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Things to do in Barcelona

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“It is one of the buildings that are famous in Barcelona with its funny exterior. A tip is to go up a street and take a left and enter the big hardware store. On the first floor there is a small terrace and from there you can see the back of the building for free. ”
  • 414 locals recommend
Plaza
“Centre of the Barcelona with beautiful fountain. From there you may start your tour by Bus turístic ”
  • 342 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Just round the corner from Rambla Catalunya . Perfect for family, couples or friends get together. Fantastic tapas!”
  • 187 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Emblematic local with air of old train station that offers four types of cuisine in four spaces.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Bookshop
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“Easy place for tapas in the city center. Not the cheapest but with decent quality.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Nice brunch/breakfast/lunch place with healthy smoothies and food. A lot of options for anyone being allergic to gluten and dairy. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tapas, sandwiches, sea and mountain dishes and Catalan recipes in an intimate rustic and contemporary bar-restaurant.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Museum
“Casa Batlló is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia, the other being La Pedrera. From the outside,​ the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The "Skulls" are in fact balconies and the "bones" are supporting pillars.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Rambla Cataluna has everything you might need for a days shopping, from smaller indis in Boulavard Rosa to the Inditex Group.... a quieter street, intermixed with tapas and coffee shops. As you get closer to Diagonal you'll also find some great restaurants. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Plaza
“The oldest and the most beautiful University of Barcelona, 3 mins away from main square Plaza Catalunya”
  • 59 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great brunch menu with healthy juices and cakes. A 2 minute walk from the loft!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Created in 1984 by the Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. A must see.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Jovellanos, 2 (at Metro: Placa Catalunya or Universidad Metro), Barcelona, Spain Family-owned establishment that's part of a small network of individualized vegetarian restaurants including: Vegetalia in Barcelona, Paradis in Lleida, and Baobab in Zaragoza. Offers breakfast, brunch, dinner, and takeaway. There is a salad bar and 3 daily changing menu options which usually includes at least 1 vegan. English spoken. Busy, pleasant atmosphere, eclectic ambient music, modern decor. Opened since March 2011. Previously named Vegetalia - Jovellanos (same owners). +34-933171829 Now Open: Mon-Sun 09:00-23:30 Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish, Breakfast”
  • 59 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This modernist building was built by architect Puig i Cadafalch in 1898 and is located in Passeig de Gràcia, just beside Casa Batlló.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Hotshot chef Carles Abellán runs this basement tapas haven known for its gourmet versions of old faves. Highlights include the bikini (toasted ham and cheese sandwich – here the ham is cured and the truffle makes all the difference) and zesty boquerones al limón (lemon-marinated anchovies). You can’t book but it's worth the wait.”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Just round the corner from Rambla Catalunya . Perfect for family, couples or friends get together. Fantastic tapas!”
  • 187 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Emblematic local with air of old train station that offers four types of cuisine in four spaces.”
  • 145 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Easy place for tapas in the city center. Not the cheapest but with decent quality.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Nice brunch/breakfast/lunch place with healthy smoothies and food. A lot of options for anyone being allergic to gluten and dairy. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Tapas, sandwiches, sea and mountain dishes and Catalan recipes in an intimate rustic and contemporary bar-restaurant.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great brunch menu with healthy juices and cakes. A 2 minute walk from the loft!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Jovellanos, 2 (at Metro: Placa Catalunya or Universidad Metro), Barcelona, Spain Family-owned establishment that's part of a small network of individualized vegetarian restaurants including: Vegetalia in Barcelona, Paradis in Lleida, and Baobab in Zaragoza. Offers breakfast, brunch, dinner, and takeaway. There is a salad bar and 3 daily changing menu options which usually includes at least 1 vegan. English spoken. Busy, pleasant atmosphere, eclectic ambient music, modern decor. Opened since March 2011. Previously named Vegetalia - Jovellanos (same owners). +34-933171829 Now Open: Mon-Sun 09:00-23:30 Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish, Breakfast”
  • 59 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Hotshot chef Carles Abellán runs this basement tapas haven known for its gourmet versions of old faves. Highlights include the bikini (toasted ham and cheese sandwich – here the ham is cured and the truffle makes all the difference) and zesty boquerones al limón (lemon-marinated anchovies). You can’t book but it's worth the wait.”
  • 36 locals recommend

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