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Barcelona Travel Guide

City Guide about Barcelona with tips and reviews by travelers.



Inside our Barcelona Travel Guide you can find all the essential Barcelona tourist information and travel tips to arrange your trip. Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities of Europe and Spain, famous for its art, food, architecture and wonderful beaches and weather. Barcelona is a big city, but it's the perfect size to discover on foot. Spend a day jumping up and down from the metro and the tourist bus, and take some time wondering around and stopping to recharge with some of the city's best gastronomic options. If you like arts and you're in the mood for visiting some of the most impressive buildings and parks, you have to see theParc de la Ciutadella and all the beautiful attractions it has to offer, as well as the Parc de Joan Miró, the Montjuïc castle and the wonderful ParcGuell. In our Barcelona Travel Guide there are also some tips you won't find in all the standard guidebooks. Get off the beaten path and walk aroundHorta, get to know the charm of the SantAndreu district or the history of El Born, see some hidden sides of the Eixample and take some breathtaking panoramic views. Barcelona is also the perfect city in which you can move by bicycle. Grab your bike and cycle all around the seawall that goes along all the most famous beaches of the city. Like Paris, Berlin and other important cities in Europe, Barcelona also has a huge literary side. Many writers have been inspired by the lower Raval, which was called the 'Barrio Chino' in the past. The Raval is a place where local businesses thrive, including some famous shops like Les Topettes, Chandal and Fusta'm. This neighborhood is also about urban culture, music and good food. Eat some of the best tapas and traditional Spanish foodat the Bar Kasparo or at Lo de Flor and Dos Palillos. Finally,the Raval is where you need to go to get some art culture nourishment. In fact in this area there are the principal museums of Barcelona including the CCCB, the MACBA, the Biblioteca de Catalunya (library) and the refurbished Filmotecaarthouse cinema. Discover all these tips and information about the city into out Barcelona Travel Guide.
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Christine Wakefield
2/26/2014
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: I recommend that you stay close to Las Ramblas as the city area is alive with street theatre, good eating places and plenty of shops. There is lots to see within walking distance and places are not hard to find. Make sure that you see some of Gaudi's work. It is stunning. He was a man ahead of his time. Using local taxis we found was as cheap as buying a bus ticket.
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Destiny
10/30/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Hi there! I can advice you from my personal experience to use the service of rent scooter. It's truely convenient to have you own transport and ride everywhere you like visiting that city.
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Level 9
5/23/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Barcelona is a very nice place to live and well conductive and productive city.
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Level 9
4/23/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Don't trust people on las ramblas. They offer you special deals to get into the bars, such as four tickets for the price of one + 2 drinks etc etc. ... Instead, go for the bars where they tell you the price straight. After dinner, take the subway or the bus (avoid taxis at night) towards porto olimpico or razzmatazz.
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Level 9
4/17/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: In the evening, I recommend you opt for a drink and tapas instead of a meal. As well as enjoying delicious tapas, you'll save money. Apart from that, I recommned going around the city on foot so that you can experience it better.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Barcelona is a modern and cosmopolitan city. Located in a privileged position on the coast of the Iberian peninsula, it is the second largest city in Spain.
This city enjoys a prime location, bathed by the sea, between the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. Today almost 4.5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
Barcelona is tipically a Mediterranean city, not only for its geographic location, but also above all because of its old history and cultural influences. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: “Catalan”, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, ... More and “Castillian Spanish”.
Barcelona is located along the Mediterranean coast and it is 160 Km. south of the Pyreenes mountain range. The city is located on an altitude of 4 mt. above sea level.
The area around Barcelona has a wealth of attractions including the laid back resort towns of the Costa Brava north of Barcelona towards the French border.
You can have spectacular views over the city and the coast line from the mountain of Tibidabo (512 metres in altitude) is, the highest point of the Collserola hills, rising between the passes of Vallvidrera and Serola and it amusement park.
Barcelona is certainly economically most active city in Spain. The city has an old history, and there are monuments of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and earlier periods.
Is also a city of much Modernist architecture: the most popular spanish architect being the former resident Antonì Gaudì.
Gaudì was one of the most important modernist style architects worldwide. Many of his most extraordinary works are to be found in Barcelona.
Barcelona is, one of the nicest city in the world, is a dynamic and stylish city. In this city you can have so much to see and do.
There are a lot of interesting museums, art galleries, (with significant collections by Picasso and Miró), theatres, and restaurant where you can taste typical spanish dishes.
The city offers some of the trendiest nightclubs and discos; there are six beaches in Barcelona, with 4,2 Km.of length.. They have all the facilities and services necessary for people to enjoy a pleasant and safe day at the beach.
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Level 9
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Love this city lived there for eight years & would love to go back. Met lovely & friendly people.
Not to be missed:
museums as much as you cantake in
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Level 11
5/22/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: I love Barcelona and i'm trying to visit it every year. It is so nice and beautiful, friendly and comfortable.
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User 23655
5/22/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: This is cataluna blaugrana ...
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User 22963
5/14/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: It was really pretty enjoyable and really good in being able to sight see there was a lot of beautiful places to see and to take pictures in. I will never forget Barcelona the buildings of how tall and beautiful with all these different designs in it that just leave you mouth open. i also like how the hotels have so many pretty bathrooms.
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Barrio Gotico
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Palau de la Musica Catalana
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Cathedral of Santa Eulalia
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Level 11
5/11/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Like a foto cataluna, one of my dreams, being a backpacker in Cataluna ...
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Discos in Barcelona
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User 16560
4/14/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: it was enjoyable
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Level 9
3/21/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: buy good player
Not to be missed:
fitness
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standminer
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Spanish Courses
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User 14165
3/15/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: BARCELONA IN MY HEART
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Level 9
2/16/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Visit to see thé différent arquitectures on a small place of land événement of thé city si rater dense population wise
Not to be missed:
Joan Miro Foundation
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Area:
101 Km2
Elevation:
4 m
Population:
1,602,386 
Overview
The combination of tourists and business travellers visiting Barcelona means hotels are busy for most of the year. Spring and early summer is the best time to be in the city. The weather is usually pleasant, the number of tourists manageable and the city humming. Maybe autumn is the perfect time to visit Barcelona with less heat, fewer tourists and the city’s biggest street party, “Festes de la Mercè”, on September 24. The best place to start visit Barcelona is “Las Ramblas”, a pedestrian street with dozen of outdoor cafès; here you can watch people go by, stroll, or simply relax. “Las Ramblas”, is a boulevard of about 2 kilometers in length, between Plaza de Catalunya and the port. You will find people of any age, shoe shine boys, small stands selling flowers and vegetables, street theater, big businesses, galleries, cafeterias, terraces as well as some of the best theater of the city. While there you must visit the “Barrio Gòtico”, in the gothic quarter, one of the oldest and most interesting parts of Barcelona. At the square of “Placa Nova” you can see the “Palacio de la Generalitat”, and “Palacio del Ayuntamiento” (town hall). At “Plaza del Rei”, there are the “Palacio Real Mayor” and the wonderful “Gothic Cathedral”: built between 1298 and 1450, the facade and the cupola, with a height of 90 meters, are impressive works from the 19th century. The best known monuments in the city, are the great cathedral “Sagrada Familia”, “Parc Gϋell” and “Palau Gϋell”, all created by the brilliant architect Antonì Gaudì. Among the best-known recipes for which Barcelona is famed, are their well known stews, like “la escudella i carn d'olla”, made of vegetables, rice, noodles and potatoes. Fish specialities in Barcelona consist of 'Zarzuela', a dish of the same name like the Spanish operetta and made of cuttlefish, mussels and prawn. Typical desserts are “Crema Catalana”, and the “Postre del Musico” ('dessert of the musician'). Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild, cool winters and warm summers.
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Patron:
Eulalia di Barcellona

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Castell de Montjuic
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Cathedral of Santa Eulalia
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Palau de la Música Catalana
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Tibidabo
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El Raval (Barrio Chino)
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Monestir de Montserrat
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Chocolate Museum
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Discos in Barcelona
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Santa Maria del Mar
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Poble Espanyol
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Parc de Montjuic
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Freeclimbing
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Passeig de Gracia
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Camp Nou
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Barceloneta
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Casa Vicens
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