25 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide


This week we are exploring another Spanish
city. We are in Barcelona and this video is going to highlight 25 things to do here. Barcelona! After a few days in the Spanish
capital, we headed over to Catalunya to see what this popular seaside city has to offer.
We ended up discovering an eclectic mix of funky architecture, distinct neighbourhoods,
and stretches of golden beaches. It was vibrant, it was stylish, and it was addicting. Here’s
a look at what we got up to during our visit to this world class city: It wouldn’t be a proper visit to Barcelona
without going to the beach at least once, so first things first, we headed down to Barceloneta
Beach, which is popular with locals and travelers who don’t want to trek out too far in search
of waves and sandy shores. The sun was out, the water was inviting, and the beach was
packed. Chilling like a villain. I hope the door is
planning to close soon because we are about to take off. Here we go. Oh ho ho. Next up we took the cable car to Montjuïc
for a look at the city from above. It was a brief journey, but it gave us a great perspective
of how spread out Barcelona really is. So we just finished riding the cable car.
And now we have arrived on top of Montjuic. Which is a hill located in Barcelona. You
get some great views of the city and they also have a lot of different attractions here.
So first up we’re going to visit Castell de Monjuic which is an old fortress here atop
the city. So we’ve got our tickets. Let’s go in. Over the years the Castell de Montjuïc has
played many roles including military fortress, prison, and now, a museum. Seriously guys, you’ve got to come here early
in the day. There are sections of this place that we have all to ourselves. Park Güell is not your average park. This
outdoor space was designed by Antoni Gaudi, and as such, it makes you feel like you’ve
tumbled down the rabbit hole and suddenly set foot in the world of Alice in Wonderland.
Inside the park you can admire the serpentine mosaic benches, a colonnaded pathway that
seems to attract lots of performers, and a colourful salamander made of broken tiles. So up next we are going to visit one of the
most iconic churches in all of Barcelona. This is Sagrada Familia and it was designed
by Antoni Gaudí. And this church has actually been under construction for decades. I remember
I visited about 8 years ago and it was still under construction. There was drywall everywhere
and bags of concrete. And that hasn’t changed. You can still see the cranes in the background
so we’re going to show you that in a second. Right now we’re visiting Barcelona football
club. One of the most famous teams in the world. And I just picked up a hat. And let
me tell you that is the most crazy team store I’ve ever seen. Right now it is the off-season,
so unfortunately we can’t watch a football game but there are stadium tours. And if you
want to get merchandise you get into that fan store because it is absolutely packed. So next up we’re about to enter Mercat de
la Boqueria which is one of the most popular markets in the whole city. And you can get
food to go or maybe some fresh produce, some healthy juices. So we’re going to take a walk
through. Whether you want to enjoy some tapas or pick
up some fresh produce to take away, this market is not short of options. La Rambla is probably the busiest street in
the whole city. This tree-lined, pedestrian only boulevard, stretches for 1.2 kilometres
and is packed with street performers, food vendors, and pop-up souvenir shops. If there’s one thing to love about seaside
cities, it’s that they always have lively boardwalks, and Barcelona proved to be no
different. There were joggers, skateboarders, bikers, and rollerbladers. And if you needed
a break in the shade, there were lots of benches where you could kick back, relax, and enjoy
the views of the marina. As you head down the boardwalk, you can also
swing by the Museum of Catalan History which seeks to make Catalan history more accessible
to the public. So this morning we are exploring the neighborhood
of Barri Gotic. This is a pretty cool area because they have a lot of narrow little lanes,
courtyards, plazas. So you can just go and explore without much of a plan and see what
you stumble upon. The Gothic Quarter truly is a beautiful neighborhood
to wander on foot. The twisting lanes can make it seem a bit confusing, but you never
know what you’re going to discover around each bend. While wandering around the Gothic neighborhood
you can check out the Gothic market. It has a lot of different antiques and flea market
types of items. In the neighbourhood you’ll also find Barcelona
Cathedral, which is a Gothic cathedral that was constructed between the 13th and 15th
centuries. Santa Maria del Pi is another nearby church.
Artists like to set up shop in the square right outside the church, so you can also
browse some of the artwork on your way out. Like a lot of European cities Barcelona also
has a triumphal arch. And what is cool about this place is that it is a really open space
and you can see a lot of people just walking around. It is kind of a good place to just
hang out and have a leisurely stroll. Casa Batllo is one of Gaudi’s architectural
masterpieces. The facade is covered in beautiful mosaics, and the balconies have a skeletal
quality that also make you feel like you’re going to a masked ball. Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera is another
work by Gaudi. The building has an organic and curvy exterior, and unique twisting chimneys
with human characteristics. Gaudi gets a lot of the attention in this
city, however, Barcelona was home to many other influential architects including Josep
Puig i Cadafalch who designed several local buildings including Casa Les Punxes. If you find yourself in Montjuic, you can
also consider visiting one of the parks and botanical gardens found on the hill. We chose
the lesser known Laribal Gardens, and it was a nice little retreat. The idea for the Miro Foundation came from
Miro himself, who wanted to create a space where young artists could experiment with
contemporary art. Just a few streets down, you’ll find the National
Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC for short), which showcases a mix of church paintings
and Catalan art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Then just down the steps from the museum you’ll
find the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. We made the mistake of visiting in the daytime, but
it’s at night when it really shines in a colourful display of lights. Also, if you’re planning to be in Barcelona
for a while, you can consider signing up for their bike sharing system which makes it super
easy to get around the city. Wax museums have popped up all over the world,
and in Barcelona’s you can pose next to Spanish celebrities and royalty. The Palace of Catalan Music is a concert hall
where you can catch performances that range from classical to Catalan song. Definitely
one for the music lovers. It is kind of hard to believe our time in
Barcelona has expired. So final thoughts. Well, it was a really fun city to visit. Great
architecture, really nice beaches. It is very lively especially at night. The only downfall
is that we were here in the middle of summer so it was super hot and super crowded and
sometimes that made it a little bit difficult to enjoy. Especially at midday or in the mid-afternoon.
So keep that in mind. Maybe consider visiting in the springtime, fall, winter. Well, so what did you think of the city? It is definitely a fun city. We had a lot
of fun going to the beaches. One thing that is really different about this city compared
to some other European cities though is that it is really spread out. In order for us to
visit all of these different attractions we had to chunk them together into groups to
visit them day by day. Overall, it was a decent city. It didn’t quite click with me the same
way that Madrid did. But that is just personal preference I suppose. And that is a wrap for Barcelona! Our 5 days
in the city flew by, and while this guide didn’t cover everything, we hope we were able
to give you a feel of what this fun seaside city has to offer. As always, if you have
any suggestions of things to do around town, feel free to add them in the comments below.
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100 Replies to “25 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide

  1. He estat 30 anys passant l'estiu a Calella, però no penso tornar mai més, sempre he notat que només volien turisme estranger, ara ho tin clar, no volen als espanyols, quina pena per al poble.

  2. My girlfriend and I are heading mid July for 4-5 days. If we were to chunk places closest to one another. What would be the best breakdown?

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  4. I've been to Barcelona, Spain. I went by myself, I was only 19. I toured the whole city by foot, metro, bus, and rollerblades (I had brought them from the US) The only time I experienced something unnatural was when I decided to go visit a club by myself downtown closer to the beach area. It wasn't so great tbh and on the way back home towards Catalan, I'd taken a metro. the blue line, Line 5. Mind you this was like 3 AM. There were still a good amount of people on the metro as if night-life were always that lit. So I got comfortable and I stood on the metro as if I were taking the red line from DC to MD. I was wearing a shirt, shorts and some sandals because I did not have night-out outfits. (Oh well! I still don't! Lol) Out of nowhere some man, who seemed to be "drunk" came up to me and tried to stumble on me and felt up on me when he did. I gave him a stank face and I moved. I looked around to see what others reactions were or why they didn't help and everyone in that cart just looked at me. It was a look you get when you know something's up. So I got a flight feeling inside then. I went to go sit down by a few people. I Facetimed my friend who was still awake here in Penn. US and told him about what had just happened. He asked me "Is he still there?" I looked up thinking the man had left and on the row next to mine the man was there, looking at me with his arm resting on his leg and his head resting in his hand just looking directly at me. If this were daytime I don't think I'd think much of it but the man didn't get off and there were two more stops left on the metro until it ended its trip. My stop was second to last, and I thought there is no way this man has the same stop as me. My stop had come, which was El Carmel and people had begun to get off. I got out and started to walk fast paced toward the exit. For those who haven't taken this stop, it's quite a walk to get to the surface- if anyone has taken the metro from DC to MD to Wheaton Station and seen the flight of stairs you have to climb to get to the surface– well imagine that x4. So while I was exiting the first room where the metro had dropped us, as I looked behind me while going up the stairs and thought 'yes! he's gone!' but I thought too soon because when the metro was about to leave, out pops the man looking around, saw me, and headed towards my direction. By that time I was on top of the exit stairs and my flight senses kicked in. I sprinted all the way home. Not to the surface, HOME. I ran like I never ran in sandals before in my life!! I don't know how I did it but I did and I'm lucky. I'd still go by myself again– or maybe not be selfish and share the greatness with somebody– either way those two weeks were the best weeks of my life! I'm 22 now, and I miss it very much! It's not really different to change to their custom, you really don't have to. Just be optimistic, about yourself. Don't close yourself to one part of the world just because you're familiar with it. Everything was foreign to you at some point so just relax, accept the earth as your whole home and everywhere will feel like home, as long as God is your best friend honestly that's how I did it. I felt as if he were always there, watching me even if I was 3000 miles alone and away from home. I felt peace, happiness, and joy. There's always good in bad and bad in good but that's the good thing about energy- that there's good and bad and everything can only be transferred so stay positive and positivity will radiate from you and everything you come across or get into.

  5. Thanks Samuel and Audrey for your amazing tour video of Barcelona as I love spain and am moving to live there soon with my Spanish fiance and daughters in sevilla so love your video.

  6. Lol…Canadians wining about the heat. Its like mid 80s tops in Spain in the summer. They would turn to ash instantly if they stepped outside in south Texas. Good travel video though,

  7. I'm afraid you shouldn't compare it with Madrid. Madrid has got a very different culture. It's almost like comparing Paris with Rome.

  8. Many interesting museums in Barcelona, but Museu Picasso is a must. Try to discover Eixample district; real Barcelona is there. Shops, restaurants, locals working, trading and living. Many other beaches, parks and districts to visit too.

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  10. I’m in Barcelona now and it is pretty cool. Things are spread out so you definitely need to pace yourself. It’s not my favorite European city, but it is still pretty cool.

  11. Chicos nos a gustado mucho el video. Nos quedamos suscritos. Os invitamos a nuestro canal que estamos sorteando un viaje a París entre todos nuestros suscriptores. ¡¡¡Os esperamos viajeros!!!

  12. Obviously madrid is so much more fun, absorbing, and addictive. I have always found barcelona really boring compared to madrid. Like 😀

  13. ciudad sucia, cara, llena de manteros , carteristad, poca seguridad, y sobrevalorada.

    no hay mas que pasar por el puerto o playa bogatell para oler y ver los monumentos sucios .en fin yo si fuera extranjero escogería otro destino

  14. Barcelona es una ciudad hermosa pero llena de estafadores. Aunque no me han robado los famosos carteristas, me han „robado” los del restaurante y los de las taquillas. Para visitar cualquier casa de Gaudi, como estudiante, hay que pagar 25 Euros. Para la Sagrada Familia 15 Euros, jardin Zoologico 22,50 Euros, Camp Nou 25 Euros…de que no se puede uno disfrutar de las maravillas sin que se vaya a casa con la cartera vacia. Si te vas a comer tienes que sacar como minimo 15 Euros/persoana y encima no es comida fresca!!! Mas de 60% de los locales ofrecen comida congelada, de que te sacan la bandeja del congelador, te lo calientan y TADANNNN!!!…la comida esta servida! Por ejemplo todo el PASSEIG DE JOAN DE BORBO esta lleno de Restaurantes de este estilo. Y muchos bares, locales y otros restaurantes de la zona(y no solo de la zona) practican esta estafa. Si no lo creeis, que os fijeis solos si alguno de ellos tienen cocina. La playa de La Barceloneta es muy sucia, con arena muy dura y llena de piedras. He visitados otras grandes ciuadades en Europa, pero nunca he gastado tanto dinero: en 5 dias 950 Euros! Que os lo pensais dos veces antes de ir a visitar esta ciudad, porque hay muchos sitios mas bonitos donde puedes disfrutar del arte, de la tranquillidad y todo lo que os surje. Un saludo a todos y que tengais buenas vacaciones…pero no en Barcelona! 🙂

  15. Hoy en día lo primero es no ir porque como vayas te van a robar o peor. Qué pena de Barcelona está hecha una pena y es la ciudad más peligrosa de España y una de las más peligrosas de Europa es mejor no ir no vengáis

  16. I watched this video when I planned my trip to Barcelona, you can find it here: https://toyoupiter.com/2018/09/27/reasons-to-visit-barcelona/
    Great advices 🙂 thanks!

  17. In barcelona only there is violence an terrorism, please don't come, catalanes are violent and they, ll steal your bag and money, is very dangerous

  18. Mi querida Barcelona que ya Barcelona tan bonita que teníamos aquella estupenda maravillosa espectacular y gran Barcelona de los años 90 de los años 80 de los años 70 hasta el año 2000 qué bello era estar en Barcelona qué bello es vivir pasear por sus calles con una seguridad magnífica una sonrisa de oreja a oreja de toda la gente y 15 años después en que se ha convertido a Barcelona en una de las ciudades más inseguras más asquerosas más repugnantes más llenas de gentuza que ha venido de otros países a j** la marrana iros a vuestros putos territorios malhechores quien venga a Catalunya que venga a trabajar y a ser persona que el demonio os lleve las arrastre por los siglos de los siglos amén

  19. Ahora Barcelona es un feudo es una jaula humana una jauría de atracadores de vendedores de drogas de multiculturalidad es es en definitiva y se ha convertido en una p*** m*** quién te ha visto y quién te ve Barcelona

  20. Im here now, never mind the Sagrada Famila and all the shit, just get your ass over here because the women are just out of this world . Lterally every woman is just mind blowingly stunning

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  22. I'm catalan, I was born in Barcelona but I live in a little town in the mountain, still in Barcelona's province, although I studied in Barcelona, so I know the city pretty well. Watching this video, I felt a little overwhelmed that you consider Barcelona as an Spanish city and then put Estaladas, which are independentist flags, which are saying that Catalonia isn't Spain. We have our own language and culture.
    Now I'll comment on some details of the video.
    When you were talking about the "Barri Gòtic" you said: the neighbourhood Barri Gòtic, which sound repetitive, cause "barri" means neighbourhood, so, your saying the neighbourhood gothic neighbourhood…
    Other thing, the "Mercat de la Boqueria" isn't the same thing that it was before, massive tourism is destroying it, my grandma used to buy there so often that they even knew her name, but nowadays she barley goes there to buy, only for especial ocations like Xmas, and the reason why she doesn't go there anymore is cause it's packed with people.
    Then, how foreigner people sees Barcelona is kind of degrading, it has so much to offer, more that the 25 things you just said, things that not everybody knows, some places, some stories that only locals know which contain the essence of Barcelona, like: Aviguda Paral•lel, Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats, Fàbrica Can Batlló, Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris…I see more reflected Barcelona in this places than the places you guys said. If you are opened to see the real Barcelona, the real Catalonia, I'm offering myself to show it to you.

  23. LA RAMBLA IS riddled with docile gormless shoppers staring at shit they can buy back in their home town in England. Sudden stops in a fast marching line dont work out well. At night i love being asked a million times every 30 seconds in 30 minutes for hash heesh etc. My favourite spot this year in August was La zoo bioligica where i met two musicians. one from Madrid and one from Prague. I went on a port somewhere at night and jammed and got pissed up with many other guitarists. Also the irish bars jam nights. i went to a bout 5 places for jams and loved every single one. Ide highly highly recommend Barcelona if your a busker! i was there everyday more or less. didn't do the touristy thing as i was short of money but fuckin hell….the women that passed through there!!! I didnt see much but what i saw and experienced was enough.

  24. i've been to Barcelona, Spain. I went by myself, I was only 19. I toured the whole city by foot, metro, bus, and rollerblades (I had brought them from the US) The only time I experienced something unnatural was when I decided to go visit a club by myself downtown closer to the beach area. It wasn't so great tbh and on the way back home towards Catalan, I'd taken a metro. the blue line, Line 5. Mind you this was like 3 AM. There were still a good amount of people on the metro as if night-life were always that lit. So I got comfortable and I stood on the metro as if I were taking the red line from DC to MD. I was wearing a shirt, shorts and some sandals because I did not have night-out outfits. (Oh well! I still don't! Lol) Out of nowhere some man, who seemed to be "drunk" came up to me and tried to stumble on me and felt up on me when he did. I gave him a stank face and I moved. I looked around to see what others reactions were or why they didn't help and everyone in that cart just looked at me. It was a look you get when you know something's up. So I got a flight feeling inside then. I went to go sit down by a few people. I Facetimed my friend who was still awake here in Penn. US and told him about what had just happened. He asked me "Is he still there?" I looked up thinking the man had left and on the row next to mine the man was there, looking at me with his arm resting on his leg and his head resting in his hand just looking directly at me. If this were daytime I don't think I'd think much of it but the man didn't get off and there were two more stops left on the metro until it ended its trip. My stop was second to last, and I thought there is no way this man has the same stop as me. My stop had come, which was El Carmel and people had begun to get off. I got out and started to walk fast paced toward the exit. For those who haven't taken this stop, it's quite a walk to get to the surface- if anyone has taken the metro from DC to MD to Wheaton Station and seen the flight of stairs you have to climb to get to the surface– well imagine that x4. So while I was exiting the first room where the metro had dropped us, as I looked behind me while going up the stairs and thought 'yes! he's gone!' but I thought too soon because when the metro was about to leave, out pops the man looking around, saw me, and headed towards my direction. By that time I was on top of the exit stairs and my flight senses kicked in. I sprinted all the way home. Not to the surface, HOME. I ran like I never ran in sandals before in my life!! I don't know how I did it but I did and I'm lucky. I'd still go by myself again– or maybe not be selfish and share the greatness with somebody– either way those two weeks were the best weeks of my life! I'm 22 now, and I miss it very much!

  25. It's weird that they don't consider themselves Spanish but all I heard when I visited Barcelona was Castellano and English. I even stumbled upon a group of kids that were on a field trip and one was speaking English quite well

  26. Hello guys! Find on my youtube channel an updated travel vlog of this february 2019 in Barcellona! With suggestions of places to visit 🌞 Please like and subscribe also 💋

  27. I just went to Valencia ….maybe it was because I went during the off season (October) but pickpockets were nothing to worry about .I will be there this December. It will be winter time and I'm not sure how cold it gets during the winter. Hopefully I get to see all those "must see/visit" in your vid. Thanks for tips!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aM0hreK_Ic

  28. I'm addicted to your channel. hahah Barcelona is my favorite place in the world. I've never been there and going to Barcelona is one of my biggest dreams.

  29. Thank you for this amazing video! Here's a funny running video in Barcelona I found recently. Check it out😄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsPUWXgJ8gM&t=0s

  30. Hi, saw the London video. So we are going to London-Paris later this year. Question for Europe travelers. We are planning to go to London and Paris for 7 days. I hate packing and unpacking from city to city What do you if I take 1st flight from London to Barcelona (arrive 10:30 am) do sight seeing and catch the last flight back to London (depart 9 pm)? Too much? Too little of time? Thanks everyone.

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  32. I got back from Barcelona yesterday. I spent 3 and a half days there and thought it was OK.
    I should have spent more time around Las Ramblas as that's where it was most lively.

  33. NO PLEASE, do NOT come to Barcelona. It's already too crowded by tourists. Barcelona people want to sleep at night, want to stop smelling pee and shit on the streets, want decent housing rents. PLEASE GO AWAY, to somewhere else, or even better, stay home.

  34. Going to Barcelona in about 4 months, I have very high hopes!! I really want to visit the FC Barcelona football pitch. Best team imo

  35. I have a question for those of you who have already visited Barcelona. Can I use Spanish here instead of catalynian

  36. Hi Samuel and Audrey. I passed through Barcelona twice after sailing from Genoa, Italia on a February stormy winter sea the first time. I hitchhiked from Barcelona to Madrid where I visited new friends on my way to Lisboa (your other video). The 2nd trip by sea was again from Genoa to Barcelona in September balmy weather, after I had left Portugal on my first visit there to return to Caen, France hitchhiking to Torino, Italia, and then as I wrote, again from Genoa to Barcelona through Spain back to Lisbon partly by train, for those 3 1/2 years in Portugal of nearly 6 years in Europe until I flew from Lisboa to Frankfurt and then on Lufthansa to Bombay, India, and hitchhiking down to very sub tropical Goa, for 6 months in India. Try living abroad if you have a way. BTW, I lived first in Normandy and Bretagne France, next Athens Greece, then around up & down, north-south-west-east Italy, Messina Sicily, to Firenze Italia, then those roundabout trips written above. I lived twice in France, Italy, and Portugal. It was an adventurous time of my life, like Bilbo, and I love staying home. Home sweet home where I live as good and even better than ever! Thank God. Jesus loves me.

  37. My dream life: Live with my BFFs in Barcelona, travel a lot and graduate college as the best student!

    My life: live with my BFFs in Barcelona, travel a lot, and dropped out of school.

    I could not be more thankful for my life we make just enough money for a good living. Work hard and you can make your dreams come true too

  38. pickpocketing been going on for over 30 years now, since i started going there, police get there cut of the money, thats why their not interested – NEVER AGAIN WILL I GO

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