Barcelona is truly a world class city with numerous avenues worth visiting, festivals to enjoy and an active night life. It is dotted with a number of museums and monuments that speak volumes about its rich past. The various attractions span several districts in this city. Here is a look at various attractions in Barcelona which happens to be second largest in Spain.
Harbour Cable Car
Harbour Cable Car is a 1450m long aerial tramway between Barceloneta and Montjuic. The highest point on this tramway is Torre Jaume I tower which is around 107m high. In fact, this tower is second largest aerial tramway support tower across the entire globe. It was built in the year 1929 and remains packed with tourists throughout the year.
El Poble Espanyol
El Poble Espanyol is a fake village situated in Sants-Montjuïc district. It is famous for the replicas of some prominent buildings in Spain. Some of such buildings whose replicas can be found here include Vall-de-roures town hall villas. Modern art enthusiasts can enjoy works of Picasso, Miro, Tapies and other contemporary artists at Fondation Fran Daurel.
One may find a number of museums here in Barcelona, which are worth visiting. Each one of these museums is dedicated to various walks of life. Joan Miró Museum is dedicated to works of Joan Miró. Temporary exhibitions are always on display in this museum. MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) is situated in Palau Nacional and has got a mind boggling Roman and Gothic collection.
Other major attractions
La Ramblas is a must visit street in Barcelona, which is just under a mile long stretch connecting El Raval and Barri Gòtic, nearby seashore. It has plenty of avenues of shopping which has made it immensely popular among tourists. In fact, tourists happen to outnumber locals during peak travel season.
La Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic Church having an imposing building. It is over a hundred years old and another must visit building in Barcelona. The world renowned architect Antoni Gaudi designed this immensely beautiful church which attracts numerous tourists every year.
A must visit place in this city is Barceloneta or Little Barcelona, which is a prominent district. One may find supermarkets, souvenir shops and fashion shops here. Pay a visit to Olympic Port to enjoy its numerous restaurants and bars and be a part of the happening nightlife.
L'Aquarium is a world renowned aquarium which is second largest in Europe. Zoo-Barcelona is a large zoo which houses animals of various exotic varieties. Parc de la Ciutadella houses several museums, lake and zoo besides a large park. All these places are perfect for a family visit.
The majestic city of Barcelona plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year. Sónar, a three day festival dedicated to music, is organized during June every year. Festes de la Mercè is the main annual festival of Barcelona which is organized around 24 September. Events like fireworks display, live music concerts and parades make it worth attending. Do not forget drinking the local drink cava at this time.