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

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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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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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

Game of Thrones Exhibition

If you’re an avid fan of Game of Thrones, one of the most watched series of all time, then you…

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Mapfre Foundation entrance

In Barcelona, art is everywhere. you can find it in the streets, in the museums, in the galleries and even…

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amapola vegan shop dress vegan

Where better than the bohemian and alternative Gràcia neighborhood to open Amapola Vegan Shop? This is a shop with a…

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La Vermu entrance

It’s 1pm and it’s the weekend, which means it’s time for vermouth! It’s true that as we note in this…

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Châtelet entrance

Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink, dinner, or a few rounds before a big night out, Châtelet, a very versatile…

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concerts in Barcelona in 2017 and 2018

Rock, Pop, R n’ B, world music, folk… There are concerts in Barcelona to suit all tastes! Here is a…

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tray La Trocadero

If you happen to be looking for a 100% vegan, great value fast food place just a few meters from…

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Santa Burg burger

When it was initially suggested to me that I try Santa Burg in Eixample, a restaurant specializing in burgers, I…

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