North Wales

Built Attractions

There are many built attractions in Barcelona. Many of these are cultural and some are purpose built. Amongst the most important are:

  1. The Sagrada Familia
  2. The Picasso Museum
  3. Parc Guell
  4. Las Ramblas

The Sagrada Familia is the city’s most unusual iconic landmark. It is an unfinished cathedral designed by the famous architect Gaudi. It attracts many thousands of visitors each year because of its unique construction and the fact that it is still being built over 100 years after work started.

Parc Guell this unusual hill top park was also designed by Gaudi and has become one of Barcelona’s treasures. Entrance to the park is free and there are many sculptures, steps, paths and benches made up of multicoloured broken ceramics called trencadis.

The Picasso Museum traces the career of one of the most famous artists of modern times. This museum is the most popular visitor attraction in the city.

Las Ramblas is the main street running through the centre of the city. Each section is different with a number of stalls selling a variety of things from flowers to caged birds. Along Las Ramblas visitors can enjoy a drink or a meal at an open-air café or while away some time watching the many mime artists and street performers.

From the main street, side - streets are full of interesting and varied shops which visitors like to explore.

A popular day excursion from Barcelona is the Port Aventura theme park situated in Salou. This can be reached in just over an hour by coach or rail from Barcelona.

Port Aventura is one of the largest theme parks in Europe and provides a full day of fun and activities including Dragon Kahn, the largest roller coaster in Europe.


Produce a 3-night 4-day itinerary for a family visiting Barcelona in the summer. The family have to spend one day visiting Port Aventura or Montserrat.


Research the costs for a family of two adults and three children visiting Barcelona at Easter.

Research the cost for a couple visiting Barcelona at Christmas.