See and do everything Barcelona has to offer with this great value city sightseeing and discount card. Choose from 3, 4 or 5 consecutive day passes and receive free entry, great discounts and offers to Barcelona's major attractions. Whether you prefer museums or galleries, cathedrals or shopping - Barcelona has it all. The Barcelona Card offers FREE ENTRY to over 20 of the city's top visitor attractions (including the Chocolate Museum and Park Guell), free transport around Barcelona, and access to over 90 special offers in shops, restaurants, museums and much more.
Things to do in Barcelona – video travel guide
Planning a visit to Barcelona? Be it for a family vacation or a short city break with friends, we have prepared special videos about things to do in Barcelona with tips to help you plan your time in the city in the best possible way. But first let’s start with 5 tips you should know before heading to Barcelona. Once you keep these things in mind, nothing can spoil your vacation anymore!
Our first tip is beware of pickpockets awaiting unaware tourists. Their main areas are the rail and bus stations and La Rambla. Just make sure you keep your belongings with you at all times and don’t carry too much money with you.
Tip number 2: Barcelona is a popular holiday destination and could get extremely crowded around August. If you plan a visit to the city in the summer, be sure to pre-book your tickets to the most popular museums, such as the Picasso and Miro museums and other attractions, like the Sagrada Familia, in order to save time at the long waiting queues. You could press the button below the screen to get our free city guide with all our offers and tips.
The Ultimate Barcelona Things to do – Travel Guide
Our third tip is all about dining in Barcelona, one of the most enjoyable ways to pass your time here. The locals love their tapas, cava and paella. Unfortunately, there are many restaurants, especially on the main roads,that offer mediocre food or even worse than that. Try to stay away from the main roads when looking for something good to eat. If you are near La Rambla, head towards Plaza Real for some great restaurants locals prefer.
Barcelona is literally packed with exciting attractions and museums. The offering is vast and it’s easy to loose track and lots of money, with the high admissions you have to pay for some attractions such as the most famous Gaudi buildings. One of the things to do in Barcelona that we recommend is taking a guided tour. Usually tours include the admissions to many of the sites and it is a good way to make sure you visit them all. View our video ‘Barcelona on a budget’ for more tips.
Our last tip is to try and tour the area around Barcelona. You’ll be surprised to learn about the beautiful, historical old towns surrounding Barcelona. Costa Brava, Montserrat, Sitges and Figueres are all worthwhile locations you should not miss!
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Enjoy a getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona! You'll visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin and, after hearing its history from a guide, enjoy free time to explore.
Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Feel the passion of the flamenco at Barcelona's legendary Tablao Cordobes, where some of the greatest names in flamenco have performed. Entertained by an internationally renowned flamenco group, you'll discover why the traditional dance of Spain is so popular. You'll also have the option of dining on a traditional buffet meal or simply ordering a drink to enjoy while watching the show.
Combine two Barcelona tours at a discounted price and see the best of the city on this Super Saver! Enjoy a morning of sightseeing, and discover Barri GÃ²tic (Gothic quarter), Montjuic hill and the Olympic village at Estadi OlÃmpic LluÃs Companys Stadium. Sip on a glass of cava at the Spanish Village, and take a cable car ride up to Montjuic Castle. Then, complete the day with an afternoon tour of Antoni Gaudi’s Barcelona masterpieces, seeing UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Familia cathedral, Park GÃ¼ell and the former private residences of Casa BatllÃ³ and La Pedrera (Casa MilÃ ).