Barcelona!

Welcome to the brand new Barcelona Life.

Find great places, plan your travels and enjoy the local lifestyle.

Travel

Check out some of our favourite travel articles and be inspired…

barcelona sightseeing guide

Sightseeing Guide

Get an overview of the best attractions

barcelona trip planner

The Vision of Gaudi

Uncover the marvels of a genius

barcelona day trips

Outside Barcelona

Unmissable day trip destinations

fun things to do in barcelona spain

Cool Things To Do

Off the beaten path ideas

flamenco show barcelona spain

Flamenco Shows

Catch a concert of Spain’s famous art form

barcelona nightlife

Nightlife Guide

The best party districts and venues

Tours

Choose from some of the most intriguing tours in town…

barcelona tour companies and operators

Tour Section

Find your perfect tour or activity

Bicycle Tours

Exploring on two wheels

best food tours in barcelona

Food & Wine Tours

Taste Barcelona’s gastronomic delights

Welcome to balmy Barcelona

There hasn’t been a single article of “top city destinations” compiled in the travel press in the last decade that didn’t include Barcelona somewhere near the top – and it’s not hard to see why.

Thanks to the winding and picturesque narrow streets of its Gothic Quarter, the mind-boggling Modernista architecture of Gaudi and friends, and its enviable position wedged between forested mountains and a sweeping expanse of Mediterranean sea, Barcelona has long been beautiful… whilst the 1992 Olympic Games helped pay for a sparkling, revamped marina and a glut of artificial beaches and street sculptures, enabling the city to transform from provincial port into a glamorous and cosmopolitan coastal resort.

Whether you enjoy swanning around by the seafront sipping mojitos and sunbathing on the beach, or prefer to knock back a cerveza on one of the Old Town’s scenic plazas before checking out world-renowned sights such as La Sagrada FamiliaPark Guell or the Picasso Museum you’ll definitely find yourself falling in love with Barcelona.

When the sun goes down things only get hotter as the city’s life-giving arteries, Las Ramblas, throng with merry-makers keen to sample the legendary nightlife!

Perhaps you’re heading here on holiday, or perhaps you already call this wonderful and beguiling city your home? Whatever the reason for you dropping by, the knowledgeable team of travel experts and writers at Barcelona Life are here to help you make the most of the Catalan capital.

We’ve got tonnes of great suggestions on luxury and value-for-money hotels, gorgeous apartments, top-notch restaurants (check out our article on local tapas dishes and traditions!), reviews of hip bars and happening nightclubs, as well as a full report on shops and shopping, some great ideas for entertainmenttours and things to do and a round-up of all the greatest cultural attractions in the city – from the grand Gothic Cathedral to the Chocolate Museum and everything in between.

We also aim to keep things current on Barcelona Life and that’s why we bring you the latest monthly events – as well as a guide to the biggest festivals, such as Primavera Sound, Sonar and Cruilla summer music festival. You can also find loads of cool local stories, interviews and day trips on our blog.

The Blog

We live and breath Barcelona. Read our daily adventures around town, events highlights, day trips and much more.

Stay in touch

Love Barcelona? Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll share our latest stories, events you shouldn't miss, deals, discounts and much more! It's free.

We also share stories and events on Facebook.