Famous Barcelona Tourist Attractions -Top 10 most visited

This page has the top 10 most famous Barcelona Tourist attractions listed in order of popularity.

You will find a brief description of each Barcelona attraction along with a link to a photo gallery of each. The photo galleries also have detailed notes explaining each of the pictures in the gallery. You will also find directions and further information for each attraction if you follow the links at the end of each description.


Top 10 Barcelona tourist attractions ordered by number of visits/year


No. 1 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi ( 2,056,448 visits/year)
Official web site: La Sagrada Familia
Address: Calle Mallorca 08034, Barcelona
Opening hours 09:00-18:00 (Oct-Mar) 09:00-20:00 (Apr-Sep); 25th and 26th December, 1st and 6th January: 9:00 - 14:00.
Admission : 11 Euros, or 10 Euros with Barcelona Card.
Disabled Access: Yes
Metro: Sagrada Familia (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)

A Giant Temple designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. This building has been under construction since 1882 and theyve still got another 30 to 80 years (depending on funding and resources) to go before it will be finished.

Some people love the Sagrada Familia and some people hate it but whatever you think I guarantee it will cause a reaction one way or the other.

Picture gallery of the Sagrada Familia


No. 2 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - LAquarium de Barcelona (1,375,271 visits/year)
Metro Drassanes (Green Line, L3)
Moll d Espanya, Port Vell
Tel: (0034) 93 221 7474

Save 10% on the entrance fee to the aquarium with the Barcelona Card

Barcelona Aquarium is a popular Barcelona attraction to take the kids and young ones. I have to admit I loved the aquarium.. so does that make me a kid? The aquarium is at Port Vell ( Barcelona Port Area).

Official website for Barcelona Aquarium


No. 3 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Poble Espanyol de Montjuic (1,346,938 visits/year) otherwise known as the Spanish Village
Poble Espanyol - "Spanish Village"
Avda. Marques de Comillas
Entrance: 8.50 euros Save 25% with the Barcelona Card
Metro: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red line, L1) about 15 mins walk from the metro stop.

This Barcelona attraction is a small Spanish village with different quarters that replicate the style of houses and architecture from different parts of Spain.

Poble Espanyol is also home to a whole host of specialist craft shops and workshops where you can see some traditionally made Spanish goods.

Poble Espanyol is also the venue for the Famous Flamenco show at tablao de Carmen which maybe is one reason for its popularity at no.3

Official website of Poble Espanyol


No.4 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - La Pedrera - Casa Mila by Antonio Gaudi (1,133,220 visits/year)
Opening hours:
November-February: 09:00 - 18:30
March-October: 09:00 - 20:00
Address: La Pedrera, Provenca, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona
Admission : 9.50 Euros Save 20% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: No
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)

Another one of Antonio Gaudis creations once again hits the top 10 most visited attractions in Barcelona. This building used to be called Casa Mila but nowadays its more commonly known as La Pedrera which means "quarry" . Gaudi was instrumental in completing this building and his characteristic wavy brick work and colourful tiles are also evident on this masterpiece.

Click here to visit a photo gallery of La Pedrera


No. 5 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Barcelona FC Museum (1,032,763 visits/year)
Address: Aristides Maillol, entrance no 7 08028, Barcelona
Opening hours: 14th April - 12th October:(Monday to Saturday) 10:00 - 20:00; The rest of the year the Museum opening hours are from 10:00 to 18:30; Sundays and public holidays (10:00-14:30);
Admission: 8.50 Euros for entry to museum and 13 Euros - for a guided tour.

Barcelona FC Tour: Click here to book your Barcelona FC stadium tour online
Disabled Access: Yes
Metro: Collblanc (Blue Line, L5)

No surprises here. If you are a footie fan then this museum is a must see. It has wall to wall trophies, pictures and statues of the greats. Im not a football fan but I still enjoyed walking round this museum. When you buy your ticket you have 2 options. You can buy a ticket for the museum and to see the stadium or you can buy a dual ticket where you get to see the museum and behind the scenes at the club e.g. changing rooms, VIP lounge, press conference areas etc. For more details

Click for details and photos of Barcelona FC football museum and stadium


No. 6 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Barcelona Zoo ( 1,015,000 visits/year)
Metro Ciutadella (Yellow Line, L4) about 10 mins walk.
Official Web Site www.zoobarcelona.com
Tel: (0034) 93 225 6780

Barcelona Zoo is based in the Parc de la Ciutadella the best way to find it is to go to Ciutadella park and to follow the signs to the Zoo. The zoo has a wide variety of animals on show. The Zoo also has a restaurant, picnic area, a shop, electric cars, ponies and a mini-train. To get a full listing of the facilities and operating hours click on the official web site link found above.


No. 7 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Picasso Museum
(887,958 visits/year)
Official Web Site: Picasso Museum
Address: Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours:(Tue-Sun)10:00-20:00;
Admission: 9 Euros for mainexhibition - extra for special showings. Save 50% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
Metro: Jaume l (Yellow Line, L4)

The museum has arranged Picassos paintings in chronological order from his early days to his final works. Arranging the paintings in this way gives you a fascinating insight into the development of Picasso thinking over time and shows how he developed the distinctive designs that he is famous for today. Very popular art gallery.


No. 8 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Imax Cinema (671,512 visits/year)
Metro Drassanes (Green Line, L3) 15 mins walk
Port Vell Barcelona
Moll dEspanya
Tel: (0034) 93 225 1111
Official Web site: www.imaxportvell.com

Save 10% with the Barcelona Card

The IMAX cinema is right next door to the Barcelona Aquarium (see above) What I like to do is go and see the 3 D movie "Killer Sharks" in the IMAX then pop over to the Aquarium to see the real thing. Adds a whole new dimension to your experience :-)


No. 9 Barcelona Tourist Attraction - Miró Museum (518,869 visits/year)
Official web site: Joan Miró
Address: Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona
Opening hours: Check web site for details as they vary depending on the time of the year.
Admission: 8.00 Euros Save 20% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
Transport: Montjuïc Funicular - you can catch the Montjuïc Funicular train from Paral-lel metro station.

Metro Stop - Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) Walk about 20 mins - Uphill most of the way.

This art gallery has a wide range of Mirós work dating back as far as 1914. This artwork collection not only includes his paintings but also a good selection of sculptures, tapestries and early sketches. A wonderful collection of Mirós work


No.10 National Museum of Art of Catalunya MNAC
( 442,692 visits/year)
Official web site: Art Galleries Barcelona - MNAC
Address: Palau Nacional - Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona
Opening hours:10:00 -19:00 (Tue to Sat); Sun (10:00-14:30); Closed Mon
Admission: 8.5 Euros Save 20% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
Metro: Placa Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)

Click here for a view for photos around the MNAC


The Magic Fountain of Montjuic - one of my favourite Barcelona tourist attractions.
Metro: Placa Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) Click: Barcelona metro map

Official Web Site : Fonts of Barcelona

I know I said I was only going to give the top 10 most famous Barcelona tourist attractions but one site which is very popular and in my opinion a "must" visit is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. This is a light, music and water extravaganza that just cant be missed!

Performances are nightly but times vary depending on the time of year.

Click here for more details of this top Barcelona tourist attraction including a photo gallery of the Magic fountain of Montjuic


Las Ramblas - Barcelonas most famous Street
One other "attraction" is of course Barcelonas most famous street La Rambla.

Ive put together three pages on La Rambla which summarize the main attractions and hotels on this famous street.


lambra street,Catalonya square,monument of Columbus,Saint church,the buildings of Gaudi