Barcelona Sightseeing Information and Halaal (Halal) Food

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Pic Credit: Yasmin

Published by: Halaal Travels

Author: Yasmin 

Disclaimer: This article below is purely for information purposes only. Information is continuously changing and we highly recommend that you do your own research before visiting or doing any of the things mentioned in this article below.

Barcelona sightseeing information and Halaal Food

Things to do and see

  • Explore and marvel at the many creations of Gaudi’s architecture
  • La Boqueria market on La Rambla (fruit, veg, fish, biscuits, chocolates)
  • Walk the streets in Ciutat Vella (Old City)
  • Discover the street art of Barri Gotic
  • FC Barcelona Nou Camp Stadium tour
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Walk up Montjuic Mountain
  • Barcelona Olympic Stadium
  • Montjuic Castle
  • Tibidabo Amusement Park
  • Park Guell
  • Museu Picasso
  • Archaeological site (El Born Cultural Centre)
  • Walk along the Passeig de Gracia
  • Montjuic Fountain light & music show (free)
  • Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala
  • Arc de Triomf
  • Bellesguard Tower
  • Botanical Garden
  • Estació de França
  • Parc del Laberint d’Horta
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Botero’s Cat
  • Plaça de la Virreina
  • Barcelona University
  • Plaça de Sant Jaume
  • Cervantes Park
  • Santa Caterina Market
  • Temple of Augustus
  • Maritime Museum
  • Catedral de Barcelona
  • Park de la Ciutadella
  • Catedral Santa Maria del Mar
  • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
  • Spend an afternoon on the beach
  • Enjoy the sun & songs on Passeig Maritime
  • Find a bargain at Mercat dels Encants flea market (metro stop: Glories). Tip: bargain and you can get the price down to a third of the opening price quoted
  • Visit the neighbourhoods of Gracia, Sarria, Montjuic, Poble-sec and Sant Antoni
  • Also see Barcelona money saving tips at this link

Halal Food

  • Lots of take-aways, restaurants, bakers, butchers and dessert places located on Carrer de l’Hospital (nearest metro is Liceu). If you continue walking along this road you arrive at Rambla del Raval. On Rambla del Raval and in the side streets (Carrer de Sant Pau, Carrer de la Unio, Carrer Nou de la Rambla), numerous take-aways and restaurants can be found. There is a mosque on Carrer de Sant Rafael.
  • For curries, visit Rajah’s Restaurant (Carrer Nou de la Rambla), Bombay Spice (Carrer de Sant Pau), Asian Restaurant (Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Agustí). Nearest metro for all is Liceu. Curries also available at Zeeshan Kebabish (Carrer del Marquès de Barberà), Bismillah Kebabish (Carrer de Joaquín Costa), LalQila (Carrer de Roger de Llúria).
  • For burgers, visit Wild Beef or The Burger Maker.
  • For quick food on the go, there are multiple branches of Aroma de Istanbul on La Rambla.

Day Trips

  • Port Aventura World (large theme park that includes Ferrari Land)
  • The Costa Brava
  • Montserrat Monastery
  • Ruins of Empurie
  • Andorra
  • Girona
  • Colonia Guell
  • Tarragona

3 Day Trip to Southern Spain (for Islamic sights)


  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Bridge of Musa ibn Nusayr
  • Calahorra Tower
  • Old Quarters
  • Medinat Al-Zahra archeological site which was the city of the Umayyad Khalifa during the 10th Century


  • The Royal Alcazar (Palace built by Muslim craftsman with a unique mudejar decoration)
  • The Giralda Tower (former Minaret of the Mosque of Seville from the year 1182)
  • Plaza España
  • Muslim Quarters


  • Muslim bridge
  • Muslim city walls
  • Cliffs


  • Alhambra Palace
  • Albayzin (former Muslim Quarters)
  • Grand Mosque of Granada
  • Ancient baths of Hammam Al Andalus
  • Moroccan Bazar

Alpujarra Mountains

  • This is where the last Muslims of Alandalus were living and practicing Islam for more than 150 years after the conquest of Granada. Muslims still live here
  • Visit the village of “Pampaneira” to see carpet manufacturers, chocolate factories, traditional houses, streets and architecture of the place
  • Orange orchards
  • Olive tree plantations

About the Author:

Yasmin is a South African expat who’s been living in London (UK) for over a decade. Her passion is travel, visiting new places, seeking hidden gems, local specialities, off the beaten track experiences, and jaw-dropping natural scenery. Her aim is to inspire others to travel, whether it’s by providing information and travel tips, or showcasing a destination through photography. (@postcard786)

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