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The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most popular and vibrant destinations, particularly during the summer! Not sure where to start? A Barcelona sight seeing tour is a great way to take in the best this Catalonian city has to offer.
Almost every Barcelona sight seeing tour will take you through the glorious strip that is Las Ramblas. Las Ramblas is one of Barcelona’s most famed streets, known for its colourful markets, its popular street entertainers and its thriving bars and cafes. Las Ramblas is bustling throughout the day and into the night and travellers should be sure to visit Mercat De La Boqueria, a market that is renowned for its fresh food and tasty tapas.
La Sagrada Família
At the top of your Barcelona sight seeing tour check-list should be La Sagrada Família. This basilica is an architectural wonder and has been somewhat of a work in progress for the last 130 years. Designed with several towers and facades, the structure of La Sagrada Família is a sight to behold and takes in over 2 million visitors per year. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Barcelona is a city packed with museums and some of the best Barcelona sight seeing tours should offer you a chance to explore at least one magnificent museum. The city’s most visited museum is the Museu Picasso, a gallery that displays the earlier works of Picasso. Other wonderful museums include the acclaimed CaxiaForum, a museum of science and nature (which boasts live animals and a rainforest), the Museu Marítim and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Cataluny.
A sea of calm high above the city, a Barcelona sight seeing tour to Montjuïc is perfect for travellers looking to escape the bustle of the main city. Montjuïc hill comprises of iconic sights, luscious botanic gardens and various museums, all set alongside amazing views of the city of Barcelona and the ocean beyond. While here, don’t forget to visit the Palau Nacional, the Magic Fountain and the Castell de Montjuïc. If you’re not up for the big trek up the hill, consider taking the cable car from the port.
Esglesia De Santa Maria Del Mar
The Esglesia De Santa Maria Del Mar is Barcelona’s spectacular medieval church of Our Lady of the Sea. This church was blessed in 1384 and its Gothic origins will excite both architectural enthusiasts and history buffs. The church’s interiors are not to be missed when sightseeing in Barcelona; its gargantuan columns, stained windows and sweeping, tall ceilings are stunning.