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Things to do 20 great things to do in Barcelona

With so much to do in Barcelona, where do you start? Right here!

Museums Top museums in Barcelona

In Barcelona's museums you'll find big names, but also works from medieval times to the present

Restaurants Barcelona restaurants with Michelin stars

If your wallet allows and you want to pay tribute, here's the list of Barcelona's 24 star-studded restaurants

Things to do Barcelona rooftop bars

If you fancy having a drink while taking in a great view, you'll definitely want to check out a rooftop bar or two in Barcelona

Bars and pubs Patatas bravas

We dare to pick the 20 best places in Barcelona to get this popular tapa of potatoes served with a spicy sauce

Clubs Barcelona's favourite clubs

Fancy a dance? Find the city's top places to boogie all night long to your favourite tracks, no matter what your taste

Restaurants The city's best tapas

Dying to try tapas but not sure where to go? We help you find the best mini-meals

LGBT Monthly gay parties

Whenever you're in town and ready for a big night out, you'll find these 10 fiestas ready to give it to you on a monthly basis

Restaurants BCN's best brunches

From hangover restoratives to fancy breakfast feasts, dig in to our guide to the best brunches in town

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Kids Family-friendly venues

Round up the whole family for a fun day out in Barcelona

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Restaurants Gastro beach bar

Sip cocktails by the sea, and dine on Mediterranean cuisine at Besito Beach in Sitges

Travel Discover the Montnegre i el Corredor Natural Park in a day

Enjoy a getaway near enough to Barcelona to go by car (private or shared)

Travel Enjoy a picnic with fine views

Five spots in the regions of Barcelona where you can eat while admiring natural surrounds

Travel Nine World Heritage buildings

These buildings in the regions of Barcelona are all from the Catalan modernist period and style

Travel Enjoy legendary summits

There's something special about trips in the regions of Barcelona that end in a summit

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Things to do Autumn

Jazz and hip-hop music festivals, the massive La Mercè celebration, Sitges & In-Edit film fests

Things to do Winter

Christmas markets, New Year parties, Kings' Day, the Mobile World Congress, Carnival

Things to do Spring

Primavera Sound, the big marathon, Guitar BCN festival, Sant Jordi's books and roses

Things to do Summer

Sónar and Cruïlla, outdoor film fests, Sant Joan and the Gràcia fest, Gay Pride, the Grec

Things to do Critics' Choice

Some of our favourite festivals and events to enjoy in Barcelona all year round

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Icebarcelona

Cool off in an original and different bar located right on the beachfront

Attractions Barcelona sightseeing

These are the 20 best sightseeing spots you’d be mad to miss

Things to do The best Barcelona bus tours

Get to know the sunny Catalan capital without breaking a sweat

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Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral)

Don't miss Barcelona's impressive Gothic cathedral, which dates back to 1298

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights

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Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on this hop-on hop-off tour

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L'Aquàrium

Discover a magical underwater world at Barcelona's Aquarium, with the big draw – sharks!

Three Countries in One Day

Pack your passport and expand your horizons on a day trip from Barcelona

PortAventura and Costa Caribe

Enjoy fun for all the family at Spain’s top theme park and aquatic center: PortAventura and Costa Caribe! Simply head inside the parks with an entrance ticket and enjoy the rides at your own pace. Discover roller coasters, accelerator rides and ‘Sesame Street’ adventures in PortAventura, or head to Costa Caribe to splash around with water jets and free-fall slides.

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Casa Batlló

Artists Gaudí and Jujol took an ordinary apartment block and completely remodelled it

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Things to do Barceloneta and the Ports

Barcelona boasts seven kilometres of golden sands, and this is also where you'll find some of the city's best seafood restaurants

Things to do The Barri Gòtic

A stroll through the medieval alleyways and secluded squares of the Old City is the best possible introduction to Barcelona

Things to do The Born & Sant Pere

Explore some of Barcelona's prettiest streets and most magical architecture

Things to do The Raval

Once a no-go area for tourists, the Raval is being transformed

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Things to do Gràcia

You can't think of Gràcia without thinking of it's 'Festa Major', a weeklong street fair and party that takes over the neighbourhood

Things to do The Eixample

A modernista showcase: its buildings include Gaudí's Sagrada Família and La Pedrera

Things to do Montjuïc & Poble-sec

It's often left off visitors' itineraries, but the hill of Montjuïc merits a wander

Things to do Sarrià

Sarrià is the city's uptown area for its more posh homes, shops and restaurants

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Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection

Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya, Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, offers...

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Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center 4*Sup

Situated 200 metres from Barcelona’s Magic Fountain, the elegant Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center offers spacious rooms with a flat-screen TV and...

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Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar

Residencia Salesiana Martí-Codolar is a historic landmark in Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona. It offers well-priced accommodation with private bathrooms and free...

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Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

Set in 25,000 square metres of beautiful gardens and offering fantastic views of Barcelona, Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is a luxury hotel set on Diagonal...

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Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL

Neck Casual Size Maxi Dress Women's Half Plus Beach Bewish Starfish Round Sleeve Pattern Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL offers luxurious accommodation in a neoclassical building on Passeig de Gràcia. It features a spa, rooftop...

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The Corner Bar

Located on the ground floor of The Corner Hotel, this restaurant brings a taste of New York to the center of Barcelona. Offering a brunch menu with simple,...

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Axel Hotel

A design hotel that’s popular with cosmopolitan, image-conscious party people. The Axel’s main clientele is the gay crowd but it’s also...

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Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona 4* Sup

Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona is opposite Barcelona’s International Convention Centre and Barcelona's Forum Auditorium. It has a spa, a gym, a seasonal...

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Olivia Plaza Hotel

Situated on Plaza Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona, the Hotel Olivia Plaza offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace bar with views of Santa Ana Church. Stylish...

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Hotel Oasis

Hotel Oasis is located just 250 metres from França Railway Station and 100 metres from Barcelona’s Born district. The modern, air-conditioned rooms have...

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El Mirador del Palau

Signature catering company Singularis manages El Mirador del Palau – the restaurant at the Palau de la Música. The restaurant that's part of...

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9 Reinas

An exclusive Argentinean restaurant with meat from all over the world and handmade pasta. You’ll often find familiar faces from the world of sport here...

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Osmosis

Over the years, Osmosis has established itself as a place for affordable, creative and excellent cuisine – a fine-tuned machine when it comes to set...

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Fonda Espanya

A spectacular modernist restaurant that is home to a traditional style of cooking adapted by the creative genius of Martín Berasategui. In summer, it...

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Bicnic

The Bicnic restaurant is located on Girona street, next to the Jardines de Jaume Perich, in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Bicnic is a "gastronomic...

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Gamba de la Costa

I'd heard the best thing about Gamba de la Costa were the grilled prawns, a simple dish where the outcome depends on the right grill, the quality of the...

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Doble Zer00

A place that is much more than a mere Asian tapas restaurant. Its cuisine is mainly based on Japanese cuisine, with Latin touches. And so, white fish ceviche...

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Lo de Flor

With its gorgeous white interior decor, the wood and metal all creating a rustic, cosy minimalism, this tiny restaurant represents a continuation of the...

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Riera 29

Sergi Canals, a young veteran of the culinary world (Omm, Txakolin, and Italian and Japanese restaurants all over the world), has opened Riera 29, a...

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El Foro

A meeting point between the Born area’s artsy scene and finest barbecued Argentinean meat dishes. Don’t miss the desserts.

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Travel 20 breathtaking monuments in Catalonia

These must-see attractions take you on a journey around cathedrals, monasteries, castles and other spectacular buildings

Travel 10 nature getaways

These experiences will bring you closer to the varied natural world in Catalonia

Travel 50 best restaurants in Catalonia

These 50 incredible restaurants serve an array of dishes that won't fail to please your palate

Travel 10 cultural getaways

Get to know Catalan heritage through castles, prehistoric villages, modernista buildings, monasteries and churches

Travel 20 best beaches in Catalonia

Catalonia boasts more than 500 kilometres of coastline with magnificent beaches and coves. We recommend some of the best

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Travel Vila-seca, La Pineda Platja – a water-themed break

This coastal destination in the middle of the Costa Daurada offers plenty of leisure and entertainment for the whole family

Travel Calafell: Iberians, sport and culture by the sea

As well as the fine sand of its beaches, Calafell is full of other treasures, both cultural and historical, that are worth exploring

Travel Priorat: Land of good wine... and much more!

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Travel Cambrils: Perfect for couples, families... and gourmets

Enjoy meals in the food haven of Cambrils, relax at the beach, stroll through the old town...

Travel La Ruta del Cister: Medieval spirit and land of human towers

You'll visit the three Cistercian monasteries and do so much more

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