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You know about the most beautiful and emblematic spots in Barcelona: the Sagrada Família, La Rambla filled with people out for a stroll, Plaça Catalunya, and Montjuïc with its fountains and lush parks. And when you're spending time in a city like Barcelona, you usually end up going to all these sorts of best-known places. But imagine if you could discover hidden corners you never knew existed. Now, with Airbnb's Experience Hosts, another Barcelona is within your grasp – a secret and magical Barcelona you might not otherwise get to know. You'll be able to try that little hidden restaurant in the Born, shop in Gràcia for gorgeous artisan soaps, or enjoy a bicycle ride through lovely narrow streets. Now staying in a big city and really getting to know and enjoy it is a whole new experience with the Airbnb Experience Hosts – passionate locals who can't wait to share their excitement and experiences about the city.
Throw away your map and leave your bumbag at home, with the best tourist guides ever: the Airbnb hosts. Chances are their favourite restaurants aren’t in the best eating-out apps, and the most authentic shops with individual personality disappear into the pages of even the best pocket guide. Airbnb no longer only provides unique accommodation, now it offers experiences, expert wine and foodie advice, the best places for fans of architecture, eating and fashion. And here are ten reasons how this new way to explore Barcelona, at the side of a local host, can change your holiday, and your life: