Barcelona City guide

Tourism and attractions guide to Barcelona

Barcelona City Guide

Catalonia and Barcelona has become one of the first tourist destination of Spain, it has everything to please the majority of visitors : with a history among the oldest in Europe, a capital, Barcelona, which never sleeps and an inland full of charm not to forget beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava. The variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture , DaliGaudiMiroPicasso ...

Barcelona  "The city of Marvels"...

Barcelona sited between the sea and the mountains, has found a formidable balance: a foot in the traditional things and the other in the avant-garde. Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Spain and it has renewed for the 1992 Olympic Games.

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BARCELONA in Flow Motion - A fast moving short film by Rob Whitworth.
Gold prize winner at Timelapse Showfest 2014

While in Barcelona take a little time to visit Catalonia:

Costa Brava owes its name of "wild coast" to the uniqueness of the sudden encounter between mountain and sea. Nature, climate and history, the picturesque of its ports and certain villages have been enough to have a worldwide reputation.
Costa Dorada , in the south of Barcelona, it is the color of gold, luminous, being in the maritime littoral the reason of its name "Costa Dorada" (Golden Coast).

The headings in this chapter " Barcelona City Guide" will enable you to book Barcelona tourist attractions before your arrival.

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 And now follow the guide for best places to visit in Barcelona !!!

  • Barcelona reference marks

    Culture

    Culture, architecture, traditions..

    Barcelona references marks : culture, architecture, traditions, cooking..

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  • Discovering Salvador Dali

    Dali

    Genius of surrealism

    Salvador Dali a Catalan and international artist

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  • Barcelona City Breaks

    City Breaks

    The Ideal city for a city break!

    The Catalan's capital city is an ideal location for a city break, indeed, it is undoubtedly one of the world's best cities, featuring an incredible range of historic buildings, monuments, museums, shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. This is to discover in our Barcelona City Breaks file!

     

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  • Holidays in Barcelona

    Holidays

    A fantastic city!

    Holidays in Barcelona are just fantastic. Between the exciting nightlife, the beautiful beachs, the stunning Modernisme architecture, the unique cuisine and much more to discover ins this file!!

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  • Golf in Barcelona

    Golf

    There are a multitude of golf courses within reach of Barcelona....

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We Recommend

These are the most recommended things to do in Barcelona for your holidays.

    Camp Nou Tour

    Camp Nou Tour

    Visit the FC Barcelona stadium

    The FC Barcelona club offers you the opportunity to visit its mythical stadium. The Camp Nou tour begins with the locker room then you will follow the tunnel that leads to the stadium's lawn ... Chills guaranteed!

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    Aerobus Tickets
    From€ 8.90

    Aerobus Tickets

    Transfers from airport to centre and back

    The Aerobus is a shuttle bus that takes you from El Prat Airport to city centre in 35 minutes. One departure every 5 minutes. 365 days a year! Online tickets, tips and infos!

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  • Barcelona Bus Tour

    Discover the city at your own pace!

    You can never think enough about the hop-on hop-off bus tour to discover a city! It is however an extraordinary and economic way to make a first connection with its main tourist attractions, without stress, at its own pace...

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  • Barcelona Tours

    Barcelona Tours

    Best attractions with local guides !

    From the Sagrada Sagrada Família to the Parc Güell, we have selected for you the best tourist attractions of the Catalan capital and its region. Find and book online priority entrance tickets and guided tours with English speaking guides.

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37 comments

  1. TRAVEL - 02 WangMingru & 27 Rao Yujie (6 Apr 2022 - 11:38)

    Hi. We are students of English at Fujian University of Technology in China. In class, our teacher introduced us to the beautiful city of Barcelona and watched a video about Barcelona's scenic architecture, tourism and culture. Through the video, I learned that Barcelona is a world-renowned Mediterranean scenic tourist destination and a world-renowned historical and cultural city. I also saw that it is the most famous tourist destination in Spain, with its pleasant climate, beautiful scenery and monuments, as well as the "Pearl of the Iberian Peninsula". Everything there is artistic, the graffiti on the streets, the street food, the magnificent Romanesque buildings, and so on. Even the people of Barcelona say that "art and life are inseparable". Barcelona is full of art, and we are looking forward to it. We will come and see the beautiful city of Barcelona for ourselves some time.

  2. Travel - linjie212,xiaopan206,ruihan231 (5 Apr 2022 - 08:36)

    There's nowhere in the world like Barcelona. This city is magnetic. Food, Art, beaches, streets, buildings, and so on. Barcelona is all-inclusive. Summer is the best season to visit Barcelona because many festivals are celebrated in the summer, such as the European Music Festival. Barcelona is deeply proud of its Catalan heritage, which captivates me! Spaniards are elegant, even if they dress casually. Convenient traffic, a beautiful environment, and qualified talents are the advantages of Barcelona. As far as we know, if we have not seen the church of Barcelona, the trip to Barcelona is not complete. Therefore, this church also attracts us. Hopefully, after COVID-19 is over, we will be able to stroll through the streets of Barcelona and visit these famous churches.

  3. travel - Yang Yinuo114 Chen Xin121 Zhou Yushu 123 (5 Apr 2022 - 08:36)

    Hello, we are students from China. After browsing your website, we are interested in Barcelona. According to the information we got, Barcelona is also world famous because of Gaudi. We are very eager to have the opportunity to learn about the works left by this architectural genius, such as the famous architecture like Casa Vicens, Palau Guell, and Casa Milá. Can you offer us some suggestions for visiting these architectures? In addition, we have seen that Barcelona has a lot of delicious food and the island is surrounded by seawater, so we bet there are many desirable seafood dishes. Besides, we saw some flamenco dancing performances, which were very energetic. We hope that you will let us know about this kind of performance with Spanish passion and national spirit. I hope that we will be able to visit Barcelona after the epidemic is over.

  4. Tavel - Yang Yinuo114 Zhou Yushu123 Chen Xin 121 (5 Apr 2022 - 08:36)

    Hello, we are students from China. After browsing your website, we are interested in Barcelona. According to the information we got, Barcelona is also world famous because of Gaudi. We are very eager to have the opportunity to learn about the works left by this architectural genius, such as the famous architecture like Casa Vicens, Palau Guell, and Casa Milá. Can you offer us some suggestions for visiting these architectures? In addition, we have seen that Barcelona has a lot of delicious food and the island is surrounded by seawater, so we bet there are many desirable seafood dishes. Besides, we saw some flamenco dancing performances, which were very energetic. We hope that you will let us know about this kind of performance with Spanish passion and national spirit. I hope that we will be able to visit Barcelona after the epidemic is over.

  5. Travel - Yu Yunqin218 & Tao Kecheng222 (5 Apr 2022 - 08:36)

    Wow, so great! After browsing this website, we are particularly interested in Barcelona! Life in this city is really rich! In Barcelona, we can enjoy all kinds of Mediterranean cuisine and visit the art museum during the day. At night, the nightlife in Barcelona also attracts us. We can go to the bar to drink and listen to wonderful music, and we can dance in the discotheque. There are many special cultures that we really want to experience. We look forward to being here in person one day!

  6. Travel - Linjie212 xiaopan206 ruihan231 (5 Apr 2022 - 08:36)

    There's nowhere in the world like Barcelona. This city is magnetic. Food, Art, beaches, streets, buildings, and so on. Barcelona is all-inclusive. Summer is the best season to visit Barcelona because many festivals are celebrated in the summer, such as the European Music Festival. Barcelona is deeply proud of its Catalan heritage, which captivates me! Spaniards are elegant, even if they dress casually. Convenient traffic, a beautiful environment, and qualified talents are the advantages of Barcelona. As far as we know, if we have not seen the church of Barcelona, the trip to Barcelona is not complete. Therefore, this church also attracts us. Hopefully, after COVID-19 is over, we will be able to stroll through the streets of Barcelona and visit these famous churches.

  7. Travel - Wang Qiong 203 & Xu Chan221 (5 Apr 2022 - 08:36)

    Hello, we are Chinese students. We knew a little bit about Barcelona before. After your introduction, we have a better idea of it. Thanks to your website for giving us so many tips on visiting Barcelona. This guide is really useful for us. We have bookmarked this site and we hope we can use your guide on the day we go. We are looking forward to going to Barcelona.

  8. comment - 08 Liu si qing 16 Wu seng ping 28 Jia mao zhen (5 Apr 2022 - 08:34)

    Hello, everyone! Through this website, we have a simple and profound understanding of Barcelona. Barcelona has a long coastline. It has launched a "smoke-free beach" policy, which will better protect the environment. Besides, Catalan National Art Museum leaves a deep impression on us. There are the Renaissance and Baroque collections which attract us very much. Last but not least, music is everywhere. The Palace of Music has a stunning ornate appearance. There is a rule that photos cannot be taken during the performance. If you want to take pictures, you can do so before or after the performance. We are looking forward to going there one day.

  9. comment - 08 Liu si qing 16 Wu sen ping 28 jia mao zhen (5 Apr 2022 - 08:34)

    Hello, everyone! Through this website, we have a simple and profound understanding of Barcelona. Barcelona has a long coastline. It has launched a "smoke-free beach" policy, which will better protect the environment. Besides, Catalan National Art Museum leaves a deep impression on us. There are the Renaissance and Baroque collections which attract us very much. Last but not least, music is everywhere. The Palace of Music has a stunning ornate appearance. There is a rule that photos cannot be taken during the performance. If you want to take pictures, you can do so before or after the performance. We are looking forward to going there one day.

  10. @Zheng Jiayi - Barcelona.com (4 Apr 2022 - 10:30)

    Hello Zheng Jiayi,
    There is no taboo when visiting a religious place in Barcelona such as the Sagrada Família, but one must respect a dress code and have respectful behavior in the place. We find the same rules in many religious places in the world.

    Have a good stay in Catalonia,

  11. Architecture - Zheng Jiayi216, Lai Xinying227 (4 Apr 2022 - 10:10)

    Hi, we are Chinese students, after browsing this website, we have a further understanding of Barcelona and are deeply attracted by the ancient gorgeous architectural style of Barcelona. When we know that there are many famous artists in Barcelona, we are surprised by this kind of strong artistic atmosphere. I hope one day we can come to Barcelona and experience this atmosphere.
    By the way, we think many of the buildings in Barcelona have some religious elements, such as Barcelona Cathedral. However we are not very clear about religion, we wonder if there are any taboos when visiting?

  12. Travel - Jianing224&Xiaoni226 (4 Apr 2022 - 10:08)

    Costa Dorada, with its distinctive character and historical interest, is a place that I am longing for. The towns here have vineyards, olive groves, and even vegetable gardens that I would love to experience for myself. In addition, as far as we know, Barcelona has pickpockets, so the safety problem is one of our concerns. Besides, we are students who travel. The price is also something we need to consider. We are looking forward to the day of our trip to Barcelona.

  13. living in Barca - zee (12 May 2019 - 14:12)

    i am planning to live in this city ;)))

  14. @jen harper - Barcelona.com (7 Mar 2019 - 09:20)

    Hola jen harper,
    Barcelona is a city where people love to walk. The historical centre is not too extensive, you can visit it at any age without any problem. Of course, renting a segway or a bike makes it easier to get around.
    You can find some on this page of our website:
    https://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_city_tours/bike-tours-rentals/

    Have a good journey!

  15. Elder tourists - jen harper (7 Mar 2019 - 09:10)

    How hard is the walking for elderly? Are there Segways or such to aid people?

  16. thnks - all (18 Nov 2017 - 07:50)

    from indonesia. just need visas europe . last week just trip asian. januari hope getting visas. i love BARCA

  17. VERY HONEST TAXI DRIVER - Donna Lee (15 Nov 2017 - 08:28)

    We had a great 2 week vacation in Spain but on our last night in Barcelona, we panicked when we realized that we left our luggage in the trunk of the taxi. Somehow I knew that the cab driver was a good man but we still prayed fervently that he will bring us back our luggage.

    ABDEL came back in 40 minutes!!! He sure reinstored our faith in the goodness of mankind. We commend ABDEL for his honesty. His cell is 691 073 391. May Abdel be blessed for his honesty.

  18. I love tapas! - frank (18 Jul 2017 - 09:22)

    can't wait to taste tapas and local natural wine... yeahhh coming soon!

  19. food out let - jade (17 Sep 2016 - 09:34)

    pls some can tell about the food outlet that available in this area when going baceolan i min tourism attraction too

  20. barcelona - kamila (22 Jun 2016 - 09:28)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj3MdixcAjQ
    Barcelona- top attractions

  21. access for disabled - abegail (3 Apr 2016 - 10:50)

    I have hopes of holidaying in Barcelona this summer, but have concerns about how disabled friendly the city is? any guidance will be welcome

  22. Statue of Pablo Casals - Carol Wilson (17 Jun 2015 - 08:54)

    On my recent visit to Barcelona, I was disappointed to see that the statue of Pablo Casals near Placa de Francesc Macia has been vandalised. The cello bow has been broken off. Hope it gets fixed soon.

  23. barcelona is safe - sheraz (17 May 2015 - 08:24)

    Hi, to everyone coming to barcelona must keep in mind that barcelona is very safe city. means there is no chance of armed robbery or snatching. but to be honest pick pockiting is a common issue for those who come out of the bars really drunk and lost and it is always up to you to take care of your belongings especially in central area and las ramblas. in subways again u have such issues because pickpockets move on groups, they don't attack on you but always look for a chance to steel. A little care and nothing happens. I m living in barcelona since 2004 and I never get robbed.

  24. confused - james franco (12 May 2015 - 08:58)


    Hi, I just came back from a 6 days holiday in Barcelona 2 weeks ago. I am a 29 years old solo female traveller from Singapore. I agree that pickpocket is an issue in Barcelona. however, I would also like to add on that this is also an issue in many other countries, not just Barcelona alone.

    I was pretty scared at first but I did not let it stop me from going there. Barcelona is a very beautiful city with interesting cultures and delicious food. It is very convenient to explore as you can literally walk anywhere without getting lost.

    Just bring common sense along and carry your bag in front of you at all times. Do not bring too much cash and keep the cash separately.

    I did not face any problems or seen any crimes there. I can say Barcelona is a pretty safe city, and I am going back again in February 2015.

  25. beautiful city - ronald (29 Mar 2015 - 11:04)

    i have been to Barcelona a few times ,,, it changes with the years, but retains its beauty. never had a problem with any of the citizens and i did most of my touring on foot. my hats off to the city of Barcelona

  26. Pickpockets - BarceLover (9 Dec 2014 - 09:30)

    Hi, I just came back from a 6 days holiday in Barcelona 2 weeks ago. I am a 29 years old solo female traveller from Singapore. I agree that pickpocket is an issue in Barcelona. however, I would also like to add on that this is also an issue in many other countries, not just Barcelona alone.

    I was pretty scared at first but I did not let it stop me from going there. Barcelona is a very beautiful city with interesting cultures and delicious food. It is very convenient to explore as you can literally walk anywhere without getting lost.

    Just bring common sense along and carry your bag in front of you at all times. Do not bring too much cash and keep the cash separately.

    I did not face any problems or seen any crimes there. I can say Barcelona is a pretty safe city, and I am going back again in February 2015.

  27. Pickpockets - Nancy D. (19 Nov 2014 - 08:45)

    Hi,

    Pickpockets are an issue in Barcelona, but the police, as Tony suggested, are part of the problem. It is actually the Spanish Laws that need to be changed. Unless a thief is caught with more than €480 in cash on them, it is not consider a felony or major crime. So, within a matter of hours the thief is back on the streets.

    There are lots of uncover policeman now working all parts of the city, security cameras in Metro stations and on platforms and in particular a strong police presence at the most visited sites.

    It is Barcelona's interest to clean up this issue and there is no one who would like that more than the locals. After all, tourism is one of the biggest economic motors of this beautiful seaside city.

  28. Barcelona Travel Video - Jay Ellard (16 Aug 2014 - 10:45)

    I have just been to the beautiful city and have created a modern cinematic video of the wonderful place. The video shows the most popular places in Barcelona and some of the quiet spots. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktArVmzb38U

  29. transfer - Les (14 Nov 2013 - 09:30)

    Does any one know if there is a bus service from the Pier to the Airport? Or, if there is any kind of service for transfer with a couple of suitcases?

  30. Pickpockets - tony (24 Oct 2013 - 08:45)

    Barcelona is one of the world's great cities, it has wonderful sights & a vibrant culture, great food & drink. It's a shame it's so corrupt ! 40 years ago, I went to
    Barcelona & was warned about pickpockets on Las Ramblas & now after all these years it's worse than ever, not good for the city's reputation. How can this problem still exist ?? the police MUST be part of the problem, & getting a kickback from the thieves, because if they wanted the thefts to stop, they would crack down & stop, but no, the pickpockets flourish year after year, praying on tourists & locals alike, on the streets & even in the Gaudi Cathedral
    Shame on you.....Clean up the problem !!

  31. Street Art in Barcelona - Unknown (30 Sep 2013 - 09:00)

    Details about street art in Barcelona. A different way of seeing this amazing city:
    http://vimeo.com/60149775

  32. new luggage storage near Barcelona´s Port - Amparo (3 Jul 2013 - 19:30)

    there is a new luggage storage called Hastavuelo in the World Trade Center, near Barcelona´s Port. Opened everyday from 9 am to 8pm. We offer airport delivery too, so if you want to visit Barcelona without worrying about your suitcases that´s the place!!

  33. store your luggage - Alicia (15 Mar 2013 - 09:15)

    Hi everyone,
    If you need to store your luggage while you're spending some time in Barcelona, you can leave it in City Lockers, we're in Francesc Pujols, 7 Street, near Portal de l' Àngel. We open from 9 a.m until 9 p.m on Monday to monday. Come to visit us!

  34. about keeping luggage - LOCKER BARCELONA (27 Oct 2012 - 10:30)

    Hello Maria, there is a left luggage place at plaza catalunya (downtown) close to the main transport stations. Is located at ESTRUC 36 street, is a safety blue and green local named Locker Barcelona, check their web so, you could ask for information. :)

  35. Information about keeping luggage - Maria (5 Jul 2012 - 06:15)

    Dear all,

    I am a tourist from Macedonia, coming to Spain this July. I will be touring Spain by bus. So, I'd like to ask you if there is a place in Barcelona to store your luggage. Since i'm staying several hours in Barcelona, sightseeing, I 'll need some safe place to store my suitcases. Does the bus station of any other place offer such services? And what are the fees per hour?

    Thank you in advance

  36. Best tapas in Barcelona! - EleanorP (21 Jun 2012 - 09:30)

    Hello,
    We have just returned home from a evening with 'Papa Serra'. He runs cooking classes and tours of la boqueria and we joined an evening course which lasted for about 4 hours - a great evening activity. We enjoyed the tour and the class, and all the wine tasting! But the highlight was a tapa we learnt to make - chicken poached in a saffron liquid and then mixed with pine nuts and raisins and wrapped in greens. It was absolutely delicious and definitely not something we've seen in any of the tapas bars in barcelona. I would recommend the classes to anyone that loves food and wants a fun night of cooking, eating and drinking. I think they have a website but i'm not sure. Enjoy!

  37. useful information - dr jagtesh (29 Feb 2012 - 11:15)

    this page is helping me in planning my trip to barcelona this april

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