What to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city brimming with fascinating sights, tastes, and activities. Take the guesswork out of your Spanish holiday with our guides to the best of Barcelona.

An enchanting combination of sea, sand, and sun, Barcelona is a perfect holiday destination for any type of escape. From beautiful beaches to gourmet restaurants to some of the world's most famous cultural attractions, Barcelona has it all. But with so much, how do you make sure you're getting the best?

Our guides bring you local knowledge and insight to help you make the most of your Spanish getaway and take the guesswork out of planning your perfect Barcelona escape.

Best dining experiences // Barcelona +

With all that sea and sunshine, why waste time looking for a good restaurant? Check out our guide to the best local dining in Barcelona, so you can enjoy every ...



Top 5 day trips from Barcelona // Barcelona +

From quaint seaside villages to mountaintop monasteries to paradisiacal beaches, the area around Barcelona just begs to be explored....



Top 5 scenic bars in Barcelona // Barcelona +

So you consider Barcelona the perfect place for a stylish drink with a view? ...



Top bars and clubs // Barcelona +

Barcelona has it all, from classy cocktail lounges to music-pumping nightclubs to cosy wine-rooms, and we’ve compiled a guide to the very best in town....



Best summer festivals and events // Barcelona +

Get the insider scoop on Barcelona’s top summer fun with our guide to the best fiestas in town....



Top 7 tapas bars in Barcelona // Barcelona +

Where is one to find the best tapas in Barcelona? Local Jahn Schlosser author of the book ‘#BCN – by locals’ tells us exactly where with his top 7 suggestions!...



Barcelona's most exclusive cocktails // Barcelona +

Allow your senses to be seduced by the glimmer of lights off polished steel and marble: welcome to Banker's Bar, a luxurious and unmissable Barcelona hotspot....



5 best breakfast cafés // Barcelona +

Waking up in Barcelona and your hotel doesn’t feel like the best place to have the perfect breakfast? Do not panic. It might be tremendously diffi...



48 hours in Barcelona // Barcelona +

Our travel expert Johannes explored the hidden gems of Barcelona - enjoy this fantastic itinerary....



The best parks and gardens // Barcelona +

Of all the cities in Europe, few offer the enormous green expanses of Barcelona. With a full tenth of the city covered by the 68 city parks, there’s no where be...



Top 10 attractions // Barcelona +

 Enjoy an authentic city break in Barcelona with this exclusive handy guide featuring the best attractions and great insider tips....



Eco-friendly holidays in Barcelona // Barcelona +

Pack your bags lightly and enjoy an environmentally responsible stay in Catalonia’s capital this year without compromising on anything the city has to offer....



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