Your guide to Barcelona's beaches
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The best Sant Joan cocas in Barcelona
The best Sant Joan cocas in Barcelona icon-chevron-right
Enjoy drinks with a view on BCN's rooftop bars
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The best of Barcelona

20 great things to do in Barcelona
Things to do 20 great things to do in Barcelona

With so much to do in Barcelona, where do you start? Right here!

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 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 24 star-studded restaurants

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

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

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

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

BCN's best brunches
Restaurants BCN's best brunches

From hangover restoratives to fancy breakfast feasts, dig in to our guide to the best brunches in town

Family-friendly venues
Kids Family-friendly venues

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

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Big festivals and major events in Barcelona

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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

Winter
Things to do Winter

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

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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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

Barcelona Card
Barcelona Card

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.

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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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Where to stay in Barcelona
Hotels Where to stay in Barcelona

If you have no idea where to stay in Barcelona, we've got you covered with this area guide to hotels as well as featured restaurants, bars, and attractions

Hotel 1898
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Hotel 1898

A stunning 19th-century building on one of the world’s most famous streets houses this luxury hotel that offers elegance and style. This hotel is full...

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

Hotel Barcelona Catedral
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Hotel Barcelona Catedral

With an incredible location, real attention to detail, and newly refurbished rooms, the Barcelona Catedral hotel is a fantastic choice for getting the most...

The Mirror Barcelona
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The Mirror Barcelona

Situated 350 metres from Paseo de Gracia Boulevard, The Mirror Barcelona is an eco-friendly hotel with a small outdoor pool, sauna and terrace. Provença...

Hotel Pulitzer
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Hotel Pulitzer

This sleek boutique hotel has a cool European vibe, a splendid rooftop terrace and a great location at the heart of the city.  Although this...

Axel Hotel
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Axel Hotel

A design hotel that’s popular with cosmopolitan, image-conscious party people. The Axel’s main clientele is the gay crowd but it’s also...

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...

Generator Hostel Barcelona
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Generator Hostel Barcelona

A contemporary take on the traditional hostel, Generator offers a range of rooms for all tastes and budgets, from shared dormitories to a private penthouse...

Barceló Sants
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Barceló Sants

Contemporary, original design, healthy, innovative food, and light-filled rooms with numerous mod-cons are all on offer at Barceló Sants, which also...

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Recommended restaurants with online booking

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Amassame
Restaurants Amassame

The Abrassame restaurant is located on Sant Medir street, next to the Encants de Sant Antoni market. The restaurant presents a new concept of Italian cuisine...

Galú
Restaurants Galú

Macondo
Restaurants Macondo

Doble Zer00
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Doble Zer00

A place that is much more than a mere Asian tapas restaurant. Its cuisine is mainly based on Japanese cuisine, with Latin touches. And so, white fish ceviche...

Bronzo  Spuntino Bar
Restaurants Bronzo Spuntino Bar

Bronzo Spuntino Bar is a gastronomic tavern in the style of the Venetian bacaros. Enjoy a traditional Italian gastronomy with some of the most authentic...

Obe
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Obe

I've visited Italy enough by now to understand the bad rap its cuisine gets once it crosses Italian borders, and I have to admit I was fairly sceptical about...

Lázaro
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Lázaro

Twenty years of serving the best Catalan and Spanish cuisine, at reasonable prices.  

Mextizo
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Mextizo

The most original and unique space in Barcelona's Eixample district. Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine, made with products of proximity and top quality. Nice...

Ponsa
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Ponsa

A restaurant that dates back to the 1940s smack in the middle of the Eixample neighbourhood. Could you ask for anything more divine? There aren't many of...

Bicnic
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Bicnic

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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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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Autumn-winter getaways on the Costa Daurada

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Costa Daurada: Landscape of the Geniuses
Travel Costa Daurada: Landscape of the Geniuses

Discover the lands where Gaudí, Miró and Casals grew up and grew as artists

Getaway to Calafell: Family fun guaranteed
Travel Getaway to Calafell: Family fun guaranteed

The beaches are lovely, but the friendly town also has fun things to do all year round, especially for families

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

L’Hospitalet de l’Infant i La Vall de Llors
Travel L’Hospitalet de l’Infant i La Vall de Llors

The perfect combo of a tranquil, mountainous interior with popular blue-flag beaches

Salou: Nature, adventure and sports
Travel Salou: Nature, adventure and sports

Salou has much to offer in autumn and winter, with exciting outdoor activities, and peaceful seaside walks

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

The beach and the world of Pau Casals
Travel The beach and the world of Pau Casals

Catalan musician Pau Casals was born in El Vendrell and spent his first years there before his exile

Land of human towers and monastic heritage
Travel Land of human towers and monastic heritage

The Ruta del Cister boasts natural caves and havens of modernisme

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

A 48-hours trip where you'll really get to know Cambrils, one of the Costa Daurada's food havens

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

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