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The best sights of Barcelona

Barcelona is a fascinating city and there are many things to see. Here is a list of some of Barcelona's most popular sights.


Barcelona, don’t forget it, is a city of sea: its 5 km of beaches make it an unique destination in Europe. Cultural tourism stay fits perfectly with a beach holiday.

The coastal area has been rediscovered and appreciated in the 1992 Olympic Games and during the long Catalan summer becomes an entertainment area, both day and night. The beaches stretch a few minutes from city center: the perfect place for walking, sunbathing, eating fresh fish off the sea, sporting (athletics, cycling, swimming, tennis, windsurfing...): the large presence of appropriate structures makes Barcelona’s beaches a haven for pleasure!

There are excellent services offered in the summer season: lifeguards supervision, Red Cross, changing rooms, rental of umbrellas and sun beds, bar with music and easy connections with the rest of the city.

Throughout the year, however, Barcelona beaches offer a wide variety of events and attractions. Access to animals is not allowed from May to September and during the Easter holidays, while allowed during the rest of the year.


Near the center, it is located in the district of Ciutad Vella. It's pretty quiet and equipped with showers and various services. It has parking with 250 places for those arriving by car.
Directions: Line 4, stop Barceloneta

Very central, this is the most popular beach, just 15 minutes walk from the Columbus statue in Las Ramblas: is equipped with any services and facilitie. Livelyboth by day and night, it offers beach bars (chiringuitos) to relax and enjoy the evening with good music, many fish and traditional tapas restaurants. It also has a modern thalasso therapy center and the Maritime Sports Centre, equipped with swimming pools with sea water.
Directions: Line 4, stop Barceloneta

Close to the Olympic city, it offers excellent sports facilities, bars and popular restaurants along the seafront to the Olympic Port. It is an excellent choice for those who want to meet people and have fun.
Directions: Line 4, stop Ciutadella-Vila Olympic Bogatell

Wide beach bordered by a pedestrian road: it is the best option for those who want to ride a bike, running or skating. Definitely more relaxed, still young and crowded. There are restaurants and bars along the promenade.
Directions: Line 4 stops Poblenou - Llacuna

Frequented mainly by Catalan and regular tourists, it also has a nudist area and offers excellent facilities and a large parking with 1,500 places.
Directions: Line 4, stop Selva de Mar

The newest and less crowded, it offers facilities for people with disabilities, but fewer services than other areas.
Directions: Line 4, stop Selva de Mar

Perhaps the most beautiful beach in the city, you can get here in about 20 minutes walking from the metro station: this means that there are fewer people and a much cleaner water. Ideal for those seeking tranquility.
Directions: Line 4 stops Selva de Mar, Sea Besòs

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