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Best Things To Do In Barcelona

Destination(s): Barcelona

Barcelona is rich in culture, history, landscape and of course sangria, vino tinto and endless tapas. It's hard to do and see it all if you're only there for a short period of time. This guide will help maximize your stay, see the most poignant landmarks and gain both the greatest cultural and social experience in just a few days. Experience an eclectic choice of hotels, restaurants, monuments, clubs and neighbourhoods that will make you feel like you've lived in the city for years. read more about Best Things To Do In Barcelona

Barri de La Barceloneta

Barri de La Barceloneta

  • Port Vell
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08003

What used to be one of the dodgiest neighbourds in Barcelona, is now thriving with tourists, locals and all those who appreciate living by the sea. Barceloneta is a diamond in the rough as it posseses both that genuine barrio feel, while at the same time its home to some of the most delicious and well known touristy restaurants in the city. Visit the many seaside patios and chiringuitos for the must try Spanish paella and daytime sangria before hitting up the beach. A perfect place for Sunday strolls with the family, bike rides, surfing and kite surfing or ideal for just working on the tan, Barceloneta is never dull, especially between the months from May-September. The best time to make a beach appearance is in the morning, as it doesn't usually fill up until 1 pm when it often overflows with people. Barceloneta is also home to the Maritime Museum, the casino, as well as some of the most popular (and cheesy) night clubs the city has to offer. There's also a great little plaza across from the market equipped with ping pong tables and a small park for the kids. read more about Barri de La Barceloneta

Hostal París

Hostal París

  • carrer del Cardenal Casañas 4
  • Carrer del Cardenal Casañas 4
  • tel:2.173401
  • Barcelona, Spain
Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Comerç 24

Comerç 24

  • Carrer Comerç 24
  • Sant Feliu De Llobregat
  • tel:34 93 319 2120
  • Visit website
  • Sant Feliu De Llobregat, 08980
Zanzíbar Cocktails

Zanzíbar Cocktails

  • carrer del Mestre Nicolau 4
  • tel:34 93 209 89 92
  • Barcelona, 08021
City Hall

City Hall

  • rambla de Catalunya 2-4
  • tel:34 93 3172177
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08007
Nitsa

Nitsa

  • carrer Nou de la Rambla 111
  • tel:34 93 441 4001
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08004
Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

  • La Rambla
  • tel:+34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

Whether or not you've been to Barcelona, everyone's heard of Las Ramblas. One of the most renowned walkways in Europe and perhaps the world, this incredible stretch starts at el Colon (Christopher Columbus Statue) by the sea and extends all the way until Plaza Catalunya. Sprinkled with street vendors selling everything from fine jewelry to caged pigeons, the greatest attraction on Las Ramblas is the one of a kind street performers. Depicting the most innovative costumes it's possible to stare at a man sitting perfectly still on a toilet for as long as it takes until someone drops a Euro in his bucket and he makes a funny face. Overcrowded and a hot spot for pickpockets and prostitutes, Las Ramblas is still a definite must see if you're coming to Barcelona. read more about Las Ramblas

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

Carrer Ferran

Carrer Ferran

  • carrer de Ferran
  • Barcelona, 08002
Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya

  • passeig de Gràcia
  • (Ronda de Sant Pere)
  • Barcelona, 08002

If coming to Barcelona, you have to frequent Placa Catalunya. One of, if not the most popular plaza in Barcelona, this 5000 meter square is the cross roads between where the old city and the new city meet. Sitting at the top of the Gotico and Raval and leading into the Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods, Placa Catalunya is not only a landmark but a gathering point for locals and tourists alike. Hosting outdoor, free concerts and celebrations, Placa Catalunya is right next to El Corte Ingles, FNAC and an abundance of other popular shops and cafes. There's always something happening in the plaza, even if it's just hippies sitting and playing guitar while children run around screaming, it's never dull. read more about Plaša Catalunya

Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya

  • avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina
  • Barcelona, 08034

Situated at the foot of Montjuic, in the distric of Sants-Montjuic, lies Placa Espanya. One of Barcelona's most well known squares and designed by one of Gaudi's disciples, Placa Espanya is a great place to visit not only for its famous 'magic fountain' performance, but because of its close proximity to almost everything. It's just a short walk from the up and coming barrio, Poble Sec and is also walking distance to cool sites such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia, one of Spain's finest. Originally built in 1929 to be used for the Universal Exposition, today Placa Espanya is used by the public for all types of gatherings and events. read more about Plaša Espanya

Barri Gòtic

Barri Gòtic

  • carrer de Jaume I 14
  • tel:+34 93 368 9730 (tourist information)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, the Gotico remains at the heart of Barcelona's downtown district. Both grungy and trendy, this neighbourhood is filled with small nooks and crannies, bars, cool restaurants, niche shops and eclectic jewelers. Just a stone's throw from the Born and the beach, the Gotico is home to Barcelona's magnificent Cathedral which dates back to 14th century. It is also home to Placa Reial, the most well known square for backpackers as it's home to the ever so popular Kabul Hostel. read more about Barri G˛tic

Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia

  • passeig de Gràcia
  • Barcelona, 08007

The Champs-Elysees of Barcelona, Passeig de Gracia is the best place to go to do a little shopping, enjoy some entertaining people watching while sipping a cafÚ on an outdoor patio, or just a great place to stroll up from Placa Catalunya and into the Gracia neighbourhood. Showcasing popular names and brands such as, Louis Vitton, Gucci, Armand Bassi as well as trendy Spanish stores like Zara and Mango, Passeig de Gracia is one of Barcelona's chicest streets. Full of wide sidewalks, interesting people and tasty restaurants and tapas bars, Passeig de Gracia always has an energetic and exciting buzz. It is also one of the most easily accessible streets, as it's in the center of the city and has direct connection to most of the metro lines including the yellow and green lines. If you want to shop in 'peace' try to come during the week, as weekends are packed. read more about Passeig de GrÓcia

Parc Güell

Parc Güell

  • carrer d'Olot
  • tel:+34 93 317 39 74
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08024

One of Barcelona's greatest attractions and one of the few that are absolutely free, is Gaudi's incredible Park Guell. Get anywhere near the Vallcarca stop on the green line and you'll see tourists lumped together, maps in hand, asking locals for Park 'Guay'. Designed and built by Gaudi between 1900 and 1914, this spectacular mix of garden, park and architectural dream is a small oasis within Barcelona. From the mosaic benches, to the meticulously tiled rooftops, Park Guell is both fascinating as it is serene. One of the best places to spend a sunny day, the park is a great place to listen to music, enjoy a few copas of vino or just relax with a good book. read more about Parc GŘell

Majestic Hotel

Majestic Hotel

  • Passeig De Gracia, De 68
  • tel:2.16388
  • , Spain

Rooftop pool above, designer boutiques below. This hotel enjoys a prime location on the Passeig de GrÓcia, just two blocks from GaudÝ's La Pedrera and Casa Batllˇ and walking distance to Las Ramblas. All 303 recently redecorated guestrooms feature Mediterranean colors and wireless Internet access. Luxurious rooftop penthouse just added. On the rooftop terrace with panoramic views are a swimming pool and a bar, which leads to a health center with sauna and steam room. read more about Majestic Hotel

Hotel Casa Fuster

Hotel Casa Fuster

  • Passeig de Gràcia 132
  • tel:90-220-23-45 for reservations
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08008
Verónica (La)

Verónica (La)

  • rambla del Raval 2-4
  • tel:34 93 329 3303
  • Barcelona, 08002
Penúltimo

Penúltimo

  • passeig del Born 19
  • tel:34 93 310 2596
  • Barcelona, 08003
Salero

Salero

  • carrer del Rec 60
  • tel:34 93 319 8022
  • Barcelona, 08003
Bikini

Bikini

  • Carrer De Déu I Mata 105
  • tel:34 93 322 0800
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08029
Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum

Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum

  • plaça Nova
  • tel:+34 93 285 3834 (Tourist Office)
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

On any given day, one of the most popular questions to be asked while strolling around Barcelona is: Where can I find the Cathedral? One of the most poignant landmarks in the city, this Romanesque architectural vision, is located in the Gothic Quarter (barrio Gotico) of Barcelona and attracts streams of tourists day and night. The Cathedral has been reformed and rebuilt several times and when looking closely it's easy to see the architectural differences from across the centuries. In addition to the Cathedral, the Gotico has a host of incredible Gothic style buildings, small quaint squares and of course the Picasso Museum. read more about Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum