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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

Cheap eats!
Restaurants

Cheap eats!

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

Parks for families and kids
Kids

Parks for families and kids

Barcelona’s best parks for kids to run around, and adults to get some fresh air too

Guide to clubbing
Clubs

Guide to clubbing

We take a look at a dozen of the city's best nightspots and their wildlife

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

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  • 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

Autumn-winter getaways on the Costa Daurada

Getaway to Altafulla: History by the sea
Travel

Getaway to Altafulla: History by the sea

Enjoy all the calm and beauty of a coastal resort with an important artistic and cultural heritage

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

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

Getaway to the Prades Mountains and the Llaberia Serra
Travel

Getaway to the Prades Mountains and the Llaberia Serra

This Costa Daurada area is an ideal place to spend a couple of days in lush nature

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

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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

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
The Muses
Art

The Muses

Following the showing at Art Madrid '17 and how well it was received by critics and visitors, the exhibition 'The Muses' comes to Barcelona's Fifty Dots in Gràcia. Irene Cruz invites you to view her work from deep inside, from the edge of silent phrases she translates through her muses, the silhouettes. They all gather together and mark a precept of becoming the same delicate identity. It is the name given to all, silky skin dressed in their favourite flowers that scarcely delimit earthly bodies from the landscape filled with bluish haze and colours of strange hours in the eternal autumnal forest.

Peter Hujar. Speed of life
Art

Peter Hujar. Speed of life

This exhibition of the prestigious American photographer Peter Hujar (1934-1987) is an in-depth look at Hujar's life and work via 150 photographs taken between the 1950s and the late 1980s as well as materials never exhibited previously, including personal papers, contact sheets, and interviews with friends and business associates over different periods of his life.

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
One Foot Out. Expeditions and Diasporas. Picture yourself as a block of melting butter
Art

One Foot Out. Expeditions and Diasporas. Picture yourself as a block of melting butter

'Imagine you're a block of melting butter' is what this approach to material culture proposes through an immersive, all-enveloping installation that explores the production of desires, feelings and subjectivity in relation to consumer objects. The exhibition room becomes a space of visual experimentation that revolves around the culture of well-being, relaxation and meditation. Through exercises of becoming less aware of the body and a series of phenomena and subcultures found in YouTube and social networks, Eva Fàbregas looks for a kind of unstable balance between the material state of objects and the fluidity of desire, with the aim to find and produce specific effects in our bodies.

Asier Mendizábal. Concavitat
Art

Asier Mendizábal. Concavitat

The work of Basque artist Asier Mendizábal pays attention to the relationships between form, discourse and ideology, and speaks to the relationship of constructivist sculpture with its roots in the abstract utopia of the early decades of the 20th century. The question of markers and of their relative importance in identification as a social and political emblem also have their place among the artist's interest. Mendizábal's works can't be interpreted at first sight, but rather they gather layers of significance and sometimes refer to multiple ideas that aren't of general knowledge. While in some pieces you can read a direct connotation to the history and recent reality of the Basque Country, in others the choice may belong to historical or ideological legacies.

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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