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Barcelona Guide | Points of Interest
With the Barcelona guide we guarantee you'll get to see all the most relevant places of this vibrant mediterranean city.
It is a lively and entertaining spectacle, justly renowned throughout the world. It fills up with thousands of strolling visitors and performers doing the human statue. The avenue runs from Plaça Catalunya to the Old Port.
Main points of interest along Ramblas and Raval quarter:
• Boqueria Market: One of the city's oldest and most traditional markets.
• MACBA: Contemporary Art Museum
• CCCB: The Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre
• Gran Teatre del Liceu: Barcelona's Opera Palace
• Plaça Reial: Porticoed 19th c. square with Gaudi designed street lamps.
• Columbus Monument: Offering impresive panoramic views of Barcelona.
This is, without doubt, one of the best places for lovers of old streets. It is the heart of the medieval part of the city which was contained within the city walls until the mid 19th Century.
Main points of interest:
• The Cathedral: Built in Gothic style, it is dedicated to the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia.
• Plaça St. Jaume: Home to Barcelona Town Hall and the Generalitat autonomous government.
• Call: Barcelona's old Jewish quarter.
• Plaça del Rei: An attractive square where you can visit Roman remains.
• Santa Maria del Pi: This church is a clear example of Catalan gothic architecture.
The Ribera neighbourhood, known as "El Born" has become one of the most visited places of the city. It is currently a fashionable neighbourhood: designer boutiques, restaurants and music bars frequented by the city's most chic clientele.
• Santa Maria del Mar: One of the city's most beautiful churches, funded mainly by sailors and fishermen.
• Born Market: One of the first examples of the new architecture based on iron. It became the central fruit and vegetable market until 1970's.
• Picasso Museum: Contains most important collection of the works of Pablo Picasso.
• Montcada Street: Interesting street full of aristocratic mansion houses of medieval origin.
• Santa Caterina Market: It has recently gone a colourful renovation project designed by Enric miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue.
• Palau de la Musica Catalana: Concert hall designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, one of the greatest representatives of Catalan modernist architecture.
Modernist art and architecture flowered in Barcelona like no other city in the world. There is a Modernist Route that identifies 115 of the most important sites.
The Modernist Barcelona is concentrated basically in the Eixample Quarter along the famous modernist streets like Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya.
• Sagrada Familia
• La Pedrera
• Casa Batlló
• Park Güell
• Palau Güell
• Casa Vicens
To get to Sagrada Familia, Park Güell or Casa Vicens, you have to take the metro. The other buildings are just a few minutes walking from the hotel.
The area known as "Port Vell" is the shoreline that runs between the monument to Columbus and the Barceloneta neighbourhood. Along this promenade, we can find everything from the latest line in shops to the best place to eat paella.
Main interesting places along this route:
• Drassanes: The biggest and best-preserved medieval shipyards in the world.
• Rambla de Mar: Promenade that leads to Maremàgnum, a leisure centre. Next to this complex, there is the Imax cinema and the Aquarium.
• Moll de la Fusta: This is a pleasant route that will take us up to the Barceloneta from the Rambla de Mar. At the bottom of this promenade we find the "Face of Barcelona" statue by Roy Lichtenstein.
• Barceloneta: The city's waterfront district per excellence. It is recommended to walk around this area in order to soak up the popular spirit it still preserves.
• San Sebastià beach: Is the first beach that we find in this route. Connects to the rest of beaches of Barcelona, running from Barceloneta, The Port Olimpic and to the Forum area.