Your ultimate Barcelona guide

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

Barcelona beach guide
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Barcelona beach guide

Have some fun in the sun at these top Barcelona seaside spots

50 musts: sights and attractions
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50 musts: sights and attractions

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

Spectacular views
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Spectacular views

These 12 lookout spots are where to go for unforgettable views of Barcelona

Cheap eats!
Restaurants

Cheap eats!

Barcelona's top spots to satisfy your hunger and keep your wallet from growling

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
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

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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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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Five essentials at the Starry Night at Bodegas Torres
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Five essentials at the Starry Night at Bodegas Torres

Enjoy an unforgettable evening with fine wines beneath the star-studded sky

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

Starry Night with Cellers Torres
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Starry Night with Cellers Torres

Discover a place under the stars where the magic of wine and the elegance of the surrounding vineyards

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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
Torné Esquius. Poetics of the everyday
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Torné Esquius. Poetics of the everyday

There have always been poets of silence, but not silent ones. The oil paintings by Pere Torné Esquius (Barcelona, ​​1879 - Flavancourt, France, 1936) seem to re-create simple compositions of interiors where the human figure is always absent. Flat colours, with no shadows or brush traces, ranges of greens, plants, tables, chairs, windows... signs of the abandoned man in an emphatic parenthesis. But let's forget about compositional complexity, forced perspectives and, most important, the ability to evoke that so much has happened, even though there's nothing there. Torné Esquius made his living in France as an illustrator, and in Catalonia as a painter. Stylistically, his work doesn't fit in with either the modernists or the 'noucentista' style.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Antoni Tàpies Collection. Objects
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Antoni Tàpies Collection. Objects

At the end of the 1960s, coinciding with an increase in his political commitment, Antoni Tàpies put more emphasis on his work with objects. It wasn't anything new for the artist – he'd already been working with them since he started with material paintings. In 1956, for the window display at the shop Gales on Passeig de Gràcia, Tàpies created the work 'Metallic door and violin'. With this piece, which paired an old, beat-up, ugly warehouse door along with a violin and which was part of the creation of five Christmas scenes organised by Alexandre Cirici, Tàpies gave value to items previously condemned to disuse.

Frederic Amat. Zoòtrop
Art

Frederic Amat. Zoòtrop

This exhibition presents a selection of projects in public spaces, both natural and urban, often related to architecture, with the aim of creating a map or topography of Barcelona artist Frederic Amat's work, always searching for the poetic component that is derived from all of his pieces. The exhibition, like the zoetrope it's named for, aims to show various facets of Amat's work in relation to space, architecture, the city and the landscape.

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Big festivals and major events in Barcelona

Summer
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Summer

Autumn
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Autumn

Winter
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Winter

Spring
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Spring

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