NOVEMBER 2019: Barcelona is a city that’s always evolving, and we do our best to keep up. That’s why we’ve just renovated our DO List, rounding up the absolute best things to do in Barcelona, whether it’s your first time visiting or you’ve made the city your home. This time around, you’ll find the Sagrada Família at number one, because no trip to Barcelona is complete without a stop at Antoni Gaudí’s world-renowned masterpiece. Elsewhere, we’ve included more of his pioneering works (Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Park Güell), Barcelona’s best beaches, La Rambla, the Picasso Museum, Marlowe Bar (possibly the best bar in Spain), Käthe Wohlfahrt (a year-round Christmas shop), the annual 48h Open House event, Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, the Boqueria market, Ciutadella park and Plaça de Catalunya. Phew.
Daunted by the prospect of a trip to Barcelona? There’s so much to do in this thriving cultural capital that you run the risk of going away convinced that you haven’t really seen the place. We live here, and we’re slightly intimidated by the sheer number of brilliant museums, fab restaurants and cutting-edge nightlife venues this city has to offer. But don’t fear – we’re here to make sure you get the most out of your visit with this run-down of the attractions you absolutely can’t miss. Maybe you can’t wait to feast your eyes on the Sagrada Família, or perhaps you’re set on making a beeline straight for those picture-postcard beaches. Whatever your holidaying preferences, read on and start ticking off the city’s most exquisite sights according to us.
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