Barcelona has some of the best sights in the world, some of them are very new created within the last 100 years whereas others have stood the test of time and have been a part of Barcelona for longer. Taking a tour is one of the best ways to discover the very best of Barcelona, there is a huge amount you can both see and do in the city. Taking a tour will allow you to get your bearings and will give you a better idea on where you should spend your time.

La Sagrada Familia – Iconic the world over this church has taken longer to build than the Great Pyramids of Giza and will still not be complete for another 40 years. Designed by the great Antoni Gaudi, this stunning church has an almost other worldly look to it.

Montserrat Monastery – While not technically in Barcelona and over 1 hour away, no trip to Barcelona is complete without seeing Montserrat. Nestled into a mountain top this 12th century monastery is an iconic symbol of Catalonia and Spain as a whole. This is  great chance to see the unique landscape of the Barcelona region.

Camp Nou – If you are a football fan, you will need to visit Camp Nou. Camp Nou is the home of Barcelona FC one of the largest clubs in the world. Here you will not only be able to explore the ground but can witness the achievements of the club in their museum.

Picasso Museum – Here you will be able to see the largest collection of Pablo Picasso. The painter grew up in Barcelona and first exhibited in Barcelona before moving all over the world. Here yiou can see the development of the artist from student to his later masterpieces.

Las Ramblas – If you want to experience the pulse of the city go to Las Ramblas. While it is just a street, it’s the atmosphere people go for. Here you can see many street performers and browse the many shops.

Parc Guell – Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Antonio Gaudi has left a massive mark on the city. While the park was first designed as a private garden, this did not work and it was donated to the city.

There are a huge number of things to see and do in Barcelona. To make sure you get the most out of your time in Barcelona, use a tour guide to get your bearings of the city during your first days. This will ensure you visit the things you want to most on your trip to Barcelona.