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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Church
“What i like most about this must-see in Barcelona is the exhibition they have in the underground of the cathedral with the models Gaudí created to build it During the summer is necessary to book it in advance if you want to go in, if not it would be almost impossible to get a ticket for the day”
  • 1060 locals recommend
Park
“IMPORTANT: Always book in advance! Park Güell is the reflection of Gaudí's artistic plenitude, which belongs to his naturalist phase (first decade of the 20th century). During this period, the architect perfected his personal style through inspiration from organic shapes. He put into practice a series of new structural solutions rooted in the analysis of geometry. To that, the Catalan artist adds creative liberty and an imaginative, ornamental creation. Starting from a sort of baroquism, his works acquire a structural richness of forms and volumes, free of the rational rigidity or any sort of classic premises. In the design of Park Güell, Gaudí unleashed all his architectonic genius and put to practice much of his innovative structural solutions that would become the symbol of his organic style and that would culminate in the creation of the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family (Catalan: Sagrada Familia).”
  • 625 locals recommend
Park
“One of the most beautiful parks just near to city centre and the beach. Great place to visit when going to Born area or beach. ”
  • 742 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Casa Mila is Antoni Gaudí's most emblematic civil building, both for its constructive and functional innovations and for ornamental and decorative solutions. It is a total work of art.”
  • 459 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
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“A street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with Colombus statue.”
  • 455 locals recommend
Tourist Attraction
“The most iconic Food Market in Barcelona. A must visit! Also grab a bite the food court in the back of the market, you will enjoy great seafood!”
  • 480 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Casa Batlló is a renowned building located in the center of Barcelona and is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. A remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and has been refurbished several times after that.”
  • 420 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The MACBA's programme of events explores the most complex visions of contemporary art in a space that is open to the exchange of ideas and experimentation set out around a landmark cultural plaza that includes a Gothic chapel and the iconic museum building designed by Richard Meier. Come and experiment with new ways of experiencing contemporary art. The Touch Art space, daily tours which are included in the admission price, and the augmented reality app will make your visit a memorable experience. After your visit we invite you to "Ravalejar!" Ask for our map of the Raval district when you buy your ticket and discover a multicultural, young and dynamic neighbourhood with a wide variety of cultural attractions, shops, bars, restaurants and entertainments.”
  • 379 locals recommend
Plaza
“City center.. Restaurants and attractions all accessible from here. Metro’s and trains.”
  • 349 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A must see if you are in the area-nighttime visits can be arranged.22kms from the masia.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Castle
“Montjuïc, because of its strategic location at the foot of the Mediterranean, and alongside an important river communication channel such as the Llobregat River, was the birthplace of the city of Barcelona. In recent years, archaeological discoveries that have been carried out have changed the vision of the history of Barcelona. Montjuïc became since the Iberian period, and especially Roman, the main quarry of Barcelona, which meant a drastic change in the mountain's physics. ”
  • 417 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This museum is located in Monjuïc hill so once you're in here you'll get to see amazing panoramic view of Barcelona.”
  • 244 locals recommend
Church
“About 1/2 a mile away. In this host's opinion, it is the PREMIER church in Barna. ”
  • 291 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“PortAventura World is an entertainment resort in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada in Spain. It was built around the PortAventura Park theme park. The resort includes a second theme park, Ferrari Land, since 2017 and also includes PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park and six hotels. It is the biggest resort in the south of Europe. It has two airports within 30 minutes of it, including Reus Airport. There is a train station for PortAventura which has connections to Barcelona and Salou.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You can find plenty of restaurantes on the top of the mall and a supermarkt called Mercadona in the floor -1.”
  • 339 locals recommend