Jan Fleischer is Time Out's former Barcelona Editor.
25 best bars in Madrid
So, you’re in Madrid, and you’d be doing it wrong if you didn’t spend your days tucking into tapas and sipping wine in the sun all day. After all, what else are you to do? Luckily, Madrid has bars in abundance, serving up draught beer, natural wines, bar snacks and a hell of a lot of Vermouth. But whether you're after a traditional 'taberna', a century-old bodega, modern cocktails, or a coffee for breakfast or to relax in the afternoon, we've got something for everyone. And each and every one has been tested (some more than once) by our expert critics. Here are the best bars in Madrid right now. RECOMMENDED:🥘 The best things to do in Madrid🏘️ Where to stay in Madrid🏨 The best hotels in Madrid This guide was last updated by Gorka Elorrieta, a writer at Time Out Madrid. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
The 20 best hotels in Barcelona with exceptional views
Ahh, Barcelona. The city of dreams. Of sipping sangria on a rooftop, marvelling at medieval sights, attractions and architecture, and tucking into never-ending tiny plates of world-class tapas in a city replete with some of the best restaurants in the world. But for whatever reason you’re headed to this wonderfully vibrant city, make sure you choose the right place to stay. The good news? Hotels in Barcelona have it all, from jaw-dropping views and Michelin-starred dining to spa retreats and poolside luxury. One thing is for sure: there certainly is plenty of choice, whatever your budget and wherever in Barcelona you want to stay. But if it feels daunting, we get it – deciding the best out of a great bunch is hard work. So, put your feet up and grab a cuppa, because we’ve done the work for you. Read on for the best hotels in Barcelona to book right here, right now. And let us know if we've missed any! RECOMMENDED:🏝Check out Barcelona's best Airbnbs🍷 Discover the coolest things to do in Barcelona Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.
The 14 best clubs in Barcelona
If you’re the type of person who comes alive on the dancefloor, you are going to love Barcelona. This city knows how to party, from live music to international DJs who cover every genre from R&B and soul to house and techno. On our list, we've got Berlin-inspired all-night heavy clubs and intimate jazz gigs. We've got spots for the under 25s and bars for the over-30s. There's just one thing that every single one of them guarantees: a really bloody good time. So get your dancing shoes on, and head to one of these fantastic clubs in Barcelona. RECOMMENDED:🍷 The best bars in Barcelona🍹 The best rooftop bars in Barcelona📍 The best things to do in Barcelona🥘 The best restaurants in Barcelona This article was written by the editorial team at Time Out Barcelona. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
The 8 best beaches in Barcelona
There’s a reason Barcelona is so popular. This is a city where you can spend days strolling through its old town Ciutat Vella and dipping into restaurants to sample fabulous tapas, and some days spent doing absolutely nothing at its beautiful beaches. And it’s not short of them, either. Barcelona has beautiful beaches for days, but each of them offers something a little different. Some are lively, buzzing beaches with basketball courts and ping pong; others are quiet and serene, perfect for when you need a break from all the rest of it. After all, Barcelona gets over 300 days of sunny weather every year, so there’s no better place to soak up some rays than right here. Whatever you fancy, here are the best beaches in Barcelona right now. RECOMMENDED:🥘 The best restaurants in Barcelona🍹 The best rooftop bars in Barcelona🦐 The best tapas bars in Barcelona📍 The best things to do in Barcelona⛪ The best attractions in Barcelona This guide was written by the editorial team at Time Out Barcelona. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
The 40 best restaurants in Barcelona
Barcelona is a foodie city, and we don't just mean tapas. So far, 2023 has blessed us with a bunch of great new restaurants, including our new faves Nuna and Leche, and they bring with them a refreshing blend of Japanese, Mediterranean and Andean cuisine. We told you: it's not just tapas. And sure, we're pretty much swimming in Michelin stars here, but there's plenty of low-key tapas bars for when you fancy something a little less formal. On our list, you'll find everything from elaborate tasting menus to (literally) the best ham sandwich on earth. The team at Time Out Barcelona have tried every single spot on this list, so you can trust us when we say these are the best restaurants in Barcelona right now. Enjoy! RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Barcelona⛪ The best attractions in Barcelona🍹 The best rooftop bars in Barcelona This article was written by the editorial team at Time Out Barcelona. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
25 escapadas diferentes para descubrir España
De Galicia a Andalucía, de Catalunya a Canarias, la diversidad geográfica del Estado es tan rica que harían falta muchos viajes para llegar a admirarla. Tanto si queréis visitar pueblos y ciudades, como si os apetece probar la gastronomía típica, desde el torrezno a la ensaimada, o ir a la playa, siempre hay una opción nueva por descubrir. Os proponemos más de una veintena de ideas para sacar el máximo partido a vuestro próximo viaje por la península (¡y las islas!). NO TE LO PIERDAS: Los pueblos más bonitos de Catalunya
Where to stay in Madrid to enjoy the city’s best areas
Having a lovely and cosy place to rest your head is the key to every dream vacay. And for the ultimate experience, the location, location, location has to suit you. In the Spanish capital, Madrid, each neighbourhood has its own personality and character, and they're all incredible places to stay, so it can be hard to choose which one. We’ve created this guide to help you choose the area that’s just right for your taste, needs, and preferences. From the nightlife in Chueca to the tranquillity of Chamberí; the classic architecture in Los Austrias to the alternative Malasaña; from multicultural Lavapiés to the epicentre of tourism, Sol – Madrid has a barrio that'll fit your vibe. Here's our selection of the best neighbourhoods in Madrid. Hasta luego! RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Madrid🏡 The best Airbnbs in Madrid🛏 The best hotels in MadridThis article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
The 47 best things to do in Madrid
47 might seem like a lot, but the truth is, this could quite easily be a list of the 4,700 best things to do in Madrid. Even that would be selling the Spanish capital short. Madrid is a magnificent city, one that ticks every box anyone could want. Looking for genre-defining art and elite museums? You’ll find plenty. Hungry? Madrid’s restaurants are some of the best in Spain. Short on cash? Not to worry, there is no shortage of excellent free things to do here too. Madrid is a city that does both. There is enough here to keep return visitors engaged while newcomers are in for the experience of a lifetime. Madrid is achingly cool, blissfully beautiful and delightfully convivial, all at once. You’re lucky to be here, we’ll say that much. RECOMMENDED: 🛌 The best Airbnbs in Madrid🏨 The best hotels in Madrid 🏡 Where to stay in Madrid🏰 The best attractions in Madrid
The 31 best things to do in Barcelona
Everyone should visit Barcelona at least once. Everyone. No excuses. The Catalan capital is a bustling city that lives up to its reputation, a thriving cultural centre with brilliant museums, magnificent restaurants and the sort of nightlife that just keeps on giving. Barcelona is brilliant, bombastic, and bloomin’ marvellous. What are the best things to do in Barcelona? We’re glad you asked because we’ve done the hard yards and put together the ultimate Barna bucket list. You can’t go wrong with this place. And if you need somewhere to stay? Make sure you check out Barcelona's best hotels and best Airbnbs. RECOMMENDED: 📍 The best attractions in Barcelona🏘 The most beautiful streets in Barcelona🍤 The best tapas bars in Barcelona
The 25 best things to do in Spain
With 50 provinces, 17 autonomous regions and at least five languages, Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Every corner is different to the last, with impressive historical architecture cosying up to revolutionary artistic movements and more. Mountains, beaches, cities and villages; it is all here in spectacular Spain.The best things to do in Spain showcase everything that makes it so magical. Spain is filled with gorgeous beaches, vibrant festivals, natural wonders and some of the most magnificent people on the planet. From Galicia to Catalonia via the Basque Country, Andalusia and the rest, this is Spain at its best. RECOMMENDED: 😋 The best restaurants in Spain
The 49 best attractions and places to visit in Barcelona
In many ways, Barcelona itself is one big attraction. The centre of Catalan culture is one of the most popular destinations on the planet, a shimmering stunner of a city packed with museums, restaurants, famous sights and beautiful people. No matter your preferred form of travel, you’ll find something to love here. From the world-famous to the decidedly local, our pick of the best attractions and places to visit in Barcelona covers a lot of ground. This place has enough to fill a lifetime, but these are the bucket list items for those short of time. You’ll need plenty of it to cover all 50 in one trip, but you can always come back. Recommended: Barcelona's best AirbnbsRecommended: The best hotels in Barcelona This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
The 10 best museums in Barcelona
We’ll cut right to the chase; the best museums in Barcelona are among the best in all of Europe. How could they not be? The Catalan capital is home to some of the greatest art on the planet, and the museums and galleries of the city pay homage to that long list of creative geniuses that this part of the world has given us. Cubism, Impressionism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, you name it, you’ll find it. Hopping from one treasure trove of art to another is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, especially when you can then head to a rooftop bar to consider all the magic you’ve devoured. Barcelona’s museums are one big love letter to art, with legendary permanent exhibitions and a conveyor belt of temporary ones that deserve all the attention in the world. For our budget-savvy travellers, you'll be glad to know it's free entry on the first Sunday of the month for many of the museums across this incredible city – all the more excuse to explore the 'tapas way', and get a taste of every street corner. RECOMMENDED: See our pick of the best Airbnbs in Barcelona RECOMMENDED: Plan your next trip with the best hotels in Barcelona
City envy: we want a laundry bar like Barcelona
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of doing your laundry among the masses in slot-machine washers and dryers, you’ll know the anxiety, impatience and boredom of waiting for the cycles to end. But not in Barcelona, where Marta Pérez and Gerard Navas have opened LaBar: a spot that’s half-laundromat and half-café/bar. You can hook up to the wi-fi in the bright and welcoming space, then relax with an excellent coffee for less than €2 or, even more cost-efficiently, a well-poured €1 beer. There are also eats such as homemade houmous, guacamole, sandwiches and cakes. All of this turns one of your mundane weekly chores into a sociable excursion where you’ll never ever have to suffer staring at your spinning smalls in sordid solitude. Sign up here to get the latest from London straight to your inbox.