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18 May, 2015
Barcelona is one of the beautiful cities in the world. It boasts of top attractions. The following are the five must visit places in this remarkable Spanish City.
1. La Sagrada Familia Church
This is definitely one of the top tourist attractions in Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the La Sagrada Familia Church is a magnificent, but unfinished construction. Standing out as the most famous attraction in the city, this amazing tourist attraction is free to view from the outside. The La Sagrada Familia Church welcomes more than three million visitors every year. Therefore, it is common to find long queues.
The mornings are the busiest. Less crowds form during late afternoons. To be on the safe side, buy the skip-the-line tickets in advance. So approximately how many minutes does it take to visit? Well, from the outside, the trip takes about 30 minutes. An excursion of the inside part of the church takes longer. For tickets, you might have to queue for one or more hours. However, the wait is surely worth it.
2. Magic Fountain Show
Undoubtedly, no fountain in the world matches Barcelona’s Font Magica Fountain. As its name suggests, it really feels magical to experience this beautiful shower of music, light and water. Built in 1929, this attraction was and still remains a famous spot in the city. It hosts more than two million visitors annually. With free admission, a trip to this attraction will bless your eyes with memorable light and water shows during the summer. It takes place from Thursday through to Sunday.
The schedule for the Magic Fountain Show is as follows:
Winter show times – From 1st October to 30th April
Fridays and Saturdays 7pm to 8pm
Sunday to Thursday – Closed
Summer show times – From May
Monday to Wednesday – no shows
Thursday to Sunday 9pm to 11.30pm
The last show starts at 11pm
3. The Picasso Museum
This is another top attraction that you should visit whenever you are in Barcelona. Born in Malaga, Pablo Picasso is a world’s most popular painter. However, he lived in Barcelona together with his family from 1895-1904. During his life in Barcelona, he spent his time as an artist. This museum remains the most popular museum in Barcelona. The collection here is not only breathtaking, but unique as well. You can find early sketches of the highly talented artist.
If you want to have an easy time during your visit, be early during the summer and weekends. The queues are normally long during this time. You can also purchase tickets in advance to avoid queuing for long hours. Enjoy free admissions on every first Sunday of the month. Use the metro to station Jaume I. The museum is closed on all Mondays except on public holidays.
4. Las Ramblas Street
This is another must see. It is also known as the Las Ramblas. It starts at the Plaza Catalunya and stretches all the way to its end at the Monument of Columbus. Enjoy spectacular views as you take your stroll. This is indeed the human heartbeat of Barcelona.
5. Camp Nou stadium and FC Barcelona Museum
Both the museum and the stadium will wow you. Watch one of the most popular football clubs in the world play on their home ground. The Camp Nou houses the largest Nike stores across Europe. This place is a haven for any football fan.
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