1. Labyrith Park of Horta (Parque del Laberint d’Horta)
The neoclassical garden consists of three terraces. On the lower terrace there is a labyrinth made up of 750 metres of trimmed cypress trees. On the second terrace there are two pavilions with Tuscan columns. Before you get to the third terrace, there is a canal with the bridge. Then when you go up to the stairs, you’ll reach the neoclassical pavilion dedicated to the nine muses. Behind the pavilion there is a pond. You can see everything on the photos:
In the romantic garden there is a small waterfall where the stream comes from and forms the edge of the garden. This part is full of different water plants and tall trees. In this garden there used to be a replica of a small graveyard – that’s why it seems that its main motive was to point out the theme of death while the neoclassical garden revolve around the theme of love.
How to get there: Metro L3 Mundet, Buses 27, 60, 73, 76, B19
2. Bunkers del Carmel on the Rovira’s Hill (Turó de la Rovira)
On the top of the hill you have amazing 360° views and you will also find there the bunkers. They were used as anti-aircraft batteries during the Spanish Civil War in order to defend the city from the bombings.
The space surrounding the Rovira’s Hill’s viewpoint belongs to the heritage of the city of Barcelona and it’s one of the sites of the Barcelona History Museum.
It is really worth to get to this viewpoint. You cannot reach the top by bus, you need to walk up a bit but once you’ll get there, you will be amazed. You can see everything from there. My friend Clara and I got there before the sunset so it was quite overcrowded but I think that during the day it will be much more quiet. So you need to decide when to go there, depending on what you prefer.
3. Barceloneta beach
I was there at the beginning of November. The sun was shining so many people came there to enjoy the day. We came there, took a walk along the seaside and sat there with a coffee. In that moment I didn’t even feel like I am still in the Barcelona city. It actually brought my thoughts back to Menorca. The beach, the sun and the sea made me feel nostalgic for the island that I had left few days ago.
How to get there: Metro L4 Barceloneta
4. Park Güell
Admission price: 8 €
5. Sagrada Familia
It is under reconstruction at the moment and the reconstruction works are supposed to finish in 2026. It’s still open for visitors though.
Admission price: 18€, (16 € – if you are under 30 years old) There are special days when the price is 50% lower than normal – check the websites.
+1 Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
I decided to mention also the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc because I was recommended to see its sound and light show. This is the only place from the list that I could not visit. When I was checking the times of the shows (you can check it here), I found out that I have just one opportunity to see it. Unfortunately, that evening was raining heavily so it just wasn’t possible to go there. Anyway, I do hope to come back to Barcelona one day to see the places I missed and one of the places is definitely the Magic Fountain.
Admission price: FREE
In Barcelona there are plenty of wonderful places and sights. I chose these five because I visited them, I liked them and I’m sure that every person would enjoy seeing it. Maybe you like other places in Barcelona, I’ll be glad if you share it in the comments.