Welcome to Barcelona Life travel guide.

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


We uncover the allure of The Great Enchantress, as well as must-see sights nearby in Catalonia

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Sightseeing Guide

Get an overview of the best attractions

The Vision of Gaudi

Uncover the marvels of a genius

Day Trips

Unmissable excursions out of the city


Book skip-the-line tickets to the city’s unmissable attractions, through Barcelona Life

Sagrada Familia Tickets

Fast track tickets for Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece

Park Guell Tickets

Reserve your ticket to visit this sensational park

Casa Mila Tickets

Advance tickets for Gaudi’s biomorphic mansion

By Day

After the sightseeing is taken care of, there’s still plenty more things to do in the Barcelona playpen!

Beach Guide

More than just Barceloneta…

Cool Things To Do

Off the beaten path ideas

Boat Parties

Set sail with the fiesta crew

By Night

From traditional flamenco shows, to nightlife tours of the city’s best bars and clubs, the real fun starts when the sun goes down…

Flamenco Shows

Catch a concert of Spain’s famous art form

Nightlife Guide

The best party districts and venues

VIP Night Tour

Dance the night away in style


Whether you prefer to explore by foot, bike or bus – or even boat – we can help you find the perfect experience. It’s not just culture that’s hot either, indulge your Epicurean side on a food or wine tour.

Tour Section

Find your perfect tour or activity

Bicycle Tours

Exploring on two wheels

Walking Tours

Discovering the city one step at a time

Sailing Tours

Treat yourself to a unique experience

Wine Tours

Wine tasting activities and trips

Food 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.

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