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

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Where to park

Tips: Cheap parking in Barcelona

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cheap parking

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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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public holidays in May, June Barcelona

There are a number of public holidays in May and June, and Barcelona is a great place to visit at this time of year. Read…

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whole octopus tapas bar

Looking for an authentic tapas bar in Barceloneta where you can try typical Spanish specialities? Read on to find out more about our favourite destinations!…

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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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Vitrine de gâteaux, cookies et roulés du café Demasié

Cinamon rolls, brownies, cakes and cookies in all shapes and sizes: it’s hard to resist the window display at Demasié, in the Born quarter of…

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