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Gaudí Barcelona
Art

Gaudí Barcelona

Nine of Gaudí's greatest hits that show off the architect's greatest passions

Best terraces for cooler weather
Bars and pubs

Best terraces for cooler weather

These terraces won’t let a drizzly or chilly day stop you from enjoying a bit or a drink outside

Top 100 bars in town
Bars and pubs

Top 100 bars in town

Find the best bars for beer, wine, and cocktails, coffee and tea, pintxos and tapas

Carnival in Barcelona: celebrations, parties and what's on
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Carnival in Barcelona: celebrations, parties and what's on

Find the official celebrations and the wildest alternative parties, as well as shops to get that perfect costume...

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
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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

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

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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

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Special pages

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

10 reasons to go to the beach in autumn
Things to do

10 reasons to go to the beach in autumn

Autumn is also a great time to enjoy Barcelona's beaches and keep that holiday feel going

The best of flamenco in Barcelona
Music

The best of flamenco in Barcelona

Barcelona is full of bars, restaurants, tablaos, dance schools and every kind of event where flamenco takes centre stage

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

Darío Villalba. Dry resplendence
Art

Darío Villalba. Dry resplendence

Darío Villalba, a key figure in the art of the 1950s, has developed some very personal photographic works. The images extracted from archives and magazines, or made by the artist himself are out of context, fragmented and modified, whether with pictorial gestures or by manipulating the photographic technique. This solo exhibition, curated by Villalba himself, brings together works from the Suñol Foundation and from other sources.

Miss Van. Flor de Piel
Art

Miss Van. Flor de Piel

French artist Miss Van, who has developed a large part of her artistic life in Barcelona, where she currently resides, started her career in 1993, when she was just 20 years old, creating street murals as one of the pioneer women in the world of street art. Now she's exhibiting once again in Barcelona, where she hasn't had a show since 2005, with 'Flor de Piel', which includes some 20 works, some of them never before exhibited and others that were recently shown in the Centre of Contemporary Art (CAC) in Málaga. 

1,000 m2 of desire
Art

1,000 m2 of desire

Real and imaginary spaces where sexuality occurs in Western culture are the focus of the exhibition '1,000 m2 of desire'. From the utopias of Sade, to the Parisian 'maisons closes', the radical architecture of the '60s, hippie communes, Playboy clubs... The exhibition, which brings together architects, artists and researchers, explores how architecture typifies roles and practices, models sexual behaviour and activates desire.

Christoph Weber. On Fold
Art

Christoph Weber. On Fold

If you're an English speaker/reader, you're in luck at the exhibition of Austrian artist Christoph Weber (Viena, 1974) at the ProjecteSD gallery because you won't find a single word hanging on the wall next to the artworks that you'll have to translate. Instead the key is in the title: 'On Fold'. Basically this is a series of concrete blocks that have undergone slight bends when supported on angular surfaces. The other key is in the notion of continuity, namely in the difference between before and after. The concrete, which is everywhere you look, is the result of shaping the paste until it dries. While the title refers to folding literally, it also refers to wrapping, and even breaking. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Antoni Miralda
Art

Antoni Miralda

Catalan Antoni Miralda is renowned as a food artist, a specialisation he's developed since the 1970s (coinciding with a move to the US) that studies food and its different impacts on societies across the world. His creations tend to be large-scale and this show will feature 14 of the projects he's undertaken in the States. Sculptures, drawings, photographs, visual recordings, sketches and other materials will feature, enabling visitors to witness how Miralda uses food to explore themes of nature and economics, as well as examining our changing relationship to food and its usage.

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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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