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7 Most Visited Spots in Barcelona, Spain

By Kach Umandap August 19th, 2022 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog One Comment

Barcelona is best known for its love of football, tapas and sangria and with fair weather all year, there’s never a bad time to visit. So pack your bags and get ready for your Barcelona holidays with a pinch of inspiration and follow the crowds to the most popular spots in Barcelona.


1. Las Ramblas

7 Most Visited Spots in Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla by Twyxx / CC BY 2.0

The most famous street in Barcelona, Las Ramblas is a big draw for tourists because of the fantastic shops and street artists. Take a relaxed walk all the way down to the harbour, stopping at any shops that catch your eye and experience the true spirit of Barcelona.

2. La Boqueria Market

7 Most Visited Spots in Barcelona, Spain
Mercat st. Josep / la boqueria by Ludo / CC BY 2.0

One of the best markets in Europe, La Boqueria is an essential visit for all foodie travelers in Barcelona. A favorite haunt of the Michelin-starred chef Carles Gaig, the quality of the produce on offer is truly incredible. Filled with wonderful smells, colors and people this market is a delight for all of the senses.


3. Badalona beach

7 Most Visited Spots in Barcelona, Spain
badalona beach by milena mihaylova / CC BY 2.0

If you’re craving some quality time with a sun lounger then hop on a quick train to Badalona beach, take a seat and enjoy the sun. The beach is loved by sporty types as there are plenty of volleyball nets and beach activities that are perfect for tourists.

4. Uma Restaurant

Uma is one of the most in demand restaurants in Barcelona and with good reason. They only have 5 tables so make sure to book in advance. Don’t forget that it’s cash only! Introduced to the Sants district by the Basque chef Iker Erauzkin, this restaurant is somewhat hidden away in a side street — Carrer de Rossend Arrus, 12 —so keep your eyes peeled. You’ll be glad you did when you try delights such as the octopus starter!

5. Casa Batllo

7 Most Visited Spots in Barcelona, Spain
Casa Batlló by Son of Groucho / CC BY 2.0

Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batllo is a fascinating building and is one of the most visited buildings in Barcelona. It’s like stepping into a fairy tale with so many unusual shapes, colours and stained glass windows. At night, the roof terrace is opened up for what’s guaranteed to be a magical night of art, live music and drinks.

6. Montujuïc Castle

Take a cable car up to the popular Montjuïc Castle. The castle, which dates from the late 17th and 18th centuries, has a turbulent but intriguing history, having served as a political prison and the scene of executions in the past. A visit to the castle also rewards you with a view of the city and an insight into Spain’s colonial past.

7. Font Màgica

7 Most Visited Spots in Barcelona, Spain
Font Magica by Richard Jones / CC BY-SA 2.0

Finish your Barcelona holiday with a bang by seeing the Font Màgica water and light show. The show starts at 9.30pm but get there early to ensure a good view. Designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, this ornamental fountain was built in 1929 and then later restored for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Of course, these are just a few of the highlights when you visit Barcelona. Make the most of every minute in the city to reveal a whole lot more!

Extra Tip: Check out Plumguide for the best holiday homes and vacation rentals in Barcelona.

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.