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Best Things to Do in Barcelona

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Krista's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a place with many amazing restaurants but our favorite place to head would be the mercados (markets)! Mercado de la Boqueria is a definite front runner with endless options of delicious food and drinks! Great for a group or family so that everyone can find something they love!

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

The beaches of Barcelona are beautiful but our favorite would be Platja de la Mar Bella for sure! Be sure to pick an area where you’re the most comfortable as it is a naturalist beach in some parts — it’s very family friendly down by a cute beach bar that rents our umbrellas and chairs called Caribe Bella Mar! We spent almost every afternoon at the beach after mornings filled with museums, landmarks, and other adventures!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Barcelona?

We have two boys - 5 and 7 years old - who love to explore but also are little kids! The beach was a great way to keep them busy but there is also a great aquarium, many kids parks in the city, and plenty of places to pique their interests! The mercados were a fun way to let them try new foods without being stuck! Barcelona is very family friendly - we would definitely go back!

Visited Barcelona in July

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Argyro's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

Mirablau restaurant as it was high up on the mountain and you can over see the city. Beautiful at night, great food. Dont forget to do the tram to the top of the hill.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

The light show at the Art Museum- a must see Park Guell Hop off Hop on Bus Sagrada Familia

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Barcelona?

We have two kids ages, 16 and 10. Spain overall was an amazing to travel with kids of any age. We started in Madrid and took the high speed train to Barcelona. Make sure to allocate time for culture as well as fun. Museums and sites can be fun. Read up on it before going, Give the kids some background. Tell them you will have questions for them after the tour so they can feel engaged. And also make sure to listen to their needs and wants. My kids have been traveling oversees since 6 months old and they will tell you the memories and fun we have had, even doing museums.

Visited Barcelona in July

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Anna in Barcelona for Flytographer


Mindy's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

We loved Blu Bar (Rambla del Poblenou, 11). Its a completely Vegan place which helped with our kosher needs.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Sitting and watching everyone play on the beach was really nice. Montjuic was really great -- they had an exhibit on the funicular and amusement park inside the castle that were incredible. 10/10 recommend

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Barcelona?

Getting a hotel on the beach with a pool is a great way to split your time between "vacation" and "trip." We were able to split our time really easily this way. We'd spend an hour or two at the pool after touring Sagrada Familia or Park Guell. We got the best of both worlds! :)

Visited Barcelona in June

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Viliam's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, Barceloneta beach, Mercado de La Boqueria, Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Visited Barcelona in June

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Fawn's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

We love Babula Bar 1937 on Calle Pau Claris 139... amazing fine tapas, drinks and service team. It's got the perfect swanky vibe but without the stuffiness...gracious host, servers, bartenders! Next trip to Barcelona we will return.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Definitely go Kayaking or any activities that gets you out to the beautiful Costa Brava.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Barcelona?

Bring your own heart, the city is ready for you!

Visited Barcelona in June

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

La Alcoba Azul - Tapas. They are so busy that they joked and asked me to write a bad review so people stop coming! The restaurant and bar have young staff who are lots of fun. The tapas are outstanding and great craft cocktails. Overall the experience was so good, we went twice on one trip!

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

While not a hidden gem, La Sagrada Familia is a must-see! Just so impressive. In terms of hidden gems, I would say Montjuïc Cemetery was really cool to explore, it's on the way from the airport, so maybe make a pit stop on your way in!

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Barcelona?

Get a hotel with an underground grotto pool and spa! So amazing to take a moment to relax with each other in a calm environment with the city roaring above. And the last tip - save the stress, book all of your dinner reservations before coming! So worth not worrying about it each day.

Visited Barcelona in May

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Natalia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

The Gebre Bar at the Intercontinental Barcelona. Recently renovated and utterly jaw dropping. The bartender, Jordan, made a special drink for our daughter, Zoey, which made her feel like a total Princess. Get the 'Terra'; hands down the best drink Ive ever had!

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

FC Barcelona Official Store; walking around aimlessly on Las Ramblas admiring the architecture; the beaches; The Banksy Exhibition; and the famous La Boqueria Market, but our absolute favorite day was taking the AVE high-speed train to Monstserrat for the day. Super easy to navigate and well worth the ~1 hr trip for such an amazing experience.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Barcelona?

Barcelona has a very relaxed vibe, which is perfect for traveling with kids. For littles (and even bigs!), there are small playgrounds almost everywhere you turn. Let them stop and admire the pigeons, go down the slide, grab a fruit or candy at the plentiful market stands surrounding you. For older kids, let them practice their Spanish with the locals, who are so patient and welcoming. I know phones and technology can be a touchy subject, but I really enjoyed watching my kids (9 and 15) use their phones to look up things, translate, take pictures, and learn more about something on their own. It was such a unique, continuous window into what was sparking joy for their complex, growing little brains.

Visited Barcelona in April

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Merry's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

Tapas 24 is a great tapas bar/restaurant off Passeig de Gracia that my entire family, with two teens, loved. We went twice! Restaurant Informal is a must visit for a fantastic dinner out. They have the best patatas bravas in the city, and the roof top views are to die for.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

A food tour is a must!

Visited Barcelona in March

Photo Shoot Location: El Born and Parc de la Ciutadella

Cathy in Barcelona for Flytographer


Kate's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

We loved walking Las Ramblas, and the bike taxis from the beach were a huge hit for our family. Don't miss the inside of La Sagrada Familia!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Barcelona?

There are so many little pocket parks around the city that are great for a short break with kids. Definitely try the bike taxis and make sure to see the street performers too.

Visited Barcelona in December

Photo Shoot Location: Sagrada Familia

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Jay's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

Tapeo was our favorite restaurant. The chimi skirt steak was phenomenal. Great all around meal.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Eating, sailing, and walking around this beautiful city!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Barcelona?

Do the spa at the Ritz after walking around the city all day. Walk on Las Ramblas and all around Park Guell and then La Sagrada Familia and then go treat yourself to one of the best spas I've ever been to.

Visited Barcelona in December

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Claudia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Kendra's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Parc Guell and Sagrada Familia

Visited Barcelona in August

Photo Shoot Location: El Born and Parc de la Ciutadella

Natalia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Celeste's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

Cerveseria Catalana was amazing. Such great food. Get there early.

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Palau de la Música Catalana Is a beautiful music venue. See a concert, you won’t be sorry!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Barcelona?

The hop on hop off tourist bus made it so easy and fun to get around.

Visited Barcelona in August

Photo Shoot Location: Sagrada Familia

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Nikesh's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best places to eat and drink in Barcelona?

The Gatsby Restaurant

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

Gothic district

Visited Barcelona in June

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Natalia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Elizabeth's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What are the best things to do in Barcelona?

La Sagrada Familia

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Barcelona?

Barcelona was one stop on a Mediterranean cruise and we didn't get much time there outside our shoot, but we loved a mediterranean cruise as a honeymoon because we saw so many countries and now we have a list of places we'd like to visit for longer in the future--Barcelona being one of them!

Visited Barcelona in August

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Martina in Barcelona for Flytographer


Wendy's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Explore the parks in Barcelona, they are beautiful and peaceful.

Visited Barcelona in February

Photo Shoot Location: El Born and Parc de la Ciutadella

Martina in Barcelona for Flytographer


Casey's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Walking around El Born neighborhood with its narrow streets and artists shops. It’s so cozy and eclectic.

Visited Barcelona in January

Photo Shoot Location: El Born and Parc de la Ciutadella

Anna in Barcelona for Flytographer


Gina's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

The Park Guell is a must see! Also Montjuic Castle is absolutely beautiful!

Visited Barcelona in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Kathryn's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Kids' clothing is all from the brand Gocco, making coordinating clothes super easy as well as a great souvenir and representative of Barcelona!

Visited Barcelona in December

Photo Shoot Location: El Born and Parc de la Ciutadella

Orlando in Barcelona for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Hoja Santa was a fabulous dinner!

Visited Barcelona in November

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Gina's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Hoffman Patisserie in Born. Try any of their croissants... my favorite was mascarpone. OMG, you will not find any better one outside of France. Also, Disfrutar is worth every penny. Savor the experience, and remember to book months in advance. We enjoyed sitting at the counter instead of the tables! Also, a repeat visit to Sagrada Familia is necessary -- they are making such fabulous progress towards their 2026 completion target and it's fascinating to see the additions year over year.

Visited Barcelona in November

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Martina in Barcelona for Flytographer


Tiana's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

1. Go to the montserrat! It's so worth it. 2. If you're traveling with kids, leave the carseats at home. The metro/ public transportation system is so convenient. 3. We found that our AirBNB in Placa de Catalunya area to be central to a lot of things (most places were 2-3 metro stops away)

Visited Barcelona in November

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Ramon and Sonia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Simone's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Be weary of pick pocketers.

Visited Barcelona in November

Photo Shoot Location: Parc Guell

Martina in Barcelona for Flytographer


Sydney's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Go off the beaten path and explore new places that not many tourists would go!

Visited Barcelona in November

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Natalia in Barcelona for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Climb to the top of the Bunkers it is soo worth it!

Visited Barcelona in October

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Francesca in Barcelona for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Barcelona

What is your best overall travel tip for Barcelona?

Go off the beaten path and away from the tourists to find food. Do your research and find out where the locals eat.

Visited Barcelona in October

Photo Shoot Location: The Gothic Quarter

Martina in Barcelona for Flytographer


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