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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

50 top sights and attractions
Attractions 50 top sights and attractions

Museums, squares, gardens, landmarks... discover these 50 best attractions in Barcelona

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'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

20 best bars you can't miss
Bars and pubs 20 best bars you can't miss

Whether your tipple is wine, beer, vermouth, or a cocktail, we’ve come up with this list of the 20 best bars in Barcelona

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

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

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

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Special pages

Taste El Celleret
Restaurants Taste El Celleret

Wine, Mediterranean cuisine and spectacular surroundings in the new Familia Torres restaurant

Discover Barcelona with our map!
Things to do Discover Barcelona with our map!

Get your FREE MAP and find things to do, places to eat, drink and shop, and more

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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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

Spring
Things to do Spring

Primavera Sound, the big marathon, Guitar BCN festival, Sant Jordi's books and roses

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
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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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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...

Olivia Plaza Hotel
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Olivia Plaza Hotel

Situated on Plaza Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona, the Hotel Olivia Plaza offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace bar with views of Santa Ana Church. Stylish...

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
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Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

Set in 25,000 square metres of beautiful gardens and offering fantastic views of Barcelona, Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is a luxury hotel set on Diagonal...

Hotel Neri
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Hotel Neri

This chic, exclusive hotel is set in an 18th-century aristocratic house overlooking a secluded square in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Its contemporary...

Iberostar Selection Paseo de Gracia
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Iberostar Selection Paseo de Gracia

Located right on Plaça Catalunya Square in Barcelona, Iberostar Paseo de Gracia 4* Sup offers a terrace with a pool and free WiFi throughout. Private parking...

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...

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...

Alma Barcelona GL
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Alma Barcelona GL

Alma Barcelona is set in an attractive building just off Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia. It offers a spa, a stylish restaurant with a terrace, and...

H10 Cubik 4* Sup
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H10 Cubik 4* Sup

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, H10 Cubik offers accommodation in Barcelona. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can...

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...

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Recommended restaurants with online booking

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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...

Can Boneta
Restaurants Can Boneta

Here's yet another traditional Catalan restaurant that really should be protected under by UNESCO as a local heritage site. Every once in a while a crafty...

Els Pescadors
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Els Pescadors

There are some restaurants that, one way or another, always turn up on lists of recommended places to eat, whether you're searching online for where to get a...

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...

El Tarantín
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El Tarantín

The motto of Paola di Meo (dining room) and Miguel Portillo (kitchen) at Tarantín is 'serious Caribbean cuisine'. They're from Maracaibo, a place...

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...

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...

Nikkei 103
Restaurants Nikkei 103

Nikkei cuisine, result of fusion of the Japanese and Peruvian gastronomy. Excellent flavors in a cozy space, which will surround you with a warm atmosphere...

Galú
Restaurants Galú

Gamba de la Costa
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Gamba de la Costa

I'd heard the best thing about Gamba de la Costa were the grilled prawns, a simple dish where the outcome depends on the right grill, the quality of the...

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