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Your ultimate guide to Barcelona

Barcelona restaurants and bars, films and theatre, art, gigs, clubs, shops and more...

50 must-see places in Catalonia50 must-see places in Catalonia

50 must-see places in Catalonia

There’s so much to do in Barcelona, but when you’re ready to explore beyond the city, start off with these must-see places in...

50 must-see places in Catalonia50 must-see places in Catalonia

50 must-see places in Catalonia

There’s so much to do in Barcelona, but when you’re ready to explore beyond the city, start off with these must-see places in...

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Barcelona's best festivals and events of the year

Autumn

Autumn

Jazz and hip-hop music festivals, the massive La Mercè celebration, Sitges & In-Edit film fests

Winter

Winter

Christmas markets, New Year parties, Kings' Day, the Mobile World Congress, Carnival

Spring

Spring

Primavera Sound, the big marathon, Guitar BCN festival, Sant Jordi's books and roses

Summer

Summer

Sónar and Cruïlla, outdoor film fests, Sant Joan and the Gràcia fest, Gay Pride, the Grec

Where to stay in Barcelona

Where to stay in BarcelonaWhere to stay in Barcelona

Where to stay in Barcelona

Whatever your geographic preferences, you’re guaranteed a fab time with our pick of the best places to stay in Barcelona

The best hotels in BarcelonaThe best hotels in Barcelona

The best hotels in Barcelona

Beyond the tapas and the sights, getting a hotel that suits you is an important ingredient for having a top city break in Barcelona

Barcelona neighbourhood guide

The Barri Gòtic

The Barri Gòtic

A stroll through the medieval streets and squares of the Old City is a great introduction to Barcelona

The Raval

The Raval

Once a no-go area for tourists, the Raval is being transformed

Gràcia

Gràcia

Gràcia's summertime 'Festa Major' weeklong street fair and party takes over the neighbourhood

The Eixample

The Eixample

A modernista showcase: its buildings include Gaudí's Sagrada Família and La Pedrera

Montjuïc & Poble-sec

Montjuïc & Poble-sec

It's often left off visitors' itineraries, but the hill of Montjuïc merits a wander

Sarrià

Sarrià

Sarrià is the city's uptown area for its more posh homes, shops and restaurants

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