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Your First Time In Barcelona

Destination(s): Barcelona

One of the only city's where you can be skiing at 9am and surfing by 5pm, Barcelona has the laid back ambiance of a beach town with the vibrancy of a cosmopolitan city.

A definite must see for a first timer in Barcelona, is the old city, or 'ciutat vella.' Spanning everything below Plaza Catalunya, areas such as the Gotico, Born, Barceloneta and the Raval, feature windy alleyways, boutique shops, niche cafes and above all, an incredible rich history with stunning architecture. Divided down the middle by the famous, Las Ramblas walkway, everything in the old city is accessible via foot and easy to find.

Moving away from downtown, venture into the more modern, Eixample district, directly above Plaza Catalunya. This area boasts wider streets with more mainstream and elegant stores, as well as an incredible selection of yummy yet affordable restaurants.

This area is also accessible via foot or public transport. There's definitely no need to rent a car if you're staying in the city. In fact it's harder to get around with a car. Public transport is efficient and everywhere and if you feel inclined to rent something, opt for a small motorbike. Barcelona is extremely scooter friendly and it's a welcome change from walking every now and then. read more about Your First Time In Barcelona

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Pla

Pla

  • carrer de Bellafila 5
  • Barri Gotic
  • tel:34 93 412 6552
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Mix

Mix

  • carrer del Comerç 21
  • tel:+34 93 319 4696
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08014
Montserrat, Gaudi and Modernism Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Montserrat, Gaudi and Modernism Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

  • carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 1
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona
Paco Meralgo

Paco Meralgo

  • carrer de Muntaner 171
  • tel:34 93 430 90 27
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08036
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 Güell

Taller de Tapas

Taller de Tapas

Otto Zutz

Otto Zutz

  • carrer de Lincoln 15
  • tel:34 93 238 0722
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08006
Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

  • carretera de Montjuïc 66
  • tel:+34 93 329 8613
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  • Barcelona, 08038
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 Gòtic

Tapa Ç24

Tapa Ç24

  • Diputacio, 269
  • tel:34 934 880 977
  • Barcelona
Sala BeCool

Sala BeCool

  • Plaça de Joan Llongueras, 5
  • tel:34 933 620 413
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  • Barcelona, 08021
Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Passeig del Born

Passeig del Born

  • passeig del Born
  • Barcelona, 08003
Xampanyet (El)

Xampanyet (El)

  • carrer de Montcada 22
  • Al lado del museu Picasso
  • tel:34 93 319 7003
  • Barcelona, 08003
Moog

Moog

  • Carrer de l'Arc del Teatre 3
  • El Raval
  • tel:34 93 301 7282
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Private Tour: Salvador Dali Museum at Figueres and Girona Day Trip from Barcelona

Private Tour: Salvador Dali Museum at Figueres and Girona Day Trip from Barcelona

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 café 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 Gràcia

Els Quatre Gats

Els Quatre Gats

  • carrer de Montsió 3
  • tel:34 93 302 4140
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002
Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Fundació Joan Miró

Fundació Joan Miró

  • Parc de Montjuïc s/n
  • tel:93-443-94-70
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona
Ginger

Ginger

  • carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 1
  • Barri Gòtic
  • tel:34 93 310 5309
  • Barcelona, 08002
La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família

Barcelona Walking Tour: Picasso and Picasso Museum

Barcelona Walking Tour: Picasso and Picasso Museum

  • C/ Montcada 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona

If you are interested in Picasso, this is the tour for you. See the places the famous artist frequented in Barcelona during your walking tour, before a visit to Barcelona's most visited museum - Picasso Museum.The Picasso Walking Tour shows you the Bohemian Barcelona in which Picasso lived.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) developed his famous style while living in Barcelona and spent many years of his life here. This tour will explore the man and the city he loved so much.

Your Picasso Walking Tour includes a visit to the Picasso Museum which honors his talent and is Barcelona's most visited museum. Your tour will end at the museum and you are welcome to spend additional time here at your leisure.

Some of the places you may visit during this Barcelona Walking Tour include:

  • Quatre Gats
  • Frisos del Col legi d'Arquitectes
  • Sala Pares
  • Escudellers Blancs
  • Carrer Avinyo
  • Carrer de la Plata
  • Porxos d'En Xifre
  • Llotja de Mar
  • La Ribera
  • Museu Picasso
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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

All Barcelona's Monumental Highlights

All Barcelona's Monumental Highlights

  • All Over The City
  • tel:+34 986 22 1399
  • Visit website
  • Barcelona, 08002

The best thing about Barcelona is that everything is so accessible and depending on how much stamina you have, within walking distance. A great way to see the city is to start at one end and venture to the other. The beach is a good beginning and one can trek up from the Colon, up Las Ramblas to Placa Catalunya. From there the possibilities are endless. Explore the narrow streets and plazas of Gracia or shop along Paseo de Gracia and experience Gaudi's presence that resonates throughout the city. There are so many renowned monuments in Barcelona, it's hard to see them all. The best way is to grab a map and follow your feet or hop on a bus. read more about All Barcelona's Monumental Highlights