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Things To Do In Barcelona

Updated on April 3, 2013
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Barcelona is the 2nd largest city in Spain which attracts a large number of tourists every year. It is an old yet very modern city where every effort is made to protect the old and celebrate the new things. This is a typical European city having lots of outdoor markets, restaurants, museums et al. The Metro is a reliable transport system which will take you to far-flung destinations.

Barcelona enjoys a lot of sunshine during the year has a warm weather that extends for long periods. Focusing on things to do in this lovely city is very difficult as it has so many incredible things to offer. To make your job easier will concentrate on the top 5 things to do in Barcelona, Spain.

Visit the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (La Seu) - The La Seu is the main cathedral in Barcelona. The cathedral is regarded as the best example of Gothic architecture in Spain. The intricate work on the inside and outside of the cathedral has drawn many praises from the tourists. Inside the cathedral there is a cloister which overlooks the tropical garden.

According to the travelers it is always better to visit the cathedral during the month of December as the courtyard gets filled with local people selling decorations for Christmas. It is open to visitors throughout the year and the entry is totally free.

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Barri Gotic - The Gothic Quarter or the Barri Gotic is considered as one of the oldest parts of the city where you can marvel at the ancient architecture of the old Barcelona. Barri Gotic has a number of small cafes, bars and many stores including the more renowned ones like Mango. You will also come across a number of street performers in one of these alleys. The place is liked by many travelers as it is ideal for a stroll in the evening.

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Montjuic Castle - The castle has been constructed in the 17th century and offers excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea. The structure has a beautiful garden and a moat. You can reach the castle by hopping on the cable car as San Sebastia Beach. At the castle you must explore the Military Museum and have a look at the ancient swords and armor. Even if you have finished touring the castle it is advisable to stay in the area to witness the light and waterworks shows which takes place on weekend evenings.

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Picasso Museum - The Picasso Museum, as the name suggests, displays some of the finest work of Pablo Picasso. There are more than 1000 pieces of his work; so you need to devote a lot of time to this museum. There are works by other artists like Rembrandt. The Picasso Museum is closed on Mondays and there is an entrance fee of $11.

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La Sagrada Familia - The La Sagrada Familia is the most easily recognized church in Barcelona. Even if you are not a great fan of old architecture you will fall in love with this church. The la Sagrada Familia stands at an imposing height of 558 ft. You can go in here for free but if you want to see it in detail then you need to shell out $15.

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I hope you enjoy your next trip to Barcelona. If you've been there before and would like to add something that is no on my list, please let us know what it is. I may just add it... :-)

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