Things to do in Barcelona
Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts
Best of the best
846 local Airbnb host recommends
Park Güell Located in the city of Barcelona, the Park Guell is one of the most beautiful icons of the city. It's a work of Antoni Gaudi located in the upper part of Barcelona, which has wonderful... read more
It's a work of Antoni Gaudi located in the upper part of Barcelona, which has wonderful views of the city. You can reach there taking the metro L3. The metro stop is 2 minutes walking from home. Th... read more
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ROUTE C - Casa Batlló (14 minutes walk distance from home / 18 minutes walk distance from Museo Arte Contemporáneo) The building that is now Casa Batlló was built in 1877 by Antoni Gaudi, commissi... read more
One of the Gaudi's master piece. One of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It is expensive but it's worth. Also the ticket includes an audioguide in order to understand the wonderful interio... read more
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Nowhere else in Barcelona is a tourist attraction so closely associated with the daily life of the locals, like the Mercat de la Boquerìa, right on the Rambla. Visiting the market and Old Town To... read more
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The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901).
The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). The Sagrad... read more
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El parque del Guinardó, que ocupa unos terrenos que antiguamente se habían destinado principalmente a uso agrícola y asciende cuesta arriba, es uno de los espacios verdes más grandes de Barcelona. ... read more
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Apolo is Bcn's most popular concert hall and nightclub located in an old theater. With Nasty Mondays, Crappy Tuesdays, Caníbal Sound System, Cupcake, Nitsa Club it opens every day.
501 local Airbnb host recommends
The Picasso museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection.
ROUTE A - Museo Picasso (23 minutes walk distance from home / 5 minutes walk distance from El Born, Centro Cultural) The Picasso museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of P... read more
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Just a step from the flat there is a great place to taste Spanish and Catalan Cuisine. It is always crowdy there, but worth waiting a table. Fresh seafood, local tapas, Spanish wine. Must visit place!
Best place for Tapas ever¡¡¡¡ just one thing, this place is so good that it's always crowded and you may need to wait to get in,, but believe me it is worth it waiting.
One of my favourite tapas places! Ask to the tender how long you need to wait for a table. Best time is 7PM or 11PM if you don't want to wait.
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I don't have words, this is my city. The best city of Spain. Come here and visit the whole city if you can, don't forget to visit Gotic district, El born, El parc de la ciutadella, Plaça Catalunya,... read more
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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. The Collection starts with the materic abstraction of the fifties and follows the evolution of European pop, the avant-gardes of the sixties and seventies, the... read more
Barcelona's Museum of Modern Art, a huge white, light-filled building housing art from the 1940s to the present & large Catalan collection too, great for rainy days, often has temp exhibitions :)
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ROUTE D - El Palacio de la Música (19 minutes walk distance from home) Is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was b... read more
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The concert hall is one of the most beautiful in... read more
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner
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Casa Milà, popularly known as 'La Pedrera' (the stone quarry), is an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry, it was constructed by Antoni Gaudí - A must see in Barcelona... read more
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One of the major avenues in Barcelona where you could find important shopping and business areas and several pieces of architecture (La Pedrera, La Casa Batlló,...)
Passeig de Gràcia is one of the major avenues in Barcelona and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture like Ca... read more
One of the major avenues in Barcelona containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture like Casa Batlló, Casa Milà o La Pedrera.
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Lovely Cafe also serving very nice breakfast and other food. Don't miss the small terrace upstairs. They also have free WIFI there. What I always like is their fresh flowers or plants on the main t... read more
The Federal Café is officially one the best Brunch place in Barcelona. Fresh juices and various options of delicious energetic brunch plates to kick off the day. Great breakfast, milk, eggs, servic... read more
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Mosquito’s speciality is Chinese dumplings but its tapas comprise a grab bag from all over the continent. The steamed pork dumplings and crispy duck are more than toothsome.Has xcellent homemade beers
Very cheap, relaxed and special chinese restaurant owned by an English guy who fell in love with Asia. Must try: steamed rice in banana leaf, steamed dumplings (prawn, veal or vegetable ones), roas... read more
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A street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with Colombus statue.
La Rambla (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə ˈrambɫə]) is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) connec
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A place to enjoy really fresh seafood -- crabs, prawns. You pick out what you want at the counter, it's weighed up and heaved away, and you pick it up crisp and steaming on a platter. However, the ... read more
Apparently its an inexpensive restaurant to enjoy really fresh seafood -- crabs, prawns. You pick out what you want at the counter, it's weighed up and heaved away, and you pick it up crisp and ste... read more
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126 local Airbnb host recommends
Michelin Star Chef Ferran Adrià has created a tapas bar but of course not a traditional one. At Tickets tapas are innovative and creative like all avant-garde culinary ideas of Adrià - Its necessar... read more
The Tickets restaurant is the new concept made by Ferran Adrià (the chef of 'El Bulli', for many years the best restaurant of the world) to create the "queen of tapas" bar, simply a UNIQUE experien... read more
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A mall built inside a bullfight arena, right in Plaza de España. Refurbished by Richard Rogers architect this building combines the architecture of the old bullfighting ring and a contemporary stru... read more
Refurbished by Richard Rogers architect this building combines the architecture of the old bullfighting ring and a contemporary structure and contains a wide variety of shops, amenities and restau... read more
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The heart of the Barcelona shopping district; spanning from Passeig de Gracia, down to the Cathedral. Adventure outwards though to find designer boutiques and non-chain stores.
Portal de l'Àngel is a pedestrian street in the Ciutat Vella district and part of the large shopping area that homes international shopping brands, including Zara, Massimo Dutti, Benetton, etc...
The most popular shopping street with the shops like Zara, Bershka, el Corte Ingles, H&M, Oysho, Stradivarius, Benetton, Massimo Dutti etc...
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In this place you can find the biggest firms of the city such as El corte ingles, Fnac, Hard Rock café and many others. This is also where you can find the tourist office.
ROUTE B - Plaza Catalunya (19 minutes walk distance from home) Is a large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city (Barr... read more
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"La Barceloneta" draw us into a world of modest buildings and small ground-floor restaurants and tapas bars, filled with chatter and noise, and permeated by the constant smell of the sea.
The beach is obviously the main attraction of Barceloneta, and is absolutely packed with locals and tourists alike all summer long. Thanks to the people who patrol up and down selling everything fr... read more
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Beautifully designed by Lazaro Rosa Violan this enormous space 3,500 square meters (a disused car park) feels like a bit like a food court, but a luxurious one. Sky high ceilings, hanging candelab... read more
The first restaurant with different areas where we can try traditional recipes from around the Iberian Peninsula, prepared with high quality produce in unique surroundings, reflecting the social an... read more
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The magic fountain is a spectacular display of color, light, motion, music and water..The magic fountain is a "must" show and highly recommended if you come to Barcelona.
The magic fountain is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics - if you mix all these elements together in just the right combinations, you end up with pure magic !
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Very good tapas. Full of tourists but still a good place to go! If it is full go up the Rambla Catalunya and go to Cerveseria Catalana, same owner, same place! And btw, who is the count of Barcelona?
Fantastic bar-restaurant for seafood, tapas etc Try Pulpo a la gallega (grilled octopus), chipirones (fried baby squids), tortilla (Spanish omelette with potato), shrimps, bread with tomato and ham
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Very impressive rock formations. The Montserrat has a strong place in Catalan history. The local monetary gets busy and it is where you are supposed to go if you want to have children, maybe better... read more
The Benedictine Monk retreat at Montserrat offers you some of the most spectacular mountain views of Catalunya. You will learn about the holy grotto where visitations by the Virgin Mary were report... read more
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Right in front of the Charming Parallel is the Quimet & Quimet, with its high walls lined top-to-bottom with a colorful array of bottles, the tiny Quimet & Quimet, a charming tapas bar in El Poble Sec
I love this place!!! Its very charming and cute. Its a small bar where you will be surrounded by hundreds of wine bottles. The tapas are good quality and very delicious! Its very popular bar so us... read more
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A really popular place to have dinner or try typical tapas and "flautas" (tiny sandwiches) . This restaurant is extremely popular among the locals, which is a good sign! The prices are also friendly.
One of my favourites. Excellent price/quality ratio. Clean, fast service and very good fresh food. Do not forget to try the assorted tapas (Surtido de tapas). Metro Digonal (only 3 stops from Liceo).