Top 10 beaches in Catalonia
Fancy a break from city beaches? A short journey by train or car will get you to stretches of stunning coastline
Rooftop bars: drinks with a view
Relax, sip a cocktail and even take in a concert with spectacular views from Barcelona's best rooftop bars
Weekend in Barcelona
Make the most of your city break in Barcelona with our guide to a great weekend getaway
Don’t be a tourist
We've come up with 16 alternatives to the touristy plans and spaces that normally take over a BCN city break
20 beautiful places in Barcelona
These Barcelona buildings, terraces, hidden corners, parks and more were born to be admired
Things to do in Catalonia: Summer 2015
Catalonia is well-known for its great food (and drink), bringing in waves of the gastronomically curious every year
In this selection of family excursions around Catalonia you'll find activities for the adventurous as well as the less daring
With its famous artists, Roman remains, and even historic village shops, Catalonia is filled with culture at every point on the compass
From the sea to the mountains, by hot-air balloon or bicycle, t’s always a joy to discover the variety of landscapes in Catalonia
From hangover restoratives to fancy breakfast feasts, dig in to Time Out's guide to the best brunches in town
In Barcelona's museums you'll find Picasso, Dalí and Velázquez, among other biggies, but also plenty of collections that span medieval times to the present
Whether you prefer red-velvety classic interiors and a classic cocktail or a more modern ambience with your original tipple, we've got the place for you
We dare to pick the 20 best places in Barcelona to get this popular tapa of potatoes served with a spicy sauce
Live music venues
Time Out's list of the top venues in town for live-music aficionados
We rate the top 10 restaurants in Barcelona for the best in Catalan cuisine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Art in Barcelona: must-see exhibitions
Michael Snow. Sequences
This retrospective of the work of Canadian artist Michael Snow takes a look at what this multidisciplinary artist has produced and reflects on the plurality of media and techniques he's worked with, including music, films, video, painting, sculpture, photography, books and installations. The exhibited works span the 85-year-old artist's entire career, and many of them are presented for the first time in Europe. Michael Snow's work seeks to explore the expressive capabilities of sound and image, challenging the duality of vision/representation. His creative approach requires audience participation, suggesting you see the object, perceive it, and engage with it. In his compositional strategies there is a will to direct attention in different ways and involve the viewer in the process of creation. The transfer of limits leads to not only the interaction between works, whether objects or pictures, but the appreciation of space as an artistic, audio and visual element, rather than a neutral container of creations.
Revers / Anvers (1972-2015)
'Revers / Anvers' looks at the 40-year career of sculptor Sergi Aguilar. It's a review of his works that aren't grouped chronologically or by stylistic periods, conceived by curator, and friend to Aguilar, Valentin Roma, which seeks to emulate the orderly chaos of the artist's studio. Nature, concern for space, references to landmarks and registration numbers, interest in materials and other creative and stylistic concerns are present in this retrospective.
Beyond their differences, the Colombian city of Medellín and Barcelona are of comparable size, with a long relationship of mutual collaboration, and both have international significance for having promoted an inclusive city plan with many public spaces in the service of social redistribution. However, like many other cities, both still haven't successfully tackle the urgent subject of guaranteeing the right to housing. 'Pis(o) Pilot(o)' is an exhibition focusing on the reflection of housing. The main objective is to develop proposals that respond to the challenges of housing and its relationship with public spaces on a global scale by selecting two specific contexts, and they're in the two starring cities of this exhibition: Barcelona and Medellín.
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Rías de Galicia
This restaurant is the setting for the Iglesias family’s wonderful relationship with the finest seafood. The menu includes Cantabrian lobster with garlic,...