My Barcelona posts are getting long (click here to see the others), so I’m grouping together a few points of interest in this last post, because theres even more things to see in Barcelona! That’s the beauty about this city – you won’t be bored!
Aside from the major sights, which I’ve highlighted in previous posts, there’s still a lot to see, especially if you venture slightly outside the city center. For one, visitors will find the famous Picasso Museum and Santa Maria Del Mar.
The Picasso Museum is pretty self-explanatory, as it houses artwork from famous artist, Pablo Picasso. Be sure you check the museum’s hours before going.
Santa Maria Del Mar is a gorgeous church, in which the first mention of it dates back to the 900s as being “by the sea,” although the current building was constructed in the 1300s. You’d have no idea the inside looks the way it does based on the outside. The stained glass is jaw-dropping, as is the structure’s overall gothic feel.
Once back in Barcelona proper, be sure to head to the end of Las Ramblas and check out Port Vell. We ventured here a number of times during our stay in Barcelona. It’s a fun, waterfront atmosphere with great shopping and good restaurants. Also located in Port Vell is the Statue Colon.
And of course, back in city center there’s still more Gaudi to see. Aside from Park Guell, the Sagrada Familia, and um, most places in Barcelona, Gaudi has about a million other points of interest to check out. The two below are Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.