Top 5 Must See and Do Things in Barcelona, Spain

Flower shops on Las Rambas, Barcelona – copyright, Creative Commons License

With so many amazing things to see and do in Barcelona, it’s often difficult to know where to start.  If you’ll be visiting Barcelona though, even if only in the city for a few days,  youshould make sure you see these five best must see and do places first, before heading off to do anything else.

Las Ramblas – If you’ve heard of Barcelona, you’re probably familiar with Las Ramblas. One of the most famous streets in Spain, Las Ramblas is around one kilometer long, is completely lined with trees, and is a wonderful place to shop, eat, listen to Spanish music, watch street performers and, of course, stroll. Oh, and don’t miss buying flowers. They’re gorgeous.

Las Ramblas does get crowded and, like in any area crammed with people, there are pickpockets, so be careful with your money.


Gothic Quarter – One of the coolest parts of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter is famous for once being the place where Picasso lived.  Add onto that its cobbled streets, architecturally beautiful old buildings, and its mostly traffic-free streets and the Gothic Quarter is a wonderful place to explore. Don’t miss taking your camera either. You’ll get some wonderful photos.

La Sagrada Familia – Of course, a visit to Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without seeing La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s most famous masterpiece, and an absolutely incredible Roman Catholic church.

This amazing fairyland-style wonder is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is visited by more than 2 million people every year. Get there early.

Barcelona Football Club – If you’re a football fan, Barcelona Football Club is a must visit place.  FC Barcelona is the second most successful football club in Spain’s history and are currently the Spanish and European football champions, so you can only imagine how amazing the m atches are here.

FC Barcelona’s stadium holds almost 100,000 people and is the largest stadium in Europe. Matches are noisy and boisterous but a much safer prospect than they are in the UK nowadays. You can even take the kids here too and not worry about their safety.

Barceloneta Beach – If you’re looking for fresh seafood, then a trip to Barcloneta Beach is a must do. Here, you’ll find seafood restaurants offering some of the best and cheapest Menu del Dias in the city, and it’s a great place to stroll after you’re full to bursting.

Barceloneta Beach was recently named the best urban beach in the world and one of the world’s top beaches. It’s huge, clean and has a wonderful boardwalk, packed with shops and cafes. Plus, the kids will love it.