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balzac's avatar

What are some must-see sights in Barcelona, Spain?

Asked by balzac (19points) July 25th, 2007

I'll be there for five days in September on a Western Europe trip.

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Gavel's avatar

Be sure to leave lots of time to see Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral and be sure to pay extra to go up the tower - both are astonishing. One day the cathedral will be finished. It was started in 1882 and is due to be completed in 2041. Awesome.

Depechie's avatar

Some architectural tips to see :

* The Sagrada Fam?lia church
* Park G?ell
* Casa Mil?
* The Camp Nou stadium
* Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau ( near Sagrada Familia )

extolsmith's avatar

Attend a match at the Nou Camp.

mistermister's avatar

the museum of contemporary art (MACBA) is pretty good, the miro foundation is excellent, the picasso museum is great, the church with the geese in the gothic quarter is nice, having a juice at Mango Jones off Las Ramblas, the olympic staium is fantastic..and if you want a really worthwhile trip outside of the city, go to Figueres to see Dali's house--its absolutely amazing, really quirky (as you would imagine) and full of great examples of his work. the building itself is also covered in ceramic croissant shapes.

Jill_E's avatar

My parents went to Barcelona, Spain and they drove along the roads toward the border of France. They have cute little coastal towns toward the France border.

xgunther's avatar

nude beaches!!

Jill_E's avatar

Yikes i didn't know that.

parkmanz's avatar

any of gaudi's buildings are amazing as others have said, but i would recommmend just walking up and down the streets! walk instead of take the subway-- i def regretted being underground so much of the time!

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AstroChuck's avatar

La Casa Batlló y, por supuesto, El Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia .

flange's avatar

There are these whole mess of complex little streets just east and west of via laietana near the coast—they have fantastic boutiques and bookstores and art shops, and of course restaurants and bars. Plus, you’re nearby Parc de la Ciutadella, which is fun people watching. And of course La Rambla’s right there which is always nutso. You have to walk up and down a couple times, and def. stop in La Mercat de la Boqueria—very cool—as is Santa Caterina. And if you can find this little spot called Placa del Rei at night, you’ll be rewarded!

flange's avatar

@sabanawo Montjuic is pretty great, huh?

Maverick's avatar

The Gaudi architecture I saw in Barcelona will stay with me for the rest of my life. I recommend searching it out, there is quite a bit besides the obvious (Sagrada Familia and the park). I also went to a nightclub that was inside the walls of an ancient castle too… can’t remember what it was called though. Its a wonderful city that I thoroughly enjoyed. Keep an eye on your belongings/wallet though—it has some of the worst crime rates I’ve ever experienced. Have fun!

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