What to See and Do in Barcelona For the First Time

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You are planning to visit Barcelona for the first time and are looking for the best things to see? Look no further.

After living in Barcelona and to help you plan your trip, I have prepared this guide on best places to visit in Barcelona and its surroundings.

In addition to the major attractions in Barcelona, ​​in this post I will also give you a lot of useful tips for planning your trip.


In addition to the must-see attractions and places of interest, I'll also give you my top tips for better organize and plan your visit.


In this complete guide on what to see in Barcelona you will find lots of other information:

  • Visiting Barcelona: the most important places of interest
    • 1 - Holy Family
    • 2 - Gothic Quarter
    • 3 - Casa BatllĂł
    • 4 - Las Ramblas
    • 5 - La Barceloneta
    • 6 – El Born
    • 7 - Parc GĂĽell
    • 8 - Views of Barcelona
    • 9 - Casa MilĂ 
    • 10 - La Boqueria Market
  • Other things to see in Barcelona
    • 1 - Evening tour of the mysteries and legends of Barcelona
    • 2 - Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
    • 3 - Palau of Catalan Music
    • 4 - Picasso Museum
    • 5 - MontjuĂŻc hill
    • 6 - Magic Fountain
    • 7 - Museum of chocolate
    • 8 - Ciutadella Park
    • 9 - Torre Bellesguard
    • 10 - Colonia GĂĽell
    • 11 - Tibidabo
  • What to see in Barcelona for FREE
  • What to see around Barcelona
  • How many days in Barcelona?
  • Where to sleep in Barcelona?
  • Where to eat in Barcelona
  • Getting around in Barcelona

In Barcelona, ​​in addition to the very famous Sagrada Familia, there are a multitude of places to visit that will blow your mind.



Then, what to see in Barcelona?

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Visiting Barcelona: The most important places of interest

1 - Holy Family

First of all there can be no other than her: the visit to the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished masterpiece of the genius architect GaudĂ­, is one of the best things to do in Barcelona.

The architect took over the construction in 1883 but unfortunately died before he could see his work finished (which still remains unfinished today) but leaving his projects in such a way that the architects who would come after him could finish the job.

 After 136 years, the Sagrada Familia has not yet been completed. This is expected to happen in 2026 and once completed it will become the tallest Christian church in the world.

THEinterior and exterior of the Sagrada Familia they are wonderful, an extraordinary symphony of mystical symbols in which GaudĂ­ uses all his experience and new techniques to create a style inspired by nature, where all its elements flow in complete harmony.

On the outside, the 3 facades dedicated to the birth, passion and glory of Jesus and the towers that will reach 172 meters at the end of the monument stand out.

Update June 2021: the Sagrada Familia has reopened its doors to the public! Visiting hours are from Friday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:XNUMX. Tickets can only be purchased online.


The best way to visit the Sagrada Familia and learn more about its history and mysteries is to book this tour with guide in English.


If you also want to visit one of the two towers you can book instead this tour which however is in English.

If you want to learn more if the towers of the Sagrada Familia are worth a visit or not and which one to choose, you can read my dedicated post.

Among the combined tickets I report you:

Il Gaudi wonders tour which includes the priority ticket for Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and Casa BatllĂł with specialized guide and transport included.

Read also: online tickets for the Sagrada Familia how to choose them

get to the Sagrada Familia you can take lines 2 and 5 which stop right there or the city bus.

Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona

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2 - Gothic Quarter

Il Gothic Quarter, located right in the center, is the oldest and most beautiful neighborhood to see in Barcelona, ​​full of, as the name implies, splendid gothic monuments.

Getting there is very simple: going up the Rambla from the port, just enter the alleys to the right of the street.

The origin of the Gothic Quarter dates back to Roman times, of which some remains are still visible, although its maximum splendor was reached during the Middle Ages with the construction of Gothic churches and palaces among which undoubtedly stands out the Cathedral of Santa Creu and Santa EulĂ lia, with its very particular facade and the internal cloister.


If you visit it do not miss to also take a look at the carved wooden choir that will leave you speechless.

The Gothic Quarter is the historic center of the city of Barcelona and is a good place to get lost in its labyrinthine streets and discover the treasures it hides, such as Sant Felip Neri square, Bishop's Palace, the Temple of Augustus, Piazza del Re, the church of Santa Ana and the magnificent Royal Square.


3 - Casa BatllĂł

If anyone asked me if it is better to visit Casa BatllĂł or Casa MilĂ  I would have no doubts: the first is the one I like best!

Its strange facade (with a stained glass window that look like large eyes) inspired by nature, is undoubtedly a jewel of Catalan modernism.

Even if in itself Casa Batllo it is beautiful even when viewed from the outside, I recommend you with my heart to visit it inside: take two hours (full of magic) to dive inside its walls, among its soft and wavy shapes, the lights and the roof with fireplaces that resemble a dragon.

To access it is obviously recommended buy the ticket in advance which you can find HERE and with which you will skip the long lines you might find.

To access anyway there are different types of tickets, I wrote a post on what to know about Casa BattlĂł right here.

Get the audio guide because it's worth it: thanks to virtual reality you will take a journey through time with Gaudì when, commissioned by the wealthy owner of the house, the renovation of what is now a real work of art began.

After leaving Casa BatllĂł a good tip is to spend some unhurried time in the nearby buildings of Casa amatller, Josefina Bonet House, Casa Mulleras e LleĂł Morera House, great works of modernist architects and which together form the so-called Apple of Discord.

Address: Passeig de GrĂ cia, 43 08007 Barcelona

Visiting hours: every day from 9: 00 to 20: 00.

Update June 2021: Casa BatllĂł has reopened its doors to the public. You can visit it every day from 9 to 20:00 by buying the ticket online from the button below:

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4 - La Rambla

One of the most popular things to do in Barcelona is to take a leisurely long walk La Rambla, a tree-lined avenue of 1,2 km that connects the statue of Christopher Columbus us Catalunya Square.

Although very touristy, with people strolling up and down among the street performers, the Rambla has some places that you absolutely must see. BoquerĂ­a market where, among the many stalls, you can enjoy delicious tapas.

If you want an interesting idea in my opinion, try to stop at the fountain Gutters which is a bit like for us Genoans the fountain of Piazza De Ferraris, or where the fans of Barcelona go to celebrate the titles and epic victories of their favorite team.

Or from the Rambla go inside on the street it hosts Palau GĂĽell.

On La Rambla you can do a lot of things, but try to avoid the restaurants, they are very touristy and often the value for money is not the best.

Visiting hours Palau GĂĽell: from Tuesday to Sunday from April to October from 10 to 20; the rest of the months from 10 to 17:30.

5 - La Barceloneta

Barceloneta is practically the Marina of Barcelona: here you will find the port, the beaches of Barcelona and other interesting things to see such as theBarcelona aquarium.

Although La Barceloneta was once nothing more than a small fishing village living in rather difficult conditions, today it is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Barcelona.

Here, in addition to the beaches of Barcelona, ​​you will find the futuristic W Hotel, the Museum of Catalan History and the Aeri del Port cableway which connects La Barceloneta to the MontjuĂŻc hill.

La Barceloneta is the ideal place to visit at sunset or where to spend the evening in Barcelona: if you come here, take the opportunity to eat paella, there are some restaurants that make it very good, or at the aperitif go to the oyster shop and toast eating oysters and a flute of champagne (which is not champagne, but oh well, it's all the same )

6 – El Born

If I tell you: The Catedral del Mar what comes to your mind?

To me the famous Netflix series (nice, watch it if you haven't done it yet).

The jewel of El Born is the magnificent Gothic-style Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, famous for having inspired the literary work "La Catedral del Mar" and for being dedicated to the Madonna who protects the sailors.

Located right next to the Gothic Quarter, between VĂ­a Laietana and La Barceloneta, El Born is also one of the trendiest neighborhoods to visit in Barcelona!

Its narrow, cobbled streets are filled with tapas restaurants, charming cafes, boutiques, shops, and places to have your first drink of the night.

Two more of the best things to do in Barcelona and this neighborhood is to get into the extraordinary Palau de la MĂşsica Catalana, and visit the Picasso Museum.

Try attending one of his music concerts and enjoy its excellent acoustics!

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Il Picasso Museum it contains the most important collection made by the great painter during his youth.

Other things you absolutely should fare a El Born I'm:

  • lost nel old market of El Born
  • visit the Paseo de Born and away Montcada
  • look at the chapel Marcus and church of Sant Pere de les Puelles
  • eat al Santa Catarina market
  • and finally visit the France station

Visiting hours Santa MarĂ­a del Mar: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30 and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00

Visiting hours of the Palau de la MĂşsica: every day from 10 to 15:30 (July and August until 18).

Visiting hours of the Picasso Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 00pm (Thursday until 20pm and Monday from 30am to 21pm

7 - Parc GĂĽell

Park Güell, declared a World Heritage Site, is one of the most beautiful parks in the world: as in all of Gaudì's works, its architecture and sculptures are inspired by nature.

One of my favorite places is there Nature Square, which has on one side an undulating bench full of splendid mosaics from which you will have one of the most beautiful views in the whole city.

As in the Sagrada Familia also in Parc Guell we find the typical symbolism of Gaudi (which seems to have been an affiliate of Freemasonry): one of the most classic examples is the Scale of the Dragon, a grand staircase with a fountain and the famous dragon sculpture.

Among the others things to see in Parc Guell we find the Hypostyle Room House of the caretaker, Portico of the Laundress and Austrian Gardens.

PRO TIP: do not plan too much, but take the time to walk around in peace exploring the park, I assure you that is the best way to be amazed by its beauty.

Until recently, the park was free. When I was in Barcelona I used to go there in the afternoon and relax with a good book on piazza de la Naturaleza. Today the park is divided in two: the monumental part which is no longer free (but doesn't cost much) e a part that, on the other hand, has remained open to access.

In the monumental part, access is also allowed only to a fixed number of visitors every half hour: even here long queues are formed (especially in the periods of greatest influx of tourists).

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Address: 08024 Barcelona

Visiting hours: every day from 8 to 21

8 - Views of Barcelona

If you have some time to devote to views of Barcelona absolutely do it: there are many vantage points from which to have wonderful views of the city from above.

of view from the Plaza de la Naturaleza to Parc Guell I've talked to you before, but let's see some others.

Collserola Tower: one of the viewpoints of Barcelona par excellence. built for the 1992 Olympic Games, it has now become a vantage point with views across the city. It climbs up to 500 meters above sea level and on clear days you can see up to 70 km away!

Montjuic: This iconic mountain located 175 meters high offers views across the city from various points such as: Montjuic Castle, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Mirador del Alcalde Gardens and the cable car.

Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi: This church offers the best panoramic views of the historic center from its huge bell tower over 50 meters high.

Bunkers del Carmel: located in the upper part of TurĂł de la Rovira, the highest part of the GuinardĂł Park, 250 meters high, this viewpoint is perfect for a sunset picnic near the remains of anti-aircraft bunkers and incredible views over the city.

Tibidabo: located in the Sierra de Collserola, more than 500 meters high, it is an excellent viewpoint as well as having an amusement park.

9 - Casa MilĂ 

Going up Sightseeing from the emblematic Plaza de Cataluña, you will reach Casa Milà, another of Gaudí's most famous works to visit in Barcelona.

Casa Mila it is one of the best known works of the Catalan architect Gaudí. Casa Milà is also called “La Pedrera” by the inhabitants of Barcelona: “pedrera” in Catalan means “quarry”.

The building was given that name because of its appearance and because Casa MilĂ  was a revolution as it did not reflect any of the then prevailing architectural standards.

With more than 1,2 million visitors a year, Casa MilĂ  cannot be missing from any self-respecting Barcelona itinerary!

La large stone wall of the facade, obtained with a precise study of each single block, presents a succession of overlapping wavy profiles, perforated by irregular openings, to form a large gnarled shape and predominantly sculptural value.

In addition to its façade, it is worth taking a tour inside by passing through the old floor of the Señor Milá located on the first floor and climbing up to reach the roof terrace, which is a marvel with its large ventilation towers and fireplaces transformed into works of art.

As in all the works carried out by this architect, endless queues form at the entrance, so it is advisable book your entrance ticket in advance.

From the roof of La Pedrera you have a beautiful view of Barcelona. An original way to visit it is to book there night visit which includes the audiovisual show, a nice way to spend a nice summer evening in a pleasant way.

Address: Passeig de GrĂ cia, 92, 08008 Barcelona

Visiting hours: every day from November to February from 9:00 to 18:30 and the rest of the months from 9:00 to 20:30

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10 - La Boqueria Market

For every food lover, La Boqueria in Barcelona it is a pilgrimage destination.

Officially known as Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, but often referred to simply as La Boqueria, this covered public market in Barcelona originally dates back to the 1200s.

Labeled as one of the best food markets in the world, La Boqueria isn't exactly an unfamiliar food destination in Barcelona.

La Boqueria is undoubtedly one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions for a few simple reasons: the amount of fresh ingredients and food available is impressive and it is a culinary icon of Barcelona.

From beautiful fresh seafood to meats and ham, fruit and vegetables galore, spices, nuts and dried fruit, you can spend hours browsing the colorful boqueria stalls.

In addition to all this, you will also find dozens of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants where you can stop for a delicious snack.

More things to see and do in Barcelona

1 - Evening tour of the mysteries and legends of Barcelona

With this evening walk around Barcelona you will discover the mysterious face of the city, setting out on the trail of its legends, shrouded in mystery!

The tour starts at the corner between Fontanella and Calle Estruc because a special astrologer lived here (NO spoiler), but not only: here the scorzonera stone, a mineral which, according to popular legend, helped cure various ailments.

We will then continue the mysterious Barcelona evening tour reaching the Barri Gotic (gothic quarter) discovering stories of mythical underground rivers, esoteric symbols and occult legends.

I book my Barcelona Mysteries and Legends Evening Tour from here now!

2 - Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

THEHospital of Santa Creu i Sant Pau, built between 1902 and 1930 by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and his son, is another of the buildings to see in Barcelona declared a World Heritage Site.

Located a few meters from the Sagrada Familia, this old hospital is in between the best examples of Catalan modernism and consists of a group of red brick modernist buildings and a large central square.

The visit can last from one to two hours, as there are several exhibits to learn about the history of the hospital and although everything is explained very well, it might be interesting to book a guided tour.

3 - Palau of Catalan Music

Located in the Ribera district, the Palau of Catalan Music, built by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, stands out for having the only concert hall declared a World Heritage Site, which I advise you not to miss for anything in the world.

To visit the Palau de la MĂşsica it is necessary book a guided tour or buy a ticket for see one of his concerts.

4 - Picasso Museum

It is one of the most famous and visited museums in the city. To understand Picasso, one should visit this one Museum. This is where it all started! It can be deduced from his own words:

"This is where it all began ... this is where I understood how far I could go"

The museum is housed in five medieval buildings contiguous to each other, in district of La Ribera, Calle Montcada 15-23, full historical center!

The permanent collection of the museum consists of 4.249 works, most of which date back to the artist's youth.

5 - MontjuĂŻc hill

If you still have time and breath, another must is there MontjuĂŻc hill where there are some things to see.

The first thing to see is undoubtedly the MontjuĂŻc Castle. This immense fortress has played a key role in the history of the city over the past hundred years, serving as Spanish control over the Catalan city, as well as a prison center.

Today the castle is open to visitors and you can wander through its halls admiring the views of the city skyline.

If you are interested in learning about the different regions of Spain, and in particular their architecture and food, then a visit to Poble Espanyol should be on your list of things to see in Barcelona.

It is a huge open-air architecture museum, built in 1929, which consists of 117 buildings representing fifteen different regions of Spain, many of which are replicas of real buildings.

Joan MirĂł fans will definitely want to stop by Joan MirĂł Foundation on the MontjuĂŻc hill. Created by the artist himself with the aim of promoting the work of young experimental artists, the museum exhibits a large number of MirĂł's creations, from the beginning to the end of his career.

An imposing building with spectacular views over the city, the National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) it's a must see for anyone with an interest in Catalonian art. The collection is spectacular and so is the building itself: the Oval Hall in particular is worth seeing with one of the largest organs in Europe.

6 - Magic Fountain

Barcelona offers tons of things to do in the evening, but if you can, get the final greeting from the city from the show Magic Fountain, which you can see from the steps in front of the National Museum of Catalan Art.

This fountain transmits a spectacular sound and a light show in the evening hours, a real spectacle to watch colorful jets of water to the rhythm of music!

The program depends on the time of year - you can see it here.

7 - Museum of chocolate

In this museum you will learn all about the history of one of the world's delicacies, chocolate, including how it became so popular in Europe, how it was created and what its role was in European culture.

The numerous chocolate statues are also amusing.

8 - Ciutadella Park

If you want to spend a few hours under the shadows of the trees, a good option is the Citadel Park, or Ciutadella park, a 70-acre park that's not too far from the Chocolate Museum.

9 - Torre Bellesguard

A little further north of the city center, the Bellesguard Tower it is a relatively recent addition to GaudĂ­'s works that can be visited.

Built for a private individual between 1900 and 1909, the house is still occupied by a
owner, so only parts of it can be visited, even if this includes the spectacular lofts and roof areas.

Guided tours run on weekends, and there are also guided audio tours available.

10 - Colonia GĂĽell

Colonia GĂĽell It is located 23 kilometers from the city center of Barcelona but can still be reached by public transport and is a purpose built XNUMXth century industrial village that you can explore with the help of an audio guide.

The village is definitely worth a visit, but its highlight is the church known as the crypt of GaudĂ­. Although never completed, this building was where GaudĂ­ first brought together all of his architectural innovations, including a design for much of the Sagrada Familia.

11 - Tibidabo

Enjoying the view over Barcelona from Tibidabo and Sagrat Cor is one of my favorite experiences.

Il Tibidabo is a very small amusement park perched on a hill overlooking the city of Barcelona. This is a great place to take the kids when you need a break from sightseeing.

Sacred Heart, also known as Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a Roman Catholic church located on Mount Tibidabo. Wherever you go in Barcelona, ​​you can see this church, which stands prominently on the top of Mount Tibidabo.

For one of the best views of Barcelona, ​​climb the towers of the Sacred Heart.

Both of these points are located next to each other.

What to see in Barcelona for FREE

If you are looking instead what to see in Barcelona for FREE, here you can find some ideas!

Take a free walking tour with a local company. Among the tours that I definitely recommend, the one of modernist Barcelona is the most interesting

  • Visit permanent free museums like the Palau RobertPalace of the Viceroy
  • Be amazed by the spectacle of the Magic Fountain
  • Admire the Catalan Art Nouveau facades
  • Wandering around for a local food market
  • Discover the Street Art of the city
  • Relax in one of the Barceloneta beaches
  • Find bargains at Els Encants flea market
  • do a picnic in the Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Visit i monumental cemeteries
  • Join the locals at city ​​festival

Furthermore, on specific days of the week, some museums that generally have a fee offer free admission:

  • MontjuĂŻc Castle: every Sunday from 15pm to 20pm and all day on the first Sunday of the month
  • MACBA: free admission every Saturday afternoon from 16.00 to 20.00
  • Picasso Museum: the first Sunday of the month from 9 to 19. You must book the official website visit
  • Mnac: free on the first Sunday of each month and every Saturday starting at 15pm

ATTENTION: times may vary, depending on when you visit Barcelona look at the official websites

What to see around Barcelona

If you have a lot of days in Barcelona, ​​you might want to visit its surroundings, and I assure you it's worth it.

Some excursions from Barcelona not to be missed are:

  • Girona: one of the most characteristic and picturesque of Catalonia: its medieval old town and the colorful houses on the river Onyar make it a gem not to be missed.
  • Figueres and the Theater - Dalì Museum: the most important museum dedicated to the brilliant Catalan artist.
  • PortAventura World: one of the most famous theme parks in Spain.
  • Sitges: a pretty town on the Costa Dorada, perfect for those who want to spend a summer day by the sea away from the city.
  • Montserrat Monastery: Montserrat is the name of the highest mountain in Catalonia, but also of the most important monastery of the same name. Not to be missed
  • Tarragona: UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for the magnificent Roman amphitheater overlooking the sea.
  • Tossa de Mar: the strong point of this coastal town is its fortified town Vila Vella (Old Town), the only existing medieval fortress in Catalonia.
  • BesalĂą and the medieval villages of Catalonia: not too far from Figueres, near the Garrotxa park, among ancient extinct volcanoes, there are some of the most beautiful medieval villages in Catalonia.

How many days in Barcelona?

1 day in Barcelona

What to see in Barcelona in 1 day? You will have enough time to discover the most interesting places in the Catalan capital

Here the best things to do in Barcelona in 1 day (but leave early in the morning):

  • Leave in the morning by visiting the Colom viewpoint, from there you can go up along the Avenue to Beach of Catalonia
  • Along the Avenue stop to visit the La Boqueria market
  • Consultation Casa Batllo or La Pedrera
  • Take your lunch break
  • Go to Sagrada Familia
  • Visit monumental part of the Parc Guell

Do you want to learn more? Read my post: What to see in Barcelona in a few hours

2 days in Barcelona

What to see in Barcelona in 2 days? In addition to the first day program described above, you can add:

  • Las Golondrinas boat tour
  • La Barceloneta
  • Sant Pau Modernist enclosures
  • GaudĂ­ Experience
  • Park Guell

3 days in Barcelona

What to see in Barcelona in 3 days? In addition to the above for the first two 2 days you can do the following, or alternatively you can read mine Barcelona itinerary in 3 days

  • Gothic Quarter
  • Camp Nou
  • MontjuĂŻc Hill
  • Magic Fountain

In addition to everything listed so far, among the things to do in Barcelona there is certainly to add (if you still have time) a Catamaran ride.

At the price of € 7,50 per person you can sail around the Port Vell aboard a catamaran Eco Sail, a silent and comfortable boat, but above all ecological!

Book your catamaran cruise now right from here!

Where to sleep in Barcelona?

Despite the mega size of the city and the huge inventory of housing, choose where to stay in Barcelona it can be surprisingly easy.

Many of the main points of interest in the city are located in the city center, where many of the best hotels and places to stay in the city are located. Here are some ideas.

Hotel Guangzhou: One of the best choices for those on a budget, this hotel has simple, clean rooms that offer excellent value for the location.

Room Mate Anna: Offering some of the most exclusive accommodations in the city, this uniquely designed boutique hotel offers comfortable rooms with an unusual style. The deluxe rooms feature a private balcony overlooking the Casa Batllo, are a worthy upgrade.

Hotel Casa Camper: A modern boutique hotel with spacious and bright rooms overlooking the garden and the city. The famous Boqueria market is just a five-minute walk away.

The Palace Barcelona: One of the best 5-star hotels in Barcelona, ​​this superb pick will instantly charm you with everything from its historic neoclassical façade and elegant rooms to the relaxing Mayan-style spa and rooftop pool.

Hostel One Ramblas - a very well reviewed and incredibly central hostel.
The 8 Boutique B&B - a highly qualified and well located bed and breakfast.
Duchess of Cardona - a 4 * waterfront property with a rooftop bar.

Where to eat in Barcelona

La Pubilla: it's a neighborhood classic (located in Gracia), serving what many consider to be the best lunch in Barcelona. (grace)

Can Tosca: a family-run place, I happened upon it by chance and it is one of my favorite places to stop at aperitif time for a glass of sparkling wine and a sandwich

Can Ramonet: At first glance it might seem like an unassuming family-run establishment but trust me, here you will find the best paella in Barcelona for over 60 years.

So popular with the local crowd that it doesn't even need a sign, The Smoky Cave is the definition of an authentic seaside tapas bar.

Getting around in Barcelona

As in any new city, knowing how to get around is an important detail that can greatly influence your visit. Come on taxi to the subway, by bus bicycles, getting around Barcelona is really easy.

If you plan to use public transport, the most convenient way to do it is there ten-ticket paper (T10).

PRO TIPS

Se buy the Barcelona Card or the Barcelona Card Express, you have unlimited travel on the metro, buses, trams and trains for the duration of the card.

If you buy the Barcelona Transport Pass you have unlimited travel, including the Montjuic funicular and the airport bus!

By metro

La Barcelona metro it is easy to use, has frequent trains and is very clean. Hours: Works from 5:00 to 12:00 on weekdays, until 2:00 on Fridays and also all night on Saturdays and holidays.

By Bus

Another great option for getting around Barcelona is the system of city ​​bus. While it may not be as fast as the metro can be, its perks include being able to see the beautiful streets of Barcelona!

And if you really want to see the city, consider buy a ticket for the Barcelona hop-on-hop-off bus!

Taxi

In general, i taxi they are numerous and do not cost a lot in Barcelona. The only thing make sure you have coin in small sizes, as some taxi drivers may not have change.

Railway

Railways is the railway system of the city center of Barcelona. They are comfortable and I recommend them to reach more distant places like Sarria, Tibidabo and others. Many of these trains depart from Plaza Catalunya and travel through the city in no time.

High speed train

Spain is home to some of the best high speed trains in the world. Whether you're headed to Madrid or south to Seville or Cordoba, there is undoubtedly no better way to get there than by AVE high-speed train.

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