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Located on the coast of Catalonia, Barcelona is a melting pot of cultures, filled with unforgettable architecture, medieval streets, and impressive museums. Its most famous figure, Antoni Gaudí, is the genius behind some of the city’s most incredible monuments. From the twisting, stone façade of Casa Milà to the world-famous Sagrada Familia, the works of this legendary architect can be found all over the city.

In the Gothic Quarter, you’ll find all sorts of historic cafes and tapas bars leading the way to a cathedral protected by gargoyles. Be sure to try Catalonian classics like beef croquettes and salt-cod fritters under this dramatic backdrop, then wash it all down with a refreshing glass of Rioja. The perfect way to end the day is with a walk all the way down the lively, tree-lined boardwalk of La Rambla until you get to the calm port at dusk.

If you’re looking to soak up the year-round sunshine, find a spot on the sand in Barceloneta or a comfy patch of grass in Parc de la Ciutadella. If you have time, take a stadium tour of Camp Nou, climb Carmel Hill for amazing panoramic views, or explore the iconic mosaics of Park Güell – yet another of Gaudí’s amazing creations.


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Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit May-July
Local currency € 1 = $1.18
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $152 per night
Average weekday price $161 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Barcelona reviews

What other travelers say about Barcelona


The Barcelona is an amazing city with stunning architecture...

July 13, 2020

The Barcelona is an amazing city with stunning architecture and very pleasant atmosphere. There are a lot of good restaurants, parks and other places to visit - so people with different interests will surely enjoy staying there. Also the most stunning sight in Barcelona is Sagrada Familia which is incredibly beautiful and blows your mind the first second you see it.

a.krett Russia

Such a great city to walk around.

July 7, 2020

Such a great city to walk around. I also took a pedicab to see a few more sites with narration. I loved the tapas bars and it was a great time of year to try the Rose wine. I was amazed and awed by the Sagra Familia - so much prettier than it appears in pictures. I could have spent more time there for sure!

Anonymous United States of America

A beautiful and very walkable city with trees everywhere and...

June 18, 2020

A beautiful and very walkable city with trees everywhere and many balconies stuffed full of green plants. The architecture is stunning and the locals are super friendly and helpful. We had the most amazing vegetarian tapas at Cellarer Wine & Tapas Bar where the owner/host was extremely knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble and he had a great sense of humour.

Anonymous United Kingdom

It’s a dirty filthy city where the biggest pickpockets are...

April 14, 2020

It’s a dirty filthy city where the biggest pickpockets are the business people themselves. The police don’t help you out. It’s very nasty nd dirty. It easy to get an illness nd the it is very unhealthy. Old crappy buildings.

Ralf Spain

I travelled back to Barcelona in June 2019 to receive my...

April 1, 2020

I travelled back to Barcelona in June 2019 to receive my degree, so know the city quite well, having lived there for almost 2 years during my Master studies. I was quite disappointed that one now have to pay for access to Santa Maria del Mar. Seems that there are periods during the day where one does NOT have to pay to sit and drink in the gorgeous atmosphere, but I could not confirm that. Barcelona is total magic! My favourite part (apart from the food) is walking around the Bari Gotic looking for graffiti and paste up art. My heart remains in this city.

Anonymous South Africa

Take your time in Barcelona!

March 18, 2020

Take your time in Barcelona! Enjoy the siestas, coffee in the sidewalk places, tapas, architecture, and see all the Gaudi creations! If you have time, just walk and adventure down the streets in the Gothic Quarter. There are gems of places in the little communities and mini-plazas tucked inside with shops, cafes and eateries. I stayed at Hotel Astoria (3rd time) because of the rooftop pool and patio and walkable to everywhere.

Anonymous United States of America

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