Paid Attractions: Barcelona, Spain

Welcome back! Today's post is all about the touristy things you can do in Barcelona, Spain at a price. I have listed both places that I checked off my list as well as places that I was unable to get to. This post does not however include La Sagrada Familia since I dedicated an entire post to it which you can view here. The attractions for this post are listed below in no particular order.

1. Park Güell 

Park Güell was one of my favorite places that I had visited in Barcelona. This park is another masterpiece by architect Antoni Gaudi as well as Josep Maria Jujol and Joan Rubio. This park is open to the public for free in certain areas of the park. The main attraction of the park is the monumental square and the Gaudi House Museum. The picture above can only be accessed with tickets for 7.50 euros each. We opted for the admission to the monumental core without a guide or admission to the Gaudi House museum. You can purchase your tickets here and select the date and time of admission. I would recommend attending this park early in the morning around 8:00 a.m. since there are not that many people around at that time and is a lot better for picture taking. 

2. Casa Batllo
Casa Batllo was one of the places that we did not purchase tickets for and sort of regret it. Casa Batllo is a modern building inspired by Gaudi that uses ceramic, stones, metal, wood, and various colors. We did pass by and admired the architecture from the outside but have see pictures of the inside and the view from the rooftop that is assessable with tickets. This place does gather a crowd and often times people have to wait a while in line but a fast pass ticket is available at an extra cost. You can purchase your tickets for basic entry at 24.50 euros here.

3. Catedral de Barcelona

The Barcelona Cathedral is free and open to the public during certain hours. To visit the choir seats as well as go to the roof will cost you 3 euros each and a guided tour is 7 euros. I don't mean to sound like a broken record but the architecture is exceptional and so much better in person. You can view more information on the cathedral here

4. Museu Picasso

The Picasso Museum is another attraction we did not see but it is an attraction that most people cross off their list when visiting Barcelona. The museum offers guided tours and seasonal exhibitions throughout the year. If you are unable to visit this museum due to time or financial reasons then you can always opt for a visual tour. You can find more information on the museum, ticket prices and virtual tour here.

5. Casa Mila | La Pedrera 

Casa Mila is yet again another one of Gaudi's masterpieces. Casa Mila can be viewed in many different ways depending on what you are interested in seeing. I think the most popular option is their day tour which is the second most affordable ticket price at 22 euros per person. This stone quarry is a modernist building featuring a twisting stone facade and definitely stands out amongst the other buildings on the block that gives off that 5th ave vibe with their luxury and high end shopping stores. You can plan your visit and purchase tickets here.

6. Camp Nou

Camp Nou should be on top of your list if you are into soccer. I was so fortunate enough to attend Barcelona's last match and the retirement of Andres Iniesta! This will forever be a special moment from my time in Spain as it captured the vibe of Barcelona so well. I had never experiences such devotion and passion to a single game/player and watching this live made it so much better. Tickets are reasonable priced depending on what game you are attending. The stadium is easily accessible via train or bus as well as walking depending how far away you live/are staying. You can view upcoming matches and ticket prices here.
If you are planning a trip to Barcelona, I highly suggest staying for at least three whole days in order to get the most out of this beautiful city. I unfortunately was only here for about two and a half days and really wish I would have had an extra day to do a lot more sight seeing as there are plenty more attractions that I did not list on here such as the Tibidabo Amusement Park, Palau Nacional (National Palace), Barcelona Aquarium, Liceu (historic theater), and so much more! 

Next blog post will be all about FOOD in Barcelona! I cannot wait to reminisce of all the delicious food and fine wine.  

Thanks for reading! Until next time...