10 amazing places to visit in Barcelona
If you still don’t know where to go in this wonderful city and Xior Lofttown will be your next home, you may be interested in which places you can visit with friends and share the feelings these places promote, or just go by yourself to disconnect a bit from studies at your work.
Barcelona has a lot to offer. This city with fantastic sights of the Mediterranean Sea, and famous for Gaudí and other modern architecture, it is one of the most modern cities in Europe, with its own lifestyle, which is unique in the world, where you can enjoy your days with a great diversity of cultural, gastronomic and commercial activities.
We’ve listed 10 must-go places you can visit in Barcelona:
1. Sagrada Familia
One of the most important monuments in Barcelona, and one of the symbols of the city, this spectacular basilic was designed by Antonio Gaudí, the famous Catalan architect, worldly-known, and one of the most prestigious in his area. The interior and exterior of Sagrada Família, apart from other churches, present a merge of the Catala Modernism, the Spanish Later Gothic, and the Art Nouveau styles. It has started its construction in 1882 and it is not still finished,
2. Basílica de Santa María del Mar
Another on the must-go list you should visit in Barcelona if you are living at Xior Lofttown, it’s located in the Barrio del Born, and it’s a gothic Basilica built in the XIV century, known as the “Catedral do Mar” (Cathedral of the Sea). About this Basilica, books were written, including the novel “La Catedral del Mar” by Ildefonso Falcones, which narrates the life in Barcelona during the XIV century, based on the construction of the Basílica de Santa María del Mar.
3. La Boquería:
The San José Market, known as “La Boqueria” is a municipal market located in Las Ramblas in Barcelona, where you will find more than 300 places where you can buy a lot of high-quality fresh products, typical of Catalan gastronomy, as well as products from all over the world. The entrance is always open either to buy or just for a sneak peek.
4. Casa Batlló
Another Antonio Gaudií masterpiece, and one of the greatest buildings designed by the Catalan architect, nearby La Casa Milá, also known as “La Pedrera”, and both are located in Paseig de Gràcia. La Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage, and one of the best works of the artist. It is a modernist building that is inspired by organic forms of nature such as skulls and bones.
5. Park Güell
A park you can’t miss, very different from others, original and peculiar, and also designed by the unique, Gaudí. which is a UNESCO World Heritage as well. It is a park covered by symbolic elements inspired by the forms of nature.
6. Plaza de España y Plaza Cataluña
Plaza España is one of the most important squares in the Catalan city. Surrounded by many emblematic buildings and the Montjüic Mountain, one of the sights you can’t miss, with an incredible viewpoint, and other touristic sights such as La Fuente Mágica de Montjüic, the Montjüic Castle, the Pueblo Español, the MontjüicOlympic Ring, The Catalan National Art Museum, the Joan Miró Foundation, and the Botanic Garden. Plaza Cataluña is one of the biggest squares in Spain, close to stores, hotels, shopping centers, bars, and restaurants.
7. Famous Streets
Passeig de Gràcia is one of the most frequented streets in the entire city, and it is famous for having one of the most important commercial zones in Barcelona. There you will find many works from Barcelonian Modernism. Las Ramblas or La Rambla is one of the most well-known streets in Barcelona, where you can enjoy 1,3 km of sidewalks until the city’s old port. Diagonal, an avenue with 11km that crosses the entire city. You will find shopping centers, parks, and emblematic places. This avenue ends up at the Agbar Tower, a skyscraper that lights up the nights in Barcelona.
8. Barcelona Cathedral
The Santa Creu and Santa Eulàlia Cathedral is one of the oldest constructions in the city, In this great gothic cathedral you will find tombs, altars, and three of the most important saints (Santa Elena, Santa Eulàlia, and Santa Lucía) and its 21 bells have a woman’s name.
9. “La Barceloneta” Beach
One of the favourite beaches in the city for foreign and Barcelona residents. If you live at Xior Lofttown, you must visit the wonderful beach with more than 400m of extension.
10. Camp Nou
Since September 24th, 1957, it is the stadium of Club de Fútbol de Barcelona. For the football lovers in Xior Lofttown, this is a must-go visit!