Jardí Botànic at Parc de Monjuïc feature more than a thousand varieties (and counting) of plants that flourish in Mediterrenean climates around the world. They also host an extensive schedule of kids programs and activities.
The city's oldest design association housed in a converted Gothic convent. Continuous exhibitions — didactic shows, young artist exhibitions/sales, workshops — are held in the exposed brick nave.
One of Barcelona's most important gallerists and a pioneer in the international contemporary world since 1976. Also drop by , an excellent emerging art gallery nearby.
A Richard Meier-designed museum featuring modern Spanish and Catalan artists.
One of the city's biggest parks, with a lovely fountain, the (designed for the 1888 World's Fair), and the .
You could spend an afternoon exploring the hillside area that has hosted some of Barcelona's most important events, most notably the 1929 International Expo and the 1992 Olympics. See the stadium, Arata Izosaki's sports palace, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the Santiago Calatrava telecom tower at the.
Gaudi's failed posh housing project became a sprawling public park. can be purchased online ahead of time.
A prime shopping artery in Barcelona (with the city's most expensive residential real estate). There are incredible historic buildings, including many examples of Modernisme, the Catalan version of Art Nouveau. Antoni Gaudí's Casa Batlló and (a real treasure), along with Casa de les Punxes by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch are all here.
The UNESCO site has been a work in progress since 1882 (with the scaffolding to prove it). The Roman Catholic Church is a spectacularly grotesque, compelling, and utterly fascinating building filled with light, color, undulating walls, and fantastical features designed by Gaudi. Note that small children are not allowed into the higher areas of the church.