What to see and do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe. It attracts thousands of people with its charming streets full of admirable architectural works.

The modernist buildings of the famous architect Antonio Gaudí are among the most outstanding structures of the city. These are a “must-see” on your way through Barcelona.


 All these points of interest are easily accessible if you stay at our luxury hotel in the center of Barcelona. This is one of the many benefits of our exclusive guests at the Grand Hotel Central.


What to see in Barcelona in 1 day


Las Ramblas, more than a walk


By walking for just 11 minutes, you can reach Paseo Las Ramblas, the most famous street in Barcelona filled with flowers, shows, shops and terraces. This route connects Plaza Cataluña with the old port of the city.


Learn about Gaudí's first important work, the Palau Güell


On your way through Las Ramblas, you must enter the Palau Güell, one of the most luxurious buildings that stands out for its decoration. It has an impressive facade with green elements and animals. 


One of the largest opera houses in the world, Teatre del Liceu


The Liceu Theater, also located on the Ramblas, is a jewel where the ornamental richness of its interior serves as the perfect setting for great musical performances.


The most famous market in Barcelona, ​​La Boquería


Visit one of the most recognized markets in the world, La Boquería, where you will discover the freshest and best of local and world gastronomy.


Extraordinary buildings declared a World Heritage Site


After you arrive to Plaza Catalunya you will see Paseo de Gràcia, the most modern and elegant shopping avenue in Barcelona where the best shops are located. 


Here you will find more famous houses that are worth visiting. The Casa Amatller de Puig i Cadafalch, the Casa Lleó i Morera, the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà (La Pedrera). These are all great representations of modernism, architecture and art history.


What to see in Barcelona in 2 days


Gothic Quarter, a place to enjoy the center of Barcelona without haste


On day 2, we change the route and invite you to visit the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. B​beautiful and narrow streets that preserve part of the city's fantastic past.


Here is the Plaza Sant Jaume, the Town Hall and the Palace of the Generalitat de Catalunya, where the medieval past of the city is observed. The Royal Palace also stands out as a great place for a pic.


The Cathedral of Barcelona, ​​the first seat of the Barcelona archdiocese


From the hotel, you can walk 3 minutes and you will find the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona.


La Barceloneta, a maritime district with charisma


Take a walk through La Barceloneta, one of the most charming seaside neighborhoods, full of magic and history on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.


In La Barceloneta you will find the Museum of Catalonia’s History, located in the Palacio del Mar. Do not forget to take a walk around Barceloneta Beach where, in addition to sunbathing, you can take the Cable Car and reach Mirador de Miramar, on the hill of Montjuic.


Book your vacation in Barcelona and enjoy its beauty and splendor


We recommend that you buy your tickets online for all the different attractions. This will save you time and even a couple of euros. One of the best tourist passes is the Go Barcelona Pass.


Likewise, if you are looking for a luxury stay in the center of Barcelona with the tranquility and details that you deserve, we are waiting for you at the Grand Hotel Central. Click here and book your room.

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February 01, 2021

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