History Attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city rich in culture and above all historical significance. Ciutat Vella (old city) is at the heart of Barcelona's historical ties, with the Gothic Quarter housing some of the oldest and most renowned architecture in the world. Even if history's not 'your thing' you can't leave Barcelona without checking out at least a few of its famous historical sites.

Our number two pick is a day trip outside of Barcelona, but it's definitely worth a visit, especially if you're spending a few days in the city. Montserrat, is one Catalunya's most religious sites and on top of the mountain you'll find a monastery, museum and church which are all worth a visit.

Heading back into town, our number six choice invited you into an underground city. The History Museum of Barcelona, features 4000 square meters of Roman ruins buried 20 meters underneath street level. This is an extremely informative and interesting museum, which will give you an overall history in terms of Barcelona's evolution.

Mentioned previously, yet worth emphasizing, is our number nine pick, Bario Gotico. The Gothic Quarter sits at the heart of ciutat vella and is full of medieval alleyways, windy courtyards and small, nooks and crannies each with their own story to tell. This is a must see if you're coming to Barcelona, both for its historical significance amongst many other reasons, including a thriving nightlife and vibrant ambiance.

Tour of Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter and Montjuic Hill

plaça de la Sagrada Familia

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La Sagrada Família

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Majorca 401

Gaudí's Most Important Work... read more

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Catedral La Seu

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Pla de la Seu

Key to Barcelona's history. String of intricate chapels lines the interior. Central Gothic Quarter, historical must see... read more

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Museu d´Història de la Ciutat

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plaça del Rei

Barcelona's evolution. An underground city rich with Roman ruins... read more

Museu Picasso

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Montcada 15-23

Picasso's Early Work... read more

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Parc Güell

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carrer d'Olot

Gaudi's architectural genius. Small oasis. Romantic and relaxing... read more

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Barri Gòtic

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Pla de la Seu

The Medieval Heart of the City. Home to Gaudi's Cathedral. A mix of grunge and authenticity, these narrow alleyways will easily get you lost... read more

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Iglesia Santa María del Mar

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Plaça de Santa María del Mar

Glam church. Exquisite Gothic architecture, undergone several reformations. Centered in the posh Borne neighborhood... read more
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