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Barcelona, Spain

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Welcome to Barcelona, a city where every corner is a celebration of culture, history, and vibrant life!

From the wonders of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a city that truly has it all.

This trip is perfect for explorers, solo travelers, couples, families, and anyone in between seeking a 3-5 day adventure brimming with
culture, cuisine, and pretty landscapes.

Marvel at the intricate beauty of the Sagrada Familia, lose yourself in the winding alleyways of the Gothic Quarter and experience the city after dark in El Raval.

Barcelona’s climate is pleasant most of the year, but the ideal time to visit is between April-October.

Suggested Activities

Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is mesmerising inside and out!

Climb one of the towers for an exceptional view of Barcelona, and purchase a visiting ticket in advance to avoid long queues.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Another Gaudi creation, this park offers a brilliant mix of natural beauty and stunning architecture!

Climb some of the mosaic covered stairs to enjoy great views of the city.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

The maze-like streets of this historic district are filled with hidden gem restaurants, small shops, charming squares, and beautiful architecture dating back to Roman times!

Start your exploration from the famous Plaça de Catalunya, and let yourself get lost in the beauty of this area.

Be sure to check out the Barcelona Cathedral at the Plaça del Rei.

Gothic Quarter Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Plaça de Catalunya Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Cathedral of Barcelona Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Escape the urban city at this bustling beach perfect for lounging in the sun or swimming in the Mediterranean!

For a quieter experience, stroll along the boardwalk to the nearby Nova Icaria Beach!

Barceloneta Beach Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Nova Icaria Beach Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the hilltop castle.

You can take the cable car or hike up to the Castle. 
Don’t miss the magic fountain show in the evening!

Another cool hike is the Tibidabo mountain peak, with scenic views of Barcelona.

Montujïc Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Tibidabo Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Barcelona is famous for its vibrant nightlife.

Tapas and drinks in the El Raval neighbourhood are a great place to start!

There are many clubs and live music venues to dance the night away!

Note: Nightlife in Barcelona starts late, with many locals not heading out until after midnight!

El Raval Neighbourhood Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Top Tips

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Barcelona has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

One of the best ways to experience local culture while travelling is by tasting traditional dishes.

This local Delicacy is a must-taste on your trip!

You can get some in the La Boqueira Market, or in many local restaurants.

Other Catalan dishes to try are Paella and Cream Catalana.

The city’s metro and bus system are efficient and easy to navigate, and will enable you to explore more of the city’s highlights!

Make it Unique

In front of the Cathedral, every Saturday evening during the Summer you can find human castles, towers, giants, and traditional dances!

The towers are considered complete when a young child climbs to the top and raises their hand! They even wear helmets because they sometimes topple down!

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Experience the unique passion and rhythm of this traditional Spanish Dance!

For an incredible panoramic view of the city that most tourists miss, this is your spot!

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Barcelona is by flying to Barcelona Airport (BCN), which has flights from Major International Cities

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Car from different parts of Spain or neighboring European countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Metro, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and Bike Rentals are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Barcelona is by flying to Barcelona Airport (BCN), which has flights from Major International Cities

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Car from different parts of Spain or neighboring European countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, Metro, Trams, Taxis, Ubers, and Bike Rentals are available.

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns for tourists in Barcelona are Minimal.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

The most central areas to stay in are the Gothic Quarter or El Born, which are also vibrant and full of budget-friendly options!

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers.
    A highly recommended hostel is the Generator Barcelona Hostel.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.