Las Ramblas 69 Barcelona, Spain
One of the world's most attractive avenues, Las Ramblas is the first place any visitor to Barcelona should head for. Animated day and night, it always has something worth seeing, even if it is just the passers-by.
How to arrive? Enjoy a nice walk on carrer Sant Pau during 850 meters.
Rambla del Raval 32 Barcelona Spain
Rambla del RavalView on map
Carrer de Sant Pau, 101, 08001 Barcelona Spain
Sant Pau del Camp
The church of Sant Pau del Camp (Saint Paul of the countryside) is the oldest church in Barcelona. While the monastery now sits within El Raval, it once sat outside the city; its rural location gave the church its name. Construction began late in the ninth century, to replace a previous church destroyed by Muslim invaders in 985.
How to arrive? Walk 180 meters in Sant Pau street.
Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona
Richard Meier's constructed the ice-white Modernist style Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. The front slopes are popular with skateboarders. The permanent collection dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the second spans the sixties and seventies; the third period is contemporary.
How to arrive? 14 minutes walk
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
This mansion is designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell, and built between 1886 and 1888. Situated next to Las Ramblas, 800 meters away from our apartment.
Buy tickets at www.palauguell.cat/en and we can print in our office
Plaça Reial, Barcelona, Spain
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La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
The Sant Josep (Saint Joseph) Market, popularly known as La Boquería, is a municipal market located on the Rambla in Barcelona. In addition to being a place where you can buy all kinds of fresh products, it is also a tourist attraction.
How to arrive? Nice 14 minutes walk via Sant Pau street.
Av. de les Drassanes, 08001 Barcelona Spain
Maritim Museum Reials Drassanes
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is located in the building of Drassanes Reials de Barcelona, the royal arsenal of Barcelona, dedicated to shipbuilding between the thirteenth century and eighteenth century.
The first and third Sunday of the month, you can visit the gardens of Baluard and Portal de Santa Madrona, the only gate that remains of the medieval walls of the city is in the Paral.lel Avenue.
How to arrive? short walk 800 meters on Avinguda Paral.lel
Passeig d'Itaca 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Port VellView on map
Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
L’Aquàrium de Barcelona
The 35 aquariums at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species. It is located on Port Vell, at the bottom of Las Ramblas, walking time is 22 minutes.
Passeig de Colom Barcelona
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Plaça Carlos Ibañez Barcelona Spain
Mirador Poble Sec
Largely hanging from the side of Montjuic, nice gardens with exceptional views of the harbour, downtown and Barcelona skyline.
How to arrive from our apartment? Walking one kilometer if you like going up the hills and don´t mind lots stairs or take the funicular de Montjuic at Paral.lel metro station. Use regular metro ticket.
Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona
Joan Miro Foundation
The Fundació Joan Miró is a remarkable space created by Joan Miró himself with the idea of making art accessible to all. The collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and works on paper displayed at the Fundació is one of the most comprehensive selections of Miró’s art, offering a thorough overview of all the stages of his life and career.
How to arrive? Take the funicular de Montjuic at Paral.lel metro station. Use regular metro ticket.
Ctra Miramar, 38, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Jardins de Mossen Costa i Llobera
These are one of Europe's biggest gardens specialising cacti and succulent plants. Facing the sea and sheltered by Montjuïc, they are located on a privileged mirador of the city’s coastline and port.
Schedule: open every day at 10 am and closing time depends on the solar time, closed after dark in the evenings.
How to arrive? It is located after Mirador Poble Sec. Walking one and half kilometer if you like going up the hills and don´t mind lots stairs or take the funicular de Montjuic at Paral.lel metro station. Use regular metro ticket.
Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona Spain
Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640. Built on top of Montjuïc hill, visitors can enjoy from the parade ground terrace superb 360º views of Barcelona and its surroundings.
How to arrive? With the Funicular (Rack train) and the Teleferic (Cable car) de Montjuic you can get inside the Montjuïc Castle. The walk from the Funicular station takes about 20 to 25 minutes. It is constantly uphill, with quite steep slopes at some points. The route crosses various gardens.
Passeig Maritim 08003 Barcelona Spain
Beach and ocean front
The curving waterfront strip is 7 kms long, extends up the coast from Barceloneta, past the Port Olimpic to Poble Nou, Diagonal Mar and the Parc de Forum. There are eight sections of beach with golden sand cleaned daily. It is ideal for a lengthy stroll.
Enjoy the freedom and pleasure of riding a bike at the Ocean front. All the way there is flat bike lane. Rent bikes by the apartments, pass the Maritim museum, Columbus monument, Port Vell and arrive in 11 minutes to Sant Sebastia Beach in La Barceloneta.
Bus D20 stop is on the side of our building, to go to the beach pick it up on the other side of Avinguda Paral.lel.
Plaça Carles Buigas, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
The Magic Fountain, located at the bottom of Montjuïc Mountain, has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, thanks to its exhibition of music, light and colour. Both locals and visitors gather around it to enjoy a hypnotic spectacle of water choreography.
Calendar. Days and times:
From November to March. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm - 8.30 pm.
April, May and October. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 pm - 10.30 pm.
June, July, August and September. Thursday to Sunday, 9.30 pm - 11 pm.
How to arrive? Very easy to arrive from our apartment: 23 minutes walk via Avinguda Paral.lel or catch bus D20 in front of our building or take green line metro L3 to Espanya, only two stops.
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, 08038 Barcelona Spain
Mies Van Der Rohe Pavillion
The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.
Opening hours from monday to sunday
From 1st March to 31st October: 10:00 to 20:00h
From 1st November to 28 February: 10:00 to 18:00h
How to arrive? It is located next to the Magic Fountains. Very easy to arrive from our apartment: 23 minutes walk via Avinguda Paral.lel or catch bus D20 in front of our building or take green line metro L3 to Espanya, only two stops.
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona Spain
Caixa Forum Barcelona
This art gallery has very interesting temporary exhibitions in an old brick factory. It is sponsored by Barcelona bank "La Caixa".
How to arrive? Very easy to arrive from our apartment: 23 minutes walk via Avinguda Paral.lel or catch bus D20 in front of our building or take Line 3, green line, of the metro to Espanya station, only two stops.
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
MNAC is the largest art museum in Barcelona. Located in Montjuic next to Magic Fountains. Very easy to arrive from our apartment: 25 minutes walk via Avinguda Paral.lel or catch bus D20 in front of our building or take green line metro L3 to Espanya, only two stops.
Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Poble Espanyol or Spanish Village with 120 buildings represents architecture from across Spain, from Moorish Andalusia to the rugged Basque country, in styles from the 12th to the 19th centuries. The complex was designed for the 1929 exhibition and has since become a leisure centre and a "city of artisans", where you can see glassmakers, weavers, potters and ironmongers. Its restaurants are popular in the evenings, and night spots include the Tablao de Carmen, with a flamenco show and a club.
How to arrive? Take green metro L3 or bus D20 to Espanya and then walk up the hill. It is a short distance from the Magic Fountains.
Avinguda de l'Estadi, 52, 08038 Barcelona
Olympic stadium and Palau Sant Jordi
Estadi Olimpic Montjuic is a stadium built in 1927 for the 1929 International Exposition in the city, it was renovated in 1989 to be the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Palau Sant Jordi is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose installation that is part of the Olympic Ring complex. Designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, it was opened in 1990.
Plaça de Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona Spain
Santa Maria del Mar church
The spacious, breathtaking interior of this 14th century chrch, designed by architect Berenguer de Montagut, is the city's premier example of the austere Catalan Gothic style. The church is dedicated to Saint Mary of the Sea, the patron saint of sailors, and an ancient model ship hangs near one of the statues of the Virgin. Dubbed "the people's church", this is the city's most popular spot for exchanging wedding vows.
How to arrive? Take bus H14 or D20 to Passeig d'Isabel II Pla de Palau and walk for a couple minutes.
Passeig de Picasso 21, 08003 Barcelona Spain
Parc de la CiutadellaView on map
Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
ZooView on map
Pis 2, Edifici Llotja, Passeig d'Isabel II, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant JordiView on map
Carretera del Carmel 15 08024 Barcelona, Spain
The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill. Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí. Casa-Museu Gaudi is located inside the park. UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site. Beautiful views of Barcelona skyline.
Buy tickets for the monumental area and we print them www.parkguell.cat/en/
How do I get to Park Güell from our apartment?
Take L3 to Vallcarca metro stop and then walk about 15 minutes. In case you prefer to walk less, then thake L3 to either Plaça Catalunya or Gran de Gràcia - Lesseps metro stop and then change to Bus 24 that takes you directly to the entrance of the Park.
carrer de Mallorca 401 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada FamiliaView on map
Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
The Picasso museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period. The Museum occupies five large houses or palaces of the Carrer Montcada, dating from the 13th century and 14th century.
Buy tickets and we print them for you. www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en
How to arrive? Walk 25 minutes through the charming old quarter or take bus D20.
C. Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
With a seating capacity of 99,354 it is the largest stadium in Europe.
How to arrive? Take green line L3 metro to Palau Reial or bus D20 in front our building. We recommend visiting Palau Reial Pedralbes gardens and museum.
Buy tickets online in advance and we print them for you: www.fcbarcelona.com
Carrer d'Aragó, 2, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Parc de Joan Miró
Integrated into the urban grid designed by Ildefons Cerdà, Joan Miró Park lies on the site of the city's former abattoir, an area equivalent to four Eixample blocks. Its outstanding features include large groups of pine trees, holm oaks and palm trees, and the sculpture Woman and Bird, a work by the great painter, sculptor and ceramicist Joan Miró.
How to arrive? Very easy to arrive from our apartment: 25 minutes walk via Avinguda Paral.lel or catch bus D20 in front of our building or take green line metro L3 to Espanya, only two stops.
Passatge de la Banca, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Museo de Cera - Wax Museum
The Museu de Cera (Wax Museum) in Barcelona features a great collection of wax figures that represent the most prominent figures in the history of mankind
How to get there: 20 minutes walk-away from the apartments through Street Sant Pau and Las Ramblas.
Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona Spain
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona's Modernista movement reached its aesthetic culmination in this magnificent concert hall (1905-8), designed by renowned architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The lavish façade, ringed by mosaic pillars and brick arches, just hints at what awaits within. Domènech's "garden of music" (as he called it) unfolds beyond the front doors, with each surface of the ornate foyer, from pillars to banisters, emblazoned with a flower motif. The concert hall is a celebration of natural light and forms, climaxing in a stained-glass, golden orb skylight that showers the hall with sunlight.
We recommend private tours, opera, flamenco, guitar concert.
How to arrive? green line L3 metro to Catalunya (3 stops) and a short 9 minutes walk.
Passeig de Gràcia, 43 08007 Barcelona Spain
Casa Batlló is a building, in the center of Barcelona, designed by Antonio Gaudí and is considered one of his masterpieces. This is the remodeling of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been renovated several times since.
Fantastical, curving dragon-roofed apartment block, now a museum. Hidden behind the exceptional modernist façade, which mirrors a calm sea, a world of surprises and refined architectural details awaits you.
Buy tickets at www.casabatllo.es/en/ in advance and we can print them for you.
The adjacent modernist buildings are the Casa Amatller designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and the Casa Lleó-Morera designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Due to its great architectural value, this group of buildings is known as the "Quadrat d'Or" (The Golden Apple).
How to get there: Line L2, purple color, of the metro to Passeig de Gracia, only three stops.
Passeig de Gracia 82, 08008 Barcelona Spain
La Pedrera Casa Mila
Casa Milà was the last private residence designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí and was built between 1906 and 1912. Popularly known as La Pedrera (The Stone Quarry), referring to its unconventional and rough appearance.
Highlights include its undulating stone facade, wrought iron balconies, its underground garage and the spectacular terrace.
How to arrive? Take green line L3 metro to Diagonal, five stops and then walk for two blocks. Total time: 17 minutes.