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The hot list

What's on in Barcelona this week? Our top ten picks...

The city's best croissants
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The city's best croissants

Not all croissants are created equal. Here are some of our favourites

Mobile World Congress Barcelona: things to do in your free time
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Mobile World Congress Barcelona: things to do in your free time

In BCN for the MWC (Feb 26 – Mar 1)? Here's what to do in your free time!

Terraces with views
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Terraces with views

Take in stunning views at these spots, where you can get a drink and a bite too

Best craft beer bars in town
Bars and pubs

Best craft beer bars in town

Visit the bars that show you why Barcelona is a top destination for craft beer fans

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
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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
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Live music venues

Time Out's list of the top venues in town for live-music aficionados

Tapas
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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

Contest: Win €125 for outlet shopping
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Contest: Win €125 for outlet shopping

You could win one of two €125 gift cards for Viladecans The Style Outlets

Restaurant: Alkimia
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Restaurant: Alkimia

A modern gastro restaurant where the dining experience is anything but boring

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Bar: Dr. Stravinsky
Bars and pubs

Bar: Dr. Stravinsky

Stop in to this spot with the look of a vintage laboratory and cocktails full of imagination

Club: Sala Apolo
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Club: Sala Apolo

This concert hall/nightclub has become the city's paradigm of indie clubbing and live music

Discover Catalonia

20 breathtaking monuments in Catalonia
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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
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10 nature getaways

These experiences will bring you closer to the varied natural world in Catalonia

50 best restaurants in Catalonia
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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
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10 cultural getaways

Get to know Catalan heritage through castles, prehistoric villages, modernista buildings, monasteries and churches

20 best beaches in Catalonia
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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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Autum-winter getaways on the Costa Daurada

Costa Daurada: Landscape of the Geniuses
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Salou: Nature, adventure and sports

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

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Special pages

Discover seven great experiences in Barcelona for a balanced night out
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Discover seven great experiences in Barcelona for a balanced night out

Ways to have the perfect night out without overindulging

Time Out Barcelona Student Guide
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Time Out Barcelona Student Guide

Get info on getting around, safety tips, and ideas for exploring and enjoying Barcelona when you're not studying

The most authentic flamenco in Barcelona
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The most authentic flamenco in Barcelona

Today flamenco in Barcelona can be considered a local art. Get ready to dance!

Five reasons to (re)discover flamenco
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Five reasons to (re)discover flamenco

Discover and rediscover Flamenco whenever you can

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

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

Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral)
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Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral)

Don't miss Barcelona's impressive Gothic cathedral, which dates back to 1298

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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L'Aquàrium
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L'Aquàrium

Discover a magical underwater world at Barcelona's Aquarium, with the big draw – sharks!

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Art in Barcelona: must-see exhibitions

Game of Thrones: The touring exhibition
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Game of Thrones: The touring exhibition

'Game of Thrones: The touring exhibition' is the biggest show in the world about the series, making its global premiere in Barcelona at the Maritime Museum. The interactive experience covers more than 1,000 square metres, is completely inspired by the TV show, and features fascinating objects, giant images, and pieces from wardrobe, decorations and props. You'll find never-before-seen immersive environments, several themed areas based on different locations featured in the series, and settings created for the occasion like the winterscapes of the North and the majestic surroundings of Kings Landing; the conquered city of Meereen with its barracks of Unsullied warriors and the faithful of the Targaryen household; emblematic scenes of the mysterious House of Black and White; Castle Black, home of the Night's Watch. and the frozen lands beyond the Wall; and the iconic central piece of the room with the iron throne.

Ernesto Neto. Um dia todos fomos peixes
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Ernesto Neto. Um dia todos fomos peixes

This first solo exhibition in Barcelona by Brazilian artist Ernest Neto is an immersive, colourful and sensory installation, conceived and produced especially for the space it occupies in the Blueproject Foundation. Created around the concepts of water, sea, land and, in general, our relationship with nature, the installation features a giant representation of a fish that you can go inside to relax and meditate.

Rosemarie Castoro. Focus at Infinity
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Rosemarie Castoro. Focus at Infinity

This is the first major institutional exhibition of Rosemari Castoro’s work, and it focuses on the years 1964–79. Castoro (1939–2015) established her career in the context of minimalism and conceptualism in the USA, circulating at the heart of the New York avant-garde. The exhibition shows her work in detail for the first time, revealing the diversity of her practice, which encompassed abstract painting, conceptual works, performative actions in the street, and studio, poetry, mail art, sculpture, installation and land art. It explores the context of her work, her activism including her role in the Art Workers’ Coalition, her association with contemporaries such as Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton, Sol LeWitt and Yvonne Rainer, among others, and her relationship with feminism.

Lita Cabellut. Retrospective
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Lita Cabellut. Retrospective

The Fundació Vila Casas inaugurates a new exhibition space with a new show dedicated to painter Lita Cabellut. The work of the artist, who lives in the Netherlands and is one of the most sought-after Spanish creators in the international market, is inscribed in the derivatives of hyperrealism and goes beyond the conventional limits of painting, placing herself in the terrain of risk, expression and the psychological portrait with a latent classicism inherited from the likes of Goya, Velázquez or Rembrandt.

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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