The second-largest city in Spain, Barcelona is quickly becoming one of the most fashionable cities in Europe, and it’s not difficult to see why. With its world-renowned architecture and history as well as a blissful coastline of white sandy beaches, the city has everything to offer and it’s no wonder why millions of tourists choose it as their perfect holiday destination every year.
Barcelona has no shortage of culture, laced with history and with Gaudí pulsing through its veins; it is a city of beauty, no matter what season you visit and one that will remain with you for decades. It’s the kind of place that people have difficulty describing in just a few words and so conclude by saying “you just have to go“, so what’s stopping you?
This Barcelona travel guide will open your eyes to a city unlike any you’ve visited before.
As in any other major city, there are many connections to Barcelona either by plane, train or bus, depending on your budget and location. Read more
The best way to get to know Barcelona is to understand the distinct character of each of the city's districts. Read more
The Barcelona restaurant scene is rich and varied: from traditional Spanish cuisine to the many international options. Read more
Learn here about Barcelona intricate yet compelling history.
What do Roman ruins, Gothic plazas, Art Nouveau, Pablo Picasso, Sónar and FC Barcelona have in common? They're all defining elements of Barcelona's culture. Read more
Why not prolong your stay in Barcelona and make an escapade to some of the city's beautiful surroundings? Read more
Barcelona is a distinct example of an open-minded and vibrant Mediterranean city: it is a perfect city to relax in, stroll around and enjoy the liveliness of its streets and plazas. Barcelona's way of life and cosmopolitan character make of it a unique experience.
This guide will help you to organize your trip and make sure you don't miss the most important attractions of the city.
The aim of this guide is to present you the information you will need when planning a trip to Barcelona, from all that you need to know before you leave home - Planning Your Trip- to the varied options for leisure, shopping, gastronomy and sports - Out & About-.
Apart from the basics, this Barcelona Guide contains some other complementary facts, such as a bit of the city's History and a Culture section with details on museums, architecture, theatres, music venues and the various festivals taking place in town.
Barcelona has many great hotels. Lots of them are located in the city center, close to the main tourist attractions. The H10 Montcada Hotel is near the Picasso Museum of Barcelona. This museum displays only paintings by Picasso. It is a great way to spend an afternoon or so. Or try out any of the other great museums in Barcelona such as the Gaudi Museum, City History Museum or Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
If you're looking for a young atmosphere or are traveling with friends and want to stay together at the same time you save money, you can also consider a hostel in Barcelona. To stay close to the beach, Sea Point hostel, located in Barceloneta can be a good option.