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 | July 9, 2020 | 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 | July 9, 2020 | 0 comments
    Casa de les Punxes Tickets + Essential Visit Info

    Casa de les Punxes gives Barcelona yet another Catalan modernist gem. While it’s less recognized than super powers Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, it’s an fascinating interpretation nonetheless by one of the greatest Catalan architects in history: the master Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The house has only recently opened its doors to tourists, rendering it one […]

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    Ash | August 12, 2020 | 5 comments
    Casa Vicens – Gaudi’s First Masterpiece

    Update 06/17/20: Casa Vicens reopens to the public on July 8th. Tickets bought before July 31st will be half price! 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 […]

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    Ash | July 9, 2020 | 6 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 | July 9, 2020 | 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 […]