- By Kevin
- On Oct 15, 2017
- Travel Tips
If you don't have much time to visit the Barcelona city,some of the Barcelona tourist attractions mentioned below should most certainly be on your short list.But don't forget places like Barcelona Cathedral,Barcelona beaches,and Tibidabo moutain(with panoramic views of the city)that are also wonderful places to visit.
Built between the years 1906 and 1910,Casa Milà(La Pedrera)was the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.The colorful building is considered one of the artist’s most eccentric and enticing architectural creations with not one straight edge on the exterior.Tours of the interior and the incredible roof structures are available.It also hosts a large exposition of Gaudi works,covering Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlio,not only La Pedrera itself.
Out of Barcelona’s seven different beaches,stretching over 4.5 km(2.8 miles)of coastline,Barceloneta probably tops them all.It is one of the most popular and is closest to the city center.Along the 1,100 meter(3,600 feet)sandy beach runs a walkway popular with joggers and cyclist.Not surprisingly this place can get crowded,especially during the summer months when the beach bars open up and the beach quickly fills up with locals and tourist.
With other major works in the city including La Casa Batllóand La Pedrera,this has to be one of Antoni Gaudí’s most celebrated and it is certainly one of the most emblematic of Barcelona.The area was originally meant to be a residential property development with Gaudi doing much of the planning and landscape design.Only two houses were built and the land was later sold to the city of Barcelona and turned into a park.It is home to the famous Salamander sculpture,as well as other buildings and structures designed by the architect.With stunning views of the city,this is a magical experience.