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Rambla de Sant Josep (Mercat de la Boqueria)

Rambla de Sant Josep (Mercat de la Boqueria)

The flower vendors on the Rambla Sant Josep make for a colorful and scented background to the fantastic Mercat de la Boquería. The food market started as much smaller stalls, perhaps on the scale of the flower stalls. It was originally a traveling market dispersed on the outside of the city walls. However the Ramblas soon became a pedestrian throughway and the stalls merged into one official and permanent market on the Rambla Sant Josep in 1827. Several years later the convent of Sant Josep was demolished and the market moved into the space where shoppers continue to buy delicacies today. The variety and quality of fruits, vegetables, sweets, and meats are unbeatable and perfect for a traveler's picnic. At the entrance fruit stands always offer fresh squeezed tropical juices, and throughout the market the best lunches are had at bars and restaurants which serve the freshest ingredients possible...from the stands to their kitchens. read more about Rambla de Sant Josep (Mercat de la Boqueria)

CaixaForum

CaixaForum

  • Av. Marquès de Comillas 6-8
  • tel:93-476-86-00
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08038
Parc Güell

Parc Güell

  • carrer d'Olot
  • tel:+34 93 317 39 74
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08024

One of Barcelona's greatest attractions and one of the few that are absolutely free, is Gaudi's incredible Park Guell. Get anywhere near the Vallcarca stop on the green line and you'll see tourists lumped together, maps in hand, asking locals for Park 'Guay'. Designed and built by Gaudi between 1900 and 1914, this spectacular mix of garden, park and architectural dream is a small oasis within Barcelona. From the mosaic benches, to the meticulously tiled rooftops, Park Guell is both fascinating as it is serene. One of the best places to spend a sunny day, the park is a great place to listen to music, enjoy a few copas of vino or just relax with a good book. read more about Parc Güell

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

  • carretera de Montjuïc 66
  • tel:+34 93 329 8613
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08038
Magic Fountain

Magic Fountain

  • avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08004

After a long day of museums, let loose at the magic Fonts. Feel like a kid again with the excitement of the colorful fountain show set from the Plaça de Espanya to the MNAC museum. Imagining the fountains' plumbing system below is mind boggling, not to mention counting the over four thousand light fixtures used to create the magic. While the light, water, and music show is flowing, the Art Deco flair of the 1929 fountains is often overlooked. The magic is choreographed to varied musical medleys, and is not to be missed on a warm summer night. Winter shows are on Friday and Saturday nights, and spring and summer shows are from Thursday to Sunday. read more about Magic Fountain

Basílica de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè

Basílica de la Mare de Déu de la Mercè

  • plaça Mercè 1
  • tel:+34 93 3152756
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
El Palau de la Música Catalana

El Palau de la Música Catalana

  • Career de Sant Francesc de Paula 2
  • Towards Dokkum, about 4km (2 1/2 miles) from Leeuwarden town center
  • tel:93-295-72-00 for information
  • Barcelona, 08003
Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella

  • passeig de Pujades
  • Entrances on the Passeig de Picasso and Passeig Pujades
  • Barcelona, 08005
Rambla de Canaletes (La)

Rambla de Canaletes (La)

  • La Rambla
  • Top of Rambla
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial

  • rambla dels Caputxins
  • (La Rambia)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Palau Güell

Palau Güell

  • Nou de la Rambla 3-5
  • tel:93-317-39-74
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08001
Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso

Universitat de Barcelona

Universitat de Barcelona

  • Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
  • tel:+34 93 402 1100 / +34 93 403 5417
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

  • Provença 261-265
  • On corner of Passeig de Gràcia
  • tel:93-484-59-80
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona
Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens

  • Carrer de les Carolines 18-24
  • tel:+34 93 368 9730(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08012
Museu d'Història de Catalunya

Museu d'Història de Catalunya

  • Plaça de la Pau Vila 3
  • Plaça de Pau Vila, 3
  • tel:93-225-47-00
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08039
Museu de la Xocolata

Museu de la Xocolata

  • Comerç 36
  • Antic Convent de Sant Augustí
  • tel:93-268-78-78
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08003
Plaça Sant Jaume

Plaça Sant Jaume

  • Plaça de Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Plaça de Sant Jaume s/n
  • tel:Capella de Sant Jordi: 93-402-46-17
  • Barcelona
Finca Güell

Finca Güell

  • Av. Pedralbes 7
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
  • Barcelona, 08034
Catedral de Barcelona

Catedral de Barcelona

  • Plaça de la Seu, s/n
  • tel:93-315-15-54
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona
Rambla dels Caputxins (La)

Rambla dels Caputxins (La)

Palau Nacional

Palau Nacional

  • mirador del Palau Nacional 4
  • Parc de Montjuïc
  • tel:+34 93 622 0306 (Museu)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08030
Rambla de Santa Mònica (La)

Rambla de Santa Mònica (La)

Rambla dels Estudis (La)

Rambla dels Estudis (La)

Plaça del Rei

Plaça del Rei

  • Plaça del Rei
  • tel:+34 93 315 11 11
  • Barcelona, 08002
Palau de la Generalitat

Palau de la Generalitat

  • Carrer de Sant Honorat 1-3
  • tel:+34 90 24 0012
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Bus Turístic

Bus Turístic

  • carrer Número 60 21-31
  • Sector A ,Polígon industrial Zona Franca
  • tel:+34 93 343 79 90
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08010
Museu Futbol Club Barcelona (Museum of the Barcelona Soccer Team)

Museu Futbol Club Barcelona (Museum of the Barcelona Soccer Team)

  • carrer d'Arístides Maillol 12
  • tel:+34 93 496 3600
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08028
Cementiri del Sud-Oest

Cementiri del Sud-Oest

  • carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port 54
  • tel:+34 93 484 1700
  • Barcelona, 08038
Pla de Palau

Pla de Palau

  • plà de Palau 1
  • Barcelona, 08003
Teleférico de Montjuïc

Teleférico de Montjuïc

  • avinguda de Miramar
  • tel:+34 93 298 7000
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08038
Moll de Barcelona

Moll de Barcelona

  • Moll d'Espanya
  • Near World Trade Centre
  • Barcelona, 08039
Catedral La Seu

Catedral La Seu

  • Pla de la Seu
  • tel:+34 93 315 1554
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

The Cathedral la Seu is also known as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, a saint whose crypt is in the cathedral and is one of Barcelona's patron saints. This place of worship can be viewed from the square in front of it only because several years ago it was decided that an entire block of buildings should be torn down to better appreciate the grandeur of the construction. The interior is a treasure box full of elaborate chapels. The first one on the left displays a marble baptism basin which is said to be the very place where Christopher Columbus brought the first six "Indians" from the Americas to be blessed. An impressive choir, located in the center of the central nave, is a typical characteristic of the interiors of Spanish cathedrals. Walking through the cloister visitors can step over the burial grounds as the tombs of the rich and important line the floor. read more about Catedral La Seu

Casa Museu Gaudí

Casa Museu Gaudí

  • carrer d'Olot
  • Parc Güell (up hill to right of main entrance)
  • tel:+34 93 219 3811
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08001

Nestled in a ceramic mosaic wonderland, Antonio Gaudi spent most of his life with his niece, living in Casa Museu Gaudi,a building designed by his colleague Francesc Berenguer and situated in the mesmerizing Park Guell. From 1906-1926, Gaudi lived in this modernist building which is equipped with half a dozen rooms that are split between two floors. Casa Museum Gaudi is right in the middle of the park and today it has been converted into a museum. If you have an extra 4 Euros it's definitely worth a look inside as the entire place (on the inside) was furnished and designed by Gaudi himself. Gaudi's Casa is open daily from 10am-8pm and closed on Catalan holidays. read more about Casa Museu Gaudí

Iglesia Santa María del Mar

Iglesia Santa María del Mar

  • Plaça de Santa María del Mar
  • tel:+34 93 3102390
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08003

The church of Santa María del Mar provides an exceptional example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Imagine the sea once rose closer to this place of worship, and think of how important of a symbol it was for the wealthy maritime class who had their hands in its construction. From the outside the horizontal lines and heavy façade deceive those who enter the church to find columns stretching lightly towards the Gothic vaults. Appreciate the simplicity of the interior which is missing the elaborate altar and chapel pieces typical to Spanish churches. A fire set by anarchists in 1936 burned through those heavy decorations. read more about Iglesia Santa María del Mar

Museu del Perfum

Museu del Perfum

  • passeig de Gràcia 39
  • tel:+34 93 216 0121
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Barri de La Barceloneta

Barri de La Barceloneta

  • Port Vell
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08003

What used to be one of the dodgiest neighbourds in Barcelona, is now thriving with tourists, locals and all those who appreciate living by the sea. Barceloneta is a diamond in the rough as it posseses both that genuine barrio feel, while at the same time its home to some of the most delicious and well known touristy restaurants in the city. Visit the many seaside patios and chiringuitos for the must try Spanish paella and daytime sangria before hitting up the beach. A perfect place for Sunday strolls with the family, bike rides, surfing and kite surfing or ideal for just working on the tan, Barceloneta is never dull, especially between the months from May-September. The best time to make a beach appearance is in the morning, as it doesn't usually fill up until 1 pm when it often overflows with people. Barceloneta is also home to the Maritime Museum, the casino, as well as some of the most popular (and cheesy) night clubs the city has to offer. There's also a great little plaza across from the market equipped with ping pong tables and a small park for the kids. read more about Barri de La Barceloneta

Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya

  • avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina
  • Barcelona, 08034

Situated at the foot of Montjuic, in the distric of Sants-Montjuic, lies Placa Espanya. One of Barcelona's most well known squares and designed by one of Gaudi's disciples, Placa Espanya is a great place to visit not only for its famous 'magic fountain' performance, but because of its close proximity to almost everything. It's just a short walk from the up and coming barrio, Poble Sec and is also walking distance to cool sites such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia, one of Spain's finest. Originally built in 1929 to be used for the Universal Exposition, today Placa Espanya is used by the public for all types of gatherings and events. read more about Plaça Espanya

Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf

  • carrer de Roger de Flor 57
  • Barcelona, 08002
Casa Milà

Casa Milà

  • passeig de Gràcia 92
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08008

The Casa Milá is a fine example of Modernism, which is Cataluña's version of Art Nouveau. Organic and flowing with images of nature at every turn, this is one of Gaudí's many masterpieces. The sea comes to mind with the curving balconies perhaps lined with wrought iron kelp. The octagonal tiles inside forming starfish and other sea shapes are also used along Passeig de Gracia's sidewalk, the street on which the Casa Milá sits. The building is held up by pillars and not by supporting walls creating a greater flexibility in design especially in the façade's windows. The rooftop could be the icing on the cake with its chimneys shaped like medieval warriors with helmets on. Everything practical is turned into art. While the Casa Milá was one of Gaudí's last secular buildings, there are still inscriptions of Ave María in Latin demonstrating the architect's strong religious self. read more about Casa Milà

Platja de la Barceloneta

Platja de la Barceloneta

  • passeig Marítim
  • tel:+34 807 11 7222
  • Barcelona, 08005
Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya

  • passeig de Gràcia
  • (Ronda de Sant Pere)
  • Barcelona, 08002

If coming to Barcelona, you have to frequent Placa Catalunya. One of, if not the most popular plaza in Barcelona, this 5000 meter square is the cross roads between where the old city and the new city meet. Sitting at the top of the Gotico and Raval and leading into the Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods, Placa Catalunya is not only a landmark but a gathering point for locals and tourists alike. Hosting outdoor, free concerts and celebrations, Placa Catalunya is right next to El Corte Ingles, FNAC and an abundance of other popular shops and cafes. There's always something happening in the plaza, even if it's just hippies sitting and playing guitar while children run around screaming, it's never dull. read more about Plaça Catalunya

Barri del Raval

Barri del Raval

  • La Rambla
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Barcelona, 08002

One of the most controversial, yet interesting places to visit in Barcelona, is the Raval. It is said that in ten years the Raval will be one of the most desirable barrios to live in and over the past few years it has made great strides in 'cleaning up its act.' Once known as the city's 'red-light distrcit', since 1988 the government has invested a lot of money into urban regeneration projects making the area both modern and safer. Full of life, the Raval is one of Barcelona's most authentic and vibrant neighbourhoods as it's filled with tons of cafes, bars and restaurants. The Raval is also home to the very popular MACBA (museum of modern art) and CCCB, the exhibition center next to it, where one can see young Catalan skaters practicing on their boards in the square almost any time of day. Centrally located, the Ravel is right beside Las Ramblas and is walking distance from the Gotico, the beach and Placa Catalunya. read more about Barri del Raval

Barri de L'Eixample

Barri de L'Eixample

  • passeig de Gràcia 1
  • Barcelona, 08007
Passeig del Born

Passeig del Born

  • passeig del Born
  • Barcelona, 08003
Casa Lleó Morera

Casa Lleó Morera

  • Passeig de Gràcia 35
  • tel:+34 93 488 0139
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Palau del Lloctinent

Palau del Lloctinent

  • carrer dels Comtes 2
  • tel:+34 93 485 4285
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia

  • passeig de Gràcia
  • Barcelona, 08007

The Champs-Elysees of Barcelona, Passeig de Gracia is the best place to go to do a little shopping, enjoy some entertaining people watching while sipping a café on an outdoor patio, or just a great place to stroll up from Placa Catalunya and into the Gracia neighbourhood. Showcasing popular names and brands such as, Louis Vitton, Gucci, Armand Bassi as well as trendy Spanish stores like Zara and Mango, Passeig de Gracia is one of Barcelona's chicest streets. Full of wide sidewalks, interesting people and tasty restaurants and tapas bars, Passeig de Gracia always has an energetic and exciting buzz. It is also one of the most easily accessible streets, as it's in the center of the city and has direct connection to most of the metro lines including the yellow and green lines. If you want to shop in 'peace' try to come during the week, as weekends are packed. read more about Passeig de Gràcia

Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

  • plaça del Rei
  • tel:+34 93 256 21 22
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

A village beneath a city. Barcelona's hidden gem. The Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat digs into the city's past. An audio guide, which is included in the price of admission, explains the history of the approximately 4,000 square meters of Roman ruins which are buried about 20 meters under the current city's street level. These ruins were discovered in the 1920's when the city underwent an urban reformation by cutting into the Gothic Quarter to create a major through street, the Via Laietana. read more about Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

Barri Gòtic

Barri Gòtic

  • carrer de Jaume I 14
  • tel:+34 93 368 9730 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, the Gotico remains at the heart of Barcelona's downtown district. Both grungy and trendy, this neighbourhood is filled with small nooks and crannies, bars, cool restaurants, niche shops and eclectic jewelers. Just a stone's throw from the Born and the beach, the Gotico is home to Barcelona's magnificent Cathedral which dates back to 14th century. It is also home to Placa Reial, the most well known square for backpackers as it's home to the ever so popular Kabul Hostel. read more about Barri Gòtic

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

  • Passeig de Gràcia 43
  • tel:93-488-06-66
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Casa de la Ciutat (Ajuntament)

Casa de la Ciutat (Ajuntament)

  • plaça de Sant Jaume 1
  • tel:+34 93 402 70 00
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

  • La Rambla
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

Whether or not you've been to Barcelona, everyone's heard of Las Ramblas. One of the most renowned walkways in Europe and perhaps the world, this incredible stretch starts at el Colon (Christopher Columbus Statue) by the sea and extends all the way until Plaza Catalunya. Sprinkled with street vendors selling everything from fine jewelry to caged pigeons, the greatest attraction on Las Ramblas is the one of a kind street performers. Depicting the most innovative costumes it's possible to stare at a man sitting perfectly still on a toilet for as long as it takes until someone drops a Euro in his bucket and he makes a funny face. Overcrowded and a hot spot for pickpockets and prostitutes, Las Ramblas is still a definite must see if you're coming to Barcelona. read more about Las Ramblas

Museu Maritim

Museu Maritim

  • avinguda de les Drassanes
  • tel:+34 93 342 9920
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08001

Discover Catalunya's maritime past at the often unfortunately disregarded Maritime Museum set in an original Gothic shipyard built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The open space once used for shipbuilding is an ideal setting to display the collection which began as a small nautical museum in 1929. Today its highlights are the replica of Don Juan de los Austrias' royal galley, the original was used as the flagship in the important battle of Lepanto 1571, as well as the many excruciatingly detailed ship models used by sailors for learning, or for commercial sales of ships. The museum is a gem for those who love Naval history. read more about Museu Maritim

Casa Amatller

Casa Amatller

  • Passeig de Gràcia 41
  • tel:93-216-01-75
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Parlament de Catalunya

Parlament de Catalunya

  • passeig de Pujades
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • tel:+34 93 304 6500
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08003
Barcelona Walking Tour: Picasso and Picasso Museum

Barcelona Walking Tour: Picasso and Picasso Museum

  • C/ Montcada 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona

If you are interested in Picasso, this is the tour for you. See the places the famous artist frequented in Barcelona during your walking tour, before a visit to Barcelona's most visited museum - Picasso Museum.The Picasso Walking Tour shows you the Bohemian Barcelona in which Picasso lived.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) developed his famous style while living in Barcelona and spent many years of his life here. This tour will explore the man and the city he loved so much.

Your Picasso Walking Tour includes a visit to the Picasso Museum which honors his talent and is Barcelona's most visited museum. Your tour will end at the museum and you are welcome to spend additional time here at your leisure.

Some of the places you may visit during this Barcelona Walking Tour include:

  • Quatre Gats
  • Frisos del Col legi d'Arquitectes
  • Sala Pares
  • Escudellers Blancs
  • Carrer Avinyo
  • Carrer de la Plata
  • Porxos d'En Xifre
  • Llotja de Mar
  • La Ribera
  • Museu Picasso
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