What to visit
In this project, Gaudí envisioned a colossal church greatly influenced by forms of nature . Construction began in 1882 and the architect devoted more than 40 years of his life to this structure. In November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.
And the construction work continues to this day; the cathedral has evolved over time to incorporate various architectural styles. Just imagine, once finished, expected to be completed by 2030, the building will reach a height of 173 metres!
If you are thinking in visiting Sagrada Familia we recommend you to buy tickets in advance to avoid queues.
AQUARIUM DE BARCELONA
In Aquàrium de Barcelona, which is one of the biggest ones in the world, you will find more than 11.000 fish and other kinds of sea animals of 450 differents species. It is an awesome place for children as well as for adults, in which there many activities that one can do, such as diving with sharks.
Tibidabo is an amusement park for children built in 1889, with its views and friendly atmosphere that will make an enjoyable day out. There is also an awesome view of Barcelona since one can see the whole city.
Open since 1892, Barcelona Zoo is a great attraction for locals as well as for tourists, since it is the ideal place to spend a nice day and see plenty of different animals.
Camp Nou Experience has become an obligatory stop for visitors to our city. The Experience gives the chance to walk through the most emblematic areas of the stadium: the away team changing room and the players’ tunnel, the dugouts, the press room, commentators’ box and of course the Museum.
The Milà house, also known as “La Pedrera” (the stone quarry), is a building designed by Antoni Gaudí between 1906 and 1912, which was declared UNESCO world heritage in 1984. This big petrified wave, which is the last work of Gaudí, is the nature turned into a building. All its movements are inspired by it. This work has a huge artistic strength and is extraordinary; it has nothing to do with the architecture of its time.
In the Milà house you will also find the only exhibition that is entirely dedicated to Gaudí’s life and work, with his creations, drawings, objects, photographs and videos.
Do you want to visit the best museums in Barcelona at a reasonable price? By buying Articket Barcelona you will save time and money, since with it you will be able to skip long ticket queues and enter six of Barcelona’s premier attractions for only 35 euros.
The Centre for Contemporary Culture is an important point of Barcelona’s culture and creativity that is well-known not only in Spain but also around the world. It’s a place thought for production and creation and as well for exhibitions.
JOAN MIRÓ FUNDATION
Joan Miró foundation possesses more than 10’000 art pieces (paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc…) of the Catalan painter, including some of the most representative. It has its origin in Miró’s first big exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968.
To all art lovers, the current National Art Museum of Catalonia, built in 1990, is especially renowned for its roman art collection that is considered as one of the most complete in the world, which makes this place unique.
ANTONI TÀPIES FUNDATION
The Antoni Tàpies’s foundation is a museum and a cultural centre that is mainly dedicated to the Catalan painter’s life and work. He founded it himself in 1984 with the aim of creating a centre to study and promote contemporary art.
Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art is mainly dedicated to the exhibition of art pieces that were made in the first half of the 20th C. The art critic and historian Alexandre Cirici-Pellicer had the idea to create a contemporary art museum in Barcelona, so he began the collection in 1959.
This museum is dedicated to one of the biggest Spanish artists in the city where Pablo Picasso spent the first part of his young adult’s life and where he exhibited his first pieces. The art pieces were made beetween 1890 and 1967.
This park is the fruit of Eusebi Güell’s dream and Gaudí’s imagination. The garden city construction project was not as successful as expected, which was a stroke of luck as it leaves us with this extraordinary public park.
The organic forms used by Gaudí make any stroll through the park magical. A coloured ceramic bench, a fairy tale dragon and a large hall full of classical columns lend these gardens a dreamlike quality.
Park Guell is one of Gaudi´s most emblematic and unique work.