Barcelona is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Barcelona one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Barcelona is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Barcelona or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Barcelona. Explore the historical monuments of Barcelona with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Barcelona guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Barcelona page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Barcelona landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Barcelona.
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Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
One of the most popular attractions and a major draw of Barcelona the Sagrada Familia or Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a huge Roman Catholic church. The church is big enough to zoom into your eyes, at the same time taking your breath away with its gorgeousness. You can book tickets to this attraction online if you wish you skip the usual long queues here.
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Carrer d'Olot, 5, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Barcelona’s diverse geographical terrains are also the ground of the most amazing parks in the world. The Park Guell is one such park comprising of gardens and striking architectonic elements, nestled beautifully on the Carmel Hill. Walk up to this park for some panoramic vistas of Barcelona. It is a creation of the iconic Spanish artist Gaud...
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Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
One of the most striking buildings of Barcelona the Casa Batllo is located right in the heart of the city. Another architecture gem by the master Gaudi, this building is an exemplary illustration of art and construction. There are guided tours as well as audio torus, for maximum enlightenment. The entrance fee is often considered to be very expensive, but rest assure a visit here is well worth it.
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Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Casa Mila is also popularly referred to La Pedrera which is another brilliant work of architect Antoni Gaudi. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the venue of some of the most formal and crucial events, activities and exhibitions. You will spot this structure on your way to the Segrada Familia. The guided tours are the best to soak up so information about this structure.
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C/ Palau de la Musica, 4-6, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
One of the most notable concert halls of Barcelona the Palau De La Musica Catalana is an example of the Catalan modernista style by another Spanish wizard of architecture, architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. This a great place to watch a show of the must-see flamenco shows in Spain! The architecture of the building is the real show s...
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Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Palau Guell is another specimen of the Spain’s God of archtiecvture, Antoni Gaudi. This is essentially a neo-Gothic mansion, which was primarily built as an abode to Gaudi’s faithful patron and industrialist Eusebi Güell. Visit this place if you enjoy a lot of walking and stairs. Characteristic roofs and beautiful chimneys are ...
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Pla de la Seu, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002
08:00 am - 07:30 pm
Craving some piece of tranquility on your sojourn? Head to the supremely ancient, Barcelona Cathedral. With a construction that spanned two centuries, the cathedral is one of the must-sees in Barcelona. The neo Gothic architecture will leave you spell bound as soon as you reach the cathedral’s site. The Paleo-Christian style is another distin...
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Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
Dating between years 1905 to 1930, this complex was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner to be used as a public hospital. Although built for a different purpose than what it is famed for today, the architecture of the building is marvellous and worth spending a glance. Considered to be a landmark in the art-nouveau style, this UNESCO...
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Placa de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
This prime square acts as a link of Barcelona and is believed to be the starting point of all the roads. An ancient city centre, important streets and avenues like Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla or Portal de l'Àngel, Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de Vergara or Carrer de Pelai meet here.
Access to the entire city via bu...
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Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Castell De Montjuic is a very old military fort which possibly dates back to 1640. The Montjuic Hill Provides a picturesque backdrop for this castle. Although it is restored today, the castle was damaged during the Napoleonic wars.
The castle is an example of strong and imposing architecture. Moreover, there are collections of ancient weaponry as w...
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Passeig Lluis Companys, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
There are several triumphal arches situated all over the world but the Arc de Triomf is certainly one of the most beautiful of them all. Built on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition which was hosted by Barcelona in 1888, this arc definitely deserves a regard by all tourists to Barcelona.
The reddish brick construction of the art surely sets it...
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Plaza Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain.
08:30 am - 08:30 pm
The Columbus Monument or the Mirador de Colom is dedicated to the famous Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus who discovered America. It was erected in 1888 and is located at the end of La Rambla. There is a viewpoint atop the monument and visitors can ride an elevator to the top. The 360-degree panoramic view of the city is spectacular and one ca...
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Les Rambles, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002
La Rambla is pretty tree lined road, which stretches from BarriGotic to El Raval while covering an area of 1.2 km. According to the experts, this path used to be an essential part of the sewage system to drain the heavy rainwater from Collserola in autumn or springtime.
Later in 1377 when the construction work of the city had commenced, it was tran...
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Placa del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Dating back to 1943, the museum was conceived after the Civil War and is dedicated to the history of the city of Barcelona. The museum focuses on the archaeological heritage of the city and spans through a large area encompassing the heritage site of the city.
What sets this museum apart is that it also includes 4000 square meters of area below the...
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Port of Barcelona today is held to be the most important port in Spain. It is where all the main trade of Spain takes place through sea. It is also one of the most important ports of Europe as it comes on Mediterranean sea. It has an enriching history of about more than 2000 years and a lot of important events have taken place through this port in ...