#01 La Pedrera

Is it an apartment building or a work of art? Both, when the building in question – the undulating Pedrera, or “Stone Quarry” – is designed by Antoni Gaudí.

#01 La Pedrera

#02 The city beaches

Barcelona has a golden seafront, with 5km of sandy beaches stretching from Barceloneta to Diagonal Mar.

#02 The city beaches

#03 A tapas tour

Hopping from bar to bar, sampling the specialities, is the best way to experience some of Barcelona’s finest food.

Food, tapas, Barcelona, Spain.© hitch3r/Shutterstock

#04 Camp Nou

The magnificent Camp Nou stadium is the home of FC Barcelona, one of the world’s premier sides, with a cabinet full of trophies to prove it.

#04 Camp Nou

#05 Fundació Miró

The adventurous Fundació Joan Miró celebrates the work of one of the greatest Catalan artists.

#05 Fundació Miró

#06 La Seu

Marvel at the soaring spaces in one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in Spain.

Indoor cloister in the Cathedral of St. Mary of La Seu Vella, in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain© Jordi C/Shutterstock

#07 Museu del Modernisme Català

Explore the art, sculpture and furniture of modernista Barcelona in this wonderful collection of paintings and artefacts.

#07 Museu del Modernisme Català

#08 Tibidabo

Scale the heights of Mount Tibidabo for fantastic views and a wonderful amusement park.

#08 Tibidabo

#09 Casa Batlló

The “House of Bones” is another modernista masterwork by Antoni Gaudí.

#09 Casa Batlló

#10 La Boqueria

The city’s best-known market presents an extraordinary range of fresh produce.

#10 La Boqueria

#11 Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

The National Museum of Art celebrates the grandeur of Romanesque and Gothic art, two periods in which Catalan artists were pre-eminent in Spain.

#11 Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

#12 The ramblas

A stroll down Barcelona’s famous thoroughfare is a must for both tourists and locals alike.

#12 The ramblas

#13 Parc Güell

The city’s most extraordinary park is a fantasy land born of Antoni Gaudí’s fertile imagination.

#13 Parc Güell

#14 Museu Picasso

Trace the genesis of the artist’s genius in the city that Picasso liked to call home.

#14 Museu Picasso

#15 Sagrada Família

The temple dedicated to the Sacred Family is the essential pilgrimage for Gaudí fans.

#15 Sagrada Família

#16 Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions are at home in El Raval’s signature building.

#16 Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

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