Barcelona is a city with much to offer, from Gaudi's magical works, delicious tapas, and a laid-back beach vibe. Here are some of the top things to do in Barcelona!

Sagrada Familia

Gaudi's most famous work is one of the most popular things to do in Barcelona. One look and you'll see why - from the colorful stained glass, whimsical structures, and unique facade.

Park Guell

Gaudi's magical wonderland comes alive in the greenery and takes inspiration from its surrounding nature. Come early to see it bathed in magical light and for the fewest crowds.

La Boqueria

Visiting La Boqueria is not only one of the top things to do in Barcelona, it is considered one of Europe's best markets. You'll find vendors selling anything from fruit, meats, spices, sweets, and more.

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter dates back over 2000 years and contains remnants of the city's Roman times, as well as a labyrinth of windy, narrow cobblestoned streets.

Casa Batllo

One of Gaudi's signature works and one where he unleashed his most creative and unique ideas. Do not miss the rooftop terrace!

Palau de la Musica Catalana

The Palau is the only concert hall listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a shining example of Catalan Noveau architecture. Many notable performers have taken the stage here.

Barcelona Cathedral

The enormous Barcelona Cathedral is a stunning example of Gothic architecture and the focal point of the Gothic Quarter. Do not miss the rooftop here!


It may be a bit touristy, but visiting Barceloneta is one of the most iconic things to do in Barcelona. Enjoy the beach, palm trees, and the emblematic skyline here.