10 things to do in Barcelona
- Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi
- L' Aquarium de Barcelona
- Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol de Montjuic)
- Casa Mila by Antonio Gaudi
- Barcelona FC Museum
- Barcelona Zoo
- Picasso Museum
- Imax Cinema
- Miró Museum
- National Museum of Art of Catalunya MNAC
- Also add to your list the Magic Fountain of Montjuic and Las Ramblas
Barcelona Suggested Restaurants
- Cal Pep
- Els Pescadors
- Can Majo
- Ca l'Isidre
- Cuines Santa-Caterina
- Comer� 24
- Santa Maria
- El Quim
"The parks cover 10% of the city (549.7 ha/1,358.3 acres), with a proportion of 18.1 square metres (195 sq ft) of park area per inhabitant."
More on Barcelona
Barcelona's cultural roots go back 2000 years. To a greater extent than the rest of Catalonia, where Catalonia's native Catalan is more dominant, Barcelona is a bilingual city: Catalan and Spanish are both official languages and widely spoken. The Catalan spoken in Barcelona, Central Catalan, is the one closest to standard Catalan.
Barcelona has many venues for live music and theatre, including the world-renowned Gran Teatre del Liceu opera theatre, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Teatre Lliure and the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall. Barcelona also is home to the Sonar Music Festival which takes place around June every year.
Barcelona houses a great number of museums, which cover different areas and eras. The National Museum of Art of Catalonia possesses a well-known collection of Romanesque art while the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art. The Fundacio Joan Miro, Picasso Museum and Fundacio Antoni Topies hold important collections of these world-renowned artists.