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11 spas to relax and unwind
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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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Special pages

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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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

Summer
Things to do Summer

Sónar and Cruïlla, outdoor film fests, Sant Joan and the Gràcia fest, Gay Pride, the Grec

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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The Corner Bar
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The Corner Bar

Located on the ground floor of The Corner Hotel, this restaurant brings a taste of New York to the center of Barcelona. Offering a brunch menu with simple,...

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...

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...

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...

Hotel Brummell
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Hotel Brummell

Hotel Brummell is a 20-room boutique hotel located a few steps from the Miró Foundation and The Grec theatre. Guests will benefit from free and unlimited...

Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar
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Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar

Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar is a historic landmark in Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona. It offers well-priced accommodation with private bathrooms and free...

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

This luxury hotel right on Passeig de Gràcia plays host to its Banker'sBar every Wednesday, when it's decorated with old safes and the like, left over...

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 seasonal...

Gran Hotel La Florida
icon-location-pin Horta - Guinardó
Gran Hotel La Florida

Located up on Mount Tibidabo, the five-star Gran Hotel La Florida offers spectacular views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. Guests enjoy free access...

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...

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Recommended restaurants with online booking

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El Mirador del Palau
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El Mirador del Palau

Signature catering company Singularis manages El Mirador del Palau – the restaurant at the Palau de la Música. The restaurant that's part of...

Fonda Espanya
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Fonda Espanya

A spectacular modernist restaurant that is home to a traditional style of cooking adapted by the creative genius of Martín Berasategui. In summer, it...

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...

Riera 29
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Riera 29

Sergi Canals, a young veteran of the culinary world (Omm, Txakolin, and Italian and Japanese restaurants all over the world), has opened Riera 29, a...

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...

Askadinya
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Askadinya

The best flavors of Palestinian gastronomy combined with Arabic. Quiet and cozy space with a pleasant atmosphere, where you will feel so good that you will...

Il Giardinetto
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Il Giardinetto

Il Giardinetto is frequented not only by those with great palates who know quality when they taste it, but also by romantics as well as those nostalgic for a...

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...

4 plats i punt
Restaurants 4 plats i punt

Un dels camps de batalla definitius quan parlem de restaurants és el menú de migdia: si la maquinària gastronòmica no està...

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...

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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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Spring-summer getaways on the Costa Daurada

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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

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Discover the best things to do in Europe

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The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom
Things to do The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom – made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - is a varied, fascinating country. You’ll find different dialects, celtic languages and unique communities, traditions, myths and legends. 

The 12 best things to do in Scotland
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Scotland

Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty – its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs – and while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna. 

The 13 best things to do in Reading
Things to do The 13 best things to do in Reading

At first glance Reading isn’t a cultural icon; if you spent your teenage years in its vicinity you might still consider the Oracle shopping centre to be the Home Counties equivalent of The Dubai Mall. 

11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester
Restaurants 11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester

Manchester might be well-established as a haven of nightlife, from its rich musical heritage to its modern clubbing meccas. But if you want to head out for an altogether more civilised excursion, then it’s also got heaps of places, from the cute to the cash-splashing, to treat yourself to the ultimate in decadent eating: high tea. 

The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford
Museums The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford

If the city of Oxford is known for anything, it’s providing an education that’s second to none. But you don’t need three years and a student loan to leave Oxford feeling like you’ve learned a thing or two.

The 11 best things to do in Newcastle
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Newcastle

If you're travelling from further afield, Newcastle might not be top of your list as a city to visit. But those in the know are already familiar with the idea of Newcastle as one of Britain's best cities. 

The 21 best bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs The 21 best bars in Manchester

From delicious dive bars and brilliant boozers to chic cocktail bars with pricey drops and panoramic views, this city has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy. 

11 tip top places for afternoon tea in Liverpool
Restaurants 11 tip top places for afternoon tea in Liverpool

Then Liverpool's got more picture perfect afternoon tea venues than you can shake a mop-top haircut at. So if you love them (yeah, yeah, yeah), then here's 11 spots guaranteed to send you all in a spin.

The 9 best museums in Liverpool
Things to do The 9 best museums in Liverpool

Well-known and long-respected for its thriving independent arts and music scene, Liverpool has more recently expanded its museums offer. 

The best afternoon teas in Edinburgh
Restaurants The best afternoon teas in Edinburgh

At Edinburgh’s major hotels, afternoon tea gives us all the chance to experience a window into the high life without paying for a suite – or splashing out on a Michelin-starred tasting menu with wine flight. 

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