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Best Barcelona Attractions: Tours & Tickets

Barcelona Historical Sites

1. La Sagrada Familia
5. Palau Güell
7. Arc de Triomf of Barcelona
8. Port Of Barcelona
10. Santa Maria del Pi

There are many historical places to visit in Barcelona, Spain that are artistic in nature. When it comes to Barcelona, the city is among the best works of popular architects like Antoni Gaudi like Park Guell, Casa Batllo, Palau Guell, Casa Mia, etc. You must visit La Casa Batlló and Casa Milà to start your exploration with an immersive experience to witness the digitized artwork of the legendary artist. La Casa Batlló and Casa Milà can showcase the most beautiful forms of artwork in vibrant colors, supported by motion sensors, simulators, and projectors. For experiencing the Spanish lifestyle, you can explore Palau Güell Mansion, designed in the style of the aristocracy.

The rooftops of these buildings designed by Gaudi are made in such a way that rewards you with the panorama of Barcelona’s beauty from top. If you wish to know the history of the enchanting Spanish city, you can explore its cathedrals, and museums. The 14-15th century old Cathedrals in Barcelona like Santa Maria del Pi, and The Cathedral of Barcelona are made in the finest Neo-gothic architectures. Furthermore, if you are looking for an open-air historical expedition, the streets of La Rambla, and Park Guell keep you entertained through lush greenery.

Here is the list of best historical places in Barcelona:

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La Sagrada Familia

  • Designed by renowned artist Antoni Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia is one of the most popular historical places to visit in Barcelona Spain
  • The unique thing about this historical place is its flying buttresses design that appears to be twisted from all across the city, and the fact that it is still unfinished. 
  • Originally built as a structure to promote Christianity in Barcelona, this building was later made in the style of Neo-gothic architecture. 
  • Antoni Gaudi designed this building with a geometric shape that is visible from a distance. 
  • You can access the unfinished Cathedral’s Museum, and shop. The exterior of the church like Crypt, Nave, Nativity Facade, etc, are reachable through a 300-step spiral staircase.

Location: C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain


Timings: Daily 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM


Entry Fee: €17

Click Here to Book: La Sagrada Familia Tickets

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02

La Casa Batllo

  • Originally built as a house, Casa Batllo is one of the most prominent architectural historical sights in barcelona by Antoni Gaudi. 
  • The building stands today as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. 
  • You can visit this place to witness the artist’s work transformed into a digitized format. 
  • There are volumetric projections, motion sensors, stimulatory sounds, immersive experiences, and many more ways for you to engage with colorful art. 
  • The complex features a museum and a dome, known as the “Gaudi dome”, where you can witness dream-like art.
  • You can catch the beautiful sight of the Gaudi Cube with the massive installation of a 6-LED cube that displays vibrant red and pink colors.

Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain 


Timings: 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM every day 


Entry Fee: Starts from €35

Click Here to Book: Casa Batllo Tickets

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03

Casa Milà

  • Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera is among the artistic historical places to visit in Barcelona Spain designed by Antoni Gaudi in civic architecture. 
  • The beautiful Facade showcases the stunning stony sculpture of “Heart of Passeig de Gracia”. 
  • You can explore the beautiful Flower, and Butterfly courtyards of the art building. 
  • The 100-year-old Pedrera apartment is open to the public to get an idea of Spain’s 20th-century lavish lifestyle. 
  • The unique thing about the building is its mezzanine, where you can indulge in a virtual experience. 
  • You can even explore the rooftop of Casa Mila which is designed with stone, and marble to witness panoramic views of Barcelona. 

Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain


Timings: Monday to Saturday, and Holidays 09:00 AM to 08:30 PM


Entry Fee: €25

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Casa Mila Tickets

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04

Park Güell

  • Park Guell is a true depiction of Antoni Gaudi’s naturalist personality through the garden’s lush greenery. 
  • One top historical sights in barcelona, this garden welcomes you through its colorful works drawn on its walls that are aligned with floral shades. 
  • Originally a group of family residence gardens, this place is a Spanish Public Property that showcases the artist’s archways, a row of columns, and galleries.
  • There are stone benches for you to sit and refresh yourself amidst nature. 
  • The beautiful staircases and the ceramic tiles of the garden lead you to the vast terrace that lets you witness the charm of Barcelona. 

Location: €10


Timings: 09:30 AM to 07:30 PM every day


Entry Fee: 08024 Barcelona, Spain

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05

The Cathedral of Barcelona

  • Cathedral of Barcelona or Cathedral of Holy Cross and Eulalia is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. 
  • It was constructed in the 14th century in Gothic architecture. 
  • The recent Neo-Gothic facade was constructed in the 19th century. 
  • You can visit this Cathedral as a part of Barcelona historical sites exploration to pay your respects and witness its stunning architecture through its cloister, garden, bell tower, crypt, and main portal. 
  • The enchanting Gargoyle marks its presence instantly to the visitors. 
  • There is a gift shop in the cloister, where you can buy electronic candles to light in the church. 

Location: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain


Timings: 08:00 AM to 12:45 PM, 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM, and 05:45 PM to 07:30 PM Every day


Entry Fee: Free

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Cathedral Of Barcelona Tickets

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06

Palau Güell

  • A mansion designed by Antoni Gaudi for a renowned businessman Eusebi Guell, the home stands today amongst historical places to visit in Barcelona Spain which is a UNESCO World Heritage site listed under “Works of Gaudi”. 
  • Featuring European architecture, you can witness the mansion's structure made from stone, ceramics, wood, and glass. 
  • You can even witness the horse stable in the basement of the building that possesses stunning and unique pillars reachable through a beautiful spiral staircase. 
  • The central hall has its own elegance with the concert hall and smoking room of the mansion through the woodwork. 
  • The roof of the building lets you witness 14 chimneys and sculptures designed with sandstone. 

Location:  Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain


Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM


Entry Fee: €12

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07

Arc de Triomf of Barcelona

  • Built as an access gate to the universal exhibition in 1888, the Arc de Triomf is among the most iconic historical places to visit in Barcelona Spain. 
  • Standing 30 meters tall, the gate was a symbol of Triumph designed by architect Joseph Vilaseca I Casanovas. 
  • The architecture of the landmark aligns totally with the symbols and the message they convey through their designs. 
  • The beautiful sculptural, and decorative architecture showcases the Neo-Mudejar Style with the red bricks. 
  • There are symbols designed to depict Spain’s industrialization, art, commerce, and agriculture. 
  • You can find 49 Spanish provinces with a coat of arms that depicts the country's army. 

Location: Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


Timings: Open 24 hrs


Entry Fee: Free

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08

Port Of Barcelona

  • The Port of Barcelona is the main source of International arrivals and departures in Spain. 
  • The 150-year-old post is one of the major European Ports in the Mediterranean that holds major commercial, and important Barcelona historical sites. 
  • There are 9 terminals, out of which 7 of them are for cruising. 
  • You can take a guided tour of the port for sightseeing and take a hop-on-hop-off cruise for exploration. 
  • There is an option for a fun bicycle tour of the port which you can enjoy with your loved ones. 

Location: Port of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 


Timings: Open 24x7


Entry Fee: Free

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09

La Rambla

  • La Rambla is a three-lane pedestrian street that is among some of the top historical places to visit in Barcelona Spain spreading across 1.2 km in the heart of the city. 
  • Originally, a sewage-filled stream, La Rambla was early enough to exist since the 15th century. 
  • Today you can visit the street to witness its tree-lines central public walk. 
  • You can catch the sight of Font de Canaletes, a popular fountain nestled to be a meeting point.
  • The street features pavement cafes, bars, pubs, kiosks, flower shops, and performers keeping you entertained during your visit.

Location: La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain 


Timings: Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, and is closed on Saturday and Sunday


Entry Fee: Free

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10

Santa Maria del Pi

  • Santa Maria del Pi translates to Saint Mary of Pine, a 15th-century old Church in Barcelona. 
  • Designed in Gothic Architecture, the church went through several modifications owing to earthquakes, and war. 
  • You can visit this church to pay your respect and explore the interiors and witness the 3.3-meter statue of Santa Maria del Pi. 
  • The original stained-glass windows are reconstructed to depict “Adoration of the Magi” by Antoni Viladomat. 
  • You can witness the church’s facade, bell tower, and baroque choir stalls.

Location: Plaça del Pi, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain 


Timings: Monday to Saturday 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM, and Sundays 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM


Entry Fee: €4.5

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People Also Ask About Barcelona

  1. Which are the top historical places in Barcelona?

    La Sagrada Familia, La Casa Batllo, Casa Milà, Park Güell, Palau Güell, etc are the top historical places to visit in Barcelona spain. These are designed by popular architect Antoni Gaudi, and most of them are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites that come under the list of “Works of Gaudi”.
  2. Which are the most kids-friendly historical places in Barcelona?

    Park Guell is one of the most kid-friendly Barcelona historical sites. This is because kids can play in the lush green gardens, and parents can relax on the stone benches. The colorful artwork and sculptures of the garden create a playful vibe and the popular smiling-dragon structure is well-liked by the children.
  3. What is the best time to visit Barcelona?

    September and October are the best times to visit Barcelona as it is the shoulder season. You can witness the city’s attractions without waiting in long lines as there are fewer crowds. Moreover, the weather is clearer, mild, and more pleasant. You are likely to find accommodations at cheaper rates in Barcelona around these months.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Barcelona?

    3-days are enough for exploring Barcelona’s major attractions and witnessing the Spanish lifestyle. Three days can let you take a quick overview of the city with major historical attractions, lifestyle hubs, and popular restaurants. If you want to check out each and every attraction, you must plan a 7-day tour of Barcelona.
  5. Which is the most popular historical place to visit in Barcelona?

    La Sagrada Familia is one of the most popular historical sights in Barcelona. This is famous because of its geometric architecture of flying buttresses, which can be spotted from a distance. It comes under Antoni Gaudi’s best works in Barcelona and has a touch of Neo-gothic architecture. The fact that it is an unfinished Cathedral, makes it even more popular.
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