Barcelona Vacations

Barcelona stands apart as one of the most unique destinations of not only Spain, but the whole of Europe. Even its distinctive language, Catalan, separates Barcelona from other Spanish cities. Combining old-Europe with the grind of a modern metropolis, Barcelona offers travelers of any budget plenty of options. Some of the main attractions in the ... Read more
city are products of one man – Antoni Gaudi, a modernist architect and designer of the distinct La Pedrera, the beautiful Parc Guell, and the famously incomplete La Sagrada Familia cathedral, which has been under construction since 1882. If the weather is fine, the Mediterranean beaches are always a good option. Once the sun sets, find a restaurant. The cuisine in Barcelona is top-notch, as some of the world's best chefs come here to add new twists to traditional dishes creating a taste all its own. The nightlife is also fabulous, with multi-story clubs like Razzmatazz highlighting the options. For accommodation, Barcelona offers a wide selection, ranging from budget-friendly hostels to high-end hotels like the Hotel Arts Barcelona. In Barcelona, the city where new ideas are required to succeed, there is never a shortage of activities for travelers.

Barcelona places to stay and top hotels

Barcelona things to do and experiences

  • La Sagrada Família
    9.3698 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church, Popular
    Popular withHistoryArtsy
  • Park Güell
    9.1445 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Garden, Park
    Popular withArtsyOutdoorsy
  • Las Ramblas
    8.2408 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • La Boqueria
    9.2293 reviews
    Shopping, Farmers Market, Market
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies




Hot summers and mild winters make this Mediterranean area a popular escape for under-sunned Britons, and popular with travelers around the world who love Gaudi, tapas and beaches. August can get extremely hot ... Read more
and humid, and crowds from Northern Europe flood in on their yearly vacations, but May-June and September-October strike a balance between sunny, hot weather and relative availability of hotels.

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Top Barcelona restaurants

  • Cerveceria Catalana
    8.656 reviews
    Tapas/Small Plates
    Popular withFoodiesNightlife
  • Tapas 24
    8.637 reviews
    Tapas/Small Plates
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria)
    9.223 reviews
    Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish, Bar
    Popular withFoodiesNightlife
  • Cal Pep
    8.622 reviews
    Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean
    Popular withFoodiesArtsy

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Barcelona reviews & trip reports

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    History Buffs
  • 8.6
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 8.4
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 7.6
    Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Beautiful city with a vibrant foodie and art scene. Hip, great place to visit. This was my very first city I ever visited in Europe and it will always hold a special place in my heart as a result. Go here, you won't regret it!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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One of the world's most beautiful and interesting cities. Although it has gotten MUCH more touristy that it used to be 10+ years ago, it's still a major draw for so many because it is THAT wonderful.

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Great if you like the architecture. Lots to do, even on a budget. Bus tour is a great way to see Barcelona.

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Barcelona have a piece of everything. something for all. I like this city and I go here once a year to visit friends and enjoy the Barcelona pulse

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Amazing city! Have been here twice since 2017. It is absolutely mesmerizing and such an awesome ambiance and array of different art styles. Would recommend for any younger persons or families to go to!

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

I've been to Barcelona a few times and grew to appreciate the city more on repeat visits. The architecture of the city is gorgeous and inspiring and it brings me a lot of joy just strolling around here. I adore Gaudi's work and if you're a fan, you must visit the city! Don't miss visiting Sagrada Familia, which we only saw from the outside the first time we visited, but you must go in! It's amazing! I prefer other areas of Spain more for their food and people, but the buildings here are simply the best. Plus, some locals can be uptight and rude if you speak (or try your best) Spanish; they speak Catalan (but also speak Spanish), so just be aware.

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Klang, Malaysia

Barcelona is well-known of football and we really excited to be here. Park Guell and De Catalunya also must have a visit.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city with a whole lot of tourists. While I do not enjoy it as much as Madrid, it has a beach, mountains and good food. I will say that compared to other coastal cities, it is not that clean. Also, watch out for pickpockets ( rule to be applied most places in Spain)

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