Spain’s second city is famous for many things: mouth-watering Catalan cuisine, the brilliant FC Barcelona and some of the best architecture and art in the world (we’re looking at you, Gaudí). Step onto Barcelona’s streets and you’ll be presented with a city that’s feisty and playful, home to serious cultural heft, but one that’s always a bit fantastical. The city has everything you could ever want – shop til you drop at Passeig de Gracia, sample the finest food at La Boqueria, tick off cultural highlights like La Sagrada Família and Parc Güell, or simply relax and stretch out on Barceloneta beach. This city is for everyone, from art lovers to foodies to beach bums, and everyone in between.
Despite its size, the capital of Catalonia is a surprisingly easy place to find your way around. The best way to enjoy it is to walk through the atmospheric streets of the old town and soak up the energy of the city. What are you waiting for? Check out our guides to learn more about the perfect holiday in Barcelona.
Never been to the city before? You're in for a real treat.
A trip to Barcelona is not complete without ticking these attractions off your list.
Planning a long weekend in Barcelona? This is the perfect itinerary.
Feel the sand between your toes at our favourite Barcelona beaches.
Want to soak up the whole city? Head to one of these spots for perfect views of this photogenic city.
Here are the things you absolutely need to tick off your list on your holiday.
Need help communicating with the locals? Here are the basics.
Here's what you need to see when you visit this beautiful city.
What do fuet, fideus and flan have in common? They're all delicious and must be tried in Barcelona.
Get the low-down before you taste your way through Barcelona.
Fancy a drink after dinner? Here are ten of our favourite bars in the city.
With some of the best museums and galleries in the world, Barcelona is the place to be for art lovers.
Looking for the perfect photo op? We've got you covered.
From great cocktail bars to live jazz, here are the best places to be when the sun goes down.
With interactive museums and kid-friendly beaches, here are our top picks for families.
From the 1992 Olympics to Camp Nou, Barcelona is a city full of sports enthusiasts.
From high street to high-end, Barcelona shoppings suits all tastes.
Here are some of the highlights in Barcelona's best neighbourhoods.
One of Europe's most famous boulevards, this is a must-see for any tourist in Barcelona.
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter has some incredible cafes, bars and restaurants as well as some eye-catching historical sites.
The city's old artisan quarter is worth a visit, particularly for fans of Picasso.
Eixample is home to La Sagrada Família, need we say more? A must on your visit.
For a taste of local life, wander the streets of Gràcia.
Stroll around one of Barcelona's most modern areas and enjoy the sea breeze.
For sea, sand and paella, la Barceloneta is the place to be.
El Raval, a neighbourhood with a bit of an edge, is home to some of the best street art in the city.
Head up to Montjuïc for some great museums, art galleries and parks.
Everything you need to organise for your Barcelona break is right here.
Want to go a little bit further afield? From Tibidabo to Montserrat, there are some stunning places nearby worth seeing.
From metros to trams to funiculars, there are various ways of getting around Barcelona. Find out everything you need to know here.
Want to know more about what's happening throughout the year? Here's your guide to all the events and festivities you could wish for.