Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia
Geplaatst op 22-09-2022
On a city trip to Barcelona in Spanish Catalonia? Then we are happy to help you put together your travel program and the best places to visit in Barcelona. What are the attractions and highlights that you should not miss during your visit to Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou and the Ramblas in Barcelona?The highlight of Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, or the unfinished cathedral of Antoni Gaudi. Intensive work has been going on for a hundred years on the basilica, full of beautiful details, and the cathedral is scheduled to be completed in 2026; we'll see… During a visit to the Sagrada Familia you can admire the beautiful facades, the altar and the atmospheric interior. The interior is characterized by the many colors due to the stained glass. It is also possible to climb one of the towers of the Sagrada Familia, which offers a view of Barcelona. By the way, did you know that the architect Gaudi is buried in the catacomb under the Sagrada Familia? Due to the crowds at the cathedral, it is always recommended to book Sagrada Familia tickets in advance, so that you avoid the long queues at the church.
Places to visit in Barcelona: Park Guell
On top of the hill is the most beautiful park in Barcelona, namely the Park Güell. Originally, the park was intended as a luxury park with private homes, but due to limited interest, the park came into the hands of the city council of Barcelona at the time. This park was also designed by Antoni Gaudi, which is clearly reflected in the natural forms he used, such as the winding benches with mosaics and the pillars in the park.
Camp Nou stadium
Every football fan will want to visit the immense Camp Nou stadium of FC Barcelona during a visit to Barcelona. With a capacity of more than 100,000 visitors, one of the largest stadiums in the world. You can take a tour where you can visit the changing rooms, press stands, catacombs and other special areas of the Camp Nou football stadium.
The Gothic Quarter is the historic center of Barcelona, located next to the very touristy Ramblas. Sights in this district are the cathedral, which is definitely worth a visit and atmospheric squares such as Placa Reial, the place to find a cozy terrace. The best way to discover the old part of Barcelona is by simply walking around through the narrow streets.In addition to the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, you will come across structures by Antoni Gaudi in many other places in the city. Other buildings worth visiting are the Casa Batllo and Casa Mila apartment complexes, also known as La Pedrera. You can also visit Casa Vicens in the Gracia district and near the Ramblas you will find the dark Palau Güell.Barcelona has enough highlights to keep you entertained for a week. It is a city with a good nightlife in the clubs and restaurants, has fantastic city beaches and if you like modernist architecture you can marvel at the Hospital de Sant Pau, a hospital full of beautiful details and the concert palace Palau de la Musica Catalana . Take one of the funiculars of Montjuic, where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama over Barcelona at the top of the castle. In short, you will not be bored for a second in Barcelona!