Barcelona travel guide

Updated by Charles 2 days ago

 

Before You Travel

Bookings needed & things you can prepare in advance to make the most of your time once in Barcelona

Tickets & activities you NEED to book in advance


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Pick your Transfers & Transport Cards


Barcelona airport is an extremely busy airport, booking your transfer ...

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Other recommended arrangements


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Top Things To Do

Top things to do in Barcelona for someone who comes for the first time

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Parc Güell

HISTORY

The Park Güell is a public park that consists in gardens and constructions. It was designed b...

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Sagrada Familia

HISTORY

The building of the catholic church, the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family beg...

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Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta

Barceloneta seafront walk is one of the local favorites during the weekends to spend the morning or the aft...

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La Barceloneta

HISTORY

The Barceloneta is a sailor neighbourhood that was created when fishermen started to settle t...

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Plaça de Catalunya

HISTORY

Plaça de Catalunya is considered the heart of Barcelona because it's where the district...

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Casa Milà - La Pedrera

HISTORY

Casa Milà, also known as "La Pedrera", was built by architect Antoni Gaudì...

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Barcelona Itineraries

Free itineraries to help you plan your days in Barcelona

Love Your Trip

Our selection of Services & Activites to make your trip even better

Food & Drink

Our selection of dishes, activities & places you must taste

Tailored Travel Planning

Plan your trip with a Local Hero that will create tailored daily itineraries based on your budget, dates, age, interests or anything you're dreaming to experience

Nightlife

Top things to do and places to go to party in Barcelona with your friends

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Gótico Nightlife

Gótico is one of the most visited ares of Barcelona because of its many attractions. However, it als...

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El Raval Nightlife

El Raval is a bohemian, active, multicultural, authentic neighborhood and its nightlife couldn...

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El Born Nightlife

El Born has become one of the most trendy scenes of Barcelona nightlife. The gorgeous environment has been ...

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Poble Sec & Montjuic nightlife

Poble Sec nightlife is the perfect mix of locals and tourists who are looking for fun & casual nights.

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Poble Nou Nightlife

Poble Nou has one of the more genuine nights in Barcelona. Located in a former industrial area, some of tho...

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Sala Apolo

Concerts venue and Dance Club

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Families

Top things to do in Barcelona with kids: Activities and places for the whole family

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Parc de la Ciutadella

HISTORY

The Ciutadella park is a public park located in the district of Ciutat Vella. It was inaugurated i...

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L’Aquàrium de Barcelona

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. It con...

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Telefèric del port

HISTORY

Barcelona's port Cable Car was designed for the 1929's World Fair, but it wasn't finis...

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Tibidabo

HISTORY

The Tibidabo Amusement Park was inaugurated in 1901. Throughout the years the attractions that cou...

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Font Màgica de Montjuïc

HISTORY

The Montjuic Magic Fountain is located in the Reina María Cristina Avenue that connect...

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Parc Güell

HISTORY

The Park Güell is a public park that consists in gardens and constructions. It was designed b...

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Need To Know

Practical information & general advice to prepare your trip

Introduction


Hi! Welcome to Barcelona!

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Local opening times


  • Lunch is usually served from 13:00 to 15:00 ...
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Language basics


Locals speak both Spanish and Catalan. Many people speak English. However ...

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Dangers & precautions


Barcelona is a safe city. You will rarely see violence ...

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Events

Shows, festivals, traditions, markets, concerts or cultural exhibitions

Tailored Travel Planning

Plan your trip with a Local hero that will create tailored daily itineraries based on your interests and needs

Uniq Guides

Squeeze your time, discover hidden gems, eat & drink where locals do

About the author

Charles

32 year old Barcelonian. Startuper & Former RTW traveler. I try to bear my travel withdrawal by exploring my beloved Barcelona.

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Reviews

Jessica

Just great!! 2nd time in Barcelona, wanted to go again to some places we liked but discover new ones too and luckily we found this guide!! We only made Around ... (More) Just great!! 2nd time in Barcelona, wanted to go again to some places we liked but discover new ones too and luckily we found this guide!! We only made Around Güell, the one in Horta and the other in Sarrià but they were amazing!! we're already looking for flights to do the rest !!! (Less)


Matt

Thanks for sharing all these great Bodegas!! Thanks to the guide I could avoid going to all these nordic style hip bars that I already have at home and eat ... (More) Thanks for sharing all these great Bodegas!! Thanks to the guide I could avoid going to all these nordic style hip bars that I already have at home and eat and drink in authentic Spanish bars. Good Job!!! (Less)



Andrew

Top!! You can't imagine the quantity of great things Barcelona has to offer beyond the main sights. I've loved the way the routes are planned, with plenty of options to ... (More) Top!! You can't imagine the quantity of great things Barcelona has to offer beyond the main sights. I've loved the way the routes are planned, with plenty of options to eat or drink (super locals) along the way. Maybe the only problem would be that daily routes are a bit too long... But you can just stop anytime in fact... (Less)


Cameron

All these neighborhoods where lovely and we could eat in bars and restaurants that were great deals compared to the ones in the city center. Couldn't have found all these ... (More) All these neighborhoods where lovely and we could eat in bars and restaurants that were great deals compared to the ones in the city center. Couldn't have found all these places and done these gorgeous walks without this great guide (Less)



Alisson

Great daily focused guide!! The perfect combination of visits, bars and restaurants to discover unknown areas of Barcelona.


Marko

Just what I needed! I had already been to Barcelona a couple of times and had always stayed around the city center. This time I wanted to go further and ... (More) Just what I needed! I had already been to Barcelona a couple of times and had always stayed around the city center. This time I wanted to go further and I couldn't have asked for anything better than this guide. (Less)



Charlie

Much better than expected! We discovered lots of places that we didn't get to know last time


Pauline N.

Good places to visit, good restaurants with typical food, good views, maybe a bit too long.



Christian

Useful guide.


Peter K.

Each day is perfectly divided into different but nearby zones so it's very easy to move around. Thanks Charles!



Kiara

My husband and I really enjoyed exploring the parts of Barcelona that were suggested, just what we were looking for.


Andrea

We spent three beautiful days getting to know the local side of this city thanks to this plans!



Brice

The itineraries surprised us in a good way, we were glad we had them


Alannis

In my opinion there were too many restaurants suggested.



Sergei

Good


Denver

I didn't know what we would get but it was a really easy app to use. Thanks



Marc

Totally worth it.


Jasper

Loved it, already recommended to friends.



Lindsey

Just perfect! Every little corner was charming


Theresa

Perfect mix of less known spots, local restaurants and good bars to chill at the end of the day



Anna

Really good. We left without getting to see any Castellers though, so we will have to come back.


Ernie

Some of the restaurants that were suggested were closed when we got there, luckily there were many others to choose from.



Nick

We had an awesome trip


John

Perfect guide for travelers who're going to Barcelona for the second time



Oscar

Better than expected


Nadia

We definitely couldn't have planned our 3 days better than this



Louis

Delicious vermouth, paella (we also tried fideua), tapas and wine!!!


Ellen

Not really interested in bodegas, but they surprised me for their good tapas!



Tom

Very useful guide and suggestions


Jessie

We didn't get to see all the spots that were in the plan because we didn't want to walk under the rain, but we'll keep them in mind for the ... (More) We didn't get to see all the spots that were in the plan because we didn't want to walk under the rain, but we'll keep them in mind for the next time. (Less)



Zach

Really good guide, thanks for showing us the Barcelona we didn't know


Carry K.

Couldn't have asked for a better plan for my third time in the city! I can't get over the delicious Bravas of the "Tomás de Sarrià", we'll have to come ... (More) Couldn't have asked for a better plan for my third time in the city! I can't get over the delicious Bravas of the "Tomás de Sarrià", we'll have to come back for more! (Less)



Jake L.

Easy to use, well explained and good itineraries.


Regina

This is your guide if you don't want to be surrounded by hundreds of tourists in each place and you want to explore the local side.



Sarah E.

I wasn't sure if it would be what I was looking for but it truly surprised me and I got to know different parts of Barcelona


Katie

Perfect guide that made our trip even more perfect



Gerard

I'd been twice in Barcelona and it seems to be small so I didn't know there was so much that I was missing! I definitely seized my trip.


Ben

Each of the days ended up with really good local bar suggestions from each area, the perfect way to end the day.



Michelle M.

Good itineraries!


Joe

Thanks for your guide Charles, our trip was awesome.



Maria H.

Best guide ever! We definitely explored the local places and we met lots of nice locals. Thanks Charles, it wouldn't have been the same trip without your recommendations!


Laura P.

It was the perfect itinerary for us, relaxed, lots of spots in walking distance on each day and good suggestions of restaurants and bodegas! We couldn't believe they still preserve ... (More) It was the perfect itinerary for us, relaxed, lots of spots in walking distance on each day and good suggestions of restaurants and bodegas! We couldn't believe they still preserve so many of the old ones, they are magical. (Less)



Stevie L.

Really good suggestions. Different Barcelona.


Frank

Local food, local spots, local drinks... What else could we have asked for?



Yannick E.

Already recommended this app to friends, so useful.


Jacqueline

This was a highlight for our trip. Good explanations.



Richard

Some places had detailed descriptions and some others hadn't... It would've been nice to have had them, but all in all it was a great help for us.


Constance

Perfect.



Lauren D.

This guide helped us a lot with the planning of our trip. We didn't follow it all the way through because there was one friend that hadn't been to Barcelona ... (More) This guide helped us a lot with the planning of our trip. We didn't follow it all the way through because there was one friend that hadn't been to Barcelona yet, but the things we got to see were beautiful. Hope we can come back again to see the rest! (Less)


Natalie L.

I loved every minute of my trip thanks to this guide! I didn't know there was so much left for me to see.



Daniel

Awesome guide


Irene V.

Barcelona is such an amazing city! From incredible Gaudí constructions to tiny old and local shops... Everything is surprising and worth the visit.



Peter

Good plans with good friends, good beer and wine!


Jean

The places suggested were great, but they were too many so we couldn't visit some of them.



Billy H.

Visiting Turo de la rovira's bunkers was definitely the best for us! We took a picnic, as recommended, and waited for sunset... No money can buy that views!


Sophia

Very good



Virginia R.

Great bars and restaurants with great deals compared to the ones near the landmarks. I remember the last time I was here, we fell for every tourist trap possible... Not ... (More) Great bars and restaurants with great deals compared to the ones near the landmarks. I remember the last time I was here, we fell for every tourist trap possible... Not this time! (Less)


Debbie

I wasn't sure how this would work because I'm not good with technology, but it was really easy to use.



Christian J.

Excellent plans, very detailed


Greg H.

It was a good way to get to know the local side of Barcelona.



Claire B.

I wouldn't have found this places by my own and I'm sure I would've visitied the same things all over again.


Julie P.

I like to experience the local side of the cities I visit, and although this was my first trip to Barcelona I managed to combine this itinerary with the typical ... (More) I like to experience the local side of the cities I visit, and although this was my first trip to Barcelona I managed to combine this itinerary with the typical touristy stuff. Loved every part of it! (Less)



Alexa C.

Superb itineraries, thanks Charles


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