Your ultimate Barcelona guide

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

11 spas to relax and unwind
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11 spas to relax and unwind

Immerse yourself in relaxation in Barcelona spas... you deserve it!

Don’t be a tourist
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Don’t be a tourist

Alternatives to the touristy plans and spaces that can take over a BCN city break

10 hottest club nights and sessions
Nightlife

10 hottest club nights and sessions

Get in on the non-stop fun from dusk till dawn

Families al fresco
Things to do

Families al fresco

Find out the best places in town to go for outdoor fun for the whole family

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

Spring-summer getaways on the Costa Daurada

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

More Costa Daurada getaways

Special pages

10 top tips for organising a great trip!
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10 top tips for organising a great trip!

Apps such as Circle help you organise, research and manage trips so you can get the most out of them and avoid headaches

Time Out Barcelona Student Guide
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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 ways to discover the real Barcelona
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10 ways to discover the real Barcelona

Whether you're a local or you're visiting, this is your chance to discover hidden corners of Barcelona you never knew existed

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

David Bowie Is
Art

David Bowie Is

This first international retrospective dedicated to David Bowie is produced by London's Victoria & Albert Museum and brings together some 300 objects from the artist's personal collection; it's a celebration of five decades of the iconic and innovative musician's career, and, indeed, of contemporary culture. Among other pieces, the exhibition displays special items such as Ziggy Stardust's outfits, album covers by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell, video performances such as 'The Man Who Fell to Earth', music videos, and some stage designs from Bowie's tours, in addition to other personal items, from set lists to journal notes that reveal his evolution as a creator.

Picasso. Retrats
Art

Picasso. Retrats

I don't know whether to tell you that the face is the window to the soul or its mask, but I still don't know a single painter who has done a portrait of anyone showing only the subject's feet. And if that painter did exist, he'd deserve to be called Picasso. You can see for yourself at the exhibition 'Picasso. Portraits' in the Picasso Museum, via 81 works in oil, charcoal, engravings and sculptures the artist created over 76 years. From the first portraits of his father and aunt in 1896 to those of his children, partners and friends, as well as the group of artists who hung out at Els 4 Gats – Joaquim Mir, Rusiñol, Ramon Pichot; French critics and poets such as Gustave Coquiot, Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob; gallery owners Kahnweiler and Ambroise Vollard; musical geniuses such as Igor Stravinsky and Francis Poulenc; and a repeat subject, his good friend, secretary and factotum of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Jaume Sabartés.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
World Press Photo
Art

World Press Photo

Barcelona's 13th edition of the World Press Photo exhibition is here. Organised in the city by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, the show features photos that have been given this prestigious international award for photojournalism. The migration crisis is still present in this year's edition, as are political conflicts, human mobility and the influence of technology on connectivity and information trafficking, as well as the impact of humans on the environment.

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
The Pillars of Europe. The Middle Ages at the British Museum
Art

The Pillars of Europe. The Middle Ages at the British Museum

This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see the first exhibition to come out of the agreement between the social projects from 'la Caixa' and the British Museum. The aim of 'The Pillars of Europe...', which includes the period between 400 and 1500 AD, is to open a window on to the medieval world via the treasures and material culture of both the dominant elite and the classes of the people. The exhibition features more than 260 extraordinary objects from the British Museum collection, many of which had never previously been shown. You'll also find items on loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), and the Frederic Marès museum. These treasures help to explain crucial events, highlight famous figures, and show visitors different aspects of the era, such as royal life, war and conquest, as well as daily life.

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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