world, would surely be incomplete! The Barcelona football team is full of talent having won the 2011 Champion’s League, formally becoming the top club team worldwide. Most of the Spanish stars featured in the 2010 Spanish World Cup winning squad are present.

[dropcap]14[/dropcap]Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas, Barcelona
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Enjoy looking at the various humorous and assorted human statues along this popular promenade which runs all through the port. You will not regret this!

[dropcap]15[/dropcap]Magic Fountain

Magic Fountain, Barcelona
Magic Fountain, Barcelona
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The Magic Fountain is not something one should miss! This fountain is a display which offers light, water, color and music and is available for free to the audience. This comes highly recommended and can be enjoyed by all tourists, no matter the age.

Beaches

There are 6 beaches is Barcelona, meant especially for you! Recreation activities are found in all these beaches, such as drinks, ice cream, lifeguards, games meant for children, telephones, hammocks and a section for sports.

[dropcap]16[/dropcap]Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona
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This is among Barcelona’s most famous beaches which also provide canoes and a restaurant.

[dropcap]17[/dropcap]Mar Bella Beach

Mar Bella Beach, Barcelona
Mar Bella Beach, Barcelona
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This is another beach found in Barcelona where you can find an aquatic motorbike at your disposal, if you so wish! This beach is 420 meters in length and was renovated to give it an urban look, for holding the 1992 Olympic Games.

[dropcap]18[/dropcap]Platja de SantSebastia

Platja de SantSebastia, Barcelona
Platja de SantSebastia, Barcelona
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This site is among the popular locations for enjoying time at the beach, while in close proximity to the La Baceloneta. This area is ideal for families as it provides several palm trees, a play section for kids, lifeguard services, services for showering, facilities for the disabled and many others. Being close to the city, this is the perfect beach!

Conclusion

The 18 scenic sights mentioned above are just a tip of the iceberg, as there are other fascinating and attractive sights in Barcelona, Spain.
It does not matter how long the length of your visit is, it is just not possible to see all the beautiful attractions this city has to offer!

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