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Barcelona Guide

What to Do in Barcelona, Spain


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On this page you'll find everything you need to know about travel in Barcelona, Spain's most famous city. Scroll down the page for ideas on what to do in Barcelona, flights to the Catalan capital, buses and trains in Barcelona, guided tours of Catalonia and loads more.


Top 100 Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most vibrant cities in Spain, with tons of museums, architectural delights, boulevards and parks to stroll through.

If you don't want to work your way through all hundred places on my list, what should you be embarrassed to return home without doing? I'd suggest:

  1. Walk down the Ramblas Barcelona's most famous street is a vibrant mix of street performers, architecture and daily city life.
  2. Explore the Gothic Quarter Just off the Ramblas are the windy streets of the Barrio Gotico.
  3. Marvel at the Sagrada Familia Love it or loath it, everyone has an opinion of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. See it for yourself before you judge.

Check out the best things to do in Barcelona, organized by location in the city and by type of sight:

Beyond Barcelona

When you've done everything there is to do in Barcelona itself, use the city as your base or starting point for visiting the rest of Spain. There are excellent day trips from Barcelona, such as to Figueres to the Dali Museum or longer trips to Andalusia, Madrid and the north of Spain.

  1. Spain Tours from Barcelona
    Tours all over Spain, departing from Barcelona.
  2. Day Trips from Barcelona
    If you'd rather be back in your own hotel every night, these day trips are for you.
  3. Day Trip to Barcelona from Madrid (by high-speed train) 
    Spain's high-speed train network makes visiting Madrid for a day trip a reality!
  4. Wine Tours from Barcelona
    No need for a designated driver when you take a tour of the wine regions of Catalonia and La Rioja.

Practical Advice for Visiting Barcelona

There's no substitute for a Guided Tour  of Barcelona, but if you plan on doing everything by yourself, here's some tips for how to go about it.

  1. Top 10 Useful Tips for Visiting Barcelona
    Smart advice for getting the most out of your trip to the Catalan capital.
  2. Things NOT to Do in Barcelona
    Don't make the same mistakes I and other people have made!
  3. Weather in Barcelona
    Rain or shine?

Getting to and from Barcelona in Spain

Things to Do in Barcelona, Spain

Accommodation in Barcelona, Spain

Exploring Barcelona & Catalonia, Spain

Outside Barcelona

What to Do on a Budget in Barcelona, Spain

More Things to Do in Barcelona, Spain

Pictures of Barcelona


Practical Information for Visiting Barcelona

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