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Barcelona Travel Guide

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Best of Barcelona

3 days in Barcelona
3 days in Barcelona

There is a bit of walking involved, so sneaker up! You do not want to miss a thing, in many travelers' favorite city.

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Family-friendly Barcelona

Barcelona for young kids
Barcelona for young kids

These Barcelona attractions will keep your children entertained and broaden your knowledge.

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Barcelona on a budget

Barcelona for free
Barcelona for free

On a budget? Try these free Barcelona attractions.

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Insiders' Barcelona

Barcelona off the beaten path
Barcelona off the beaten path

Theater, fine art, football, food or music? I'm sure something sparked your interest.

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Top-Notch Tapas in Barcelona
Top-Notch Tapas in Barcelona

Every major city in the world now has Spanish tapas, but none compare to those found in Barcelona. This guide to the best tapas in Barcelona includes everything from a traditional bodega that dates back to the 1800's to a nouveau tapas bar from Ferran Adria that provides a glimpse into the future of food.

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Getaways from Barcelona

Daytrips from Barcelona
Daytrips from Barcelona

Travelers say you can't get tired of Barcelona, but if you do, here are some great day trip options.

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EveryTrail
Barcelona's Secret Block
Barcelona's Secret Block

This boutique-lined alley between Carrer de la Princesa and the Passeig del Born may be the best-kept secret in Born-Ribera.

What used to be the heart of the city (El Born) and the waterfront...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Strolling Down The Ramblas
Strolling Down The Ramblas

Just because something is a tourist trap doesn't mean that it can't be fun. If you want to soak up the incredible energy of this most dynamic of European cities with all its color, vitality, noise and...

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On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront

If you are looking for evidence that urban regeneration works, look no further than Barcelona's waterfront. A couple of decades ago the idea of pointing visitors, particularly overseas visitors, to...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Gothic Quarter and the Old Town
The Gothic Quarter and the Old Town

Barcelona is a clutch of different cities. It's the lively, squawking, bustling energy of the Ramblas; the elegance of the Passeig de Gràcia and the wide boulevards of the Eixample; the surreal...

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Highlights of Montjuïc
Highlights of Montjuïc

Barcelona is a fairly leafy city, but every major metropolis needs a place to listen to birdsong, breathe clean air and drink in the scent of eucalyptus, oak or pine. In the Catalan capital that role...

La Sagrada Família and the World of Antoni Gaudí
La Sagrada Família and the World of Antoni Gaudí

There can't be many devoutly religious, politically conservative architects from small, European stateless nations who have inspired both a musical and a progressive rock concept album—1986's "Gaudí"...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
El Raval's Cultural Highlights and Hidden Gems
El Raval's Cultural Highlights and Hidden Gems

The barrio of El Raval unfolds south from Carrer Sant Pau toward the port district of Drassanes. Currently Barcelona's hippest urban area, El Raval is a traditional working-class neighborhood in flux....

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Traditional Meets Contemporary in the Born
Traditional Meets Contemporary in the Born

Barcelona is a city of contrasts, where the old and the new Spain live together side by side and where its disparate elements combine to form an engaging whole. El Born is no exception. Sandwiched...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Collserola and Tibidabo for Kids
Collserola and Tibidabo for Kids

Mount Tibidabo is the tallest point and one of the iconic symbols of Barcelona. When the sky is clear you can see both the famed serrated peak of Montserrat and the snow-peaked Pyrenees on the...

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A Moderniste Morning: Cafe de L'Opera to Palau Guell and Hotel Espana
A Moderniste Morning: Cafe de L'Opera to Palau Guell and Hotel Espana

A relaxing, half-day walk near Las Ramblas including breakfast and lunch in Moderniste heritage buildings.

Visit of newly-renovated Palau Guell and Hotel Espana, with lunch at the Fonda Espana.

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Circular Route Bruguers (Gavá)
Circular Route Bruguers (Gavá)

This route starts at the top of Castillo de Eramprunyà. Located south west of Barcelona it has one of the nicest routes overlooking the city of Barcelona and the large airport of El Prat.

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Best of Barcelona
Best of Barcelona

Barcelona is Europe at its most dynamic and compelling, full of boundary-pushing food, art, and style, but grounded in centuries of culture. Where to begin? Here, our all-in-one guide to Catalonia’s...

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Barcelona Affordable Dining Guide
Barcelona Affordable Dining Guide

The Catalan city’s tradition of experimentation with design and cuisine set the stage for its recent influx of bold fusion restaurants and temples to molecular gastronomy. Today, Spain’s second...

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Barcelona Tastemakers Tour
Barcelona Tastemakers Tour

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La Rambla, Barcelona
La Rambla, Barcelona

Barcelona's Rambla was originally a watercourse, a sandy arroyo called rmel (Arabic for "sand"). Today seasonal runoff has been replaced by a flood of humanity. No wonder Federico García Lorca called...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

3.0 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Bustling Barcelona (Elaineo19, Jan 28, 2014)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Barcelona party people (mitzi123, Jun 6, 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Gaudi Giddy in Springtime Barcelona. (european_traveller, May 26, 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
BARCELONA - all year round! (joe20, Nov 21, 2006)
3.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes

Best Of

An Art Lover's Guide to Barcelona (Cannelle, Apr 5, 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Spain Trip 2 months (Vanessa V, Apr 22, 2012)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Top 10 Must See in Barcelona (Barcelona4Beginners, Oct 5, 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Recent Trip

Spain in 15 Days! (StrandsDanville, Feb 23, 2012)
5.0 of 5 stars 12 Votes
Western Europe in 2+ Weeks with Family (brian796, Oct 20, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 20 Votes
A week in Spain! (clouisep, Jul 17, 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 8 Votes