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What happens if you search for the hashtag #Barcelona on Instagram? You’ll see around 70 million posts! Barcelona is so photogenic that it’s hard to stop constantly taking pictures and sharing its beauty with other people. Here are a few of the most photographed and uploaded places in the city. Maybe the next photo you post will be of your own trip to Barcelona!

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  • 14A basilica in the heart of the city

    The city’s most iconic monument is spectacular: the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia. Gaudí’s project rises like a mirage from the characteristic grid of streets of this part of Barcelona. It’s wonderful.



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  • 14A fairytale interior

    The La Sagrada Familia basilica is open for visits every day. And it is stunning inside too. This picture gives you an idea. Gaudí was the master of combining nature and art.



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    The ceiling of the Sagrada Familia has truly stolen our hearts. We could stare at it the whole day! Thank you @skude for this spectacular picture 🙌. 📷: @skude⠀ #VisitSpain #Barcelona #SpainCulturalHeritage

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  • 14A sailboat… on land

    This sail-shaped hotel is one of the icons of Barcelona’s seafront. The image takes us to the area of the famous Barceloneta beach, where the light at dusk is especially magical. How would you like to watch that sunset from the deck of a boat?” data-instgrm-version=”12″>



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    Barceloneta, it’s not fair that you look so good at sunrise. The light touches you just right 😍 ⠀ 📸#: @caldeh #VisitSpain #Barcelona #SpainCoast

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  • 14A church next to an amusement park

    What’s this spectacular church? It’s the Sagrat Cor (Sacred Heart) on the peak of Tibidabo, about 516 metres above sea level. You can go up in a lift to enjoy the most unique views of the city. And of course, it’s right next to Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo, an amusement park with a very special retro aesthetic.



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    Stop looking, we’ve found the perfect place to see all of Barcelona 👀. 📷: @adamazurek⠀ #VisitSpain #Barcelona #SpainCulturalHeritage

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  • 14One of the world’s loveliest concert halls

    Can you hear a melody? We almost can when we look at this picture of the Palau de la Música Catalana. It might look like a greenhouse full of flowers and plants, but this is the concert hall designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. A perfect example of Art Nouveau.



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    Feel like listening to some music? The Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium has one of the best concert halls in the world 🎶. ⠀ 📷: @maya.flh⠀ Barcelona⠀ #VisitSpain #Barcelona #SpainCulturalHeritage

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  • 14A novel come to life

    The tall columns of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar are impressive. This treasure of Catalan Gothic is also both the setting and the protagonist of the novel “Cathedral of the Sea” by Ildefonso Falcones. Did you know the whole neighbourhood joined together to build it in the Middle Ages?



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    The Santa María del Mar Basilica is a true icon of the Catalan Ghotic style. And its beauty is a true icon of the city of Barcelona 😍 📸: @franksteto⠀ #VisitSpain #Barcelona #SpainCulturalHeritage

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  • 14A building with a hidden dragon

    The legend of Saint George killing the dragon seems to be reflected in all the shapes on the roof of this Gaudí site. Full of colour and fantasy, the Casa Batlló is an ode to the imagination. Did you know they hold “Magical Nights” here in summer? These are evening tours and live music on the rooftop. Highly recommended!



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  • 14Warrior chimneys

    Still with Gaudí, we turn to La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, perhaps the high point of this genius’ work. Although the whole building is wonderful, this detail shows the chimneys on the rooftop terrace, which look like warriors silhouetted against dunes in the desert. Some say the director of “Star Wars” was inspired by them for the design of the imperial stormtroopers’ helmets. As well as normal tours, there is an evening tour with videomapping, or you could have dinner at the Café de La Pedrera or attend a jazz concert on the roof terrace.



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  • 14An Art Nouveau park

    Another Instagram – Gaudí connection? Without a doubt, the shapes and colours of Park Güell. This unique park is the perfect marriage of nature and art. Take a walk around to discover the steps with the famous dragon covered in brightly coloured tiles, the hypostyle with its 86 columns, or the undulating bench-parapet. You’ll want to take photos of everything!



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    A day spent in Park Güell is always a day spent well 😍. ⠀ 📸: @delafuentecam⠀ #VisitSpain #ParkGüell #Barcelona #SpainCulturalHeritage #Gaudí

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  • 14The first public park

    On the subject of parks, the Ciutadella park is a must-see. Built in the late 19th century, it’s a delight to stroll around and see the monumental waterfall, boating lake and sculptures.



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    Whenever you feel like taking a Spring stroll… Parc de la Ciutadella may be a very goood option 🌺🌻🌞 Pic by @traveliciouspl Si en algún momento te apetece dar un paseo de lo más primaveral… El Parc de la Ciutadella puede ser una muuuuy buena opción 🌺🌻🌞 Foto de @traveliciouspl #visitbarcelona #barcelona #parcdelaciutadella #park #spring #sundayfunday #cascade #beautifuldestinations #travelgram

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  • 14The world is born in each kiss

    That’s the title of this creation by Joan Fontcuberta in the Gothic quarter. It’s a beautiful example of the many and varied works of street art to be seen in Barcelona. There’s a fabulous image at every turn, perfect to capture and share with the world.



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    | Feliz San Valentin ❣️| #barcelona #barcelonacity #cityofbarcelona #bcncity #bcn #barna #kiss #beso #kissing #art #mosaico #mosaic #fontcuberta #joanfontcuberta #cataluña #catalunya #lips #labios #love #amor #barriogotico #barrigotic #gothicquarter #bcnlovers #barcelona_turisme #fecstime #sanvalentin #valentinesday2019 #valentinesday #sanvalentin2019

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  • 14A legendary market

    It could only be La Boquería market. Although it opened officially in 1840, there were already market stalls here in the 13th century. Today, in the heart of Barcelona, it’s a wonderful experience to see its fruit and vegetables piled high, try a healthy juice or a gourmet snack, and maybe sign up for a tasting or a cookery course. Don’t miss this place, so full of life. It’ll be a star turn on your Instagram!



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    Barcelona, avui pregunta de Trivial i qui l’encerti s’emporta el ‘quesito’ va… Observeu la foto atentament 🧐Què ha canviat en l’entrada al mercat de la Rambla? 🤔

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  • 14The best seat in the house: The Carmel Bunkers

    In recent years this spot has become one of Barcelona’s most famous viewing points. It’s the perfect place for gazing at the Barcelona skyline and picking out landmarks like the Sagrada Familia or the Torre Agbar.



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    Some say there’s a great spot from where you can see some amazing views of Barcelona… and we couldn’t agree more! 🔝👀🤩 Pic by @josema.m.e Algunos dicen que existe un sitio fantástico para disfrutar de unas vistas impresionantes de Barcelona… ¡y no podríamos estar más de acuerdo! 🔝👀🤩 @josema.m.e #visitbarcelona

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  • 14The perfect spot

    Calle del Bisbe, hidden deep in the Gothic quarters, is home to one of the most romantic and photographed places in Barcelona: the Pont del Bisbe that joins the Palau de la Generalitat and the Casa dels Canonges. Who could resist taking a photograph of this?



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    All I need is your 💓, #Barcelona… Happy #ValentinesDay! 😍 Pic by @xopet1969 Todo lo que necesito es tu 💓, #Barcelona… ¡Feliz día de #SanValentín! 😍 Foto de @xopet1969 #visitbarcelona #barcelona #carrerdelbisbe #valentines #love #amor #sanvalentin

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Barcelona Tourist Information/Tourism Guide, Spain 2023

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All the essential Barcelona travel information to arrange your trip is on this one website. We have focused on answering your most important questions on transport, activities, attractions, and accommodation.

We have 15,000 pages of up to date tourist information covering every part of planning your visit to Barcelona city.

Sagrada Familia

Barceloneta Beach

FC Barcelona Stadium

Gaudi Casa Batllo

The Sagrada Familia, Barceloneta seafront, Camp Nou stadium
and Casa Batllo

In addition to essential Barcelona tourism information, you will also find dozens of time and money-saving tips from local people – information hard to find anywhere else.

These special insider tips will make your Barcelona city break that much more special.

Palau de la Musica Catalana


Tibidabo Amusement Park

Barcelona Tapas

Palau de la Musica Catalana, Montserrat mountains,
Tibidabo amusement park, Tapas at the Boqueria Market

To help you find your answers as quickly as possible your Barcelona tourist information has been grouped into 2 main categories:

1) If you’ve already made your decision to come to Barcelona then I recommend you search your Barcelona tourist information using our category and sub-categories menu on the left-hand side. If you cannot find what you are searching for on the menu bar we recommend you to click on the category name that interests you to land on our category index page. The category names are those showing below each separation line in white bold on the menu bar.

Please be aware that we have thousands of pages that we can’t put links to on the left menu so we recommend you to click on the category name to see all related topics.

On each page you visit, you’ll also see a navigation menu above the heading of the page, which will enable you to find more pages about your topic of interest.

2) If you need help in making your decision whether Barcelona is the right destination for you we recommend you visit our Barcelona map that has camera icons showing you over 50 important landmarks and attractions of Barcelona. Each camera icon links to the landmark or attraction guide where you’ll find practical information and photos – it’s almost as if you were walking around the locations for yourself.  

Montjuic Cable Car

Barcelona Tablao Cordobes

Gaudi’s La Pedrera

Park Guell

Montjuic cable car, a flamenco show, La Pedrera and Park Güell.

This Barcelona tourism and travel information is updated daily and includes money and time-saving tips from people living in Barcelona city so check back frequently for valuable updates.

If you have any questions about your trip take a look at our frequently asked questions section (FAQ) with hundreds of popular questions already answered it can help you quickly find the answers your questions.

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Barcelona – Barcelona Tourist Guide

Time on the streets of Barcelona is either frozen or compressed. Here, fragments of antiquity, masterpieces of the Middle Ages and modernity of modernity coexist quite peacefully. Narrow cobbled streets are absolutely naturally intertwined with wide highways, and the horns of liners entering the port echo the bells of churches and cathedrals. The mood of Barcelona is constantly changing, depending on the time of year and time of day, but it is always hospitable and ready to surprise at every turn. In its arsenal – Gothic temples and masterpieces of Gaudi, monasteries and stadiums, parks and museums. Barcelona has managed well to preserve the spirit of antiquity and its historical appearance, while remaining a comfortable modern city, the capital of Spanish Catalonia.

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Districts of Barcelona

In administrative terms, back in 1984, Barcelona was divided into 10 large districts, each of which has a name and numerical numbering. This division continues to this day. Districts, in turn, are divided into sub-districts and quarters. Naturally, the most attractive for tourists is the Old Town area (Ciutat Vella), consisting entirely of ancient sights. It includes several subdistricts: Gothic Quarter, Barceloneta, El Raval, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera.
The Eixample area is worth a visit to get acquainted with the architectural heritage of Gaudí, but in the Gràcia area, where the predominantly indigenous Catalan people live, there is a bohemian spirit and freedom.

Eixample District

Old Town District

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Barcelona Attractions

Architectural masterpieces, unique museum expositions, magnificent beaches – provide guests of the city with absolute delight. The creations of the great Gaudi, the Gothic Quarter, the open-air architectural museum, the monument to Christopher Columbus, the Tibidabo and Montjuic mountains – all this is Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia

Mount Tibidabo and Temple of the Sacred Heart

Magic Fountain of Montjuic

Plaza Catalunya

Picasso Museum

Park Güell

Camp Nou Stadium


House03 Quarter Gaudí Museum

Joan Miró Foundation

Mila House

Las Ramblas


Picasso Museum

Spanish Village

Barcelona Aquarium


Barcelona Cruise Port


Barcelona Zoo

Barceloneta Beach

Torres Winery

Caixa Forum Cultural Center

Casa Batlló

Barcelona Population 02 More than 1.

5 million people live in Barcelona today. According to the municipal register, representatives of the beautiful half of humanity predominate. However, in the age groups under 19 and 35 to 44, there are still more men than women. Barcelona is multinational. Immigrants, foreign students and expats live here, working in numerous international companies that have chosen the capital of Catalonia for their headquarters. Barcelona’s largest communities are Italians, Venezuelans, French, Chinese and Colombians.

Brief history of Barcelona

There is a legend that the founding father of Barcelona is the hero of ancient Greek myths, Hercules. Allegedly, during the search for the Golden Fleece, a ship with Argonauts and an ancient Greek strongman on board lost its route and moored at Mount Montjuic. Her beauty conquered Hercules and he founded a city here. This legend in Barcelona is gladly told to all tourists.

According to another, more plausible version, the city was founded by the Carthaginian commander, the father of the legendary Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca. And named after the family – Barcino. In the second century, the Romans captured Barcino, turning it into a military and commercial center. Their dominance is still reminiscent of the typical layout of the historic city center and the Roman columns on Paradis Street.

The Visigoths replaced the Romans and Barcelona became the capital of their kingdom. From 718 to 801 the city was captured by the Moors and recaptured by Louis the Pious. In the Middle Ages, Barcelona is rapidly developing and even manages to be the capital of the Aragonese kingdom, and after the centralization of Spain, it is at war with Madrid, which does not tolerate separatist sentiments. A little later, the city passes through the annexation of the French Empire, but, after the death of Napoleon, again returns to Spain. Experiencing industrialization, cultural and political repression, and as a result – Barcelona becomes what the world knows today.

Travel budget

Before the trip, you need to calculate the approximate budget that you will need for the trip:

Taxi fare



Average check in


from 77 €/night from 118 €/night Landing – 2. 5 €, 1km – 1.15 € 1.33 €/liter 40 € for two

sightseeing, shopping and beach holidays, it is best to come to Barcelona in the summer. But this has a drawback: there are a lot of tourists in the summer, so queues and inflated prices are inevitable. Another downside is the heat. But by the end of September, the heat subsides, the flow of tourists decreases significantly, prices creep down, and the sea is still warm and gentle. In winter, it is better to plan a trip around Christmas – at this time, Barcelona is fantastically beautiful.

Useful notes

On Sundays, many of Barcelona’s museums are free to enter. At the initiative of the municipality, the Museum Sundays program operates here. On this day, the museum can be visited completely free of charge in a certain period of time, for example, from 15:00 until the end of the day (in each museum at different times). The list of establishments is very impressive, but the most interesting are the Picasso Museum, the Montjuic fortress, where the memorial and historical exposition operates, and the Maritime Museum.

The maximum for the minimum, or see more for less, with the Barcelona Card. It gives an unlimited opportunity to move around the city, discounts (sometimes free admission) to visit museums, attractions, some bars and restaurants.

Barcelona Metro’s operating hours vary depending on the day of the week and the line. Holidays also make changes to the work schedule, so it is better to clarify this information in advance.

The Sagrada Familia is a symbolic place, almost all tourists want to get here. Therefore, tickets should be bought online, you do not have to stand in line. And best of all for a specific time, for the morning hours – fewer people and better lighting.

What should a tourist do in Barcelona?

  • Spend the day in the Old Town and in particular in the Gothic Quarter, the very heart of Barcelona. Get lost in this Middle Ages, suddenly go where you planned and admire the monuments, sculptures, courtyards and buildings. The ones that don’t exist anywhere else. Be sure to visit the famous bohemian cafe “Four Cats”, located in one of the narrow streets of the quarter, and plunge into its unusual atmosphere. Here, at one time, such celebrities as Pablo Picasso, Antonio Gaudi, Julio Gonzalez, Isaac Albeniz and many other famous creators liked to visit.
  • Take a walk along the Rambla, a pedestrian street that consists of 5 boulevards that smoothly merge into each other. Walk slowly, listening to the cries of street barkers, laughter, inhaling the smells of numerous cafes, looking at shop windows and stunning buildings. If you want to visit Barcelona again, be sure to find the 19th century fountain of the same name on the Rambla Canaletes. The inscription on it says that “anyone who drinks water from this fountain will fall in love with Barcelona and return here again.” On the Rambla, St. Monica, admire the 80-meter statue of Columbus and do not forget to look at the Rambla of Flowers, where the famous Boquería market is located.
  • Admire the city from the observation deck on Mount Tibidabo. And at the same time visit the world’s oldest amusement park and the Temple of the Sacred Heart.
  • Climb Montjuic. You can do this directly from Barceloneta beach on a cable car. And then wander for a long time around the fortress of the same name, located on the top of the hill. Now it houses a military history museum with an amazing collection of weapons and an entire army of tin soldiers. While in the Montjuic area, be sure to check out the so-called “Spanish Village” – an open-air architectural museum. Here is also the famous Magic Fountain – one of the symbols of the city.
  • Get to know the architectural legacy of the great Gaudí. To get an idea of ​​the master’s work, it is worth seeing at least a few of his masterpieces – the Sagrada Familia, which is still being completed, Park Güell, the fabulous Casa Batllo and the quaint Mila house. Further – as far as there is enough strength, because there are more than a dozen buildings by Gaudi in Barcelona alone, and there are also fountains, sculptures and other beauties.
  • Taste Barcelona by visiting small cafes and cozy restaurants. Be sure to order the freshest seafood in them, and bring jamon and sangria with you.
  • Go to football. The game of FC Barcelona in the largest stadium in Europe is an unforgettable event. Even if you are not a football fan. And if you can’t get to the match, the stadium is still worth seeing. Moreover, tourists can get into the booths of commentators, walk around the lawn, sit on the bench and even go into the locker rooms.
  • Attend a flamenco evening. Only you need to take care of tickets in advance, because these shows are very popular.

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