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The best of Barcelona

21 great things to do in Barcelona
Things to do 21 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

Barcelona's favourite clubs
Clubs Barcelona's favourite clubs

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

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

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

Top museums in Barcelona
Museums Top museums in Barcelona

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

Barcelona rooftop bars
Things to do 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

The city's best tapas
Restaurants The city's best tapas

Dying to try tapas but not sure where to go? We help you find the best mini-meals

Monthly gay parties
LGBT Monthly gay parties

Whenever you're in town and ready for a big night out, you'll find these 10 fiestas ready to give it to you on a monthly basis

Family-friendly venues
Kids Family-friendly venues

Round up the whole family for a fun day out in Barcelona

Patatas bravas
Bars and pubs Patatas bravas

We dare to pick the 20 best places in Barcelona to get this popular tapa of potatoes served with a spicy sauce

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Special pages

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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Big festivals and major events in Barcelona

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Autumn
Things to do Autumn

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

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

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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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
icon-location-pin Dreta de l'Eixample
Casa Batlló

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

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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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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...

The Corner Bar
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The Corner Bar

Located on the ground floor of The Corner Hotel, this restaurant brings a taste of New York to the center of Barcelona. Offering a brunch menu with simple,...

Hotel Barcelona Center
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Hotel Barcelona Center

Barcelona Center is 400 metres from Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia Avenue, and a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Guests have free access to the sauna,...

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL
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Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL offers luxurious accommodation in a neoclassical building on Passeig de Gràcia. It features a spa, rooftop...

Hotel España Ramblas
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Hotel España Ramblas

Hotel España is situated in a 19th-century building in central Barcelona, within 100 metres of the Ramblas and Liceu Theatre. Its Mediterranean restaurant is...

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...

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...

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...

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 seasonal...

Hotel Barceló Raval
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Hotel Barceló Raval

An excellent example of how a place can help to breathe new life into a city neighbourhood, this hotel also offers comfort, style and sought-after extras...

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Recommended restaurants with online booking

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Il Birrino
Restaurants Il Birrino

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...

Moments
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Moments

Raül Balam, son of Carme Ruscalleda, earned his second Michelin star in 2013 with this leading hotel restaurant. Like the original in Sant Pau, the...

Amassame
Restaurants Amassame

Here's a happy surprise in Sants. Just next to the neighbourhood municipal market, Carmen Ramírez runs Amassame, a restaurant inspired by her love for...

Buongiorno
icon-location-pin L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample
Buongiorno

Il Giardinetto
icon-location-pin Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
Il Giardinetto

Il Giardinetto is frequented not only by those with great palates who know quality when they taste it, but also by romantics as well as those nostalgic for a...

Fonda Espanya
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Fonda Espanya

A spectacular modernist restaurant that is home to a traditional style of cooking adapted by the creative genius of Martín Berasategui. In summer, it...

Osmosis
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Osmosis

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...

El Mirador del Palau
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El Mirador del Palau

Signature catering company Singularis manages El Mirador del Palau – the restaurant at the Palau de la Música. The restaurant that's part of...

9 Reinas
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9 Reinas

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...

Ikibana Paral·lel
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Ikibana Paral·lel

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Discover Catalonia

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20 breathtaking monuments in Catalonia
Travel 20 breathtaking monuments in Catalonia

These must-see attractions take you on a journey around cathedrals, monasteries, castles and other spectacular buildings

10 nature getaways
Travel 10 nature getaways

These experiences will bring you closer to the varied natural world in Catalonia

50 best restaurants in Catalonia
Travel 50 best restaurants in Catalonia

These 50 incredible restaurants serve an array of dishes that won't fail to please your palate

10 cultural getaways
Travel 10 cultural getaways

Get to know Catalan heritage through castles, prehistoric villages, modernista buildings, monasteries and churches

20 best beaches in Catalonia
Travel 20 best beaches in Catalonia

Catalonia boasts more than 500 kilometres of coastline with magnificent beaches and coves. We recommend some of the best

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Spring-summer getaways on the Costa Daurada

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Vila-seca, La Pineda Platja – a water-themed break
Travel Vila-seca, La Pineda Platja – a water-themed break

This coastal destination in the middle of the Costa Daurada offers plenty of leisure and entertainment for the whole family

Calafell: Iberians, sport and culture by the sea
Travel Calafell: Iberians, sport and culture by the sea

As well as the fine sand of its beaches, Calafell is full of other treasures, both cultural and historical, that are worth exploring

Priorat: Land of good wine... and much more!
Travel Priorat: Land of good wine... and much more!

The world of Priorat is all about wine, but that's not all...

Cambrils: Perfect for couples, families... and gourmets
Travel Cambrils: Perfect for couples, families... and gourmets

Enjoy meals in the food haven of Cambrils, relax at the beach, stroll through the old town...

La Ruta del Cister: Medieval spirit and land of human towers
Travel La Ruta del Cister: Medieval spirit and land of human towers

You'll visit the three Cistercian monasteries and do so much more

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Discover the best things to do in Europe

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101 things to do in London
Things to do 101 things to do in London

We’re completely spoilt for brilliant things to do in London—here are our absolute favorites. 

21 great things to do in Barcelona
Things to do 21 great things to do in Barcelona

 Take a look at our pick of the best things to do in Barcelona and start your trip to the city knowing you're checking out all the very best attractions, events and activities. 

101 Things to do in Lisbon
Things to do 101 Things to do in Lisbon

 From picture-perfect views that will light up your Instagram feed to the biggest hotspots in town, classic attractions to places kept a secret even to the locals, there are more than just 101 things to do in Lisbon. 

101 things to do in Paris
Things to do 101 things to do in Paris

As a visitor in Paris – or even as a Parisian – there’s something you just have to accept: it is impossible to do everything the city in one lifetime.

56 incredible things to do in Madrid
Things to do 56 incredible things to do in Madrid

We've rounded up some of the coolest places in town that you'll be itching to check out. 

101 things to do in Porto
Things to do 101 things to do in Porto

There's so much to do in Porto—but these are all the mandatory spots. Enjoy the city, the river and even the beaches. 

The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom
Things to do The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom – made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - is a varied, fascinating country. You’ll find different dialects, celtic languages and unique communities, traditions, myths and legends. 

The 12 best things to do in Scotland
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Scotland

Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty – its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs – and while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna. 

The 20 essential things to do in Stockholm
Things to do The 20 essential things to do in Stockholm

In a city enriched with history and culture, you'll find plenty of great things to do in Sweden’s capital.

The 13 best things to do in Reading
Things to do The 13 best things to do in Reading

At first glance Reading isn’t a cultural icon; if you spent your teenage years in its vicinity you might still consider the Oracle shopping centre to be the Home Counties equivalent of The Dubai Mall. 

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