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Barcelona is an incredible city, with wonderful, exciting activities to try and outstanding areas to visit. To ensure you do so safely, read through our top tips.
Top 5 Things to See and Do in Barcelona
1. Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Barcelona and is worthy of any bucket list with its Gaudi designed spires which were left unfinished on his death.
2. Park Guell
If you can’t get enough of Gaudi, the Park Guell is home to a wide selection of different Gaudi sculptures. In fact, the park itself was designed by Gaudi himself, largely respected as being one of his greatest works.
3. El Palau De Musica Catalana
If you have had enough of Gaudi, you can honour the work his musical contemporaries by visiting his astounding auditorium, in which you can hear some of the most exceptional choral and classical music.
4. Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is the heart of Barcelona. This wide street, which stretches from Placa de Catalunya to Port Vell is full of entertainment and street performers.
5. Camp Nou Tour
Barcelona’s football club is one of the most famous in the world and this well-visited attraction takes you on a tour of all the places you have always wanted to see for yourself. The tours include seeing the pitch and the commentary box as well as one of the best football museums in the world.
Is Barcelona Safe for Tourists?
Barcelona is safe for tourists, although you must keep aware of petty crime such as theft of money or passports and those who may be using distraction techniques. However, any precautions you take should be reinforced with the correct travel insurance for your trip.
What is the Best Area to Stay in Barcelona?
Sant Pere and La Ribera are two districts with origins in the medieval period, perfect for those looking for a cultural experience. They are both cheaper than staying directly on Las Ramblas and are safer than some other, less gentrified districts.
How do You Get Around Barcelona?
There is an extensive public transport system in Barcelona. The transport is both easy to use and find your way around and consists of the metro, buses, trams and FGC, all of which can be paid for with one integrated ticket.
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