what to do in Barcelona districts
What to do in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the biggest cities in Europe and it also has some of the best sightseeing’s of the continent. Although, the main tourist places are a must see, we also encourage you to visit other sites. That’s why we offer this small guide of what to visit in the 10 districts of the city.
The main sites of each district of Barcelona
Turó de la Rovira in Horta-Guinardó
As one of the highest places in Barcelona, standing at 262 meters, it has an interesting history. It is famous because it became the main air defense point of the city during theSpanish Civil War (1936 – 39). Today, visitors can visit the whole place because it has been transformed into a museum. You can also enjoy the only 360-degree view of the city.
La Rambla del Poble Nou in Poble Nou, Sant Martí
The word “Ramblas” means boulevards. And there are several of those in Barcelona. After visiting Las Ramblas in the center of the city, you might want to take a look at La Rambla del Poble Nou. The Rambla is the main street of the district, where one can enjoy shopping or having a drink with “tapas” on one of the several terraces that this street offers.
El Molino in Poble Sec, Sants-Montjuic
This district is famous because it hosts the most popular cabaret theater of Barcelona, El Molino. Known as the catalan Mouline Rouge, the place was opened in 1898. Since then it has become one of the most popular cabarets in Europe.
Carrer Verdi at Gràcia
The district of Gràcia is one of the favorites among foreigners, and carrer Verdi is one of the reasons. In less than 500 meters, the street offers a wide variety of food options and small stores where you can buy all kind of clothes and accessories from local designers.
Platja de Sant Sebastià at Barceloneta, Ciutat Vella
One of the best beaches of Barcelona, Sant Sebastià is also the most famous one. Although it can be crowded, if you walk a few meters towards the W Hotel the crowds disappear gradually. If you enjoy nude beaches, the beach offers a small nude beach area as well.
Sagrada Família at the Eixample
The Word wide known Gaudí’s building. There are no words to describe this majestic structure. When it will be finished, in 2026, it will be one of the biggest religious places in the world. A nice view of Sagrada Família is the enjoyable walk down from Avinguda Gaudí.
The architectural route at Sant Andreu
You can start at Can Galta to remember the industrial past of the neighborhood. Then you can follow to the modernist buildings of Can Mazantini and Can Guardiola. Finally, you can visit the Rec Comtal, the medieval pipeline that supplied water to the city.
Parc Central de Nou Barris at Nou Barris
One of the biggest parks of Barcelona, it offers a wide area to enjoy a nice walking through the small ponds or sport fields, where the locals exercise to stay healthy and in good shape.
Camp Nou at Les Corts
If you are a football fan, this is your city. If you are lucky and have got tickets, go to the Camp Nou to see Messi and his teammates playing. You can also visit there one of the most visited museums of the city, “El Museu del F.C. Barcelona”, where you can see the history of the team and some of its trophies.
CosmoCaixa at Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
The museum of sciences of Barcelona has always interesting expositions to see. It also hosts a big area of amazon vegetation. You will feel like in the jungle.
Barcelona is a city where you can do a thousand things. We do recommend that you also visit the off beaten track places to have a more local view of the city and enjoy experience in all the levels of this amazing city.