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7 Things Tourists Do in Barcelona That You Should Do Also

Famous attractions in Barcelona that you must visit...

Pandemic Travel Update: Spain largely is open for tourism by fully vaccinated travelers. If you are not in Barcelona already, be sure to check current government orders for details. Entry requirements vary depending on origin country, but proof of vaccination and a recent negative test result are commonly needed. Mask wearing is required in the country, as well. Double check to make sure that specific attractions of interest are open for the dates of your visit, too.

Among the abundance of attractions in Barcelona — based on multiple, and often long-term, visits — here are's top seven things that are popular to do in Barcelona and that certainly should be on your list even for a brief stay. From charming medieval-era labyrinths and beautiful tree-lined walking streets to one-of-a-kind Modernisme architectural gems and luxurious oceanfront dining and nightlife, Barcelona offers much to see and do.

Perhaps most importantly, shows you how to make it to each destination exclusively via the Barcelona Metro (TMB, FGC), complete with the best exits to use and the most enjoyable walks for each attraction. Let's get started...

Click a photo for details on each attraction, how to get there, our favorite walks, what to see in each neighborhood, where to eat nearby, and much more. We also have these itineraries on a map.'s Top 7 Things to Do in Barcelona Map (Full Screen)


For worthwhile attractions overlooked or underappreciated by most tourists in Barcelona, be sure to also see our 7 Things Tourists Don't Do in Barcelona, but You Should.

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  • Writing & Photos By Brock Kyle. All Rights Reserved. Update Published 19 June 2021. Feedback.