Barcelona is one of Spain’s most visited destinations for a good reason. The stunning city marked by Antoni Gaudí offers cultural activities, shopping, fantastic hotels and culinary experiences. Explore the city’s impressive architecture, unique restaurants and fashion scene with our top Barcelona city guide.
Top Barcelona City Guide
We know it’s hard to choose between so many thinsg to do in a big city like Barcelona. That’s why we created this Barcelona city guide for you to show you the city’s top sights, places to eat, shop and where to stay. We hope you find it helpful!
Things to Do in Barcelona
Park Güell and Casa Batlló
Discover Gaudí’s most famous and colorful pieces at the well-visited Park Güell. Soak in the spirit of art while enjoying a fantastic view of the city. Or head to Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gràcia to marvel at his beautiful art works.
Of course, this stunning building has to be part of our Barcelona city guide as the city’s most iconic symbol. A stunning experience for the eyes, the unfinished basilica that Antoni Gaudí started in 1883 needs to be on every visitor’s must see list. We recommend you take a guided tour to learn about all the little details in this impressive masterpiece.
Palau de la Música
Fans of fine architecture and interior design can’t miss the stunning Palau de la Música built by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Here you can enjoy all kinds of concerts from classical music to jazz and might even want to visit the beautiful building on an occasional poetry night.
This colourful and busy food market will amaze you with its fantastic selection of fresh fruit and veggies, seafood, sweets, juices, street food and much more. A true foodie heaven in the middle of the city!
Walk through Town
Discover Barcelona’s popular parks and sights including the Bunker del Carmel. Take a walk by the city beach or you explore the beautiful gothic quarter and busy Passeig de Gràcia. Meanwhile, marvel at the city’s unique architecture and stop once in a while to enjoy a cup of coffee or have a snack at one of numerous charming cafés you will find along the way.
Where to eat and drink
A unique restaurant that doesn’t only impress with its tasty food but also attention to detail. Don’t miss the great selection of exclusive wines at Boca Grande.
Try one of a kind gelato and also popsicles at the unique Rocambolesc Gelateria. They offer exceptional flavours such as coconut with violet, baked apple, asparagus and truffle or rose water with toppings including lime marshmallow, black sesame, honey caviar and guaba confiture. Their motto is ‘There is no sincerest love than the love for ice cream’ and you can feel that when tasting their delicious gelato.
Carpe Diem Lounge Club, the name says it all. Enjoy the exotic food and drinks at this luxurious beach club located on the Passeig Marítim right by the city beach.
Shopping in Barcelona
Passeig de Gràcia
Many international designers like Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Gucci have established their stores along this renowned street. The Passeig de Gràcia, similar to Mallorca‘s Paseo del Borne, is a true shopping paradise because you will find both luxury and commercial stores here. Make sure to stop by Gaudí’s beautiful buildings La Pedrera and Casa Batlló as well.
Where to Stay
Unique architecture, modern and glamorous rooms, top service and panoramic views of both the city and the sea. What else could you wish for? For a unique city experience stay at the renowned W Hotel and end your day soaking in fabulous views.
Other great Hotels in Barcelona
There are more fabulous hotels in Barcelona that offer a luxurious experience. To name a few, there are Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, The Barcelona Edition, Le Meridien Barcelona as well as El Palauet Living and many more fantastic hotels.