What to See

Here you’ll get useful info on what to see in Barcelona whether it’s your first time in the city or you’re a bonafide BCN expert!

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  • a ferris wheel atop tibidabo amusement park barcelona
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    Ash | July 7, 2020 | 38 comments
    Tibidabo Amusement Park Barcelona: Rides with a View

    You’ll be blown away by the photos of Barcelona’s retro amusement park with the most spectacular view of the city. Get your tickets, tips, hours, and more.

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    Ash | January 25, 2021 | 6 comments
    Palau Guell – Visit Gaudi’s Unbelievable Urban Palace

    In the heart of the city just steps from La Rambla you’ll find a palace straight out of a Gothic fairy tale (are there Gothic fairy tales?) with its daring dark colours and rich wrought iron ornamentation. It’s actually a mansion built for a textile tycoon and his 10 children. What we today call Guell Palace […]

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    Ash | March 19, 2021 | 5 comments
    Casa Vicens – Gaudi’s First Masterpiece

    Imagine a colourful, neoclassical, slightly oriental construction in the middle of Gracia like an oasis in the middle of the desert. This is Casa Vicens. The first and least known Antoni Gaudi building is this extravagant house – that from 1888 until the 15th of November 2017 was completely closed to visitors. But now? You […]

  • the façade at the hospital de sant pau barcelona spain
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    Ash | March 19, 2021 | 7 comments
    Hospital de Sant Pau: When Health Care Goes Art Nouveau

    One of my favourite activities in Barcelona is hunting the city’s mesmerizing modernist buildings and the adjectives to describe them: majestic, morbid, eccentric, and how many more? Today brings me to the Hospital de Sant Pau – the city’s old hospital and one of the most complex modernist buildings in all of Europe. It’s here […]

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    Ash | March 19, 2021 | 10 comments
    Palau de la Musica Catalana – Tour, Tickets, Visit Tips

    If nature is the heart of modernism then the Palau de la Musica Catalana has flowers pumping through its veins. Just try and pass it without stopping to admire the precision of the ornaments, the depth of the mosaics in its columns, and its sensational stained glass dome ceiling. Fantastic on the outside? Sure. But going in for […]

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    Ash | July 6, 2020 | 15 comments
    The Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter (La Seu)

    First off let’s make sure you’re not confusing the Barcelona Cathedral with its more famous, spiky counterpart the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia – Europe’s most unique and fascinating church. Sure, the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter may not be as sexy a choice but it certainly warrants a visit. Visiting the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and […]