Top Ten Places to Visit Barcelona Spain

 
   

La Rambla - No doubt the mainstreet in Barcelona for pedestrians. Watch the world walk by here and enjoy yourself. There is virtually everything here for the human eye. You will love the human statues, musicians, the singing birds, and the news stands. Las Rambla is a very sophisticated experience.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - Here you find one of the world's largest collections of Romanesque art. Many of the works were acquired obtained from churches in the catalonia region in the 1920's.

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La Pedrera - Gaudi's masterpiece was completed in 1910. An entire apartment block it features  an amazing sculpture park. There is now a museum on the premises of his work. He is also the architect for the Sagrada Familia.

Sagrada Familia - No doubt this is one of the most amazing structures on the planet. Another work by the architect Gaudi, it oozes detail and massive size. There is no way that pictures can do it justice. Tip: the best times to take pictures is before 8:00 am, where the light is outstanding - especially for photos of the nativity scene.  

Fundacio Joan Miro - One of Catalan's most noted artists began thei museum in 1975 and holds over 11,000 of his paintings and other works. Make special note of the Tapis de la Fundacio- which is textile tapestry.    

Museu d'Art Contemporani - While Barcelona is an ancient city it also displays a strong element of contemporary art. Barcelona's contemporary art museum displays this element proudly. Opened in 1995 it presents a large collection of paintings, lectures and films.

Museu Picasso - One of the more popular museums in Barcelona, you will see a wide array of his earlier work. The museum is set inside a medieval palace.

Barcelona Cathedral - Dating from  1298, it is comprised of various architectural styles from the ages.

Palau de la Mucica Catalana - A wonderful concert hall to over 300 performances a year, this is not to be missed. The stain glass windows and in particular the ceiling inan inverted dome which is surrounded by 40 angels.   

Parc de la Ciutadella - This is indeed a tranquil repose from the hectic city life of Barcelona. Constructed in the 1860's its design is to allow the visitor to experience nature. The Hivernacle and Umbracle greenhouses presents a fine example of topical vegetation.  

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