3 Must-See Attractions in Barcelona During Your Stay

If you are going on a holiday to stay in one of the many Barcelona luxury hotels, you definitely have to take some time out to explore this historic city's many famous landmarks. After all, it only takes an hour or two to visit a many of these landmarks.

La Barceloneta

There are many great hotels located near this stretch of beach, and for good reason. It is very close to the city centre, but its proximity is not the reason this beach neighbourhood has made it to this list. Its wonderfully fine sand, along with the many high-end restaurants and clubs, have won it National Geographic's award as the best beach city in the world. The gentle lapping of the waves, the fine sand between your toes, the exquisite Spanish bars and restaurants - all these make la Barceloneta one of the best go-to places in the city for tourists looking to dance and party the night away. If you are booked in one of the many Barcelona luxury hotels around the area, spend some down time strolling around the beach and unwinding all that pent-up stress from your life back home.

Picasso Museum (aka Museu Picasso)

Pablo Picasso is one of the world's most widely recognized artists, and the Museu Picasso is the very first museum dedicated to collecting pieces from the venerable master of cubist and surrealist art. You can follow Picasso's unique art style as it developed, from his early 'blue' period showcasing the artist's grief at the suicide of a close friend, to his famous Guernica, which has become a symbol of antiwar sentiment throughout the artistic world. Lovers of art must definitely pay a visit here.

Basilica of the Sacred Family (aka Sagrada Familia)

If there is one piece of history in the city that will inspire you to your bones, it must surely be the Sagrada Familia. This grand cathedral was consecrated a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI - although today it is surrounded by Barcelona luxury hotels. The basilica itself is still incomplete after more than 130 years (it was started way back in 1883), and it is the epitome of the Gothic style - complete with imposing buttresses and towering spires. Make a beeline for this iconic symbol of the city.

If you don't have a lot of time to spend in this great old city, then at least take a few hours to visit these must-see attractions - some will be within walking distance of many Barcelona luxury hotels. Get a taste of the cultural bounty of one of the world's most awe-inspiring sites of culture.