50 things to do in Barcelona before you die

Barcelona, the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Catalonia, captivates millions of visitors each year with its rich history, iconic architecture, delicious cuisine and energetic, vibrant lifestyle. If you are fortunate enough to explore this fascinating city, there are a number of experiences and places you simply cannot miss. From marveling at Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces to savoring the most delicious tapas, from wandering the narrow alleys of the Gothic Quarter to enjoying a swim in its beautiful beaches, this list of the 50 things to do in Barcelona before you die will guide you through the most outstanding and exciting treasures this city has to offer. Prepare your senses and your adventurous spirit, because Barcelona awaits you with open arms to give you an unforgettable experience.

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1. Visit the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi’s iconic masterpiece.
2. Stroll along Las Ramblas, the famous pedestrian avenue full of life and activity.
3. Explore the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s old town, with its narrow medieval streets.
4. Enjoy the panoramic views from Park Güell, also designed by Gaudí.
5. Stroll through La Boqueria market and delight yourself with the fresh and colorful products.
6. Take the cable car to Montjuïc and enjoy the views of the city from the top.
7. Visit the Picasso Museum and appreciate the work of the famous Spanish painter.
8. Relax on the beach of La Barceloneta and enjoy the sun and the sea.
9. Attend a soccer match at Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona stadium.
10. Discover the modernist architecture on Paseo de Gracia, where Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera) are located.

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11. Explore the colorful Ciutadella Park and visit its famous zoo.
12. Have a drink in one of the traditional tapas bars and taste the Catalan gastronomy.
13. Contemplate the panoramic view from the viewpoint of Bunkers del Carmel.
14. Enjoy a concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana, an impressive modernist concert hall.
15. Visit the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) and admire its collection of Catalan art.
16. Take a stroll through the charming neighborhood of El Born and discover its stores and boutiques.
17. Visit the Hospital de Sant Pau, an impressive modernist complex.
18. Explore the Labyrinth of Horta, one of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in Barcelona.
19. Have a drink on a terrace overlooking the sea in the Olympic Port.
20. Visit the Museum of History of Barcelona (MUHBA) and discover the history of the city.

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21. Stroll through the Parc de la Ciutadella and enjoy a relaxing picnic.
22. Discover Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Gaudí.
23. Explore the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) and its collection of modern art.
24. Visit the Mercat de Sant Antoni, one of the oldest markets in the city.
25. Have a drink in the exclusive Sarrià neighborhood and enjoy its bohemian charm.
26. Walk through the Laberinto d’Horta, a romantic garden with a hedge labyrinth.
27. Enjoy a flamenco show in one of the city’s tablaos.
28. Visit the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) and discover its contemporary art collection.
29. Explore the Pedralbes Park and visit the Royal Palace.
30. Take an excursion to Montserrat and visit the Monastery of Montserrat.

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31. Participate in a wine tasting and discover the rich wine tradition of Catalonia.
32. Walk through the Barrio de Gracia and enjoy its bohemian atmosphere and lively squares.
33. Visit the Tibidabo Amusement Park and enjoy the attractions and panoramic views.
34. Discover the Museum of the History of Catalonia and learn about Catalan history and culture.
35. Have an aperitif in the Raval neighborhood and enjoy its cultural diversity.
36. Explore the Poblenou neighborhood and discover its art scene and galleries.
37. Visit the Güell Palace, one of Gaudí’s first masterpieces.
38. Enjoy a live music show at the Razzmatazz concert hall.
39. Explore the Sants neighborhood and discover its local stores and bars.
40. Visit CosmoCaixa, an interactive science museum with fascinating exhibits.

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41. Take a bike tour of the city and discover its most charming corners.
42. Visit the Museum of History of Catalonia and discover the history of the region.
Have a drink on a terrace in the Gracia neighborhood and enjoy its bohemian atmosphere.
44. Tour the Pueblo Español, an open-air museum that recreates the different architectural styles of Spain.
45. Enjoy a relaxing bath in the Arab baths of Aire de Barcelona.
46. Visit the Maritime Museum of Barcelona and learn about the maritime history of the city.
47. Take the funicular to Montjuïc Castle and enjoy the panoramic views.
48. Explore the neighborhood of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera and discover its trendy stores and bars.
Visit the Chocolate Museum and discover the history and manufacturing process of chocolate.
50. Enjoy a night out in the lively neighborhood of El Poble-sec and its bars and nightclubs.


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