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Visit Barcelona

Having been founded by the Romans, the city became the capital of the counts of Barcelona then one of the major cities of the Crown of Aragon, before becoming the capital of the principality of Catalonia. Redesigned several times during its history, it is a major tourist destination and boasts a unique cultural heritage: the Güell Palace (in 1984), Casa Milà, Güell Park, the Palace of Catalan Music and the Hospital de Sant Pau are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is also known for having hosted the Olympic Games in 1992 and, more recently, the headquarters of the union for the Mediterranean. Every year, the city has millions of visitors, a figure that is steadily increasing: in 2015, a total of 8,988,038 tourists visited Barcelona. In 2014, Barcelona was designated as the European Capital of Innovation

Stay in the city of Barcelona

Want to visit Barcelona? Barcelona has everything for your ideal city break in Spain. This Catalan city has a great wealth of architecture, art and culture (museums) and is therefore not for nothing the most visited city in Spain. Viatour Mag gives you the best advice for places of interest and for a successful city break in Barcelona and Spain. Everywhere during your visit to Barcelona you come across the works of Antoni Gaudí, and the city has several buildings inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, while artists like Picasso and Miró are world famous. Barcelona is at the same time the ideal city to enjoy good meals (tapas) and drinks, to go shopping, to relax on the beach and to immerse yourself in the sparkling nightlife

The streets of the Ramblas

The promenade is divided into five different parts of the Ramblas, together called the Ramblas. From Plaça de Catalunya towards the coast you will come across the following Ramblas:   The Rambla de Canaletes (Catalunya station): This street was named after the black and bronze colored fountain. According to legend, you will definitely return to Barcelona when you drink the water from this fountain. The Rambla dels Estudis: On this part of the street you will find various stalls with fish and bird (cages). The Esglesia de Betlem, a baroque church from the 17th century. Rambla de Sant Josep (Liceu station):  For its large number of florists, also called the ‘Rambla de les Flors’. On the right side is the Mercat de la Boqueira market. A magnificent fresh market, which you absolutely must visit at the start of the day. Rambla dels Caputxins: In this section of the street you will find the most number of street performers. Taking a side street, you can admire on the left the most beautiful square in Barcelona, Plaça Reial, and a building by Gaudi, the Palau Guell. The Gran Teatre del Liceu is also located here on the Ramblas. At night, this section of the Ramblas becomes somewhat of a “red light district”. La Rambla de Santa Monica (Drassanes Station): Here you will find a large number of portrait painters. Where is La Rambla in Barcelona? The Ramblas run from Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona’s central square, to Port Vell near the statue of Christopher Columbus. The Ramblas form the exact boundary between the Gothic quarter (‘Barri Gòtic’, or the historic center) and El Raval. Formerly, El Raval was a neighborhood with prostitutes and high crime. Today, this district is very mixed and a fashionable district for comedians and artists. In this district, there are also many bars, restaurants and night clubs 

The best time to come and visit Barcelona
Barcelona city has a Mediterranean climate. Here the winters are cool and the summers are hot. July and August, the ideal months for the beach, are the hottest months and temperatures can soar up to 35 degrees. Thanks to its favorable location on the seaside, the Spanish city often benefits from a cooling sea breeze which ensures a pleasant temperature. During the winter months of January and February, the weather cools down with temperatures below 10 degrees, but the best times for your city break are spring and autumn. The temperatures then fluctuate between 20 and 25 degrees. The rains are most frequent in September and October


Attractions in Barcelona

1. Sagrada Familia
The number 1 out of category point of interest in Barcelona is the Sagrada Família, or alternatively the holy cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudí. The unfinished church will probably be finished in 2026 and should not be missing from your city break. Be sure to purchase Sagrada Familia tickets a few days in advance!

2.Parc Güell is the famous park with the mosaic benches and the salamander. As a place to visit, Park Güell should not be missed during your visit to Barcelona. However, a limited number of visitors are admitted every hour. Previously it was possible to visit the park for free, today it is necessary to order tickets in advance

3. FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium
Visit the Camp Nou stadium of the FC Barcelona football club. Take the guided tour of the Camp Nou Experience tour and admire the dressing rooms, the trophy case and all the elements of the stadium, or attend a Barça match

4. Casa Batllo
Casa Batlló is an apartment building designed by Antoni Gaudí, entirely in the style of Catalan modernism. The shapes of the house are based on the legend of Saint George and the dragon. You will be amazed by the many beautiful details, colors and mosaics. Of all Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona, Casa Batlló is Antoni Gaudí’s most beautiful home

5. Casa Mila – La Pedrera
Another magnificent building designed by Antoni Gaudí is Casa Milà, also known as “La Pedrera”, whose translation “quarry” refers to the rough appearance of the building. The rooftop terrace, with its unusual chimneys, is worth a visit – Casa Mila – La Pedrera

6. Picasso Museum Barcelona
The Pablo Picasso Museum is located in the La Ribera district. The Museum Picasso has more than 4000 works of art by the painter Pablo Picasso, who spent a significant part of his life in this city

7. The Ramblas
Las Ramblas is Barcelona’s busiest street, with flower stalls, plane trees, street musicians and living statues. The most touristic place in the city and the place to find souvenirs. This street was named after the black and bronze colored fountain. According to legend, you will definitely return to Barcelona when you drink the water from this fountain

8. Palau de la Musica Catalana
Located in the heart of the city, not far from the Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, this palace is a temple of decorative refinement. Start by visiting the rehearsal room of the Orfeó Catala, the first stone of which was laid in 1905 and where the choir has rehearsed regularly for over 100 years

Palau de la Musica Catalana

9.The Most Complete Full Day Private Tour
Skip the hassle of planning—and the lines along the way—on this private tour of Barcelona’s heritage, architecture, and gastronomy that combines a walking tour with taxi rides to top destinations. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to squeeze all the highlights into one day, traveling with a personal guide lets you maximize your time and discover parts of the city you would likely miss on your own

10. Cycling in Barcelona
One of the most popular and unexpected ways is to discover the city by bike. The city has an extensive network of cycle paths, especially along the beach. Rent a bike or join a bike tour, accompanied by an inspired guide

Where to go out at night in Barcelona?

Short guide to bars and nightclubs
Bars: For going out, we love Barcelona for its tapas bars, its cafes and their marvelous terraces or even its “chocolaterias” but Barcelona also has an impressive range of nightlife spots, mainly slightly more typical bars such as the “coctelerías” (bars cocktails), the “whiskeyerias” the “xampanyerias” (bars where you can taste Catalan Cava and Champagne), the increasingly popular craft beer bars and finally the great Catalan classic “going to the vermuteria” where we taste what is considered here as the best of the best: vermouth!

Barcelona has more bars, nightclubs, clubs and discos per capita than any other city in the world

Nightclubs: But having a drink between aperitif time and one in the morning is just a little warm-up. The opportunity to meet friends or make friends, eat a few tapas before really going out, having fun and enjoying the long night in Barcelona. Because here the night does not stop. Barcelona is famous for its nightclubs, clubs, discos, disc jockeys and endless big parties. City of reference on the international electronic scene, Barcelona welcomes all the music of the world without exception. These new stars that are the DJ’s must spend one day in Barcelona either in one of its clubs, or in these festivals like Sónar or Primavera Sound

Sutton Barcelona

Sutton Barcelona, nominated as one of the most exclusive clubs in the world by The World’s Finest Clubs, invites you to spend an incredible experience in Barcelona. In order to access the club, you must select an event and sign up for the Guest List. In addition, you must comply with all the conditions and entry policy

Going out, but in which district of Barcelona? Geographically there is no general rule for going out at night in Barcelona. Almost every neighborhood has a few reference bars and clubs. However, it is good to know that the Port Olympic district is one of the busiest areas at night with its bars and clubs by the sea such as Opium Mar, Shoko, CDLC or Pacha Barcelona. That not far from there, Poble Nou, a slightly more industrial district with giant nightclubs like Razzmatazz, is the benchmark for indie-rock, pop, house and electro. It is the district of the very young without a doubt. That Eixample and its fashionable nightclubs is the district of students who night out and jetsetters on weekends. Finally that the Born is wiser but offers many night bars or cocktail bars with a more sophisticated but still very warm atmosphere as well as Jazz and Flamenco clubs. In this “Barcelona nightlife guide” we try to advise you on the best nightclubs, clubs in the city and bars. Not all of them, just the ones we like! In Nightlife Barcelona buy all priority entrance tickets and passes to discover the best clubs without wasting time! You can also find in our directory all the nightclubs and bars classified by type such as: tapas bars, flamenco bars, cocktail bars… Useful information for going out at night: Remember that the evenings start around 10 p.m. for bars , midnight for nightclubs. Bars often close around 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends. Clubs and nightclubs open around midnight and rarely close before 6 or 7 in the morning…

Trending: Barcelona newest bars and clubs

Every week we set out for you to discover new bars and nightclubs in Barcelona. The nightlife in Barcelona is always buzzing. People of all ages love to go out, they are very hospitable and you make friends quite quickly. For young people it is paradise. Going out is not expensive and you quickly understand that the ritual in Barcelona is to go from one bar to another to chain the atmospheres and the drinks before finally finding a club for the night. What to do at night in Barcelona is therefore quite simple, you have to let yourself be guided by others. To get you started here are our latest finds…

The best cocktails bars


SOLANGE - Sophisticated and contemporary cocktails! With the opening of Solange we remain in the great tradition of classic and super classy cocktail bars in Barcelona but with a little twist of magic more..

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PARADISO - Cocktails & Pastrami Bar Paradiso is a funny cocktail.. In front it is a Pastrami bar and behind a refrigerator door, a clandestine cocktails bar..

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BOCA GRANDE - The coolest bar in town! Boca Grande - the mouth hanging open, will be your reaction by discovering the decoration and ambient of this cocktail bar

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The best typicals bars


GRAN BODEGA SALTO - Tapas, copas and concerts. A surrealist decoration for Gran Bodega Saltó, a “tapas y copas ” of the Poble Sec area...

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LA XAMPANYERIA - La Xampanyeria is very famous for either tourists and Barcelona citizens!

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MIRABLAU - A cocktail bar located on the hill of Tibidabo...

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The best clubs and discos


SALA BECOOL - Sala Becool in Barcelona is the perfect place to enjoy nice electronic music, concerts and indie music by professional Dj’s….

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MACARENA CLUB - The Macarena Club is now one of the most underground clubs in the city, renowned this time for its electronic scene

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LUZ DE GAS - Luz de Gas is one of the Clubs at the Zona Alta, the quarters on the high part of Barcelona, where you find few tourist and most Catalans

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MARULA CAFE - Boosting vinyl vintage club! In the Gothic Quarter, just behind Plaça Reial, one of Barcelona's clubbers favourite place is without any doubt the Marula Café

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