Barcelona Guides

About Barcelona

It may not be the capital city, but Barcelona sure is one of Spain’s main cultural hubs and is definitely not one to miss! Home to amazing art, surreal architecture, and vibrant Catalan culture, you won’t be surprised to find that the nightlife and foodie scenes are just as incredible.

Guide to Barcelona

Barcelona is arguably Spain’s most famous city…

Despite the fact that it’s the capital of its own independent territory – Catalonia – Barcelona is undoubtedly the biggest tourist destination in Spain in general. Not without good reason – the city plays host to some of Spain’s most impressive architecture, museums, parks and landmarks. Not to mention the awesome nightlife and food scene!

Facts About Barcelona

Getting There

By train, you can either access Barcelona from the rest of Spain, from the South of France (Nice) or other French regions. Most trains here are high-speed ones, meaning you can even travel from the UK via Paris if you choose. Flying in and out of Barcelona is also an easy option, as it’s well-connected by air.

Top Attractions

La Sagrada Familia

Constructed by Gaudi over most of his lifetime, this extravagant cathedral still remains unfinished. It truly is an unmissable sight to behold.

Park Guell

Take a wander through Park Guell and be amazed by the unique architecture and gardens. Head up Carmel Hill – it’s worth it for the photo ops!

Barrio Gotico

Be amazed by the medieval centre of the city, just near the cathedral. This is one for all the history buffs and culture nerds out there!

Las Ramblas

Possibly the most famous stretch of Barcelona, you can’t miss this shopping town lined with bars and cafes. Eat, drink and shop to your heart’s content!

Main Districts

Culture Hotspots

National Art Museum of Catalonia

Masterpieces from local artists, housed in a beautiful building with pretty gardens.

Picasso Museum

One of the largest collections of work by the 20th century artist, Pablo Picasso.

Fundacio Joan Miro Museum

One of the largest and most impressive collections of Miro sculptures in the world.

Poblenou

In this old warehouse district just outside of the city, here’s where you’ll find some of Barcelona’s biggest and best clubs.

Free Walking Tour

There are tons… Daily tours start at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 4pm. Tours last about 2.5 hours and meet at the metro exit of Jaume I. Get your walking boots on and prepare to take in the sights!

Trips including Barcelona