Barcelona For Tourists – 5 Things You Must See and Do

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Here are five interesting activities for tourists in Barcelona guaranteed to help them make the most of their vacation.

1. Visit the Sagrada Familia – One of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, the Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic Church that has been under construction for over a hundred and twenty five years. The cathedral is considered to be the masterpiece of Antonio Gaudi, a Catalan architect of renown who began building the cathedral in 1882. It is estimated that the Church will be completed in 2026. Incomplete or not, the Sagrada Familia attracts innumerable tourists for its stunning Gothic architecture and because of its architect, Gaudi.

2. Spend some time on La Rambala – Like pearls on a string, La Rambala is a boulevard that comprises 5 streets held together by a string of mimes, itinerant vendors and very talented buskers. Whatever your ideas are as far as getting souvenirs for friends and family back home, you will find it sold here. There is even an exotic bird market and a fascinating Rococo style mansion waiting to be explored in this region.

3. Explore Barri Gotic and the surrounding areas – Also known as the Gothic Quarter, the Barri Gotic is renowned for its Gothic architecture and buildings. Should you choose to stay in this part of town, you will have made a good choice in terms of accommodation. There are many good cafes and bars that tourists can visit and the accommodation in the Barri Gotic is the cheapest Barcelona has on offer. Plaça de Sant Jaume, the square around which the Barri Gotic is located, is host to a dance once every week, and is a great way to get to know the locals.

4. Visit the Museu Picasso – A visit to Barcelona is not complete without a visit to the Museu Picasso, Barcelona’s biggest attraction, when it comes to museums. Comprising three magnificent stone mansions, which have served many masters and purposes over time, the museum has sections dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s early work emphasising his Blue Period. The Museu Picasso also features some of his later works exhibiting his ties with the impressionist style and a section of his final pieces.

5. Soak up the sun at San Sebastià beach – This beach is a huge hit with locals and tourists alike. Getting there will not be a problem as there are several bus lines that pass by San Sebastià and a metro stop as well.