Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly two million people, and the capital and largest city of Catalonia. The city, located directly on the northe... more

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly two million people, and the capital and largest city of Catalonia. The city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history dating back at least 2,000 years when it gained prominence as a Roman town under its old name, Barcino.

This beautiful city is full of what European cities are known for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona while the beaches the city was built upon provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather.

August is probably the busiest time in Barcelona; at the same time about 10% of shops and restaurants can be found closed from mid-August to early September, when the owners go on vacations. You'll find cheap accommodation and a much quieter city as a vast majority of Spaniards go on vacation in August. Business is low, people from Barcelona tend to be on vacation, hotels that remain open but don't have their business customers tend to lower prices and make offers. However there will still be plenty of tourists. Barcelona has decent enough beaches but the locals will really appreciate it if visitors do not consider it a beach resort and don't wear beachwear when visiting churches, restaurants, etc.

Barcelona is great off-season and is a lovely city even in winter months of January and February as long as the possibility of rain is low. Given the high humidity, 19-23°C is considered comfortable weather, which is normally the temperature between April and June and between late September-November. This is the best time to visit the city. Anything warmer than this can feel too hot.

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Indie rock with the occasional live music gig, Sidecar is sheer late night fun. You can't get more central than Plaza Reial and this hip, unpretentious two-storey space (restaurant and bar upstairs, club downstairs) is a great way to dance until the...

  After the restaurant the venue is transform into a club where you can enjoy the best nights in the city: internacional dj's like Groove Armada, Felix da Housecat, Kim Ann Forman (Hercules & LoveAffair), Sammy Jo (ScissorSisters), L...

Tucked away in the gardens of the Old Hospital de la Santa Creu is El Jardí, tapas bar. Sitting on the shady terrace and surrounded by stone walls from another era, the noise disappears from the city and you can enjoy the symphony of wind rocking th...

Welcome CDLC Lounge Club Barcelona. The most exotic & luxurious Beach Club in Barcelona. Barcelona beach club, food and drinks and surrounded by the perfect blend of arabian and balinese athmosphere

  OPIUM IS LOCATED IN AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION, NEXT TO HOTEL ARTS, THE BEACH OF BARCELONETA, LEISURE AND VERSATILE SPACE COMBINING THE ADVANTAGES TO THE PERFECTION OF A RESTAURANT YOUR DAY WITH THE GREATEST OF BARCELONA TERRACE SEASIDE, THE CONC...

Relatively new to the Barcelona Club scene, Marula is a vibrant space, ideal for hosting concerts, live music and parties. It specializes in funk, but features rock, pop, jazz and other genres as well. 

One of the liveliest clubs in Barcelona with the downstairs space is divided into two areas; one for the bar and a separate dancing room directly adjacent to.

  The new reference in Barcelona, this is the answer for an exclusive public. It has an extraordinary decoration, New York style, that makes the difference. This space is perfect for the art, creativity and fashion. The dancefloor will delig...

With two floors playing completely different music nightly, you can feel like you're attending separate clubs at this trendy Barcelona venue. Rock out to heavy metal upstairs and then dance to minimal house on the main floor.

La Terrrazza is an incredible open-air club inside a beautiful walled replica village (Pueblo Español) that's nestled at the side of Barcelona’s famous Montjuic Hill where masses of international DJs have played since it opened 17 years ago.

This hot dance club located in an old theater stays rocking until six in the morning. In the main room, you will find a crowd that loves to groove to techno but if that's not your style, you can try the Picnic Bar where they play Pop or the Def Room...

Our small restaurant is located near to Picasso museum, in Barcelona neighborhood of Borne. Montiel’s secret is in Chef Ferrán Bofarull’s ability to carefully select quality premium products, transforming them with his creative hands, and the attent...

Featuring a mix of high quality Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine, Salero was established before the Born became trendy and is now one of the 'go to' hot spots for delicious food and fun evenings out on the town.

  The minimalist decoration and cosy appearance, of Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo, with its large windows and central bars, provide the premises with an easy going and fun ambience that is ideal for savouring our exquisite dishes, including the “mon...

The restaurant is located on the premises of what was once a traditional shop selling salted fish, pickled foods and preserves in the quarter of El Born. It is in essence a tapas bar with the conveniences and service of a classic restaurant, featuri...

  Since Restaurant Casa Calvet opened its doors in 1994, our chef Miquel Alija has elaborated his own cuisine, full of nuances and original, reconciling state of the art creation with longstanding Mediterranean tradition. Our cooking combine...

Exotic Mosquito Tapas is a brewery and Asian tapas bar, specializing in dim sum in Hong Kong and other Chinese dumplings. We have a wide range of quality imported beers and Catalunya. We opened in 2003 and we have always endeavored to bring food and...

Federal is our cafe in Barcelona. Drink a coffee made with fresh, pure milk in the garden and imagine you're on the Binna Burra Rd. 

A trendy and cute Italian restaurant in the Born neighborhood, Obe has a vast Italian wine list and a delicious selection of pastas, meat, fish and antipasta cuisine. 

The recovery brunch is only one of Milk's strong selling points. Available daily until 4pm, this restaurant was one of the first in Barcelona to nail down the breakfast menu with their American style brunch. In addition to their delicious morning op...

The Chocolate Museum is a dynamic facility promoted by the Barcelona Provincial Confectionery Guild and located in the former Sant Agustí monastery. It provides a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and its spread as an e...

Things do to in Barcelona

Dubbed "The Stone Quarry" for its remarkably sculpted stone facade. Built in the early 1900's and designed by Gaudi, the building's edifice is considered the world's largest abstract sculpture. Declared a heritage sight by UNESCO in 1984.

Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’, is a most unusual building, constructed between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. Today it is the headquarters of Fundació CatalunyaCaixa a...

  Montjuïc Castle is a municipal facility located on a rocky terrace more than 170 metres above sea level, on top of Barcelona’s Montjuïc Mountain. It is an old military fortress with a long history closely linked to the city, which now embarks ...

  A large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor ...

Built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as the base for the Orfeó Català and financed by popular subscription, the Palau de la Música Catalana represents a symbolic emotional heritage for a whole people who identify wi...

Parc de la Cuitadella

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Parc de la Ciutadella is one of the biggest, traditional parks in the city. Both the Catalan Parliament building and Barcelona Zoo are located on its grounds. Part of its charms lies in its ornamental cascade and artificial lake, and children love it

Parc Güell

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  Eusebi Guell bought a large farm in the "Muntaya Pelada", Gracia. He wanted to build a Garden-city, the works were commissioned to Antonio Gaudí. But they can only sell three parcels, and the work was stopped in 1914 because it had been a ...

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Muse...

The Joan Miró Foundation opened to the public on 10 June 1975. It had its origins in Miró's first large exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968, at the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu. Several figures from the world of the arts saw the opportunity to have ...

Casa Batlló is a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona. It was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906 having been commissioned by the textile industrialist Josep Batlló. Nowadays, the spectacular facade is an iconic landmark in...

Barcelona Nightlife

Indie rock with the occasional live music gig, Sidecar is sheer late night fun. You can't get more central than Plaza Reial and this hip, unpretentious two-storey space (restaurant and bar upstairs, club downstairs) is a great way to dance until the...

  After the restaurant the venue is transform into a club where you can enjoy the best nights in the city: internacional dj's like Groove Armada, Felix da Housecat, Kim Ann Forman (Hercules & LoveAffair), Sammy Jo (ScissorSisters), L...

Welcome CDLC Lounge Club Barcelona. The most exotic & luxurious Beach Club in Barcelona. Barcelona beach club, food and drinks and surrounded by the perfect blend of arabian and balinese athmosphere

  OPIUM IS LOCATED IN AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION, NEXT TO HOTEL ARTS, THE BEACH OF BARCELONETA, LEISURE AND VERSATILE SPACE COMBINING THE ADVANTAGES TO THE PERFECTION OF A RESTAURANT YOUR DAY WITH THE GREATEST OF BARCELONA TERRACE SEASIDE, THE CONC...

Relatively new to the Barcelona Club scene, Marula is a vibrant space, ideal for hosting concerts, live music and parties. It specializes in funk, but features rock, pop, jazz and other genres as well. 

One of the liveliest clubs in Barcelona with the downstairs space is divided into two areas; one for the bar and a separate dancing room directly adjacent to.

  The new reference in Barcelona, this is the answer for an exclusive public. It has an extraordinary decoration, New York style, that makes the difference. This space is perfect for the art, creativity and fashion. The dancefloor will delig...

With two floors playing completely different music nightly, you can feel like you're attending separate clubs at this trendy Barcelona venue. Rock out to heavy metal upstairs and then dance to minimal house on the main floor.

La Terrrazza is an incredible open-air club inside a beautiful walled replica village (Pueblo Español) that's nestled at the side of Barcelona’s famous Montjuic Hill where masses of international DJs have played since it opened 17 years ago.

This hot dance club located in an old theater stays rocking until six in the morning. In the main room, you will find a crowd that loves to groove to techno but if that's not your style, you can try the Picnic Bar where they play Pop or the Def Room...

Barcelona Dining

Tucked away in the gardens of the Old Hospital de la Santa Creu is El Jardí, tapas bar. Sitting on the shady terrace and surrounded by stone walls from another era, the noise disappears from the city and you can enjoy the symphony of wind rocking th...

Our small restaurant is located near to Picasso museum, in Barcelona neighborhood of Borne. Montiel’s secret is in Chef Ferrán Bofarull’s ability to carefully select quality premium products, transforming them with his creative hands, and the attent...

Featuring a mix of high quality Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine, Salero was established before the Born became trendy and is now one of the 'go to' hot spots for delicious food and fun evenings out on the town.

  The minimalist decoration and cosy appearance, of Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo, with its large windows and central bars, provide the premises with an easy going and fun ambience that is ideal for savouring our exquisite dishes, including the “mon...

The restaurant is located on the premises of what was once a traditional shop selling salted fish, pickled foods and preserves in the quarter of El Born. It is in essence a tapas bar with the conveniences and service of a classic restaurant, featuri...

  Since Restaurant Casa Calvet opened its doors in 1994, our chef Miquel Alija has elaborated his own cuisine, full of nuances and original, reconciling state of the art creation with longstanding Mediterranean tradition. Our cooking combine...

Exotic Mosquito Tapas is a brewery and Asian tapas bar, specializing in dim sum in Hong Kong and other Chinese dumplings. We have a wide range of quality imported beers and Catalunya. We opened in 2003 and we have always endeavored to bring food and...

Federal is our cafe in Barcelona. Drink a coffee made with fresh, pure milk in the garden and imagine you're on the Binna Burra Rd. 

A trendy and cute Italian restaurant in the Born neighborhood, Obe has a vast Italian wine list and a delicious selection of pastas, meat, fish and antipasta cuisine. 

The recovery brunch is only one of Milk's strong selling points. Available daily until 4pm, this restaurant was one of the first in Barcelona to nail down the breakfast menu with their American style brunch. In addition to their delicious morning op...