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Top attractions in Barcelona

10 things you need to see in Barcelona

Good football team, great beaches, delightful tapas, and dreamy architecture. There's just nothing bad about Barcelona, the Mediterranean seaside capital of Spain's Cataluyna region. Here are a few can't-miss attractions to put on your itinerary.

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days should you spend in Barcelona?

    There are plenty of fun things to do in Barcelona -- especially if you're also planning on partaking in the infamous nightlife scene. In three full days, you could visit all the major Gaudí sights, as well as the Picasso and Miró museums. You could also stay for a week or more. As for what to do with your extra days? Well, you'll have plenty of time to spend at the beach, visit the nearby village of Sitges, or go shopping in the Gothic Quarter.

  • What's the best way to get around town?

    Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore by foot. You can easily stroll from La Rambla to the beach and then back to the Gothic Quarter in one afternoon. The city is pretty flat, so biking is an excellent option. If you love transportation, we suggest taking a trip to Tibidabo, the 1890s amusement park that overlooks the whole city. You'll take the metro, a tram, and a funicular -- and a ferris wheel ride, if that counts!

  • Which tours are the most fun?

    We're glad you asked! From hot air balloon rides to bike tours to all-access guided walks of Gaudí masterpieces, there are a dozen options to spice up your Barcelona tourism. A lot of the architecture-based sightseeing is enhanced by the history and descriptions that a guide can offer you.

Good to know

  • Language
    Catalan and Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Barcelona is a beach city at heart, so it's most lively in the summer. If you want to experience Barcelona at its best, schedule your trip around the festival of Sant Joan, or the "night of fire." Each year on June 23, the city celebrates with bonfires and parties until dawn.

Sightseeing in Barcelona

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What people are saying about Barcelona

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Although we made the reservation the same day in the morning, the confirmation came quickly and in the afternoon we were already enjoying the views of Barcelona and the sea from the boat. Captain Raymond was very nice and he let us play our music and try driving the yacht. On board there were some tapas and drinks. The boat is in perfect condition. Overall - a very good option to spend an afternoon in Barcelona

Jorge was amazing!!! The entire experience from start to finish was impeccable. I will be requesting Jorge every time I come back to experience. The cava and refreshments were good too. He played good music while were out sitting on the ocean. Just a relaxing and enjoyable time. I recommend this to everyone visiting Barcelona, Jorge will take good care of you! Thanks again Jorge.

I enjoyed The zoo, good value for money. There is lots of animals of many species. I had a fantastic time feeding the giraffes.

Loved it! Highly recommend. make sure you bring your headphone to be able to listen to the audioguide

Una Torre muy bien conservada trs más de 150años Con detalles en la azotea muy impresionantes.