Coming to the places which one should visit in Barcelona, the first heritage site which would be the first on anyone’s list is the La Sagrada Familia Temple. Designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, the Temple of La Sagrada Familia is a Roman catholic church built in 1882. It is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Exterior constructions are still being carried out with the goal being the completion by 2026, which marks the 100th year death anniversary of Antoni Gaudi. Upon completion, The La Sagrada temple will become the tallest church in the entire world at 566 ft.
Another brilliant spot to see in Barcelona is the Park Guell, also a work of Antoni Gaudi. It is a public park comprising wonderful architectural components and gardens. It is located on Carmel Hill. The main attraction in this park is its terrace which is beautifully designed by Gaudi. Surrounding the terrace is a long park bench which takes the shape of a sea serpent. One can even get the panoramic view the entire city of Barcelona from the top of the park.
Another cathedral to visit will be the Barcelona Cathedral whose history last dates back to as far as the 13th century. Being the most elegant and wonderful structures, it is one of the must visit places in the city.
Continuing with the mesmerising architectural landmarks in Barcelona, the next stop for travellers would be the Arc de Triomf. It is a triumphal arch in the city built by Catalonian architect Josep Vilaseca I Casanovas in the year 1888. The arch made of reddish brickstone, it is an exquisite masterpiece with the two pillars containing carvings of bats, which was the emblem for King Juame I, a prosperous ruler of Barcelona in the 13th century.
The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is the centre of the city. It is a neighbourhood filled with quiet streets, alleyways and courtyards which shows the city’s rich history. One can easily get lost in the centre’s mysterious pathways and get acquainted with various historic landmarks within the streets themselves. El Call is the Jewish centre in the Gothic Quarter and contains one of the narrowest lanes in the city. Its rich history dates back to medieval times. One can find lovely restaurants, cafes and bars in these streets too.
The La Boqueria, located on the borders of the Gothic Square, contains one of the city’s oldest and busiest markets. Here one can find anything and everything to buy and calls for being one of the most crowded places in Barcelona.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, a fountain found near the Avinguda Maria Cristina. Built in 1929 as a part of Barcelona’s expansion towards international tourism, the place offers the tourist to enjoy a spectacular fountain show which attracts people from all parts of the world. Its amazing light and music show garner almost 2.5 million viewers throughout the year.
For sports enthusiasts, especially football fans, Barcelona is home to the third largest football stadium in the world, Camp Nou. Home to FC Barcelona after its completion in 1957, Camp Nou has hosted various important sporting events such as the UEFA Champions League and Copa Del Ray finals, UEFA Super Cup finals and FIFA world cup games etc. It is dream come true moment for any football fan to visit this brilliant stadium.
Coming to more natural terrain, Montserrat is a mountain range located in Barcelona which is yet another beauty this city has to offer. With the highest peak being Sant Jeroni at 1236 m, this series of mountain ranges is great for hiking and mountain climbing.
Thus, we clearly see why Barcelona is the ideal choice for anyone to visit during summer. With beautiful architecture, amazing food, and spectacular views, one should definitely take out time to come visit this splendid city.