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Barcelona has a lot to offer. Make the most of your stay in Barcelona by experiencing the best tours and visits to the city’s iconic spots.

Choose between a selection of the best activities and tours in Barcelona. Whether you are an art lover, a sports fanatic or the kind that queues at every museum in the city, we believe we have you covered. With direct links for booking your fast-track or skip-the-line ticket for most of Gaudí’s sights and Barcelona attractions, we want to ensure you make the most of your stay. With less time waiting to get in on your tour or to enter a museum, you will spend more time relaxing and enjoying Barcelona’s beautiful and sunny city.

Do you still don’t know what to do in Barcelona this weekend? Keep an eye on all the concerts, music festivals, shows and activities Barcelona offers. You will lack time to do it all!

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Most valued tours in Barcelona

Sagrada Família : Gaudí’s dream

The Sagrada Familia is the only cathedral in the world still under construction. It is funded by churchgoers, devotees, and ticket revenue from visitors like you.

It is Gaudí’s dream to which he devoted much of his life. At the time of his death in 1926, only one of the towers had been completed. The continuation of Gaudí’s project has become an unmistakable symbol of Barcelona, not just because of its spectacular size but because it also reveals the spirit of a city that has always been committed to building its future.

Walk from here up the Avinguda Gaudí, a pedestrian boulevard which leads to the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau, another of Barcelona’s modernista buildings.

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Camp Nou Experience

The Camp Nou experience is a must for football fans and curious alike. If you are visiting Barcelona, you can’t miss the visit to the stadium. The experience combines the FC Barcelona museum visit and the Camp Nou tour, all in one shot. You will see all the team and individual trophies, such as the Ballon d’Or, the Spanish Cup, and the Champions League trophy. You will then get privileged access to the pitch access and the main stand. Ideal for the perfect postcard picture at the gigantic Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s 99,000-seater stadium.

Barça’s museum is Spain’s second most visited museum, so you can be sure there will be queues at the gates. Make sure to get your skip-the-line ticket for the Camp Nou Experience and enjoy the wonderful visit to the inner world of Messi, Guardiola, Johan Cruijff and co. 

This is a self-guided tour, and it includes an audio guide in 8 different languages. Guided Camp Nou tour options are also available.

See also: Get tickets for an FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou.

Camp Nou Experience

The splendour of Modernisme – Casa Batlló

The Passeig de Gràcia links the Plaça de Catalunya with the old village of Gràcia (from which it gets its name). Since the construction of the Eixample, an urban planning project designed by Cerdà in the 19th century, it has been a district of the city.

Along the so-called “block of discord” lie the three masterworks of Modernista Architecture, the Casa Lleó Morera, by Domènech I Montaner; the Casa Amatller, by Puig I Cadafalch; and the Casa Batlló, by Antoni Gaudí.

The opportunity to contemplate them side by side gives the spectator an idea of the variety of styles and the wealth of decoration deployed by the period’s imagination. 

Standard entrance tickets

Casa Milà: The Triumph of the Curve in Gaudí’s Architecture

The Casa Milà, better known as “La Pedrera”, was built by Gaudí between 1906 and 1910. In this mature work, the original architect stamps the movement of waves on the imposing stone façade, highlighted by wrought-iron balconies, each different from the others.

The interior of this house, declared Patrimony of Humanity, is full of surprises: the “Espai Gaudí” of the attic, which contains an exhibition of all of Gaudí’s work, the impressive roof terrace with its forest of chimneys covered with tile, and the re-creation of a flat of the period. The main floor has been remodelled as an exhibition hall, and an auditorium is in the basement.

On the Passeig de Gràcia, pay special attention to two unique elements; the hexagonal-shaped pavement tile, which reproduces a design by Gaudí, and the magnificent streetlamp benches, which line the entire avenue.

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Park Güell: Gaudí’s architecture in garden form

This park, a World Heritage Site, is named after Gaudí’s great patron, Count Eusebi Güell.

Although initially planned as a residential garden city in the English style (hence the name “Park”), the initiative was unsuccessful. Only one showhouse was built, like the one which was Gaudí’s home, and today houses the museum devoted to the architect.

Finally, Güell donated the park to the Municipal Council in 1923, and since then, it has belonged to the municipality and has been a unique public park enjoying a prime location. Nowhere else successfully integrates Gaudí’s work into nature: his primary source of inspiration.

Fuss-free access

MACBA – CCCB: Contemporary art and culture in the old town

Suppose there’s a place in Barcelona where contrast gains strength and harmony. In that case, that place is the Raval district, home to the Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA) and the former poorhouse, which was converted into the Centre de Cultura Contemporània (CCCB).

The white, luminous structure of the museum, designed by Richard Meier, will come as a surprise after you have been walking through the narrow streets of the neighbourhood.

Next door to the museum, the CCCB, a cultural centre dedicated to the city’s theme and urban phenomenon, organizes excellent exhibitions and is a perfect example of architectural renewal. It’s a must-see.

General admission tickets

MNAC: The best collection of Romanesque art

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is one of the most visited museums in Barcelona. It is a must-see for art lovers as it has one of the world’s most important collections of Romanesque art.

You will also be able to review Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic artwork. The MNAC was built in 1929 for the International exhibition held in Barcelona. The museum’s location, on the heights of the Montjuic mountain, offers excellent views of Plaça Espanya and the rest of the city. And if you have little time to spend in Barcelona, we recommend visiting in the late afternoon.

The museum is located just by the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, which nightly lights and music shows illuminate the city’s skyline between the MNAC and Plaça Espanya.

Skip the Line tickets

Some more activities in and around Barcelona

Tablao de Carmen Flamenco show

Witness traditional flamenco and select from different dinner options for an unforgivable night of music.

Montserrat Roundtrip

Access the monastery and the natural park at magnificent Montserrat. Travel from Barcelona included.

Palau de la Música Catalana

Wander through the beautiful Catalan Art Nouveau concert hall in the heart of Barcelona (Born district).

Barcelona Zoo

Discover the Barcelona zoo in the very heart of the city.

Barcelona Aquarium

Get a break from the city hustle at the Barcelona aquarium.

Fundació Joan Miró

Discover the world of renowned Catalan artist Joan Miró.