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!
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!
Port Aventura

Port Aventura

Adrenaline junkie? Head for one of the world’s biggest theme parks, located less than 90 minutes away from Barcelona!
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

Vrabac bedroom

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parc guell holiday apartments

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Where to park

Tips: Cheap parking in Barcelona

cheap parking

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free parking Barcelona

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Latest finds

the sopa boba dessert mille feuilles

Set in a long, narrow space, The Sopa Boba is a bar and restaurant, opened in February 2015 near the…

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beaches around Barcelona: Badalona

One of the major charms of Barcelona is the whole host of beaches which you can visit without even leaving…

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Guided tours of Parc Güell

Parc Güell is one of Barcelona’s most-visited sites, and for good reason! Astonishing, colourful and downright fantasmagorical, offering panoramic views…

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sol soler tapas

“Tapas” and “terrace” are two words which definitely go together! Sol Soler is a little bar which combines the two…

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Vrabac bedroom

The Vrabac is located in one of Barcelona’s most historic quarters, on a street off Las Ramblas. It’s near a…

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Amovino, wine bottles

AmoVino, AmasVino, AmaVino, AmamosVino… ok, no need for all the conjugations, let’s just say we love wine! If you’re reading…

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Bike tours, arc de triomf

The warm, dry climate and an extensive network of cycle lanes mean that exploring Barcelona by bike is a great…

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