1. La Palau de la Musica Catalana
This is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891 that was a leading force in the Catalan cultural movement that came to be known as the Renaixença (Catalan Rebirth). The decoration and lacaish interior creates an idyllic setting for concerts.
2. Picasso museum
The museum opened to the public on March 9 in 1963. The original idea for the museum came from Picasso’s lifelong friend and secretary, Jaume Sabartés. At the moment you can find more than 3,800 works, which make up the permanent collection. The permanent collection is organized into three sections: painting and drawing, engraving, and ceramics. These cover principally the early years of Picasso’s artistic life, such as his Blue Period from 1901 to 1904, but Picasso, his family, and his friends would bequest or loan other later pieces as well.
3. The Passeig del Born
Barcelona’s Passeig del Born is a boulevard surrounded by cocktail bars, tapas bars, boutique stores and cafes. It is also one of the most fashionable spots in the city. Most people think they will find the exclusive shops at Passeig de Garcia, but in the small street of El Born you will find even more exclusive things. A nice thing to do also is just sit on one of the stone benches and watch the people walk by.
4. Medieval Palaces on carrer Montcada
Threading through the centre of the Born this street is where many of the richest nobles lived in medieval times, and that’s reflected in the impressive architecture of the palaces lining it. The atmosphere here is great. The palaces now house cafes, museums and souvenir shops.
5. Cocktail bars of El Born
In El Born you will find many bars where you can get the best cocktails, for low prices. Because you are not in a big street of in the middle of the centre, bars offer lower prices. Here you will get a cocktail for €5 of many cheaper. They also have happy hours when the cocktails are cheaper than they already are.
6. Chocolate museum
The museum exhibits chocolate sculptures of many sights in Barcelona including the Sagrada Familia, Glories monument, a replica of Nou Camp (including barça team), reproductions of statues at Park Guell and much more. The museum is open every day of the week. You need to pay €4,50 for the entrance. This is another way to sightsee Barcelona.
7. Baños Arabes
Baños Arabes is a very luxurious spa in Arabic style. This is very relaxing after a busy day. You will find this spa in the basement of a beautiful 18th-century building overlooking Ciutadela Park.
8. Seafood at La Paradeta
This restaurant is located just behind the Mercat del Born. You will find there fresh fish. You just point what kind of fish you want and they prepare it. You only need to wait at your table.
9. Santa Caterina market
This market is quite new. It opened in 2005. You can compare this market with La Boqueria. Although it is not that touristic, but you will find the same products. There are stalls selling fresh fish, embutidos (cured meats), cheeses and fruit and vegetables, as well as bakers, olive oil specialists, florists, butchers and cookware shops.
10. Santa Maria del Mar
This basilica is an imposing church in the Ribera district of Barcelona, built between 1329 and 1383. From the outside, Santa Maria gives an impression of massive severity that belies the interior. In contrast with the exterior, the interior gives an impression of light and spaciousness. In 1428 an earthquake caused several casualties and destroyed a window. The windows are very special so it took a while before they were replaced.