Historic Sites in Barcelona

Historic Sites in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Historic Sites

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  • vichy
    NYC554 contributions
    This cathedral is slightly out of the way compared to the other major tourist sites, but it's so so so so worth it. Hands down, this was actually my favorite one in the city (caveat that this is if you're a fan of gothic architecture). There is a grandeur and a peacefulness that comes through with this cathedral that's incomparable to all the other ones I visited in Barcelona. Also, I loved that there is more freedom with climbing up to the terraces than I've experienced at other cathedrals - you're given instructions on where the stairs are located, but you can go at your own time and your own pace. And in my case, I actually went up more than once, the experience and view from the top was so memorable. There's a wonderful viewing platform that's been set up at the top, with views of the sea.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Ofer S
    Rosh Haayin, Israel94 contributions
    Nice place great location you can walk easy to all over the city nice breakfast
    Lot of things neer you.
    The jacuzzi on the roof is perfect for relaxation during the day or eavning
    The bedroom is basic it is very simple place but we enjoy it
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • Robert J
    2 contributions
    Amazing city! The old quarter has all the history and charm and the shopping district , further out, has all you need. We stayed just off la Ramblas but anywhere from Cataluniya square down puts you within walking distance, in the heart of it. The hop on hop off bus is a must and you can plan a good day around this as of course is the unique Familia Segrada and Park Guell if you are up for a lot of walking. To eat, step off Ramblas and search the side and back streets around the Cathedral much better and more authentic food. Be warned though, Barcelona is not cheap.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Andreea - Teodo... B
    Brasov, Romania9 contributions
    It was a nice visit with an acceptable price, personally I think that is not worth to go there just for the house but definitely check it out when visiting Park Güell if you like historical pieces
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • jonahNJ
    Pennington, NJ11,562 contributions
    During my visit to Barcelona, it was exciting to visit the Olympic Complex which was the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics. As expected, this is a massive complex which includes a stadium, sports hall and swimming pools. One item that stood out in its uniqueness is a spire-like structure that looked like a modernistic sculpture. I was surprised to learn that it is actually a communications tower that obviously was indispensable in the Summer of 1992.

    I learned that the complex is currently used for special events. However, the swimming pools are now open to the public for use.
    Written 10 April 2020
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,723 contributions
    We walked by this attractive building several times as we were in a hotel nearby. Very nice older structure, part of the gorgeous heritage of old architecture in this lovely city.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • Dr_Waugh
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6,318 contributions
    There are lots of lovely things on this street, one of which was a large number of chocolate shops.

    The children were spoiled with chocolate milkshake and chocolate churros (sneakily it gave them the calorie hit they needed to keep walking, 7.5 miles this day!) If you want a sweet treat make it here. We went to Granja La Pallaresa and it was good!
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain11,475 contributions
    Parc del Fòrum is a modern place located in the surroundings of Barcelona city and close to the Mediterranean Sea, where you can walk, run, go to the beach or come to this place to see some temporal exhibitions. I came here with my almost 7 years old daughter to see "Expo Dinosaures", an exposition of large models of dinosaurs. A nice place to come with children, where they can see a lot of dinosaurs, see a documentary film and play with other children in a children area, where they can dig and find dinosaurs bonds ot they can go up to a "real" dinosaur. Small, but funny and too artificial.
    Written 26 June 2023
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  • nam p
    53 contributions
    This is nostalgic place and very artsy. Only take a few mins to go around the place and admire this beauty. You definitely gonna pass by this place when you go around the cathedral. Take a moment to step inside, it's free.
    Written 14 April 2023
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  • LN1946
    Varde, Denmark7,960 contributions
    Casa Sayrach is a modernista building, but one of the last, built in 1918.
    The building was designed by Gabriel Borrell and built by Manuel Sayrach.
    Casa Sayrach hasn't overwhelming many datails, like many other modernista buildings.
    Casa Sayrach is more simple and classy, and it is a graceful building.
    Written 24 July 2016
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,442 contributions
    Located just off the rambla within Plaça Vila de Madri, is a Roman burial ground, it ias possible to see it from street level, or 2 euro entry, amazing the things you see when cruising the streets of this wonderful city.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,283 contributions
    The Palau Reial Major is a Royal Palace located in the Placa de Rei which is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.

    This is where Christopher Columbus met the Catholic Kings on his return from the Americas in 1492.
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,737 contributions
    If you face the statue, you will see a very medieval square, because modern houses will remain behind and to the side. The grey gloomy walls of the Santa Agata Chapel will be the backdrop for the statue of count Ramon Berenguer III by sculptor Josep Llimona i Bruguera installed here in 1888. The stylish architectural ensemble shows that the history of Barcelona doesn`t begin with Gaudi and Catalan modernism...
    Written 30 November 2020
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  • Pelias M
    Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
    It's a park that could be enjoyed for all the family (and free). It's better to have a picnic there, because there are not any bar nor restaurant.
    Written 13 November 2017
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  • MicheleParis
    Paris, France3,669 contributions
    While in Barcelona in February, I discovered by chance this palace. This building is not that old (built between 1919 and 1923) however very interesting in terms of architecture. It was an ecclesiastical institution dedicated to the diffusion of Catholic culture in general and the ideas of the philosopher and theologian Jaume Balmes. It his a masterpiece by Joan Rubió i Bellver, a follower of Gaudí's and one of the architects who, in the 1920s, shaped Barcelona's Gothic Quarter as we see it today. As soon as you enter, you are captivated by the magnificent central courtyard brings light to the building and has a unique wooden balcony carved in the shape of a grandstand.There is an amazing chapel is located inside the building. The masterpice is an altar with a sculpture of the crucifixion by Josep Llimona, flanked by images of the Virgin and Saint John by Camps Arnau. On the sides there are two other marble altars, dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat and Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus. A hidden treasure in the Gotic area. You can only visit this place with a guided on Thursday and Sunday only. Tours are in Spanish and Catalan and in English on request. Price is 8 Euros for a 50 min. / 1 hour visit. Worth it!
    Written 5 March 2019
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