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Barcelona for beginners. It's a beautifull city to explore with great food along the way and quirkiness around every corner.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie

26 Places

2 City Tips

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26 Places

Day 1

Mercat de la Boqueria

Farmers Markets

Kiosko Universal

Restaurants

Parc de la Ciutadella

Parks

Port Olimpic

Piers & Boardwalks

Playa de La Barceloneta

Beaches

Jai-Ca

Restaurants

El Balcon del Born

Hotels

El Born

Neighbourhoods

Day 2

Passeig de Gracia

Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Casa Batllo

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Casa Mila - La Pedrera

Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

La Cova Fumada

Restaurants

Parc Guell

Parks

RideOrDie

Sightseeing Tours

Shoko

Restaurants

Day 3

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Bo de B

Restaurants

Ciutat Vella

Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bubo Born

Restaurants

Montjuic Castle

Castles

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC

Speciality Museums

Placa d'Espanya

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hotel Jazz

Hotels

Teresa Carles

Restaurants

The Magic Fountain

Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks

ihadthetimeofmylife's City Tips

  • Don't waste too much time on the Ramblas
  • You can also opt for the hop on hop off bus in stead of the hiking / subway combo proposed
    Day 1
  • Mercat de la Boqueria
    Farmers Markets
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    The market is a great place to start taking in Barcelona.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Definitely eat here!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love it! 22/04/2019
    • We went a few times..... 22/04/2019
    • Mercat de la Boqueria
    Address:
    La Rambla, 91
    08001 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 18 25 84
    Other:
  • Kiosko Universal
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Have your first tapas experience, enjoy, everything tastes as great as it looks.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Definitely try the mushrooms!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #489 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Every time again 20/03/2019
    • Fresh seafood 18/03/2019
    • Kiosko Universal
    Address:
    Mercat de La Boqueria
    Local 691
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 02 28 03
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$45
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
    Parks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Very beautifull park, in walking distance of Born area and olympic port.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Don't miss the fountain.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just amazing 19/04/2019
    • Beautiful park 19/04/2019
    • Parc de la Ciutadella
    Address:
    Passeig de Picasso, 21
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 638 23 71 15
    Other:
  • Port Olimpic
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Don't miss a view of the sea on your first day in Barcelona.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • The Gehry fish!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Port Olimpic - Perfect Place for a Stroll 08/04/2019
    • Good way to spend a morning 29/03/2019
    • Port Olimpic
    Address:
    Edifici Capitania, S/N
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 680 28 74 44
    Other:
  • Playa de La Barceloneta
    Beaches
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Keep strolling down the barceloneta beach before taking in some more tapas.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • There are some art works on the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #88 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A fantastic beach in the heart of the city 20/04/2019
    • Best beach ever 17/04/2019
    • Playa de La Barceloneta
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Jai-Ca
    Restaurants (Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    An authentic tapas bar in the fishing quarter. This will definitely be a different experience then kiosko universal.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Enjoy your tapas with some beer.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,012 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Food is good—atmosphere is lively and raucous 03/04/2019
    • Lovely little cafe, filled with character. 02/04/2019
    • Jai-Ca
    Address:
    Calle Ginebra, 12
    Ginebra 13 y Ginebra 7-9
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 19 91 64
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$28
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Other:
  • El Balcon del Born
    Hotels
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Very friendly owners won't hesitate to give you some extra travel tips.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Have your breakfast on the terrace.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 318 Bed and Breakfasts in Barcelona
    • VERY GOOD 15/02/2018
    • WONDERFUL 14/02/2018
    • El Balcon del Born
    Address:
    Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 2a
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 635 05 16 51
    Other:
  • El Born
    Neighbourhoods
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    The B&B is situated in a happening neighbourhood in the evening,

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • We never felt unsafe, but do watch out for your belongings.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best city break 19/04/2019
    • My favourite area 15/04/2019
    • El Born
    Address:
    La Ribera, Ciutat Vella
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 56 68 51
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Passeig de Gracia
    Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Start the day with yet another stroll. Down a fancy street with fancy shops and some of the most quirky buildings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Both casa batllo and mila are on this street.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Busy, busy road. 22/04/2019
    • Very beautiful 21/04/2019
    • Passeig de Gracia
    Phone:
    +34 932 17 64 79
    Other:
  • Casa Batllo
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    A great example of Gaudi's work. Visit Battlo to learn more about Gaudi and appreciate the details.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take audio tour is interesting for every Gaudi newbie.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What a great house 22/04/2019
    • Be prepared to be enthralled! 22/04/2019
    • Casa Batllo
    Address:
    Passeig de Gracia, 43
    08007 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 16 03 06
    Price range:
    US$27 - US$27
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Casa Mila - La Pedrera
    Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Even if you don't go in, you can still appreciate the architecture from the outside.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you're very much into Gaudi, you can both visit battlo and mila.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing rooftop and views 22/04/2019
    • Great visit partially spoiled by would be models photographers 21/04/2019
    • Casa Mila - La Pedrera
    Address:
    Passeig de Gracia, 92
    08008 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 902 20 21 38
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • La Cova Fumada
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Another authentic tapas experience, this has limit opening times, but it's worth to plan La Cova Fumada in your trip.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • The bomba!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #262 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • BEST AUTHENTIC SEAFOOD TAPAS BAR IN BARCELONETA OR ALL OF BARCELONA! 07/04/2019
    • The word is out - be prepared to wait - but it is worth it! 29/03/2019
    • La Cova Fumada
    Address:
    Calle Baluard, 56
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 21 40 61
    Price range:
    US$39 - US$49
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Thu - Fri
    6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
    Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Parc Guell
    Parks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    What's not to love? Great views of the city, a breath of fresh air and yes, Gaudi at work again.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take your time to explore the park.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful to visit, but a little bit of a hassle 22/04/2019
    • There are better Gaudi landmarks. 22/04/2019
    • Parc Guell
    Address:
    Carrer d'Olot, 5
    08024 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 09 18 31
    Price range:
    US$5,000 - US$5,000
    Other:
  • RideOrDie
    Sightseeing Tours
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Finish the (Gaudi) day with a bike tour along the coast.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Don't forget to stop along the way.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #231 of 751 Tours in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • You must rent their Harley Davidson version of electric scooters! 19/10/2018
    • Thanks for FAIR & RELIABLE behavior & return of deposit money after our bikes were stolen! 04/05/2018
    • RideOrDie
    Address:
    Carrer de la Pescateria 2
    Estacion de francia
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 931 19 36 54
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Shoko
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Japanese, Sushi, European, Spanish, Asian, Fusion)
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    This is more of a hip and happening place then a foodie experience and gets mixed reviews, but we had a great time at Shoko.

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Enjoy the views of the ocean from your table.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,347 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    • A great spot to watch the world go by. 13/04/2019
    • Great place 08/04/2019
    • Shoko
    Address:
    Paseo Maritimo de la Barceloneta, 36
    08005 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 25 92 00
    Price range:
    US$28 - US$45
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:01 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    You can't really appreciate the full beaty of this place from the outside, so buy that ticket and explore inside.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy your tickets online.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    • Need to book 22/04/2019
    • Interesting Gaudi influenced structure 22/04/2019
    • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Address:
    Carrer de Mallorca, 401
    08013 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 08 04 14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Walk around in the old area of town (also see under ciutat vella).

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Cover your shoulders if you want to visit the cathedral (mandatory).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A JEWEL! 22/04/2019
    • One of a kind! 22/04/2019
    • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Phone:
    +34 634 53 43 33
    Other:
  • Bo de B
    Restaurants (Fast food, European)
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    A great sandwich place by the old area perfect for a quick lunch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Casual place.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #595 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved it 15/04/2019
    • Best Sandwiches Ever! 31/03/2019
    • Bo de B
    Address:
    c/ Fusteria 14 cantonada Merce
    Merce 35
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 936 67 49 45
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$13
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Ciutat Vella
    Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    I'm not sure where to Gothic area ends and the Ciutat Vella begins :), but definitely walk around here and don't miss placa de sant jaume, carrer del bisbe, catedral la seu and placa del rei.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Cover your shoulders if you want to visit the cathedral (mandatory).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don’t get lost! 19/04/2019
    • WANDER! 18/04/2019
    • Ciutat Vella
    Other:
  • Bubo Born
    Restaurants (Cafe, European)
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    After that sandwich there is sure enough room for some very fancy and very tasty desert. It's a stop on the hike from the old town to the born area.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #873 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great chocolate cake 29/03/2019
    • Really!! food poisoned after eating a apple cup cake at Bubo 29/03/2019
    • Bubo Born
    Address:
    Caputxes, 10
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 68 72 24
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Montjuic Castle
    Castles
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Great views of the city, I suggest hiking from the montjuic castle to the placa espanya (it's downhill, so not too hard).

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don't miss it! 22/04/2019
    • Exhilarating trip! 22/04/2019
    • Montjuic Castle
    Address:
    Carretera de Montjuic, 66
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 56 44 40
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    I think the surroundings here are just so beautifull.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning! 22/04/2019
    • Beautiful 20/04/2019
    • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC
    Address:
    Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic
    Palau Nacional
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 936 22 03 76
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Placa d'Espanya
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Walking from the palau nacional to the placa espanya really gives you the chance to soak in the atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Full of architectural beauties 20/04/2019
    • Worth it 16/04/2019
    • Placa d'Espanya
    Address:
    Placa d'Espanya
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Other:
  • Hotel Jazz
    Hotels
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    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    A true luxury, with a pool on top! Relax after a active day.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good central hotel 22/04/2019
    • Next time we visit Barcelona there will be only one place we will stay... 20/04/2019
    • Hotel Jazz
    Address:
    Pelai 3
    08001 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 935 52 96 96
    Other:
  • Teresa Carles
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    Make your own salad for a healthy kick. You can choose your own ingredients.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #398 of 8,966 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Absolute recommendation! 22/04/2019
    • What a great place to celebrate my mum’s bday! 22/04/2019
    • Teresa Carles
    Address:
    Jovellanos, 2
    Pelai - Tallers
    08001 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 17 18 29
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$32
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • The Magic Fountain
    Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    ihadthetimeofmylife Says:

    What a better way to say goodbye to Barcelona then enjoying the magic of the fountains between the placa espanya (which now you've seen at daytime and in the evening) and the palau nacional.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 865 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome experience 22/04/2019
    • Beautiful 21/04/2019
    • The Magic Fountain
    Address:
    Placa Carles Buigas 1
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Hours:
    Wed - Thu
    9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Fri
    9:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Other:
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