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A weekend in Barcelona

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This guide is about having an extraordinary experience in Barcelona, while trying to skip the most crowded tourist areas.

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  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

16 Places

1 City Tip

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16 Places

Bravo

Restaurants

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Restaurante Barceloneta

Restaurants

Passeig de Gracia

Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

L'Eixample District

Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Passeig del Born

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Teleferico del Puerto

Tramways

Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

Churches & Cathedrals

Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi

Churches & Cathedrals

El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria

Conference & Convention Centres

W Barcelona

Hotels

Miramar

Restaurants

Paco Meralgo

Restaurants

W Bar

Restaurants

Eclipse

Restaurants

Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals

psgo_cat's City Tips

  • Walk, relax, enjoy food, sunbath, don't tip too much and take your time
  • Bravo
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    psgo_cat Says:

    We went there once we stayed at the W hotel (dinner) and, later, we were looking for a catering for our wedding and were invited to have lunch there when requesting information to them. Both times the food was delicious and I loved every dish I tried. I have to admit that I love going to that restaurant! The way the food is served is really original, the service is wonderful, the atmosphere is great and the location could not be better! What we really enjoyed is that we were offered what could apparently be simple food but it was delicious and also, we got the chance to try some wine which is not in the market, thanks to Carles' friendship with one of our favorite wineries, Castell d'Encús. I really hop to go back there soon.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Just let the waiter and somelier give you some advice.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,571 of 9,100 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Incredibly creative with a history of culinary arts of Barcelona 24/03/2019
    • Had a reservation but weren't able to eat 02/01/2019
    • Bravo
    Address:
    Placa de la Rosa del Vents, 1
    8039 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 19 21 02
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Wed - Sun
    1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    psgo_cat Says:

    This is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Barcelona. Getting lost through its streets and getting to know small squares, churches and amazing shops can be really amazing.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Do not use a map, just walk.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great! 23/07/2019
    • Must to see 23/07/2019
    • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Phone:
    +34 634 53 43 33
    Other:
  • Restaurante Barceloneta
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups)
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    psgo_cat Says:

    We went there to celebrate a couple of birthday's, last March. It was really nice to know the place, which is so close to my town and didn't know before. Everything was really good, the service, the food, the decoration, the place. I have to admit it surprised me, because it is sometimes difficult to find that high cuisine and service level by the sea in Barcelona. If you want to try Mediterranean dishes, specially rice like different types of paella I really recommend you to visit this restaurant and skip the others around.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try their seafood.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,447 of 9,100 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Superb location, amazing location and great food 20/07/2019
    • Great location, great food! 18/07/2019
    • Restaurante Barceloneta
    Address:
    Carrer de L'Escar, 22
    Moll Dels Pescadors
    08039 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 21 21 11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Passeig de Gracia
    Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    psgo_cat Says:

    This is one of my favourite streets in Barcelona. I love its architecture, the paving stones, the trees, decorations and, when feeling like going shopping, the shops!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy the buildings and go shopping!!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful St with Gaudi architecture 23/07/2019
    • Beautiful street 21/07/2019
    • Passeig de Gracia
    Phone:
    +34 932 17 64 79
    Other:
  • L'Eixample District
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    psgo_cat Says:

    L'Eixample is one of the most wonderful areas in Barcelona. It is impossible to get lost due to its structure and walking through the streets you will discover wonderful buildings. Nice and curious shops can be found too!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You can find nice bars and pubs at night.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice walk 19/07/2019
    • Great great great! 19/07/2019
    • L'Eixample District
    Address:
    La Exaimple -- Center City
    08011 Barcelona
    Spain
    Other:
  • Passeig del Born
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    psgo_cat Says:

    Born is a wonderful neighbourhood in Barcelona. Passeig del Born is a great street plenty of shops where you can always find unbelievable items and food. Very nice in the morning and romantic in the evening.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It is a must during your stay in Barcelona.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a Stop 17/07/2019
    • Quaint Area 10/07/2019
    • Passeig del Born
    Address:
    La Ribera, Ciutat Vella
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Other:
  • Teleferico del Puerto
    Tramways
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    psgo_cat Says:

    It is a wonderful idea to take this cable car to get to Montjuïc and enjoy the views. Then, you can walk in the park on top of the mountain, visit the castle, play sports or have lunch / dinner on the restaurant with views you will find.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Have a nice walk around the park.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #262 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    • Incredible view of Port in Barcelona 17/07/2019
    • It's not the best, but certainly good. 13/07/2019
    • Teleferico del Puerto
    Address:
    Avinguda Miramar s/n
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 30 47 16
    Other:
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    psgo_cat Says:

    Due to its location and architecture, this is one of the best churches to visit in Barcelona. It is located in Barri Gòtic, where you can have a wonderful walk. Also, you can visit the church, which is a very ancient one with a very special architecture.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy its location
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #68 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    • True Barcelona spirit 17/07/2019
    • Easy to miss 11/06/2019
    • Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy
    Address:
    1 Carrer de la Merce
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 15 27 56
    Other:
  • Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    psgo_cat Says:

    This is a very nice church located in Barri Gòtic, a very nice area. Around the church you can enjoy a small market with painters selling their work. Also, the narrow streets around offer a wide variety of restaurants and shops. It is also possible to visit the church.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walk in the area; it is lovely.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magnificent Building and Majestic Gothic Columns 18/07/2019
    • Imposing and peaceful basilica 18/07/2019
    • Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi
    Address:
    Plaza Del Pi, 7
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    3184743
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria
    Conference & Convention Centres
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    psgo_cat Says:

    It is worth to visit this museum to get to know Barcelona and Catalonia's history. You can see some ruins and take a guided tour in a magic place, which used to be an old market until all this appeared.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Worth to visit to learn about the Catalan history
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #78 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great free attraction if you have the time 15/07/2019
    • Always worth a visit. 14/07/2019
    • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria
    Address:
    Plaza Comercial 12
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 56 68 51
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • W Barcelona
    Hotels
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    psgo_cat Says:

    Amazing hotel with wonderful views and exclusive areas for clients. This hotel has impressive rooms perfectly oriented, decorated and every little detail has been taken into account.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Perfect for a special occasion
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #193 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good location but not a luxury property 23/07/2019
    • Beautiful Hotel, Great Location, Expensive! 23/07/2019
    • W Barcelona
    Address:
    Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1
    08039 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +1 855-821-4553
    Other:
  • Miramar
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    psgo_cat Says:

    I've been there several times in the lasts months. I always had a great experience and food was delicious. The views are unbeatable and the service is correct.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for a table close to the window.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8,964 of 9,100 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Pre dinner drinks. 08/07/2019
    • Great 21/06/2019
    • Miramar
    Address:
    Carretera Miramar 40
    Montjuic
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 43 66 27
    Other:
  • Paco Meralgo
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    psgo_cat Says:

    Sophisticated tapas in Eixample. If you are looking for one of the best tapas in Barcelona, his restaurant has them. The staff is very polite and kind, the food is delicious and different and it is not so overpriced.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the scallops!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #576 of 9,100 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy 21/07/2019
    • Good tapas, less ambiance 20/07/2019
    • Paco Meralgo
    Address:
    C/ Muntaner 171
    08036 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 30 90 27
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Other:
  • W Bar
    Restaurants (Bar)
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    psgo_cat Says:

    Nice place to have a drink, specially if you are staying at the W Hotel. Nice to visit late in the morning or in the evening.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the cocktails!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,787 of 9,100 restaurants in Barcelona
    • Bad bartender 03/07/2019
    • Great Vibes! 11/06/2019
    • W Bar
    Address:
    Placa de la Rosa del Vents 1
    Final Passeig de Joan de Borbó
    08039 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 95 28 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Eclipse
    Restaurants (Bar, Sushi, Contemporary)
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    psgo_cat Says:

    It is worth to get to the top of the W Barcelona and have a cocktail at the Eclipse bar. It is quite small but depending on the time it can be quite peaceful and relaxing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You cannot miss the cocktails.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2,262 of 9,100 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cool and Trendy, slightly dated interior 15/05/2019
    • love & eat 30/04/2019
    • Eclipse
    Address:
    Placa de la Rosa del Vents 1
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 95 28 00
    Hours:
    Mon
    6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Tue
    6:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Wed
    6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Thu
    6:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Fri - Sun
    6:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
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    psgo_cat Says:

    This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona, and it is located in one of the most beautiful areas, so you must visit both the church and the area if you visit Barcelona!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the inside!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 952 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you only visit one place in Barcelona, this is it ! 20/07/2019
    • A nice gothic era church 20/07/2019
    • Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
    Address:
    Placa Santa Maria 1
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 931 98 40 67
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Other:
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