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The best of Barcelona

36 great things to do in Barcelona
Things to do 36 great things to do in Barcelona

Take a look at our pick of the best things to do in Barcelona for the very best attractions, events and activities in town

50 top attractions in Barcelona
Attractions 50 top attractions in Barcelona

Museums, squares, gardens, landmarks... discover these 50 unmissable sights in Barcelona

50 best restaurants in Barcelona
Restaurants 50 best restaurants in Barcelona

Welcome to the Time Out Eat List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Barcelona City’s food scene

27 best shops in Barcelona
Shopping 27 best shops in Barcelona

We've rounded up our favourite shops in Barcelona so you can enjoy your shopping spree to the fullest

20 brilliant bars in Barcelona
Bars and pubs 20 brilliant bars in Barcelona

Whether your tipple is wine, beer, vermouth, or a cocktail, we’ve come up with this list of the 20 best drinking dens

The best nightlife in Barcelona
Nightlife The best nightlife in Barcelona

Nightlife in Barcelona is as wild as you want it to be, and you can find a club night, session or party every night of the week

Best clubs in Barcelona
Clubs Best clubs in Barcelona

Fancy a dance? Find the city's top places to boogie all night long to your favourite tracks, no matter what your taste

Best museums in Barcelona
Museums Best museums in Barcelona

In Barcelona's museums you'll find big names, but also works from medieval times to the present

Barcelona restaurants with Michelin stars
Restaurants Barcelona restaurants with Michelin stars

If your wallet allows and you want to pay tribute, here's the list of Barcelona's 22 star-studded restaurants

Barcelona rooftop bars
Bars and pubs Barcelona rooftop bars

If you fancy having a drink while taking in a great view, you'll definitely want to check out a rooftop bar or two in Barcelona

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Big festivals and major events in Barcelona

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Winter
Things to do Winter

Christmas markets, New Year parties, Kings' Day, the Mobile World Congress, Carnival

Spring
Things to do Spring

Primavera Sound, the big marathon, Guitar BCN festival, Sant Jordi's books and roses

Summer
Things to do Summer

Sónar and Cruïlla, outdoor film fests, Sant Joan and the Gràcia fest, Gay Pride, the Grec

Autumn
Things to do Autumn

Jazz and hip-hop music festivals, the massive La Mercè celebration, Sitges & In-Edit film fests

Critics' Choice
Things to do Critics' Choice

Some of our favourite festivals and events to enjoy in Barcelona all year round

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Barcelona neighbourhoods

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Barceloneta and the Ports
Things to do Barceloneta and the Ports

Barcelona boasts seven kilometres of golden sands, and this is also where you'll find some of the city's best seafood restaurants

The Barri Gòtic
Things to do The Barri Gòtic

A stroll through the medieval alleyways and secluded squares of the Old City is the best possible introduction to Barcelona

The Born & Sant Pere
Things to do The Born & Sant Pere

Explore some of Barcelona's prettiest streets and most magical architecture

The Raval
Things to do The Raval

Once a no-go area for tourists, the Raval is being transformed

Gràcia
Things to do Gràcia

You can't think of Gràcia without thinking of it's 'Festa Major', a weeklong street fair and party that takes over the neighbourhood

The Eixample
Things to do The Eixample

A modernista showcase: its buildings include Gaudí's Sagrada Família and La Pedrera

Montjuïc & Poble-sec
Things to do Montjuïc & Poble-sec

It's often left off visitors' itineraries, but the hill of Montjuïc merits a wander

Sarrià
Things to do Sarrià

Sarrià is the city's uptown area for its more posh homes, shops and restaurants

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Special pages

Medieval Romanesque art in Catalonia
Things to do Medieval Romanesque art in Catalonia

Explore Catalonia, a magical place with a magnificent medieval legacy: castles, stone bridges, churches...

Taste El Celleret
Restaurants Taste El Celleret

Wine, Mediterranean cuisine and spectacular surroundings in the new Familia Torres restaurant

Discover Barcelona with our map!
Things to do Discover Barcelona with our map!

Get your FREE MAP and find things to do, places to eat, drink and shop, and more

Gastro beach bar
Restaurants Gastro beach bar

Sip cocktails by the sea, and dine on Mediterranean cuisine at Besito Beach in Sitges

Discover the Montnegre i el Corredor Natural Park in a day
Travel Discover the Montnegre i el Corredor Natural Park in a day

Enjoy a getaway near enough to Barcelona to go by car (private or shared)

Enjoy a picnic with fine views
Travel Enjoy a picnic with fine views

Five spots in the regions of Barcelona where you can eat while admiring natural surrounds

Nine World Heritage buildings
Travel Nine World Heritage buildings

These buildings in the regions of Barcelona are all from the Catalan modernist period and style

Enjoy legendary summits
Travel Enjoy legendary summits

There's something special about trips in the regions of Barcelona that end in a summit

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Tickets & attractions

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Icebarcelona
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Icebarcelona

Cool off in an original and different bar located right on the beachfront

Barcelona sightseeing
Attractions Barcelona sightseeing

These are the 20 best sightseeing spots you’d be mad to miss

The best Barcelona bus tours
Things to do The best Barcelona bus tours

Get to know the sunny Catalan capital without breaking a sweat

Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral)
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Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral)

Don't miss Barcelona's impressive Gothic cathedral, which dates back to 1298

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia
Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights

City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on this hop-on hop-off tour

L'Aquàrium
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L'Aquàrium

Discover a magical underwater world at Barcelona's Aquarium, with the big draw – sharks!

Three Countries in One Day
Three Countries in One Day

Pack your passport and expand your horizons on a day trip from Barcelona

PortAventura and Costa Caribe
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.

Casa Batlló
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Casa Batlló

Artists Gaudí and Jujol took an ordinary apartment block and completely remodelled it

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Most popular hotels with online booking

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Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center 4*Sup
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Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center 4*Sup

Situated 200 metres from Barcelona’s Magic Fountain, the elegant Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center offers spacious rooms with a flat-screen TV and...

Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona 4* Sup
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Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona 4* Sup

Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona is opposite Barcelona’s International Convention Centre and Barcelona's Forum Auditorium. It has a spa, a gym, a...

Hotel Arts Barcelona
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Hotel Arts Barcelona

Overlooking Barceloneta Beach and Barcelona city centre, this design hotel has an outdoor pool and luxury spa with panoramic city views. Hotel Arts offers a...

Hotel Brummell
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Hotel Brummell

Hotel Brummell is a 20-room boutique hotel located a few steps from the Miró Foundation and The Grec theatre. Guests will benefit from free and unlimited...

Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL
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Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL

Miramar Barcelona has a picturesque setting within gardens on Montjuïc Mountain, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It offers 2 swimming pools, free...

Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
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Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection

Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya, Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, offers...

Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar
icon-location-pin Horta - Guinardó
Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar

Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar is a historic landmark in Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona. It offers well-priced accommodation with private bathrooms and free...

Hotel Neri  Relais & Chateaux
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Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux

This chic, exclusive hotel is set in an 18th-century aristocratic house overlooking a secluded square in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Its contemporary...

Grand Hotel Central
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Grand Hotel Central

Charming Born hotel with one of the best pools in the city on its roof

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

This luxury hotel right on Passeig de Gràcia plays host to its Banker'sBar every Wednesday, when it's decorated with old safes and the like, left over...

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Recommended restaurants with online booking

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Cinc Sentits
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Cinc Sentits
5 out of 5 stars

A lovely space with an imaginative cuisine that stimulates all five senses (hence the name). You’ll be blown away by their range of superb, original...

Torre d'Alta Mar
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Torre d'Alta Mar
3 out of 5 stars

Mediterranean fish cuisine with modern touches, and in a chic setting: the cable car tower that looks down over the port. As you can imagine, bringing...

Can Boneta
Restaurants Can Boneta
4 out of 5 stars

Here's yet another traditional Catalan restaurant that really should be protected under by UNESCO as a local heritage site. Every once in a while a crafty...

Can Ramonet
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Can Ramonet
4 out of 5 stars

Tucked away in the 'barrio' of Barceloneta, this quaint space with two quiet terraces is mostly overlooked by tourists, and consequently suffers none of the...

Osmosis
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Osmosis
4 out of 5 stars

Over the years, Osmosis has established itself as a place for affordable, creative and excellent cuisine – a fine-tuned machine when it comes to set...

Il Birrino
Restaurants Il Birrino
5 out of 5 stars

In this Italian corner in the heart of Barcelona's Eixample, you can taste typical Italian cuisine, as well as accompany your dishes with delicious artisanal...

Els Pescadors
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Els Pescadors
4 out of 5 stars

There are some restaurants that, one way or another, always turn up on lists of recommended places to eat, whether you're searching online for where to get a...

Galú
Restaurants Galú
4 out of 5 stars

9 Reinas
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9 Reinas
4 out of 5 stars

An exclusive Argentinean restaurant with meat from all over the world and handmade pasta. You’ll often find familiar faces from the world of sport here...

Bicnic
icon-location-pin Dreta de l'Eixample
Bicnic
4 out of 5 stars

The Bicnic restaurant is located on Girona street, next to the Jardines de Jaume Perich, in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Bicnic is a "gastronomic...

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