YouBarcelona is a company that genuinely cares about the sites you visit in Barcelona. Being in Barcelona for almost three weeks, I have been able to accustom to the culture and the European lifestyle. The hardest thing for tourists may be picking between the endless options that Barcelona has to offer. Thankfully, I have been able to narrow it down to the three most beautiful and most important attractions of Barcelona.
The beautiful Barcelona weather is one of the major reasons tourists choose this city for their summer outing. Like I mentioned earlier, as a foreigner, I had the entire world to choose from. However, due to the phenomenal cool and fresh weather Barcelona has to offer it was an easy pick for me. Prior to my arrival to Barcelona, I looked up the most beautiful tourist spots and Ciutadella Park was easily the most unforgettable in my opinion. It was an easy pick for my wallpaper as I eagerly waited to arrive in Barcelona. While I am nowhere close to a native, I have become addicted to running in this park and it has also become a place to find tranquility and peace. It is located in a gorgeous open space behind the chic Barcelona neighborhood: El Born. As an active individual, I have been able to run to this location with the privilege of running through Arc de Triomf as well, another beautiful location in Barcelona. Sitting in this location by the seaside allows you to let the cool breeze from the ocean to cool you off. The Ciutadella Park offers multiple museums and attractions that most don’t even know exist. By taking the metro L1 and L4, you arrive at one of the most spectacular attractions of Barcelona.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic (Font Magica de Montjuic)
This magical fountain has become one of the most spectacular displays of Barcelona due to its color, light, motion, music, and water acrobatics. The perfect combination of these elements provides an avid amount of magic, which easily guarantees a magical night under the waters. While this display is just as beautiful during the day as it is at night, as a tourist myself I would highly advise discovering this attractive spot at night. The easiest way to arrive at this attraction is by taking the lines L1 (RED) and L3 (GREEN) that spot at Plaza Espanya. You can be a part of the 2.5 million individuals who visit the magical fountain each year. The best part about this unique and unforgettable view is that it is open to the public and completely FREE. While in Barcelona, this fountain is as close as magical as you can get outside of a fairy tale book. The shooting columns of water are illuminated by bright colors and the movement of the jets is perfectly synchronized with a soundtrack.
If you are a more active person who genuinely enjoys physical activities such as hikes, then get ready to literally seek the heights at Montserrat monastery. Montserrat which means, “saw or serrated mountain” is located 30 miles west of Barcelona. Montserrat is part of Catalonia located at the Benedictine Abbey-Santa Maria de Montserrat. Although it is an hour and a half train ride from Barcelona, navigating your way to the sight is surprisingly easy. With beautiful weather and eager anticipation, you will hike up to the most alluring sight Barcelona has to offer. It is recommended that you wear hiking sneakers and have a backpack packed with all your hiking necessities. While you hike up to Montserrat monastery, you can stop at the beautiful Plaza Mayor and enjoy the beautiful sight of the sun. This is a view that people enjoy just as much as the mountain itself. The unique rock formations are visible from a great distance and accompany your sights as you come closer to the actual view. However, as you arrive at the top of the mountain you get a feeling of invulnerability and control. This unexplainable feeling is what drives so many tourists to this amazing place.