Ranking the 7 most visited places in Barcelona

If we speak of Barcelona as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, we might ask which are the most visited attractions in the city?

At the end of 2017 the consultants Resonance brought out a study that placed Barcelona as 8th in the ranking of the world’s best cities. The study includes many factors including prosperity, quality of life, cultural life and social diversity amongst others. Cities like London and New York made the top 5, but in terms of the international competition, to be in the top 10 places is indicative of the city’s continued development.

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So, we will focus on the list of which places in Barcelona have the most tourist traffic so far this year. In spite of the passage of time, we can see that the main attractions visited are many of the same ones as always, which also receive the highest number of positive reviews online.

At WeBarcelona we want to make it easy. If you are thinking of a short getaway to a coastal city, we tell you all that you have to know before you begin your trip. Therefore, it could interest you to know which are the 7 most visited places.

Which are the tourist attractions most visited in Barcelona

1· La Sagrada Familia

The jewel in the crown of Barcelona. We are talking about one of the most identifiable locations in the city and one of the best known works of Antonio Gaudí. This piece of modernist architecture is an obligatory stop to admire all of the details which give it its unique form.

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Park Güell

Another one of Barcelona’s most famous places. Enjoy a walk around a park located right in the city. Live music, great views of the city and examples of the architecture of Gaudi is what awaits you if you decide to make a visit.

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3· El Born Cultural Centre

This museum has recently experienced a strong rise in these rankings. This space is characterised by bringing together the history and culture of this famous neighbourhood. Inside, you will find a wide variety of literary, musical and theatrical activities.

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4· Barcelona Aquarium

It is not always easy to travel with children, and it always implies looking for activities which both parents and children enjoy. Here you can find more than 400 species of fish to admire in their own habitat.

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5· FC Barelona Museum

For many people, football means more than simply a way of life. Prepare yourself for a great journey in which you can appreciate the full history of this famous football club.

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6· Poble Espanyol

Do you think you can be in 15 different places in just a day? At Poble Espanyol they have managed to bring together all of their different culture and leisure habits in just one space. A very interesting way to see the food, museums, architecture and many more things of many communities.

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7· La Pedrera

Another master work of Gaudí. In this multiuse building you can enjoy a perfect architecture, beautiful sea views and cultural events. Don’t think twice.

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Take maximum advantage of your visit to Barcelona

But where do I begin to organize my trip to Barcelona. What if I am travelling with small children, I need plans for them to enjoy as well. If I’m only going to be there a few days and want to see everything, how would I do it? Don’t worry, at WeBarcelona we have solutions for any situation.

Do you only have one free day or maybe just half a day? No problem. You also love living well and enjoying wine? No problem. We have what you are looking for. Do you prefer to focus on the city’s most typical gastronomy? You can live a gourmet experience with us.

Take a look at our private tours, we have options for all tastes. If you have any doubts, get in touch with us. WeBarcelona will be delighted to help you.

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