Your ultimate Barcelona guide

Restaurants and bars, films, dance, art, concerts, clubs, shops, and more

The 10 best museums outside Barcelona
Art

The 10 best museums outside Barcelona

Take a break from the city and visit amazing museums just a few kilometers from Barcelona

Parks for families and kids
Kids

Parks for families and kids

Barcelona’s best parks for kids to run around, and adults to get some fresh air too

Patatas bravas
Bars and pubs

Patatas bravas

We dare to pick the best places in town to get this most popular of tapas

50 musts: sights and attractions
Things to do

50 musts: sights and attractions

Museums, squares, gardens, buildings... discover Barcelona's 50 best sights and attractions

Barcelona's best...

Cocktail bars
Bars and pubs

Cocktail bars

From red-velvety classic interiors and cocktails to modern joints and creative drinks, we've got a spot for you

Paellas
Restaurants

Paellas

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
Music

Live music venues

Time Out's list of the top venues in town for live-music aficionados

Tapas
Restaurants

Tapas

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

Gay bars
LGBT

Gay bars

Looking for the city's best gay and lesbian bars? You've come to the right place

Museums
Museums

Museums

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

Four Barcelona musts

Restaurant: Alkimia
Restaurants

Restaurant: Alkimia

A modern gastro restaurant where the dining experience is anything but boring

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Shop: Bramby Supply
Shopping

Shop: Bramby Supply

Denim and leather come together to make customised aprons, unisex bags and more

Bar: Mutis
Bars and pubs

Bar: Mutis

Stop in to this 'hidden' bar and find out why Robert De Niro wanted to open one in New York

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Club: Sala Apolo
Clubs

Club: Sala Apolo

This concert hall/nightclub has become the city's paradigm of indie clubbing and live music

Autumn-winter getaways on the Costa Daurada

Getaway to Altafulla: History by the sea
Travel

Getaway to Altafulla: History by the sea

Enjoy all the calm and beauty of a coastal resort with an important artistic and cultural heritage

Culture, vineyards and water
Travel

Culture, vineyards and water

Explore the monuments and seafront in Vila-seca i La Pineda, as well as the locally produced wines

A passion for modernisme and the origins of vermouth
Travel

A passion for modernisme and the origins of vermouth

Reus, where Antoni Gaudí spent his childhood, boasts exceptional buildings, great shopping, and tasty vermouth

Getaway to the Prades Mountains and the Llaberia Serra
Travel

Getaway to the Prades Mountains and the Llaberia Serra

This Costa Daurada area is an ideal place to spend a couple of days in lush nature

Getaway to Priorat: The fruits of the earth
Travel

Getaway to Priorat: The fruits of the earth

Taste the flavourful olive oil and wines and explore the ancient streets of the region's villages

More Costa Daurada getaways

Special pages

Time Out Barcelona Student Guide
Things to do

Time Out Barcelona Student Guide

You're here to study, of course, but what will you do in your free time? Get info on getting around, safety tips, and ideas for exploring and enjoying Barcelona

10 reasons to go to the beach in autumn
Things to do

10 reasons to go to the beach in autumn

Autumn is also a great time to enjoy Barcelona's beaches and keep that holiday feel going

The best of flamenco in Barcelona
Music

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

Tickets & attractions

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

Three Countries in One Day

Three Countries in One Day

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

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

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.

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Art in Barcelona: must-see exhibitions

Peter Hujar. Speed of life
Art

Peter Hujar. Speed of life

This exhibition of the prestigious American photographer Peter Hujar (1934-1987) is an in-depth look at Hujar's life and work via 150 photographs taken between the 1950s and the late 1980s as well as materials never exhibited previously, including personal papers, contact sheets, and interviews with friends and business associates over different periods of his life.

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Ian Sanderson. Hand Made Prints
Art

Ian Sanderson. Hand Made Prints

This is a retrospective exhibition of the works of Scottish artist Ian Sanderson, one of the few artists in the world who uses precious materials in the printing process, which is somewhere between painting, engraving and photography.

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Oriol Vilanova. Sunday
Art

Oriol Vilanova. Sunday

For the last 15 years Catalan artist Oriol Vilanova has visited flea markets every Sunday and has amassed a collection of some 34,000 postcards that he's classified into 100 sections. One of the sections has been tagged as 'unclassifiable' by the artist, leaving it open for more additions. Vilanova seems to have been drawn mostly to architectural motifs, but other themes include arches, flags, roads, cats, oranges, sunsets and zoos, among so many others, which in themselves make up a museum of various times and places that tourists and travellers have sent back home over the years.

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Insurreccions (Uprisings)
Art

Insurreccions (Uprisings)

This exhibition gathers together some 300 works – paintings, drawings and prints, photos, movies and manuscripts – 90 of which come from Catalan public collections: prints from the French War, posters and photographs from the Spanish Civil War, reports of demonstrations during the Transition, scenes from the Tragic Week, and works and testimonies of the Paris Commune in May 1968, as well as from other places the exhibition will visit – the Mexican Revolution, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, etc.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Antoni Miralda
Art

Antoni Miralda

Catalan Antoni Miralda is renowned as a food artist, a specialisation he's developed since the 1970s (coinciding with a move to the US) that studies food and its different impacts on societies across the world. His creations tend to be large-scale and this show will feature 14 of the projects he's undertaken in the States. Sculptures, drawings, photographs, visual recordings, sketches and other materials will feature, enabling visitors to witness how Miralda uses food to explore themes of nature and economics, as well as examining our changing relationship to food and its usage.

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Big festivals and major events in Barcelona

Winter
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Winter

Spring
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Spring

Summer
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Summer

Autumn
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Autumn

Barcelona by area

Barceloneta and the Ports
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Barceloneta and the Ports

The Barri Gòtic
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The Barri Gòtic

The Born & Sant Pere
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The Born & Sant Pere

The Raval
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The Raval

Gràcia
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Gràcia

The Eixample
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The Eixample