La Sagrada Familia
La Pedrera (Casa Milà)
More On Gaudí:
Barcelona Tourist Guide Architecture
free entrances. Make sure you get there early as there tends to be a long line.
Museo d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Museo Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Picasso Museum (I recommend getting tickets beforehand)
Camp Nou (Barcelona FC Museum)
Barcelona Center of Contemporary Culture
Museum d' Història de Catalunya
Catalan Museum of Archeology
Palau de la Música Catalana
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya
More Museum Information:
Barcelona Tourist Guide: Museums
Lost and Found Market
Flea Market BCN
La Boqueria- a food market on Las Ramblas
More Market Info:
Barcelona's Best Vintage and Flea Markets
here. More information here. Directions on how to get to Montjuïc here.
Magic Fountain of Montjïc: The fountain in front of the MNAC does beautiful light show every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Read the history here. Check timetables here.
Parc de la Ciutadella: Across from the Arc there is a beautiful park that has the Barcelona Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, Catalan Parliament, and rowing on the lake. You could also have a picnic here. Information on the park here.
history, services, and directions here.
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar: Catalans love this church and people who want to get married here are put on 2 year long wait-lists. It is a simple church but very Catalan-architecture. For directions click here.
here for directions and tickets.
Flamenco: Although Flamenco is from southern Spain, it is still worth it to see a show. My friend went with her program here.
illegal), you will find a beautiful views of Plaça Espanya. You could even try one of the restaurants at the top for dinner.
Here is tour information.
Av. Portal de l'Angel: Mango, Zara, H&M, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Nike, Intimissimi, Stradivarius, and many more wonderful stores. This street was my weakness.
Passeig de Gràcia: Think 5th Ave in NYC. High end fashion designers and high street stores.
Diagonal Mar: A mall on Diagonal that has Primark and Alcampo. Take the L4 line to El Maresme Fòrum. Mall information here.
Arenas: Ex-bullfighting ring turned mall.
La Maquinista: An outdoor mall that has the only Forever21 in the city. It also has a bunch of other high street stores. Mall information here.
L'Illa Diagonal: Another mall that has a Primark along with other high street stores. Information here.
Top Shop: Carrer de Bergara, 1, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
A small Top Shop and the only one in the city.
Other Shopping Guides:
Barcelona Shopping Guide
Laia's Guide (recommended!)
here. Museum information here.
3MSC2, but it is an absolutely beautiful city. It is much calmer than Barcelona and the people are so kind. Here is my post on Girona. We stayed at the Equity Point Hostel for one night and the staff there were so helpful. Here is some extra information: What to Do in Girona, Girona Video Guide, Bus from Girona Airport to Barcelona,
Carnival (when I went) during late February and early March. Here is some information on how to get there. Also Stoke Travel and Barcelona Trips have group tours during Carnival, but it is totally do-able to go on your own.
there. Here are some posts I found helpful: The World Looks Red.
Las Fallas. People build these huge wooden statues that are supposed to make fun of politicians, but many are just fun characters, and place them all over the city. On the last day they set them on fire. This was crazier than Carnival in Barcelona and so much fun. I went with Barcelona Trips but a lovely friend was studying in Valencia so she just took me around everywhere. Here is my post on Valencia. This is another girl's study abroad blog and what she did in Valencia.
Costa Brava: I didn't get the chance to go up to La Costa Brava but I had friends who rented a car and did a mini road trip and they had a blast. It is sooo beautiful up there.
Here are directions on how to get there. Here are some other helpful links: Montserrat, A Day Trip.
Other Helpful Links:
VICE Barcelona Guide
Rough Guide Barcelona
Apartime Barcelona Guide
enBarcelona (like NY Magazine)
Laia's Guide (highly recommend!)
Unlike City Guides Barcelona
Sandeman's Free Walking Tour (for when you want some guidance getting to know the city)
Barcelona City Video (video)
Barcelona Walking Tour (video- love!)
Travel Guide to Barcelona (video)
I Who Wander Barcelona (study abroad blog)
Blogging in Barcelona (study abroad blog)
Study Abroad Guide: Barcelona (study abroad blog)
Guide to Barcelona (study abroad blog)
La Playa Sol
My Barcelona Guides:
Good Things to Know
Barcelona Food & Dessert Guide
Barcelona Bar & Club Guide