Barcelona

Travel Guide
Barceloneta Beach featuring street scenes, a city and night scenes
Modernist art and Gothic architecture create a stunning backdrop in the Catalan capital, where sublime food and a sophisticated nightlife scene await.

Cultured yet trendy, Barcelona is one of Europe’s great cities. The Mediterranean Sea is just minutes from the center, its streets are filled with Modernist and Gothic treasures and the food is simply divine. Shop in bustling markets, take a stroll through the old city, stay up late and party with the locals and visit one of the city’s many world-class museums and galleries.

Be wowed by Barcelona’s eye-catching collection of architecture. Start in La Rambla, the famous tree-lined pedestrian street, which features flower stalls, sidewalk cafés, creative buskers and interesting shops, before delving in to the labyrinthine alleys of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter). Among the 14th-century buildings sit treasures such as the spectacular Santa Maria del Mar Church and the grand Barcelona Cathedral, where gargoyles peer down from the ornate façade.

Spend some time in the Museu d'Història de Barcelona. Its exhibits bring to life the city’s long history. The impressive building is located on Plaça del Rei, where concerts are often held.

It is impossible not to notice the artistry visible in Barcelona’s public spaces. Gaudí, Picasso and Miró have left their indelible marks on the Catalan capital in monuments including the fantastical twisting turrets of La Sagrada Familia cathedral and the fantastical modernist sculptures and mosaics adorning Park Güell. Barcelona-born Joan Miró is honored in the Fundació Joan Miró while Picasso’s works are on display at the Museu Picasso.

To enjoy Barcelona’s nightlife like a true local, don’t even consider going out until midnight. Start with a late dinner in one of the city’s fabulous restaurants. Opt for acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants or venture into El Born to find tiny tapas bars heaving with hip locals. Discover everything from jazz venues to nightclubs pumping out techno, or sip cocktails in alfrescobars.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s aviation hubs and welcomes flights from around the world. Explore the city on foot to really soak up the architecture and get to know the locals. Among the best places to people-watch are at the city’s busy markets such as La Boqueria.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Barcelona Airport Hotel
Barcelona Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Plaza de la Volateria, 3, Poligono Mas Blau, El Prat de Llobregat, 08820
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €138 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in El Prat de Llobregat. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,559 reviews)
"Check in was very fast and the airport shuttle worked very well. However, our bathroom shower barely drained and the toilet made noises all night."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2022

Hotel Colón Barcelona
Hotel Colón Barcelona
4 out of 5
Avenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona, 08002
The price is €215 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,003 reviews)
"Convenient location Very helpful staff"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2022

Barceló Raval
Barceló Raval
4.5 out of 5
Rambla del Raval, 17-21, Barcelona, 08001
The price is €150 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (998 reviews)
"Lovely stay at barcelo! Clean and convenient! The only issue we had was the bed as it was two singles without attachment so when we asked it wasn’t received as an issued we booked as a couple! The next day they had redone the bed as one which was greatly appreciated! The breakfast was ok!"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
3 out of 5
La Rambla, 122, Barcelona, 08002
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the spacious ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,301 reviews)
"Perfect location, freindly stafe, very quicly check in, very clean studios, i recomende sure"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2022

Camping 3 Estrellas
Camping 3 Estrellas
2 out of 5
C-31, km 186, Gava, Barcelona, 08850
Stay at this beach campsite in Gava. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (580 reviews)
"Well maintained, great beach access, nice accommodations"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2022

Sensation Sagrada Familia
Sensation Sagrada Familia
4 out of 5
Carrer del Rossello 380, Barcelona, 08025
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Barcelona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (937 reviews)
"Great location. Apartment was clean and had good facilities. Would stay again."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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