Barcelona terraces with views
Barcelona's got plenty of outdoor spots to take in stunning views – and get a drink and a bite while you're at it
Top tapas bars
Fancy quality tapas? Find the spots serving the best mini-meals in Barcelona
Must-see art exhibitions
Calling all art lovers! Don't miss the best exhibitions on in Barcelona's museums and galleries
The best cocktails on the Costa Brava
Imagine yourself relaxing in front of the sea, cocktail in hand and not a care in the world
What's on in Barcelona
From red-velvety classic interiors and cocktails to modern joints and creative drinks, we've got a spot for you
Barcelona does paella right, and our list of 10 of the best restaurants for paellas and rice dishes will guide you in the right direction
Live music venues
Time Out's list of the top venues in town for live-music aficionados
Dying to try tapas but not sure where to go? We help you find the restaurants, cafés, bodegas and tapas bars serving the best mini-meals in Barcelona
Looking for the city's best gay and lesbian bars? You've come to the right place
In Barcelona's museums you'll find big names, but also plenty of collections from medieval times to the present
Enjoy summer in Catalonia
10 ways to discover Catalan culture and tradition
These ten experiences will help you get to know Catalan traditions linked to work and leisure
10 gourmet getaways in Catalonia
Feast on these ideas to satisfy even the most demanding of palates and have a great time to boot
10 family getaways around Catalonia
Get in on these activities for the whole family, from the youngest to those who have reached a certain age
10 adventure getaways around Catalonia
If you're in the mood for something exciting and new while you explore Catalonia, these ideas are for you
10 nature getaways in Catalonia
Nature is ever-present in Catalonia, and if you want to explore it, you've got a thousand and one options to choose from
Summer of culture
We dive into the most innovative activities with the most creative artists in the city. Opera, cocktails, cinema, restaurants... A thousand activities that prove this is the summer of culture!
8 places in Barcelona that aren’t what they seem
An organic supermarket with its own restaurant, where you can sample the products on sale? A sandwich bar with a secret cocktail speakeasy? A clothing shop with a nightclub hidden inside? You're about to discover these and more
The best of flamenco in Barcelona
Barcelona is full of bars, restaurants, tablaos, dance schools and every kind of event where flamenco takes centre stage
Summer getaways to the Costa Daurada
We show you routes to discover the nature, culture, gastronomy and beaches of the Costa Daurada
Summer trips near Barcelona
Everything you need to know to plan getaways outside the city
Tickets & attractions
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on this convenient City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, travel by open-top, double-decker bus along three routes to visit major Barcelona attractions including La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, Park Güell, the Picasso Museum and Parc de la Ciutadella. Customize your own itinerary and hop on and off as you please at more than 44 stops around the city.
PortAventura and Costa Caribe
Enjoy fun for all the family at Spain’s top theme park and aquatic center: PortAventura and Costa Caribe! Simply head inside the parks with an entrance ticket and enjoy the rides at your own pace. Discover roller coasters, accelerator rides and ‘Sesame Street’ adventures in PortAventura, or head to Costa Caribe to splash around with water jets and free-fall slides.
See and do everything Barcelona has to offer with this great value city sightseeing and discount card. Choose from 3, 4 or 5 consecutive day passes and receive free entry, great discounts and offers to Barcelona's major attractions.
Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia
Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Spring-summer getaways on the Costa Daurada
Iberians, sport and culture by the sea
As well as the fine sand of its beaches, Calafell is full of cultural and historical treasures
Altafulla: Living history
Enjoy all the calm and beauty of a coastal resort with an important artistic and cultural heritage
Getaway to L’Hospitalet de l’Infant i La Vall de Llors
A tranquil, mountainous interior combines with popular blue-flag beaches
Immerse yourself in the Tarragonès region
The Tarragonès region is much more than Tarragona. It’s also amazing villages, landscapes and beaches
Escape to Salou for sun, sea and fun
Fine sand, flat beaches, family holidays, gastronomy and water sports are all on offer
Most popular hotels
Art in Barcelona: must-see exhibitions
Vivian Maier. In Her Own Hands
The Fundació Foto Colectania hosts an exhibition of photos taken by this nanny who, since being discovered by chance a couple of years before her death in 2009, has captivated audiences with her images. The story of the photographic legacy of Vivian Maier has become part of her legend. In 2007, John Maloof, a young history researcher from Chicago, bought the belongings of an unknown woman called Vivian Maierin a small neighbourhood auction. What he couldn't have expected was that they contained an immense body of photographic work, more than 120,000 negatives, home videos and sound recordings, which would change the history of photography.
Anthony McCall: Solid light, performance and public works
New York–based artist Anthony McCall (England, 1946) has always had a real passion for passion and interest in film and performance. This passion declares itself in terms of experience, of exploration of the process, time, the materials of art and the activity of the audience. He came to work with light almost by chance, as a result of his reflections on cinema. His immersion in the use of the film has proved fundamental, and he utilizes cinema as an expressive structure. He works for the most part with three-dimensional sculptural projections, with which he generates space.
Luis de Morales. Between the human and the divine
His name may not be as well-known as contemporary El Greco, but Luis de Morales was certainly one of the best Spanish painters of the 16th century. Dubbed 'The Divine' thanks to his concentration on works with religious themes, he painted using a style of extreme realism. Living at the time of the Counter-Reformation, and influenced by different schools including the Lombardy and Flemish ones, De Morales produced numerous portrayals of the Virgin mother and child, his meticulous, detailed approach creating rich, starkly memorable paintings that are very much of the Mannerist movement.