Barcelona lies on the northeast coast of Spain, facing the Balearic Sea of the Mediterranean. It’s the capital of the Catalonia region and serves as one of the major centers of finance, culture, and economy in southwestern Europe. It is also an important transportation hub — air, land, and sea.
It’s a cosmopolitan city packed with cultural, historical, and modern attractions and sites. It is famed for its own art movement, Modernisme, which has produced several renowned artists including the globally celebrated Antoni Gaudi, whose major works in the city have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Aside from the arts and architecture, the metropolis boasts natural attractions such as the beaches and green spaces. The local dishes and wines are not to be missed too!
If you are visiting Barcelona soon or in the future, here are some of the places to visit and things to do. We also included tours with Klook links if you are interested in guided tours and skip-the-line tickets.
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1. Barcelona FREE Walking Tour
Barcelona is bursting with historical structures and cultural sites! The city embraces the arts wholeheartedly. Consequently, it carved its own brand of arts known as the Catalan Modernisme, which highlights the Catalan culture and is usually expressed in architecture.
Exploring the city by walking will definitely lead you to interesting attractions. FREE walking tours are offered left and right. The itinerary usually includes Barcelona’s historic center — the Gothic Quarter. Other sites are Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Santa Maria del Pi, and Roman ruins among others.
You can definitely do the walking tour on your own. However, if you want to get important insights about the monuments and landmarks, you can join a guided free walking tour. The knowledgeable local guide will tell you more about Catalan legacy and will furnish you with stories and legends. These guided walks are tip-based, so you will decide how much to pay for the service you received.
The tour normally lasts for two to three hours. The meeting point is usually at Jaume I metro station exit, Plaça Catalunya, or in front of the Barcelona Cathedral, depending on the tour operator.
We booked with Generation Tours.
2. Gaudi Tour
Millions of tourists flock to Barcelona to marvel at one of the world’s most-visited cultural and historical landmarks — the Sagrada Familia. It is the most pivotal work by Barcelona’s most revered artist, Antoni Gaudí. But unknown to many, his other masterpieces, like Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera), adorn the map of the city.
Joining a guided Gaudi Tour will not only let you discover Gaudi’s life and works, but also let you into the significant cultural movement — the Catalan Modernism. This tour will take you to several Gaudi-designed buildings including the still unfinished Sagrada Familia. It also usually includes the Eixample district and Passeig de Gràcia.
Gaudi and Modernism tours are aplenty throughout the city. Several tour companies also offer FREE (tip-based) Gaudi tours. We also booked with Generation Tours and had a great time!
3. Picasso Tour
Gaudi isn’t the only creative genius greatly influenced by Barcelona. Pablo Picasso also spent his youth in a Bohemian neighborhood of Barcelona. This tour will direct you to the places he frequented and how he grew and evolved as an artist:
- Else Quatre Gats Café. This used to be the meeting place of members of the Modernisme movement.
- Col·legi d’Arquitectes. This is where you can marvel at Picasso’s one and only open-air artwork.
- Career d’Avinyó. The street that became the inspiration for his painting ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’.
- Museu Picasso. The museum hosts a huge collection of his masterpieces, including his early works. You will learn how his styles and techniques change each time, but his most defining works are the ones he did following the cubism style, which he co-founded.
If you are interested in joining a guided Picasso Tour, Klook is offering a package that also includes Casa Llotja de Mar in the itinerary. The rate covers the admission fee and guided tour at Museu Picasso.
4. Barcelona Food Tour
Food can tell so much about a place’s culture and customs. How a society produces and consumes food evolves with the locals and their collective experiences over time. The cuisines reveal these roots, making you understand how the dishes came to be.
You can embark on a gastronomic adventure on your own. However, if you want to understand and appreciate Barcelona’s culinary culture better, a guided food tour is one of the best ways to do it. A professional guide will lead you to the local favorite eateries, the best products, and the popular food markets.
If you are a fan of Klook service, you can book the Barcelona Food and Market Tour. This is inclusive of a professional guide, food and drink tasting, old town walking tour, and market tours. The tour duration is about four hours. The best thing about this tour is that it only accommodates a maximum of 12 participants for a personalized experience. The itinerary includes the following:
- La Boquería Market
- A local bar for pintxos (Northern-Spanish tapas)
- Santa Caterina Market
- A local eatery to try Spanish and Catalan meat dishes and wine
5. Ghost Tour
For those who are into dark tourism and spooky stuff, companies offering ghost tours got you covered. When the night rolls in, stroll the dark corners and streets of Barcelona! A local guide can spark your curiosity with strange and mysterious stories that common tours don’t usually tell visitors.
Klook is offering a guided ghost walking tour that will envelop you with secrets and history behind exorcism, witchcraft, and ghostly apparition in Barcelona. The itinerary includes:
- Sant Pere
- Santa Caterina
- La Ribera
- Streets that inspired the author Sylvia-Garda Mata to write the novel “Fantasmes de Barcelona”
- Santa María del Mar Church
6. Legends Tour
If you want to hear more about the legends and history of Barcelona as you visit one historical landmark after another, this legends walking tour might interest you. Aside from the tourist sites’ history, you will also be lavished with legends surrounding these medieval structures.
Klook is offering one that also includes pintxos and tapas tasting session at a traditional bar. The professional bilingual guide will shower you with stories that shape the country’s history, culture, traditions, and politics. These are some of the places you will visit during the tour: Gothic Quarter, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Plaza del Rei, and many more.
Barcelona treats those who love the ocean and the salty air to a grand, memorable time amid the Balearic Sea. Fill your senses as you sail around and appreciate the city from a different perspective. There are many companies offering sailing or cruising tours, and you can find several options on Klook:
- Sailing Tour + Brunch
- Sailing Tour + Afternoon Snack
- Sailing Tour + Vermut
All of these are inclusive of a 2-hour sailing experience aboard a 12-meter yacht, a professional bilingual skipper, and an onboard meal, depending on your chosen package. Your starting point is at Port Vell, sailing past Columbus Monument, the Old Harbour, Barceloneta, Maremagnum, and more! Your skipper will furnish you with information about the city and the attractions.
8. Catalonia Hot Air Balloon Tour
If you want to see more of Catalonia and escape the hustle and bustle of the region’s capital, you can go further inland and try the activities offered by many tour companies. One of them is the Hot Air Balloon experience. If high altitude is your thing and riding a hot air balloon is in your bucket list, then this activity will help you soar and reach that goal.
You can book this activity through Klook. You have an option to join a group or take a private tour if your group is big enough or you are actually planning to do this with your significant other. This will grant you an extraordinary morning experience as it takes you high above the sky, affording you an aerial view of Catalunya’s mountains, the Montseny Natural Park, and the Mediterranean Coast. Aside from the 1-hr flight in a hot air balloon, this is also inclusive of multilingual guide, roundtrip transfers, insurance, bottled drinking water, snacks, and brunch (Cava Champagne and local food).
PLACES TO VISIT
9. Sagrada Familia
One of the most celebrated and visited architectural masterpieces in the world, the Sagrada Familia is largely attributed to Antoni Gaudi. It is the best example of Modernisme design, marrying old and new techniques and styles to create an architectural milestone. The structure reflects both Gothic and Art Nouveau styles.
Another peculiar thing about the basilica that tickles the curiosity of tons of people is that it’s still unfinished up to this day, even after over 130 years since the start of its construction in 1882. It is targeted to finish in 2026.
It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The facade and the interior are both awe-inspiring. The facade features ornate carvings and the interior boasts incredible nave vaults. The stained window spills a spectacular display of colors inside the basilica when sunlight hits them. This is also the final resting place of Gaudi. The basilica is located in the Eixample district near the Old City.
Nearest Train Station: Sagrada Familia Station (Metro L2 & L5)
Nearest Bus Stop: Mallorca – Marina Stop (Bus 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50, 51, B20, B24)
Opening Hours: The usual opening time is 9AM. Closing time varies depending on the season between 6PM to 8PM. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Saturday & Sundays), 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Jan 1 & 6, Dec 25 & 26)
Entrance Fee: Basic €20 (Regular), €16-18 (Reduced); Ticket + Audio Guide €26 (Regular), €21-24 (Reduced); Ticket + Gaudi House Museum €28 (Regular), €23-26 (Reduced); Ticket + Tower Access €33 (Regular), €27-31 (Reduced); FREE (Children below 11 y/o)
You can visit and explore on your own. Tickets are available online on the official website. It is recommended to purchase your ticket in advance to avoid waiting in line at the ticket booth.
But if you want to further get essential information, you can book a guided tour with Klook. This is inclusive of an English-speaking guide and entrance fee to Sagrada Familia. You can either book a daytime or evening slot. You also have an option to include tower access in your package.
10. Park Guell
Located on Carmel Hill in the Gràcia district, Park Guell is another key attraction stamped by Antoni Gaudi’s architectural genius.
The construction started at the turn of the 20th century and lasted for more than a decade. The public park is famous for its mosaic-covered buildings, sculptures, and steps. The park’s design also embraces naturalism with the incorporation of natural elements and ergonomic structures.
The Gaudi House Museum is nestled within the park. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from different viewing spots around the park. This has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.
Nearest Train Station: Lesseps Station (L3) or Vallcarca Station (L3). From either station, you need to walk uphill for 15-20 minutes.
Nearest Bus Stop: Park Guell (Bus 116, Bus Turístic, or Barcelona City Tour Bus)
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM (Daily)
Entrance Fee: €10 (Regular), €7 (Reduced), FREE (Children 6 y/o and below)
If you want to book your ticket prior to your visit, you can also book it with Klook. This covers Park Guell’s Monumental Zone ticket and roundtrip transfers to and from Alfons X metro station (L4).
11. Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is a wide pedestrian street slicing through the neighborhoods in central Barcelona. Its 1.2-kilometer length runs between the city center, with Plaça de Catalunya punctuating the northern end, and the old port (Port Vell) with Christopher Columbus Monument adorning the southern end.
Flanked by trees, the street is a popular meeting place for locals and even tourists. It also serves as the clear delineation of the border between El Raval and the Gothic Quarter both located within Ciutat Vella (Old City). The street is also lined with shops, cafés, and bars. Some notable landmarks along Las Ramblas are Font de Canaletes, Palace of the Virreina, Liceu Theatre, La Boqueria, and a mosaic by Joan Miro.
Nearest Train Station: Liceu Station (midway), Plaça de Catalunya (north), or Drassanes Station (south). All are located along the L3 route of the metro line.
Nearest Bus Stop: Several bus stops are located along Las Ramblas.
12. Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló, also known as Casa dels Ossos (House of Bones), is another structure designed by Antoni Gaudi.
The remodeled house of the affluent Battlo family is one of the four buildings designed by the city’s respected and well-known Modernista architects. They are collectively known as Illa de la Discòrdia (The Block of Discord) and are located along the busy Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district.
The Batllo family sought the expertise of Gaudi in redesigning their house in the early 20th century. The renovation started in 1904 and finished in 1906. The design is what the family wanted — peculiar, something that stands out. As a signature Gaudi work, the house scream Modernisme and Art Nouveau, embracing organic curvy shapes and lines. The whimsical out-of-this-world structure became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. It first opened its door to the public in 2002. The whole house, from inside and out and from top to bottom, is a lush buffet of visual delights, but the most popular features are the mosaic-covered facade, the dragon-back roof, the atrium and stairwell, the Noble Floor, the loft, and the rooftop and chimneys.
Nearest Train Station: Passeig de Gràcia Station (RENFE & Metro L2, L3, L4)
Nearest Bus Stop: Passeig de Gràcia – Consell de Cen or Passeig de Gràcia – Arago (Bus 7, 22, 24, N4, N6, V15); Barcelona Tourist Bus (Red or Blue)
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Wednesday – Sunday), CLOSED (Monday & Tuesday)
Entrance Fee: Online €25 (Regular), €22 (Reduced); Walk-In €29 (Regular), €26 (Reduced); FREE (Children 6 y/o and below)
This is usually crowded, particularly in the peak season, so expect to wait in line for the entrance ticket. But if you want to reserve and book ahead of time, you can also book with Klook. They have three types of admission tickets: Blue, Silver, and Gold. The inclusions depend on which ticket you pick, but all three of them have an entrance fee and a smartguide service.
13. Casa Milà
Located a few blocks from Casa Batlló, Casa Milà is known as the last private residence designed by Antoni Gaudi. It was nicknamed La Pedrera (The Stone Quarry) because of its appearance from the outside — rough and unpolished. But just looking at it from afar, you will immediately identify it as one of Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces.
The whole building, not just the exterior but also the interior, defies the design conventions of that time. In 1906, the Milà family chose Gaudi to reconstruct a new house for them. The original structure was demolished, and the rebuilding was finally completed in 1912 when Gaudi turned over the house to the couple.
The house signifies the height of Gaudi’s Art Nouveau period style. The undulating appearance of the facade and the excessive use of irregular shapes and curves all throughout the building reflect Gaudi’s strong affinity to the modernism movement. In 1984, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The notable features are the facade, the rooftop, the loft, the atrium/courtyard, and some of the furniture items. Presently, it functions as a cultural center.
Nearest Train Station: Diagonal Station (Metro L3, L5)
Nearest Bus Stop: Passeig de Gràcia Mallorca (Bus 7, 22, 24, N4, N5, V15, V17)
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Monday – Sunday); 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Night Tour)
Entrance Fee: The rates vary depending on the package. There are daytime experience and nighttime experience options. The rates range from €24 to €41 for adults and from €12 to €17 for children. You will get a discounted rate when you purchase online. FREE admission for children below 7 years of age.
You can purchase your ticket from Klook! Choose between daytime and nighttime schedules.
14. Casa Vicens
Casa Vicens is one of the earliest Art Nouveau works of Gaudi and one of the few Art Nouveau buildings during that time. It was commissioned by Manuel Vicens in 1883 for his family’s summer house on Carrer de les Carolines in Gracia district.
Gaudi’s design is the result of marrying different styles and materials, reflecting both the concepts of neoclassical and modernism, eastern and western, and Christian and Muslim. Vivid and bright colors envelop the whole house, exterior and interior, making it stand out. This is the first house designed by Gaudi and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collection of Gaudi’s works.
The noteworthy features are the exterior, the yard, and the dining room. It ceased to be a private residence in 2014 and opened to the public as a museum in 2017.
Nearest Train Station: Fontana Station or Lesseps Station (Both Metro L3). From either station, you still need to walk over 200 meters to reach it.
Nearest Bus Stop: Riera de Cassoles – Guillem Tell or Riera de Cassoles – Carolines (Bus 22, 24, 27, 87, 114, H6, V17, D40, N4)
Opening Hours: Summer 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Monday – Sunday); Winter 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Monday), 10:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Tuesday – Sunday); CLOSED (December 25 & January 6)
Entrance Fee: €16 (Regular), €14 (Reduced), FREE (Children up to 11 y/o)
If you want to skip the line, you can purchase an express ticket via Klook! You might even score a discounted rate when you book with them.
15. Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
Used to be one of Barcelona’s important hospital complex, Sant Pau Recinte Modernista or simply Recinte Modernista has now become a cultural complex where people visit to appreciate and understand the emergence and development of Art Nouveau in Barcelona. The complex covers a vast courtyard with gardens and several art nouveau buildings adorned with mosaics and stained glass. These buildings follow a combination of Moorish and Modernism concepts.
The complex was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The construction started in 1902 and became fully functional in 1930. In 2009, the healthcare facilities transferred to a new location, and the complex was vacated. It was converted into a cultural complex. Said to be Europe’s largest Art Nouveau site, the complex has now become an important cultural landmark and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nearest Train Station: Sant Pau/Dos de Maig Station (Metro L5)
Nearest Bus Stop: Cartagena – Av. Gaudí Stop (Bus 191, 192, N0, V23); Barcelona Tourist Bus (Blue)Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tuesday – Saturday), 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Sundays & Holidays), CLOSED (Mondays & December 25)
Entrance Fee: €15 – €20 (Regular), €10 – €14 (Reduced), FREE (Children under 12 y/o). The rates vary depending on the type of ticket — self-guided or with guide. Audio guide is available for €4.
If you want to book your ticket in advance, you can purchase online through Klook!
16. Flamenco Show
Flamenco is one of the distinctive symbols of Spanish culture. The passionate dance will mesmerize you with all the swirling and the heartfelt stomping, accompanied by traditional Spanish musical instruments and singing.
One of the places to watch the Flamenco show is at Tablao Cordobes on Las Ramblas in the historic center of Barcelona. You might even get to watch the granddaughter of legendary flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya perform.
You can book this experience and reserve your slot with Klook! You also have the option to get a package that includes a buffet dinner, which also gives you the best seat to enjoy the performance.
17. La Boqueria Market
Just a few blocks away from Tablao Cordobes, the entrance to La Boqueria Market is accessible from the famed pedestrian tree-lined street, Las Ramblas. This large public market has attracted tons of tourists, checking the wide variety of goods — from fresh produce to souvenir items.
But that’s not all! This is also one of the recommended places to do your food tripping. You will find lots of local dishes and snacks as well as exotic fruits.
Nearest Train Station: Liceu Station (Metro L3)
Nearest Bus Stop: La Rambla – La Boquria Stop (Bus 59, V13)
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Monday – Saturday), CLOSED (Sunday)
Entrance Fee: FREE
18. Barcelona Cathedral
Officially named Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, the Barcelona Cathedral is a centerpiece landmark in the city’s historic center, Gothic Quarter. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona.
The present Gothic structure dates back to the 13th century when it was constructed on the ruins of former churches. The construction lasted up to the 15th century. Other additions were incorporated after that until the 20th century. The points of interest are the crypt of Santa Eulalia, the Chapel of Lepanto, the main entrance, the geese cloister, the Tomb of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, and the gargoyle.
Nearest Train Station: Jaume I Station (Metro L4)
Nearest Bus Stop: Via Laietana – Pl Ramon Berenguer Stop (Bus 47, 120, N8, N28, V15, V17)
Opening Hours: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Monday – Saturday), CLOSED (Sunday)
Entrance Fee: €9 (Regular), €24 (Special Limited Capacity)
19. Fundació Joan Miró
Founded by the contemporary artist himself, Fundació Joan Miró was officially launched to the public in 1975. Its aim is to reach out to the people and encourage them to appreciate modern art.
The structure itself follows a contemporary design, merging nature and art to create synergy rather than division. The museum displays some of Miró’s private collection and early works. It also showcases other works of 20th-century to 21st-century contemporary artists. Aside from paintings, there are also sculptures and other art installations. Temporary exhibitions and academic events are frequent.
Located atop Montjuïc, a lush hill near the coast, it also provides a panoramic view of the harbor, the sea, and the surrounding districts. If you want a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the Barcelona streets, you can visit this hilltop museum from the city center in no time. You can go there on foot by hiking or via bus or funicular.
Nearest Train Station: Plaça d’Espanya Station (Metro L1, L3, L8) or Paral·lel Station (Metro L2, L3). Paral·lel is connected to the Montjuïc Funicular.
Nearest Bus Stop: Fundació Joan Miró – Pl Neptú or Av Miramar – Fundació Joan Miró Stop (Bus 55, 150). There are free shuttle buses from the city center, but this service is seasonal.
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Friday – Sunday), CLOSED (Monday – Thursday)
Entrance Fee: €13 (Regular), €7 (Reduced), FREE (Children under 15 y/o)
If you don’t want to wait in line for the ticket, you can purchase in advance online. Klook is offering a skip-the-line ticket with admission to temporary exhibitions too! You might even score a discounted rate when you book with Klook.
20. Illa Fantasia
Illa Fantasia is said to be one of the largest water parks in Europe and one of the best in Barcelona. This is the best place to cool off and chill out if you are into pools, water activities, and lots of sliding and twisting.
The aqua park features three large pool areas, more than 20 different slides, and a huge picnic area. You can also rent hammocks and lockers. Other facilities are mini-golf area and pirate ship. It caters to all ages and has amenities like shops, restaurants, a coffee shop, and even a supermarket!
Nearest Train Station: Premia de Mar Station (RENFE R1). There’s a free shuttle bus in front of the station to Illa Fantasia from June to September.
Nearest Bus Stop: Illa Fantasia Stop (Bus C3, C4, C14, C30)
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Monday – Sunday)
Entrance Fee: €29 (Adult & children above 120cm height), €17 (Children 4-9 y/o), FREE (Children 0-3 y/o)
The queue at the park’s entrance is long during summer months and peak season, so expect to wait in line for the ticket. If you want to get yours in advance, you can purchase online. Klook is offering this covering the admission fee, free changing room, and free parking. You might even score a discounted rate!
21. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is considered one of the best modern art museums not only in Barcelona but also in Spain. Its roots can be traced back to 1959 when art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer organized exhibitions for contemporary artists and their works. Finally in 1995, after years of preparation and building, MACBA was officially opened to the public.
The museum hosts over 5,000 artworks as early as the mid-20th century up to the present. The highlight is the collection of post-1945 Catalan and Spanish contemporary art. You will also find some of Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tapies, and more.
The structure was designed by North American architect Richard Meier. The white building embodies Modernism design, standing out amidst the old streets and establishments in Plaça dels Àngels in El Raval neighborhood in the district of Ciutat Vella, just a few blocks from Gothic Quarter.
Nearest Train Station: Universitat Station (Metro L1, L2); Liceu Station (Metro L3); Plaça de Catalunya Station (RENFE & FGC)
Nearest Bus Stop: Pl dels Àngels Stop (Bus 120) or Ronda Sant Antoni – Pl. Goya Stop (Bus 55, N6, H16)
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Monday, Wednesday – Saturday), 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Sundays & Holidays), CLOSED (Tuesdays)
Entrance Fee: €11 (Adult), €8-9 (Reduced), FREE (Below 14 y/o)
If you want to purchase your ticket ahead of your visit to avoid the long queue, you can also get your ticket through Klook! You might even score a discount!
22. History Museum of Catalonia
Launched in 1996, the History Museum of Catalonia offers a peek into the history of Catalonia and the formation of Catalan culture, taking you back to the stone age era up to the late 20th century. The collections and displays, including the recreation of events and interactive settings, make learning the region’s history in an enjoyable way. You can ride a medieval horse, grinding wheat like the Iberians, climb on an old tram, and more!
The museum is hosted in Palau del Mar, a 19th-century brick building that used to function as a warehouse in Port Vell (Old Port). It was spared from being demolished and the only original structure still existing. The building also features a rooftop bar and restaurant where you can get a scenic view of the port, the city, and Montjuïc hill.
Nearest Train Station: Barceloneta Station (Metro L4)
Nearest Bus Stop: Pas Sota Muralla – Pl. Pau Vila Stop (Bus 47, N8, N28, V15) or Pg Joan de Borbó Stop (Bus 47, 59, D20, N26, N28, V15, V19)
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Tuesdays, Thursday – Saturday); 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Wednesdays); 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Sundays); CLOSED (Mondays)
Entrance Fee: €6 (Regular), €4 (Reduced), FREE (Children below 8 y/o)
Book your ticket in advance to avoid the long line for the entrance ticket. Take advantage of Klook’s offer which gives you access to both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It also comes with a brochure.
23. Las Golondrinas Boat Ride
Get on Las Golondrinas and see Barcelona’s iconic landmarks — old and modern — from a different perspective. The boat ride will take you sailing along the coastline and even go further to the open ocean to provide you a panoramic view of the city.
If you want to reserve your slot prior to your visit, Klook is offering a package of a 40-minute cruise on an 18-mile route of sightseeing, inclusive of insurance. Here are some of the landmarks and monuments you will see:
- Port Olímpic and Vila Olímpica
- Barcelona’s city beaches
- Port Forum
- Historic center landmarks
Las Golondrinas dock at the Old Port. The nearest Metro station is Drassanes Station on one end of the Las Ramblas near the Columbus Monument. From the station, you can reach Las Golondrinas 3-5 minutes on foot.
24. Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol is perched on the hill of Montjuïc, a few hundred meters away from the huge Magic Fountain of Montjuic. It’s an open-air architectural and cultural museum that features Spain’s traditional villages and significant landmarks through constructing more than 110 full-scale buildings to recreate them. Its history dates back to its conception for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.
Today, the museum complex also houses a contemporary art museum, dining places, artisan workshops, and a theater. It also functions as a venue for festivals and other cultural events.
Nearest Train Station: Plaça d’Espanya Station (Metro L1, L3, L8)
Nearest Bus Stop: Poble Espanyol Stop (Bus 13, 23, 150)
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Mondays); 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Tuesday – Thursday, Sundays); 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM (Fridays); 9:00 AM – 4:00 AM (Saturdays)
Entrance Fee: €13-14 (Regular), €6-7 (Reduced), €6-7 (Night Access)
Get your ticket online to avoid waiting in line. You can book yours with Klook which offers three options: Admission Only, Admission + Audio Guide, and Admission by Night.
Launched in May 1995, PortAventura Park is one of Europe’s largest theme parks. The park encompasses six zones: Mediterrània, Far West, Mexico, China, Polynesia, and Sésamo Aventura. It features about 40 thrilling rides — from roller coasters to water slides to kid-friendly ones.
Aside from the rides, the park entertains guests with regular live shows like Sesamo Parade, FiestAventura, tribal dances, acrobatic performances, and many more. There are options aplenty for food from various restaurants and food stalls.
Nearest Train Station: Port Aventura Station (RENFE). Travel time from Barcelona’s Paseo De Gracia is 1.5 hours.
Klook is offering admission and transportation to PortAventura Park from Barcelona. There is also an option to get both PortAventura and Ferrari Land since they are located close to each other.
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Edited by: Asta Alvarez
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