What to see and do in Barcelona. Recommendations and guided tours

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Spain due to its unique location.

Thanks to the 1992 Olympic Games and its key position in the Mediterranean Sea, this great city opened up to the world and has managed to consolidate itself as one of the main European capitals of tourism. Its architectural jewels, its modernism, its diverse cultural activities, the product of all the cultures that currently cohabit and its extensive gastronomic offer make Barcelona a desired tourist destination for anyone from the old continent.

Its main monuments include unique pieces in the world such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, all of them the ultimate expression of modernism built by the late Antonio Gaudí.

Barcelona is a city worth getting lost in. The neighbourhoods of Gracia, Gothic or Barceloneta have a special attraction for visitors thanks to their wide cultural offer and the whole range of cultures that inhabit them. Its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, its beaches and its climate make it even more attractive to tourists.

We must not forget its gastronomy, varied and with a unique Mediterranean flavour that will delight the most demanding palates.

To find out more about this city, Glovalus offers visits to the main monuments, places of entertainment for all the family or to taste the most demanding dishes.

The must-see places in Barcelona

The Sagrada Familia. Without a doubt, visiting Barcelona and not seeing the Sagrada Familia is almost impossible. An unfinished work, due to tragic circumstances, by the genius architect Antonio Gaudí, the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism. Its construction began in 1883 and, after his death in 1926, its construction has continued thanks to the plans and documentation that Gaudí was able to create.

It is unlike any church you have ever visited. It has 3 façades dedicated to the Birth, Passion and Glory of Jesus, as well as a tower that will be over 170 metres tall when completed, which is expected to be in 2026. Visiting this monument, apart from being an essential activity, can be tedious due to the long queues as the monument only has a number of places per day for the visit. At Glovalus we suggest that if you are going to visit the Sagrada Familia you make your reservation in advance.

Gothic Quarter.  It is the oldest district of the city of Barcelona and is located in the historic centre. It dates back to Roman times and its streets are home to architectural gems such as Carrer del Bisbe, Plaça de Sant Pelip Neri, Palau del Bisbe and Plaça Reial.

Getting lost in its streets can be a great plan for your visit to the city, but if you want to discover all its charm, don’t miss the opportunity to book one of our guided tours.

Güell Park. A World Heritage Site, this is another place not to be missed. Entering this park means travelling to a fantasy world created by Antonio Gaudí. Its entrance staircase, the Pórtico de la Lavandera or simply the views of the city of Barcelona make the magic enter the travellers.

Like almost all monuments of this type, there are a number of restricted visits, so if you want to visit it and not get a scare, the best thing to do is to book a tour with us.

Barcelona Aquarium. Located in the Old Port area of Barcelona, it is the only aquarium in the city and one of the most important Mediterranean theme centres dedicated to the marine world.

It is a family visit where the little ones will have a great time seeing the large number of species that live there. The older ones will learn a lot about how to maintain the health of our seas and the cities necessary for the marine world. Remember to book in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Its gastronomic offer

Visiting Barcelona is synonymous with good food. Typical dishes, tastings, exclusive places or incredible tapas in Montserrat or the Raval. What’s more, Barcelona’s position as a major tourist destination has meant that major brands in the sector have decided to set up in Spain through this marvellous city.

We can suggest a few options:

Icebarcelona. A place that leaves no one indifferent. To enter you will have to put yourself in the shoes of an Eskimo as the whole interior is made of ice. Come and discover it

Tapas in the Raval. If we have already talked about neighbourhoods like Gracia or Gothic, now we bring you another of the most unique places in the city, the Raval neighbourhood. We suggest a visit where you can taste the best tapas that its restaurants have to offer. Book a different experience

Picasso’s footprints. The famous Pablo Picasso once said “Barcelona is the place where it all began, the place where I could see how far I could go”. Of course, his 9 years in the city left an indelible mark on him. With our tour you will visit places like the Art noveau bistro Els 4 gats, a meeting place for bohemians where you will taste high quality dishes and wines. Ask for more information

Tapas and wine in Montserrat. One of the most unknown experiences is to visit the Oller del Mar winery and take one of its wine tasting courses. Set in a castle dating back to the 10th century, the winery extends over 1000 hectares and has a golf course. We will pick you up and take you to enjoy a unique moment for the most demanding palates.

Come and discover Barcelona with us

As you can see, Barcelona has an infinite number of places to show you. In this city there is room for all kinds of people, whether they are adults, children or young people. Its culture, gastronomy, architecture and its proximity to the sea make it a unique destination within the Spanish geography.

At Glovalus we can offer you all kinds of excursions and guided tours. Let us advise you on what to see so that you can simply enjoy your trip.

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