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Best things to do in Barcelona

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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”
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Park
“Big hilly park within the city that, besides having spectacular views of the city and sea, is chock full of Gaudi's fantastical mosaic creations (such as the famous mosaic dragon), surreal rock structures, even a museum.”
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Park
“This is our favorite park in Barcelona, and almost every day we walk our dog here :) Very close to our flat, within 10 min walking you arrive to a little nature and a famous Gaudi fountain. Highly recommended.”
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Monument / Landmark
“One of the outstanding Gaudí Modern Style buildings, better book online to avoid queueing”
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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.”
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Market
“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!”
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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.”
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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.”
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Plaza
“City center.. Restaurants and attractions all accessible from here. Metro’s and trains.”
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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.”
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Castle
“Montjuic is a beautiful and breathtaking palace, surrendered by huge and peaceful forest. You can enjoy the Magic Fountain Show at the late evening.”
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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.”
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Church
“About 1/2 a mile away. In this host's opinion, it is the PREMIER church in Barna. ”
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Shopping Centre
“Arenas Mall How to get there: - Bus: D20 - Get off at Plaza Espanya - 1 minute walk”
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Church
“Another stunning Gothic church the Santa Maria del Mar is also one of the older buildings in Barcelona dating as far back as the 14th century.”
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Concert Hall
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“One of the most famous venues. Indie and electronic music. Getting there: - 20 minutes walk. - BUS: D20 - Get off at Metro Paral·lel + (1 minute walk)”
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