The Ultimate Travel Guide to Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona!

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.


Barcelona for first-timers


Where to stay in Barcelona


Things to do in Barcelona


Planning your trip


Barcelona for first-timers

Never been to the city before? You're in for a real treat. 

The must-sees of Barcelona: A beginner's guide

A trip to Barcelona is not complete without ticking these attractions off your list. 

3 days in Barcelona: A guide to the perfect weekend

Planning a long weekend in Barcelona? This is the perfect itinerary.

Barcelona's best beaches

Feel the sand between your toes at our favourite Barcelona beaches.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Here are some of the highlights in Barcelona's best neighbourhoods.

8 things to see in La Rambla 

One of Europe's most famous boulevards, this is a must-see for any tourist in Barcelona. 

The best of Barri Gòtic: 11 things to see and do

Barcelona's Gothic Quarter has some incredible cafes, bars and restaurants as well as some eye-catching historical sites. 

Everything you need to know about La Ribera

The city's old artisan quarter is worth a visit, particularly for fans of Picasso. 

Eixample: Barcelona's most iconic neighbourhood

Eixample is home to La Sagrada Família, need we say more? A must on your visit. 

A neighbourhood guide to Gràcia

For a taste of local life, wander the streets of Gràcia.

Barcelona's waterfront: 7 things you can't miss

Stroll around one of Barcelona's most modern areas and enjoy the sea breeze. 

La Barceloneta: A guide to Barcelona’s seaside

For sea, sand and paella, la Barceloneta is the place to be.

5 must-sees in El Raval

El Raval, a neighbourhood with a bit of an edge, is home to some of the best street art in the city. 

Montjuïc and Pedralbes: Everything you need to know

Head up to Montjuïc for some great museums, art galleries and parks.

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Things to do in Barcelona

Here's what you need to see when you visit this beautiful city.

Barcelona for Foodies

A foodie's guide to Barcelona: What to eat and drink

What do fuet, fideus and flan have in common? They're all delicious and must be tried in Barcelona.

10 Barcelona dining hacks 

Get the low-down before you taste your way through Barcelona.

The 10 best bars in Barcelona

Fancy a drink after dinner? Here are ten of our favourite bars in the city.

Barcelona for Cultural Explorers

The best of culture in Barcelona: 11 museums you have to visit

With some of the best museums and galleries in the world, Barcelona is the place to be for art lovers.

Barcelona's most instagrammable spots 

Looking for the perfect photo op? We've got you covered. 

Barcelona after hours: Nightlife hot spots

From great cocktail bars to live jazz, here are the best places to be when the sun goes down.

Barcelona for Everyone

Barcelona with kids: the best spots for families

With interactive museums and kid-friendly beaches, here are our top picks for families.

The sport lover's guide to Barcelona

From the 1992 Olympics to Camp Nou, Barcelona is a city full of sports enthusiasts. 

Barcelona for shopaholics: The best shops and markets

From high street to high-end, Barcelona shoppings suits all tastes.

Planning your trip

Everything you need to organise for your Barcelona break is right here.

BCN & beyond: The best day trips from Barcelona

Want to go a little bit further afield? From Tibidabo to Montserrat, there are some stunning places nearby worth seeing. 

Best hotels in Barcelona

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When to go to Barcelona

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.

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