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Points Of Interest

Point #1
Plaça de Catalunya

Pl. de Catalunya, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.43
  • Attraction : Square

Plaça de Catalunya, a central square in Barcelona, has a rich history as a major transportation hub and a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. This square is in the midst of some of the busiest streets in Barcelona. The site was once a patch of undeveloped land in front of the city’s gates. It was designed in the 19th century and has since become an iconic landmark. Throughout the square are many beautiful fountains and sculptures. The Catalonia square is surrounded by six sculptures representing the four major cities of Catalonia, as well as wisdom and labour. The square has witnessed significant events and political gatherings throughout the years.

Point #2
La Rambla

La Rambla, 134, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 1.37
  • Attraction : Street

La Rambla is one of Barcelona's most famous streets, known for its vibrant atmosphere, lined with shops, cafes, and cultural attractions. After a FC Barcelona match, this is a common meeting place for fans to celebrate. At 1.3 kilometers long, this is one of Barcelona's longest streets. It is divided into several tree lined sections: The street divides the Old Town into two, on one end is Barri Gothic while the other is Barri Raval. The street draws it's name from the arabic word 'ramia' meaning sandy riverbed because of the seasonal stream that used to run in its place. However in 1440 the Romans diverted the stream to run outside the city wall. Since the 15th century this street has been a central part of the city's social and economic life. Visitors can enjoy street performances and various shops and stalls along the boulevard.

Point #3
Plaça Vila de Madrid

Carrer d'En Bot, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.05
  • Attraction : Historic Point

This is Plaça Villa Madrid and it is the site of the oldest burial space in Barcelona. This space was used by the ancient Romans. As you can see , there are numerous casket like sculptures and in this square there are 70 tombstones still present. These caskets and tombstones show the skill and care of the Romans during the 1st and 2nd Centuries BCE. Plaça Vila de Madrid today is a picturesque square located just off La Rambla. It is named in honor of Madrid, the capital city of Spain. The square features a beautiful fountain and is surrounded by historical buildings, making it a charming spot to relax and take in the city's ambiance.

Point #4
The Art of 'Cava'

C/ de la Portaferrissa, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.05
  • Attraction : Fun Fact

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Cava, a sparkling wine similar to champagne, is an essential part of Barcelona's culture and traditions. It is often served during celebrations and gatherings, and the region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is located, is famous for producing some of the finest cavas in the world. Visitors can explore cava cellars and learn about the winemaking process while enjoying tastings.

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Point #5
Mercado de La Boqueria

La Rambla, 89B, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.00
  • Attraction : Marketplace

La Boqueria is one of the most famous food markets in the world. Dating back to the 12th century, it is also one of the oldest. It offers a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood, and local delicacies. Inaugurated in 1836, initially the market was open-air, with travelling sellers' and farmers' stalls, selling their goods directly to the public. It was eventually covered and made into an indoor market in 1914. While it was officially built and inagurated in 1836, The origins of the Boqueria date back to the 12th century, when travelling salesmen and peasants set up shop in front of one of the gates of the old city wall to sell their wares. This bustling market was around when Columbus sailed across the Atlantic, during the Inquisition, the bloody Spanish Civil War, and throughout the Francoist dictatorship. Today, the market's vibrant colors and bustling atmosphere attract both locals and tourists. Exploring La Boqueria is a sensory delight that gives insight into Barcelona's culinary culture.

Point #6
Gran Teatre del Liceu

C/ de Sant Pau, 1 Bis, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.10
  • Attraction : Theatre

Constructed by Barcelona's affluent classes on the site of a former convent, the Gran Teatre del Liceu was envisioned as a home for the Music Conservatory and as a grand venue where high society could revel in the allure of opera, the cultural highlight of that era. The Gran Teatre del Liceu, commonly known as Liceu, is Barcelona's renowned opera house. It opened in 1847 and has since hosted many world-class opera and ballet performances. The theater original building was destroyed by a fire in 1861 and another fire wrecked havoc on it's architecture in 1994, since then has undergone renovations but it continues to be a cultural gem in the city.

Point #7
Plaça Reial

Rambla dels Caputxins, 33, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 1.46
  • Attraction : Square

Welome to Plaça Reial. Accentuated by the fountain, streetlamps and palm trees, and it is one of Barcelona's busiest, most vibrant spots, particularly at night. This square was once the site of a Capuchin monastery. Plaça Reial is a beautiful square designed in the mid-19th century and is flanked by elegant buildings. The square is a popular nightlife spot, with numerous bars and restaurants. It also houses the famous Gaudí-designed lampposts. Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect who has become internationally recognised as one of the most prodigious experts in his discipline, as well as one of the top exponents of modernism. His exceptional ground-breaking genius made him the inventor of a unique, personal and incomparable architectural language that defies classification. You'll see his touch around Barcelona but most notably at Sagrada Familia.

Point #8
Güell Palace

Rambla dels Caputxins, 33, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.52
  • Attraction : Palace

A UNESCO World Heritage Site Güell Palace, designed by Antoni Gaudí, is a masterpiece of modernist architecture. Built between 1886 and 1890, it was commissioned by the wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell. The palace's unique design showcases Gaudí's innovative use of space and light. Güell and Gaudí spared no expense when building this dream palace. The interior of Palau Guell is as remarkable as its exterior. Gaudi's signature natural forms and whimsical decorations create a truly unique experience. Even the roof terrace of the palace is adorned with intricate mosaics, transforming the chimneys and ventilation shafts into fantastic works of art. The flat roof of Guell palace resembles a magical garden, evoking the feeling of stepping into a fairytale realm. Symbolizing Gaudi's vision of heaven as otherworldly, the rooftop offers a stunning panoramic view of Barcelona's city center. Visitors can explore its stunning interiors and rooftop with chimneys resembling medieval knights.

Point #9
Columbus Monument

Rambla de Santa Mònica, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 1.36
  • Attraction : Monument

The Columbus Monument was erected in 1888 in honor of Christopher Columbus, who returned to Barcelona after his first voyage to the Americas. The statue of Columbus faces towards the sea. It also serves as a symbol of Barcelona's maritime history. The monument stands at the foot of La Rambla and offers panoramic views of the city from the viewing gallery at the top. The Columbus column contains Barcelona's first ever lift. It was hydraulic, with all the complexities this entailed, and was fitted inside the monument's narrow column. It took four minutes to reach the viewing gallery at the top. The lift was eventually replaced by safer and more modern electric lifts, and it now takes just 30 seconds to ride to the top. The monument is over 60 meters (197 feet) tall.

Point #10
La Rambla de Mar

Carrer de Circumval·lació Tram Dos, 6, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.00
  • Attraction : Ocean Side

La Rambla de Mar is a wooden walkway that extends from the Columbus Monument to the Maremagnum shopping center. It was built as part of the city's waterfront redevelopment. It offers stunning views of the sea and the yachts in the harbor. The walkway provides a peaceful escape from the bustling city and is a favorite spot for strolling and relaxation. Let's head back off the pier, turn right, and follow the boardwalk.

Point #11
La Barceloneta Walkway

Moll de l'Escar, 20, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 1.23
  • Attraction : Walkway

This area of the walkway is full of interesting museums, bars, restaurants, and viewpoints. If you're looking for to grab a bite to eat with a view, these restaurants are a good stop.

Point #12
La Barceloneta

Pg. de Joan de Borbó, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.07
  • Attraction : Neighborhood

La Barceloneta is a neighborhood known for its sandy beaches and maritime charm. The neighborhood's name comes from the word "Barceloneta," meaning little Barcelona. Originally built to house fishermen in the 18th century, it has retained its unique character. Visitors can enjoy beach activities, seafood restaurants, and beachfront promenades. La Barceloneta provides a refreshing break by the sea.

Point #13
Tapas Culture

Pla de Palau, 9997, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.20
  • Attraction : Fun Fact

Tapas, the delicious small plates of Spanish cuisine, play a significant role in Barcelona's culinary scene. It's a social tradition for friends and family to gather at tapas bars, enjoying a variety of dishes while sipping on local wines or vermouth.

Point #14
Ciutadella Park

Pl. de Joan Fiveller, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.21
  • Attraction : Park

Ciutadella Park, created in the mid-19th century, was Barcelona's first public park. Constructed on the grounds of a former military citadel, this structure emerged in 1714 following Felip V.'s victorious war. The citadel was strategically situated, necessitating the removal of a significant portion of the Ribera quarter to make way for the fortress, symbolizing King Felip V.'s desire to assert control over the people. For the Catalans, La Ciutadella epitomized all they resented: the Bourbons and the central government in Madrid. Later, the Citadel was converted into a prison - mostly for political prisoners. The park's design was influenced by London's Hyde Park and Paris' Luxembourg Gardens. It features lush gardens, a boating lake, a grand fountain, a zoo, and the Catalan Parliament building. If you were here in the 1888, you would've been able to see the park during the Barcelona Universal Exposition.

Point #15

95QM+7Q Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.77
  • Attraction : Fun Fact

Barcelona is home to one of the most famous football clubs in the world, FC Barcelona, commonly known as Barça. The city's passion for football is immense, and attending a match at the Camp Nou stadium is a thrilling experience for sports enthusiasts.


If you are a football enthusiast, be sure to check out the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona Museum, and if you're lucky enough to get tickets - a match!

Point #16
Gothic Quarter

Pl Pons Clerch, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.41
  • Attraction : Neighborhood

Welcome to the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, a captivating neighborhood steeped in history and brimming with intriguing tales from centuries past. Beneath its labyrinthine streets lie remnants of the ancient Roman city of Barcino, founded over 2,000 years ago. You can still catch glimpses of Roman walls, pillars, and other archaeological treasures as you explore the area. The quarter's medieval charm is evident in its narrow, winding streets that once thrived as bustling centers of commerce and culture. Today, the Gothic Quarter is a vibrant and dynamic neighborhood, blending its historic past with a modern and eclectic atmosphere. As you stroll through its charming streets, you'll encounter numerous historic landmarks, the quarter's is a fusion of old-world charm and contemporary growth.

Point #17
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

Carrer dels Abaixadors, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.16
  • Attraction : Cathedral

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, also known as the Cathedral of the Sea, is a stunning example of Catalan Gothic architecture isnpiring artists and writers alike: The novel "Cathedral of the Sea" by Ildefonso Falcones is based on the basilica's construction. Construction began in 1329 and was completed in the 15th century. The church is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors and this church was funded by the city's sailors and merchants. It has survived fires and wars, becoming a symbol of Barcelona's maritime heritage.

Point #18
Siesta Tradition

Plaça de l'Àngel, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.21
  • Attraction : Fun Fact

Like many Mediterranean cultures, the people of Barcelona embrace the siesta tradition. In the afternoon, particularly during the hot summer months, it's common to see shops and businesses closing for a few hours, allowing locals to take a leisurely break or nap before resuming their daily activities. 

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Point #19
Plaça de Sant Jaume

Pl. de Sant Jaume, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.00
  • Attraction : Square

The square's history dates back to Roman times when it was the central hub of the ancient Roman city of Barcino. It has been an essential civic space throughout the city's long history and has witnessed various architectural and urban transformations. It is surrounded by notable buildings with architectural and historical significance. Due to its political importance, the square has been a focal point for protests, rallies, and demonstrations on various issues, including Catalan independence movements, social causes, and political changes. Let's continue through the square to our next attraction!

Point #20
Bishops Bridge (El Pont del Bisbe)

C/ de la Pietat, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.82
  • Attraction : Bridge

This is one of the most photographed sights in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter: The Bishop's Bridge. This site is the newest part of the Gothic Quarter in an attempt to "beautify the area" when Joan Rubió I Bellver who proposed the demolition of all non-Gothic buildings around Barcelona Cathedral suggested a new style to replace the building around you in the similar style of this bridge. Under the bridge is a skull and dagger and legend says that the skull was the architect’s way of expressing his displeasure after his original plan was turned down. Others have even suggested that, rather than being a stone carving, it is in fact a real human skull! You be the judge as we pass beneath it and continue to our last stop.

Point #21
Cathedral of Barcelona

Pla de la Seu, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

  • Distance : 0.00
  • Attraction : Cathedral

When you think of famous churches in Barcelona, this one isn't the main one on the post card. But this is the Cathedral of Barcelona, officially known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, is a magnificent Gothic cathedral dating back to the 13th century though the history of the cathedral is much older than that. The basilica was destroyed by the Moors in 985. It was replaced by a Romanesque cathedral, built between 1046 and 1058. A Romanesque chapel, the Capella de Santa Llucia, was added between 1257 and 1268. As a result of civil wars and the black death that plagued Barcelona several times, construction of the cathedral only progressed slowly. It was not until 1460 that the main building of the cathedral was finally finished. The Gothic façade was added much later, in 1889, and the most recent part, the cathedral's central tower, was completed in 1913. It is dedicated to Saint Eulalia, the co-patron saint of Barcelona. The cathedral's facade and interior showcase intricate architectural details. The cloister is home to 13 white geese, symbolizing the age at which Saint Eulalia was martyred.