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!

The 3 houses of Gaudí

Don’t miss Gaudí’s three houses: Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Casa Vicens are exceptional!
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

Camping near Barcelona: vilanova

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youth hostels in Barcelona, yeah hostel

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terrace and breakfst table hostal poblenou

Hostal Poblenou is known for its peaceful atmosphere, friendly feel and proximity to the beach. If you’re a fan of strolls along the seashore and…

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Where to park

Tips: Cheap parking in Barcelona

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cheap parking

Practical tips for finding cheap parking in Barcelona, making life easier when the time comes to park your car….

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Latest finds

exposition Van Gogh Barcelone

If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona in Spring 2019, don’t miss the Meet Van Gogh exhibition, created by Amsterdam’s prestigeous Van Gogh museum -…

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vol Barcelone aéroport

Many different airlines fly into and out of Barcelona. Book early and compare different options to get the best prices!…

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cera 23 ferrero rocher lava cake

Cera 23 is a gastrobar serving up delicious, creative cuisine in a simple and relaxed environment – a hidden gem in the heart of the…

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maremagnum and port

We challenge you to name any other shopping centre with such amazing views of the Mediterranean! Maremagnum, right by the port of Barcelona, is a…

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tapas at Bodega la Puntual: ham and patatas brava

Great tapas in an authentic and welcoming setting in the heart of one of Barcelona’s most charming quarters: welcome to Bodega La Puntual! …

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Camping near Barcelona: vilanova

Fancy a spot of wilderness with your city break? Here’s our selection of campsites within easy reach of Barcelona. Now, where did we put the…

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Booking a flight from Barcelona Airport? Need somewhere to leave your car? Find out more about your options and book online before you travel! …

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youth hostels in Barcelona, yeah hostel

Youth hostels are the ideal option for accommodation on a budget, and Barcelona has plenty! Read on to discover some of our favourites hostels in…

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