Barcelona City Guide

A charming seaside city sprawling under the Iberian Sun and bathed by the deep blue Mediterranean waters, Barcelona features a thriving cultural life, fabled architectural gems, world class restaurants and a fascinating night life.

Plan Your Trip

Hotels


Such a popular tourist destination, Barcelona offers its visitors a full range of accommodation services – from the simple hostel rooms with shared bathrooms to luxury holiday apartments, vacation villas and hotel suites.
Planning a trip to Barcelona

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Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels In And Around Barcelona

hotel in BarcelonaAre you considering a Barcelona break for your family? Awesome beaches, delicious tapas, fascinating kids-oriented museums… What’s standing in your way?

Looking for premium accommodation? Here are our heart-picks when it comes to family-friendly luxury hotels. Moreover, you could book them right now.

Restaurants


A paradise for foodies, Barcelona has reshaped the European cuisine thanks to the city’s creative chefs, who have been attracting the gourmets and gourmands to their restaurants. There is not better Spanish city to visit if you want to know what the original paella or tapas taste like. All this comes with a vivid dining scene and a fascinating food culture that will turn your Barcelona vacation into an unforgettable experience.

Barcelona Restaurants

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flavors of barcelonaThe Flavors Of Barcelona

Not too many cities have a higher culinary reputation than Barcelona. This is not without a good reason: in Barcelona you can sample delicacies concocted by the finest chefs from to the finest ingredients. The Mediterranean and Catalan cuisines will charm you, but you can also a la francaise or Italian style, if this is what you feel like.

tapas in BarcelonaBest Tapas Bars in Barcelona
Barcelona is synonymous with great tapas bars, where you can grab a bite, tasting the delicious Spanish tapas.Here are ten of the best tapas bars in Barcelona, serving up food and drinks, and featuring an authentic atmosphere. Don’t forget to include at least some of them on your travel list.

 

Bars in BarcelonaBest Bars in Barcelona
Who doesn’t like spending a nice evening in a bar? Now that you are in Barcelona, you might be wondering which are the best bars in the city.

Here is a selection of our favorites, hand-picked and personally tested! Follow our suggestions, and share your opinions with us!

 

shrimps Restaurants near Barceloneta Beach
Italian cuisine, seafood dishes or the best burgers in the world… you can find them all in the proximity of the trendy Barceloneta beach. Looking for a place where to grab a bite once you are done perfecting your tan? Something more fancy for a romantic dinner? You can find them all here.

Tours


Planning to explore the city of Barcelona? Book your tour in advance and get straight to business! You can choose from a variety of themed city tours. It’s up to you if you want to do it on food, while riding a bike, while gliding on a segway or in an electric car. If you want to get a view of the city from a bird’s eye level, go up of a balloon or helicopter!

Barcelona Tours

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Artistic Tour of Barcelona

Barcelona artistic tourTaking an artistic tour of Barcelona is a great opportunity to get to know this Spanish city better and immerse in a fascinating cultural experience. The tour starts with a walk along Paseo de Gracia, where you will have the opportunity to admire some of Gaudi’s iconic landmarks: Casa Batllo and Casa Milla.

You will also visit some of the most impressive landmarks of Catalonia’s capital. A tour of the Picasso Museum will be a refreshing ending of this sightseeing day.

Top Sights and Attractions

Modern and classic, historical and brand new, Barcelona’s sights and attractions are certainly something to look forward to. From the worldwide famous Picasso Museum displaying the painter’s earliest works, to the mind blowing architectural gems signed by Antoni Gaudi, from the Gothic magnificence of Barcelona Cathedral to the modern audacity of Torre Agbar, Barcelona has it all. You can find the guide to Barcelona’s top attractions here.
L’Eixample Sagrada

The Sagrada Familia – The Most Photographed Landmark In Barcelona

Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is visible from many parts of the city. Although its cranes will continue to hang above Barcelona for a while, you can admire its facade as well as the interior.

Barcelona’s symbol in the minds of many, this gigantic church located in the Eixample district was nominated on the list of the New Seven Wonders of the world.

Gaudi

Gaudi’s Park Guell – One Of Barcelona’s Top Attractions

Without doubt Barcelona’s most famous park and one of the city’s top landmarks, Parc Güell is a standing proof of the architect’s genius and creativity. Touring this UNESCO World Heritage site is like entering a fantasy world. Don’t hesitate to bring your kids! They will certainly enjoy it!

Make a break on Plaça de la Natura, relax on the ondulating bench and enjoy the city’s panoramic view!

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Top Barcelona Beaches To Enjoy

Barcelona beaches are famous in the entire world. Tucked between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, this Spanish city represents the perfect destination for a beach holiday.

Wondering which strip of sand to choose? Barceloneta beach if you want to see all the who’s and who. Nova Icària if you go there with kids. Llevant if you want to admire amazing scenery.

Jardins Del Palau Reial De Pedralbes

Best Parks in Barcelona

Are there many parks in Barcelona? This is a questions many people ask before visiting this emblematic Spanish city. Indeed, Catalonia’s capital city offers its inhabitants as well as its visitors a fair share of green areas equipped with entertainment facilities or dotted with artistic landmarks.

If you want to spend some time in the middle of nature, visit the parks of the city.

portaventuraTop Theme Parks in Barcelona

If you planning on visiting Barcelona together with your family, you can certainly take advantage of the various theme parks located in and around the city. They make for an awesome vacation destination for tourists of any age!

PortAventura is ranked among the best theme parks in Europe, if not in the world, while Illa Fantasia with its many water attractions will simply make your day a total blast.

fun places kids barcelonaFun Places for Kids in Barcelona

Barcelona is a kid-friendly city and a great destination for family holidays, offering tons of fun places to visit with your young ones: museums, parks, beaches and more. Elevators and ramps are available throughout the city for the kids’ strollers, while many of the city’s attraction offer visually stimulating activities to keep them entertained.

So, no worries here: Barcelona is perfectly suitable for your dream family vacation! Enjoy!

What to Do in Barcelona

Walking down the cobbled streets of Barrio Gotico, admiring the historic buildings surrounding Plaça del Rei, home to the Fountain of Three Graces, touring Pueblo Espanol, shopping in La Boqueria, enjoying the view from Montjuic or Tibidado hills, sighseeing Barcelona’s Art Nouveau landmarks in Eixample district, and living the Las Ramblas experience count among the top things to do in Barcelona. Read about them here.

party in Barcelona

Fun Things To Do in Barcelona

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole world, Barcelona offers a wide range of things to do: architectural walking tours, museum visits, and plenty of opportunities for day trips.

If you want to get off the beaten path and have some fun, there are plenty fun things to do in Barcelona: taking a cooking class, joining the party, attending a flamenco show, touring the city in an electric car or visiting one of the amusement parks in Barcelona.

Pueblo Espanol

Romantic Things To Do in Barcelona

It is might not be top of the list when it comes to honeymoon destinations, but Barcelona certainly has what to offer for a romantic holiday.

From the cobbled winding streets of its Barri Gotic to the medieval courtyards, from elegant hotels and restaurants to its romantic beaches, you will find plenty of romantic things to do in Barcelona.

Montserrat day tripDay Trips from Barcelona

Planning to visit Dali’s birthplace? How about touring the historic sites of Girona? A symbol of the city and of Catalonia in general, Montserrat Mountain is another interesting destination.

There are quite a number of day trips you can take from Barcelona no matter if your plan is to explore the nearby towns, the scenic Pyrenees Mountains, the charming medieval villages or the panoramic Costa Brava.