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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.


From $51 per night

Next weekend

From $73 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $103 per night
Average weekday price $102 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Always a joy to visit Barcelona!

January 11, 2022

Always a joy to visit Barcelona! Something to do and see for everyone, and in the summer, it is the best place for me to be and enjoy!! Unfortunately, I could not buy a ticket to visit Sagrada Familia as the App did not work,

Sol United Kingdom

Barcelona is big Amazing but u can feel safe becouse...

December 11, 2021

Barcelona is big Amazing but u can feel safe becouse police in everywhere You can visit many places has history in barcelona offcourse the main one is sagrada familia , Park Güell ,Camp Nou Stadium of FC Barcelona for those who loves sports and footballs ,Casa Mila & Casa Battló of Gaudì , la rambla its in the down town which its amazing , Boqueria market but not all shops open becouse of covid19 , and soooo many places , plaza de catulnia its big mall has everything Foods clothes perfumes drinks makeups And last place outlet is la rocca village

Almazrouei A
Almazrouei A United Arab Emirates

The first time I was in Barcelona I did enjoy it much, but...

December 8, 2021

The first time I was in Barcelona I did enjoy it much, but this time was really nice. I met some amazing people in the hostel and we went to some really nice and cool places. The weather helped, incredible late afternoon with wonderful landscapes.

Bruna Portugal

Barcelona is a fairly easy city to navigate and very...

December 4, 2021

Barcelona is a fairly easy city to navigate and very walkable. My Spanish is poor and yet everyone was quite nice in explaining when I would ask how to say something in Catalan and/or Spanish. Walking along La Rambla was fun. It is quite tourist-driven and so it was nice to wander around other parts of the city. I was told about pickpockets being trouble and so I was careful about using a crossbody bag. Overall, it was a great trip to Barcelona and well worth the trip.

Anna Marie
Anna Marie United States of America

The city has so much to offer!

December 1, 2021

The city has so much to offer! We loved the wide boulevards and interesting architecture. The metro was super easy to use, although we walked alot too! We visited several museums, including Picasso, Miro, MACBA, and the Museum of Chocolate. The Barceloneta was beautiful. We were visiting my son, who was studying abroad, and it was fun to have him as a guide. I can't remember all the restaurants, but we liked Le Mercat, and there was a great sushi place too! The Gothic quarter is also fun.


Fantastic food tour experience

November 17, 2021

Fantastic food tour experience Metro very easy to use and get about Barcelona Plenty of English speakers in shops La Sagrada Familia an absolute must, the self guided tour (make sure you remember your air pods) fantastic so beautiful inside

Stephanie Bartley
Stephanie Bartley United States of America

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