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.
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Barcelona places to stay and top hotels

Barcelona things to do and experiences

  • La Sagrada Família
    9.3718 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church, Popular
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  • Park Güell
    9.1455 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Garden, Park
    Popular withArtsyHistory
  • Las Ramblas
    8.2417 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • La Boqueria
    9.2300 reviews
    Shopping, Farmers Market, Market
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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
    8.658 reviews
    $$$$
    Tapas/Small Plates
    Popular withFoodiesNightlife
  • Tapas 24
    8.636 reviews
    $$$$
    Tapas/Small Plates
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria)
    9.223 reviews
    $$$$
    Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish, Bar
    Popular withFoodiesNightlife
  • Cal Pep
    8.723 reviews
    $$$$
    Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean
    Popular withFoodiesArtsy
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Barcelona reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 9.5
    Foodies
  • 8.5
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 8.5
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 8.3
    Outdoor Enthusiasts

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My hotel was on Las Ramblas. So I spent most of my time down by the water. Beautiful area beach is amazing they have a pier that is fantastic

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All around amazing place to visit. Filled with history, great food(tons of vegan options), inexpensive shopping, nice beaches, and great for photography. Highly recommended

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Parque Guell is a must see. It’s definitely a town to walk around a lot to get the feel of if.

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A great city, amazing food, best place for dancing overnight till the sunrises.

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Beautiful architecture, very touristic place. Beware of thieves when you're near la rambla

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Barcelona is always offering new perspectives on urban Art. Don’t forget to check temporal exhibitions in the streets, like this one next to Can Framis Museum.

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Nothing really. Sagrada Família is the only landmark there and a couple of Gaudi’s architecture.

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It was one of our best Trips ever.. looking forward to a second visit. A really charming city that you would monthslong stay in

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Barcelona is my favorite city. The food is amazing, the city is beautiful, the architecture is unlike anywhere else. Beach and mountains and perfect weather year round. People are nice. Small but clean feeling

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Barcelona is an amazing place. The zoo is a must do. And the city is just beautiful

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