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Experience Barcelona with us

With lust-worthy beaches, marvellous old-school art and architecture, and pumping nightlife, Spain’s Barcelona has risen in popularity in the last few decades. The best beach city in the world – National Geographic’s words, not ours – may be late to the party, but Barcelona will definitely be the last to leave. Barcelona’s playful soul means later-than-late bars and nightclubs are commonplace, while the city’s love of casual tapas dining and chilled beach trips offer respite for calmer visitors. No Barcelona trip is complete without a stroll through the many cultural districts. From the architectural Gothic quarter to modern street art, Gaudi’s offerings, and the perfectly imperfect La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s art scene traverses cool to classical and back again across just a few streets. The home of artists celebrated the world over, this city’s mantra of work hard, play hard, proves lucrative. And with a lifestyle like this, they’re definitely onto something.
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Our tips for Barcelona

  • Plan in advance. Make sure to plan your itinerary well in advance to make the most of the popular attractions in Barcelona.
  • Head to the hills. The best views of Barcelona are on the hilltops. The mountain of Montjuic shows off the city’s harbour, while the steeper Tibidado Hill lays out all of Barcelona before you. Barcelona attractions on the hilltop including Tibidado’s amusement park and a striking church make for some interesting snaps too.
  • Water, water everywhere. This city heats up, and with plenty of hills and beaches to tour, having a bottle of water handy is always a good idea.
  • Care to dance? On one of your Barcelona day trips, head to Santa Maria Del Mar. Each Sunday at 11 am a small crowd dances the Catalan dance, the Sardana, in the square in front of the cathedral.
  • Enjoy the nightlife. Barcelona has a vibrant nightlife. Make sure to explore various clubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy the city’s after-dark scene.
  • Carry a language app. Even though English is a commonly spoken language in Barcelona, it is useful to have a language app on your device to improve communication and display appreciation for the Catalan language and culture.
  • Hop on and hop off. Tick off all the sights with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour around the city. Hint: our hop-on, hop-off Barcelona tours are comprehensive, popular, and inexpensive.

Good to know

The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning beaches. Barcelona boasts several world-renowned artists' birthplace, such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró.

The city's landmarks include the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and La Rambla, all of which are popular tourist attractions. Barcelona's cuisine is also famous, featuring delicious dishes like paella, tapas, and seafood. FC Barcelona is a significant component of the city's culture, and it's one of the most successful football clubs globally.

The 1992 Summer Olympics, held in Barcelona, helped to transform the city into a major tourist destination. The Catalan language, which is one of Spain's official languages, is spoken in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Barcelona?

    Spain offers a happy recess from Europe’s colder countries and enjoys sunshine year-round. For pleasant weather and hotel prices that won’t break the bank, opt for a visit during spring. If your heart’s set on a Spanish summer though, make certain to book a room with air-conditioning and get cracking with your Barcelona sightseeing early in the morning to avoid overheating.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    Traversing Barcelona’s bar scene has never been so easy with these travel tips to navigate the city. The metro is your best bet for travel in this beachside city. The perfect cost-saver on your Barcelona day tours is the Targeta T ticket that offers 10 metro rides for just over 10 Euros. Considering the many things to do in Barcelona, your own two feet will be the best way to experience the city in all its old-town glory. Be sure to wear good walking shoes.

  • Q: What are some must-see attractions in Barcelona?

    Some of the most popular attractions in Barcelona include the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, La Rambla, Casa Batlló, and the Gothic Quarter.

  • Q: What is the primary language spoken in Barcelona?

    Catalan is the main language spoken in Barcelona, but Spanish is also widely used, and a large number of people are fluent in English.

  • Q: What are some must-try food options in Barcelona?

    Barcelona's cuisine is famous for its delectable dishes, such as paella, tapas, seafood, fideuà, and botifarra, which are Catalan specialties.

  • Q: Any tips for staying safe in Barcelona?

    Look out for pickpockets and keep a close eye on your bag. Petty crime is common in Barcelona, especially in tourist-prone areas. Going to the beach? Enjoy the sun’s rays but leave your valuables at home, going for a dip and leaving your belongings unattended is asking for trouble. Don’t hesitate to dial 091 for assistance from police and ambulance services.

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