IN PICTURES: BARCELONA’S MUST-SEE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Posted on April 11, 2018
One City, Nine Treasures of Culture and Creativity You Simply Cannot Miss
Barcelona’s seaside beauty, sprawling beaches, world-class shopping, eclectic architecture, incredible tapas and Tempranillo and all-around zest for living one’s best life is no secret. The city famously presides over global travelers’ lists of “must see” destinations, inevitably enticing them with days filled with as much energy and discovery as the pulsating nightlife. Barcelona’s treasures are many and diverse, and have drawn attention beyond that of culture-seeking travelers. In fact, nine important sites in the city have earned the esteemed acclaim of UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Since the city is fairly easy to navigate, whether on foot or by the abundant tourist and public transportation options, one can certainly plan to see all or most of these treasures during a visit to Barcelona. And with more than a dozen Crystal Cruises calling there in 2018 and 2019 – many with overnight stays – we’re happy to give you plenty of choices and opportunities to check these remarkable sites off your bucket lists.
Fun Fact: Of the nine Barcelona UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven are works by the city’s most famous son, architect Antoni Gaudí. They are listed collectively on UNESCO’s register as one enduring treasure, but are separate sites, boasting individual character and the signature style of the master, found throughout the city.
Featured image above: Sagrada Familia
Exploration of many Barcelona UNESCO World Heritage Sites is included with several Crystal Adventures in the city, or create your own discoveries of these treasures with Crystal Private Adventures.