Things to do in Barcelona
Barcelona's streets have something to catch your eye in every direction; from the historical relics to the colourful market stalls, street performers, art museums and vibrant street murals. The energy of this colourful city reverberates throughout, bringing together crowds of people from all corners of the globe. Stroll down the atmospheric old quarter, visit Picasso's favourite spots, mingle with the crowds at La Rambla boulevard; or simply unwind and people watch on Barceloneta beach! The seven buildings of Antoni Guadi are examples of the city's exquisite architecture and involvement in surrealist art. The works of Spain's most famous architect are Park Guell, the Casa Milà-La Pedrera, the Casa Vicens, the Nativity Façade, the Crypt of the Sagrada Família, the Casa Batlló, and the Crypt of the Colònia Güel. Gràcia Barrio is a neighbourhood with a whole lot of flair. Popular with the bohemian crowd, its streets are filled with food and colour during the annual week-long festival in August. The architecture itself here is enough of a reason to visit! The urban beaches of Barceloneta, Sant Sebastia, Ocata, Bogatell and Mar Bella were created for the 1992 Olympic Games in order to attract more tourists. Their golden sands are the perfect place to people-watch, offering a refreshing break from the busy crowds of the city's centre. The Picasso Museum is home to some of Picasso's most iconic paintings. Picasso spent much of his youth and his most creative years in Barcelona, and this captivating Medieval-style museum showcases his early works, including art from his famous 'Blue Period.' Port Olimpic is the world famous 1992 Olympics marina, located to the east of the port of Barcelona. It is also the gateway to Barcelona's urban beaches, where you'll find everything from water sports to some of the finest seafood restaurants in town. Here is also where you can find world-famous waterfront bars such as Opium and Shôko.