Barcelona Top Travel Tips

Welcome to Barcelona!

Dreaming of Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell or Camp Nou?

Simply dying to relax on the beach or to enjoy some tasty tapas al fresco?

Wary of tourist traps and looking for authentic experiences?

Follow our guide and make the most of Barcelona the local way!

Our Barcelona-based team have tried and tested every one of the places and experiences we recommend here, and we’re excited to share our best finds with you:

Top Tips for Top Trips!

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Sagrada Familia

Fast track entry to Sagrada Familia

There’s nothing like a proper tour with a licensed guide to really get to the heart of Gaudí’s masterpiece!
City Pass

Barcelona City Pass

Buy your transport tickets and your fast-track passes for the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell all in just one click!
Casa Batlló

Fast track entry to Casa Batlló

Fall under the spell of this astonishing Gaudí masterpiece, packed with fairytale charm!
Casa Milà / la Pedrera

Fast track entry to Casa Milà

Don’t miss Gaudí’s Casa Milà (or La Pedrera), with its undulating façade and exceptional terrace!
tourist bus

Tour bus

A comfortable and practical way of seeing the city’s most iconic sights, and fast.
museum and stadium of Barcelona FC

Barcelona FC stadium and museum

Barça fans: book fast track entry to the museum at Camp Nou here!
airport city centre shuttle

Airport – city centre shuttle

Get from the airport to the city centre in around 20 minutes by taking the Aerobus.
Shopping La Roca

Top tips for shopping

For sale prices all year round, head to La Roca Village, with its big brand outlets!
Barcelona aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium

Dive in and explore the incredible, colourful world of the Aquarium!

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Where to stay

Hotels, hostels, apartments

Barcelona hotels, the gates diagonal barcelona

Barcelona is known for its creativity, even in its hotels, and many of the Catalan capital’s establishments stand out from…

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Live and Dream bed

Live and Dream is an unpretentious hotel with a great location and very appealing prices! Live and Dream: a functional…

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Deco Sants Fira Apartments

Spacious, conveniently located and very well equipped, the Deco Sants Fira apartments are perfect for families or groups of friends,…

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Where to park

Tips: Cheap parking in Barcelona

cheap parking

Parking in Barcelona is expensive if you pay by the hour – better to plan ahead. If you want somewhere…

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free parking Barcelona

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you! It is possible to park for free in Barcelona, for as long as you…

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Latest finds

bycicle street art tour

Once upon a time, in a half-hidden little place in an old street of the Gothic quarter, was a very…

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brunch Avenue eggs benedict

Drum roll please… allow us to introduce the little brother of Timeline, Avenue! From the creators of one of the…

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Souvenir Maxo

Wherever you go on holiday, chances are you’ll want to pick up a souvenir or three for the people back…

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tapas Barcelona Bar del plata

Once upon a time there was a pretty, narrow, paved street. People called it “Wine Street”. Long, long ago –…

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pizza in Barcelona

The Italians are the undisputed kings of pizza – but you don’t have to go all the way to Naples…

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colourful empanadas Las Muns

Just imagine: you’re strolling through the picturesque side-streets of Barcelona’s Old Town when hunger strikes. You don’t really want to…

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Acero: the owners

Acero, which means “steel”, is a former maritime shipping container transformed into a café by two brothers, Raúl and David….

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Elrow Halloween

Ah, Halloween… the only time of the year when you actually want to be surrounded by sinister and terrifying creatures. …

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