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Visiting Barcelona: Top 11 Must-sees

What to visit in Barcelona: museums, monuments and promenades

You are looking for an internship in Spain, but you still have doubts if Barcelona is the right city for you? In the following article you will learn about the most important sights in Barcelona!

Barcelona offers a wide range of exciting activities around the city. The architecture of the city as well as the numerous districts guarantee you to enjoy your stay in Barcelona to the fullest! In the following we will propose you  various activities matching your fields of interest.

In addition to that, we invite you to download certains applications that will be very useful during your stay. Read our article about ‘the best applications in Barcelona’ in order to know what to visit.

Bus tour around the city

Explore the city by bus with Barcelona City Tour. The bus stops at 42 different destinations aroud the city and therefore is an easy and pracical way to get to know Barcelona! At every stop you have the possiblility to get off the bus and have a look at the museums, monuments or most important sights.

After every visit you can hop on the following bus that will bring you to the next important sight. There is a bus every 6 to 20 minutes and the price for a ticket is 28€. For more information about the tickes, you can visit the page Barcelona Official City Tour.

Museums and monuments of Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

Visit the unfinished work of the famous architect Gaudí. It is the most visited monument in Spain. We recommend you to go there either in the morning or after 5 pm. The ticket costs 15€ (13€ for students) and you can make an reservation online to avoid long waiting hours. For further information, visit the website of Sagrada Familia.

Parc Güell

Also designed by Gaudí, Parc Güell is a must see in Barcelona. The parc is famous for its colourful salamander of mosaic. The ticket will cost you 8€ and you can make a reservation online. Visit this site Ticket Parc Güell to reservate your ticket and get more information about the whole parc.

Camp Nou

Barcelona’s football stadium is not only the largest one in Europe, but also Barcelona’s most visited museum. For 20€ you can visit this mythical place including the stadium, the changing rooms, the conference rooms and the museum. Visit this website for more information about the Camp Nou.

Casa Batlló

It is one of the two big buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí. Located on the Passeig de Gracia the monument is a perfect illustration of the genius Gaudí. To enter the house you will have to pay 22,50€. Visit this page Casa Batlló if you want to learn more about the museum.

Casa Mila : « La pedrera »

Casa Mila is the other famous building that has been designed by Antinoi Gaudí and one of the most visited monuments in Barcelona. In order to enter the house that is located in carrer Provenca in the district of Exaimple you will have to buy a ticket for 20,50€. Visit the website of La Pedrera for further information.

Parc of Montjuïc

On this hill you can visit the foundation of Miró, the museum of Archeology, the museum of Ethnology, the musuem of national art of Catalunya as well as the Poble Epanyol, the magic fountain, the botanic garden and the olympic village. You can also enjoy the parc itself which is very calm and flowery, a perfect spot to enjoy a view above Barcelona !

Palau de la Música catalana

The palace of catalan music is a concert hall located in the district Sant Pere (close to Plaça Urquinaona). This magnificient palace is famous for its facade that is decorated with mosaic. It was designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, one of the representatives of catalan modernism. Inside you can listen to amazing classical concerts and enjoy the architecture of the palace.  For more information: Palau de la Música.

Picasso museum

Located in Carrer Montcada in the district of Born, the Picasso museum is dedicated to one of the most famous spanish artists Pablo Picasso. Visitors between 18 and 25 years have to pay 12€ for the entrence. You will have access to the museum and an audio guide. For more information: Musée Picasso.

National museum of art of Catalunya

Located in Palau Nacional on top of the hill of Montjuïc, the MNAC exhibits all kinds of art like sculpture, painting, design and photography. You will find catalan works from the epochs of Romanticism, Gothic and the Renaissance of 11th to 18th century.  The ticket costs 8,50€ and you will find more information here: National museum of catalan art.

Foundation Joan Miró

Located on the hill of Montjuïc, the foundation Miró retraces the artistic works of Joan Miró. The price of the ticket is 10€. You will find more information on this website: Fondation Joan Miró.

Museum of contemporary art of Barcelona

Located at Plaça des Angels, in the district of Raval, the heart of Barcelona, the MACBA is a contemporary museum dedicated to the works of the second half of the 20th century. In the MACBA you will find permanent exhibitions as well as presentation of short duration all year round.

Take a walk around the city

Avoid the metro and take your time to explore the streets by feet. Stud&Globe advises you to walk along the Ramblas, go shopping at Passeig de Gracia, have a drink at the beach of Barceloneta or stroll around the district of Gracia.

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