3 Must see places in Barcelona…all in one day!
Barcelona is a must see if you’re in Europe. This beautiful city is not just famous for its football team but also for the amazing architecture it has on display. Getting around Barcelona is quite easy and inexpensive via their metro. And if you need another reason to visit, the food is delicious and also quite reasonable. We found it to be one of the cheapest places to eat during our travel through Europe. If you’re only passing through and can’t spend a lot of time in this amazing city, we’ve compiled a list of 3 must see places that will make your trip unforgettable.
Start your day off with a visit to this beautiful basilica. The basilica is one of the most famous works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and draws millions of tourists to Barcelona every year. The unfinished basilica was designed by Gaudi over 100 years ago, completion is planned for 2026, which would be 144 years after construction began. The lines tend to be long to get into the basilica but it really is worth the wait. It’s like no other church and the top towers offer spectacular views of the city.
Next, another work by the talented Gaudi, Park Guell features colorful sculptures and mosaics that come together to form an architectural wonderland. This very popular artistic work is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is metro accessible. With that being said, be aware that it is a long walk uphill to the site from the nearest metro stop, so wear comfortable shoes.
End the day at Barceloneta Beach, the closest beach to the city. The draw is not just a chance to relax on this beautiful beach, but also to witness artists building massive sand sculptures and to sample delicious seafood available at restaurants that line the streets in this small beach town. It’s the perfect way to end your day in Barcelona, enjoying some seafood paella and tropical sangria.