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

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1. Las Ramblas

7 most visited places in Barcelona, ​​Spain
La Rambla from Twyxx / CC BY 2.0

Barcelona’s most famous street, Las Ramblas, is a huge tourist attraction for its fantastic shops and street performers. Take a leisurely stroll all the way down to the port, stop at any shop that catches your eye, and experience the true spirit of Barcelona.

2. La Boqueria Market

7 most visited places in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Mercat st. Josep / la boqueria by Ludo / CC BY 2.0

One of the best markets in Europe, La Boqueria is a must-visit for all travelers dining in Barcelona. A favorite place of Michelin-starred chef Carles Gaig, the quality of the products on offer is truly incredible. Full of wonderful smells, colors and people, this market is a delight for all the senses.

3. Badalona Beach

7 most visited places in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Badalona beach from Milena Mihaylova / CC BY 2.0

If you’re after some quality sunbed time, hop on the fast train to Badalona Beach, sit back and enjoy the sun. The beach is loved by sportsmen as there are plenty of volleyball nets and beach activities perfect for tourists.

4. Restaurant Uma

Uma is one of the most sought after restaurants in Barcelona and for good reason. They only have 5 tables so be sure to book in advance. Remember it’s cash only! Introduced to Sants by Basque chef Iker Erauzkin, this restaurant is somewhat hidden down a side street — Carrer de Rossend Arrus, 12 — so keep your eyes peeled. You’ll be happy to try delicacies like the octopus appetizer!

5. Casa Batlló

7 most visited places in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Casa Batlló from 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 entering a fairy tale with so many unusual shapes, colors and stained glass windows. At night, the rooftop terrace is open for a guaranteed magical night of art, live music and drinks.

6. Montujuïc Castle

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

7. The Màgica font

7 most visited places in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Magica font by Richard Jones / CC BY-SA 2.0

Finish your Barcelona holiday with a bang by seeing Màgica font water and light show. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., but come early to get a good view. Designed by engineer Carles Buigas, this ornamental fountain was built in 1929 and later restored for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

These are of course just some of the most important things to do when you visit Barcelona. Make the most of every minute in the city and discover so much more!

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