10 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain - Explore Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is a European tourist mecca and a must-visit city if you are visiting Europe. The city has everything from amazing food, great attractions, and amazing nightlife, so there is something for everybody.

I have visited Barcelona once and it was amazing, here you will find my top Ten things to do in Barcelona from attractions to where to eat and what to eat, so you do not make some of the mistakes that I made. Let us dive into the Top 10 things to do in Barcelona, Spain.

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La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona church at sunset

La Sagrada Familia is by far the most popular and well know attraction in Barcelona. You can not visit Barcelona and not see La Sagrada Família, the most famous Gaudi building created and his biggest legacy to date.

This structure is not yet completed even doe it started all the way back in 1886, but they are expecting it to be completed by 2026, so we just need to wait 6 more years. You can easily tour the complex, but be careful since there is a lot of people, also when I visited Barcelona I took this tour, which was amazing.

Park Guell

People at Park Guell in Barcelona

Most of the attractions in Barcelona were made by Antoni Gaudi, one of the most famous architects of today. Park Guell is where he transferred his normal work on buildings onto gardens.

Today Park Guell is a UNESCO heritage site and in most situated very crowded and hard to get into, so be sure to grab your tickets online if you wish to visit.

Opening hours are the following:

  • 8.00 to 21.30 May to Aug
  • 8.00 to 20.30 Apr, Sep, and Oct
  • 8.00 to 18.30 Nov to mid-Feb
  • 8.00 to 19.00 mid-Feb to March

Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo is one of the three houses on the block between Carrer del Consell de Cent and Carrer d’Aragó, and all three were renovated from 1898 to 1906. These houses are some of the most interesting and best works of Gaudi and Barcelona’s attractions that you can see.

Casa Batllo in Barcelona

If you wish to go inside the Casa Batllo opening hours are from 9.00 to 21.00, last admission 20.00, the prices range from 28.50 Euros to up.

Casa Mila

Outside view of building in Barcelona

Next to Casa Batllo, you can see Casa Mila, the last private residence of Gaudi himself, this house has been under UNESCO protection since 1984, and once visited you will easily see why.

The architecture and art inside are amazing are a must-visit in my opinion.

Shop at Las Ramblas

Columbus monument in Barcelona

Who doesn’t like shopping, buying souvenirs, and looking around on what to buy next? Las Ramblas is the shopping street, here you can buy your souvenirs, or just shop till you drop. Remember that you can have some great meals here also after a long day of walking around the shops.

Try amazing Spanish cuisine

Spanish cuisine is one of the best and most interesting ones that I have had in my time traveling. Tapas with vermouth, churros, fried squid, and traditional Spanish tortilla, there are some amazing things to eat in Barcelona.

Churros with chocolate and strawberries

Some of my favorite restaurants to check out are:

  • Jai-Ca
  • Bodega La Puntual
  • Flax & Kale
  • Cloudstreet Bakery – Breakfast

Also, Spain has some of the best desserts in Europe, so be sure to check them out.

Attend Tablao Cordobes Flamenco show

Tablao Cordobes Flamenco show is one of the most popular but not talked about enough things to do in Barcelona. Flamenco had an enormous impact not only on Catalonia but whole of Spain.

Flamenco Dancers in Barcelona
At the Flamenco show, you can have a great meal and look at it from the front rows, and how the dance has stayed almost the same for the past forty years, alongside a first-hand look at Catalonian culture.

Relax at the beach

Looking at the sea at beach in Barcelona

Go and relax on some of Barcelona’s famous beaches with a cocktail in your hands and legs up in the air. It is really nice to walk on the beach when the sunset is going down and grabbing a cocktail at a beach bar.


Montjuïc is a hill that overlooks the main street in Barcelona. Beneath the Montjuïc, you can see the magical Fountain of Montjuïc alongside with Museum of national art of Catalonia.

Entrance to Montjuic in Barcelona

Magical Fountain of Montjuïc is the most romantic place in the whole of Barcelona, and a place where a lot of proposals are made, so be sure to practice your clapping skills when visiting fountains at night.

Visit Camp Nou

Everybody knows about FC Barcelona, one of the most famous football clubs in the world, and Camp Nou begin their home, it is fairly simple to have a look at this amazing stadium.

Empty camp nou stadium in Barcelona
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Things to do in Barcelona

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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