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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.
Church
“What i like most about this must-see in Barcelona is the exhibition they have in the underground of the cathedral with the models Gaudí created to build it During the summer is necessary to book it in advance if you want to go in, if not it would be almost impossible to get a ticket for the day”
  • 1064 locals recommend
  • 71 Experiences
Park
“The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face.”
  • 633 locals recommend
  • 23 Experiences
Park
“The Parc de la Ciutadella is a park on the northeastern edge of Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. For decades following its creation in the mid-19th century, this park was the city's only green space. The 70-acre (280,000 m2) grounds include the city zoo (once home to the albino gorilla Snowflake, who died in 2004), the Palau del Parlament de Catalunya, a small lake, museums, and a large fountain designed by Josep Fontserè (with possible contributions by the young Antoni Gaudí). ”
  • 745 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“Casa Milà (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkazə miˈla], Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkasa miˈla]), popularly known as La Pedrera (pronounced [ɫə pəˈðɾeɾə]) or "The stone quarry", a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and was built between 1906 and 1912. ”
  • 461 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
  • 394 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 421 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“A street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with Colombus statue.”
  • 453 locals recommend
Tourist Attraction
“The most iconic Food Market in Barcelona. A must visit! Also grab a bite the food court in the back of the market, you will enjoy great seafood!”
  • 482 locals recommend
  • 24 Experiences
Art Museum
“Slowly the skaters are taking over this square, but they cannot take away from the imposing Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, or MACBA. It’s an impressive building, designed by the American architect Richard Meier, with a large glass façade and a combination of straight lines and cylindrical shapes. Since opening in 1995, the MACBA has become the city’s top institution for contemporary art in all its forms.”
  • 382 locals recommend
Plaza
“City center.. Restaurants and attractions all accessible from here. Metro’s and trains.”
  • 351 locals recommend
Castle
“A marvelous view from the castle (which is also the Catalan museum of art) down on the city and an incredible water and music show with lots of pretty and giant water fountains. Google for the actual show-times during your actual season.”
  • 417 locals recommend
  • 47 Experiences
Art Museum
“This museum is located in Monjuïc hill so once you're in here you'll get to see amazing panoramic view of Barcelona.”
  • 245 locals recommend
Church
“About 1/2 a mile away. In this host's opinion, it is the PREMIER church in Barna. ”
  • 290 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“You can find plenty of restaurantes on the top of the mall and a supermarkt called Mercadona in the floor -1.”
  • 338 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“At Apolo you get exquisite electronica with DJ Fra and Kosmos as your gurus. Downstairs in La [2] it's Astin, where you'll hear the best house and disco with DJ Coco, Arnau Obiols and Morgan Hammer. Nitsa is Guardiola's Barça of Barcelona clubs, a place where some of the best DJs have got the dance floor pounding, and the heavy-hitters just keep coming. Apolo's three spaces also feature label-free gigs. Note that buying tickets for the band doesn't include admission to the club night: you'll need to re-enter for that, and pay an extra charge. Emerging acts and veterans of pop, rock, folk and electronica from around the world take to the stage every day of the week.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Would you like to have a swim in the Mediterranean, or just stroll among its quaint narrow streets, have the choice of a great number of restaurants, tapas bars, cafes, take a walk along the shore... This is your choice! ”
  • 224 locals recommend
  • 41 Experiences

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Just round the corner from Rambla Catalunya . Perfect for family, couples or friends get together. Fantastic tapas!”
  • 190 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Nice place to take a cava and something small to eat after a day of shopping. ”
  • 140 locals recommend
Night Club
“Opium Barcelona is placed on an incomparable location with views to the Mediterranean sea and the Barceloneta beach, next to Hotel Arts. As the beach club accoutered with the greatest terrace in Barcelona, Opium has turned into the most cosmopolitan leisure’s proposal of the city. Opium merges the benefits of a very select restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, with a club where best international DJ’s and artists have left a mark on. Opium becomes daily the place to be in the Barcelona nightlife and the hub of the most exclusive people. A chic and very careful designed environment, unique style and decoration, plus our service’s quality, undoubtedly make the difference. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It's a quite curious restaurant: it looks like a fish shop when you get in, so you can choose only the fish and seafood they fished that day. After you choose, they cook it and serve it. There are a few of this, one in El Born, another close to La Sagrada Família and a few others scattered around the city. The food is very good and the experience quite unique.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Typical tapas bar. Awesome quality. Getting there: - Metro: L4 - Get off at Passeig de Gracia. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Café
“Perfect for breakfast and brunch with a great variety of menu. Informal and fun service.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Brewery
“ Moritz is a trendy restaurant, beer factory, shop, wine store and cafe place.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Tickets presents a different and informal way of living a haute cuisine experience through its tapas. A playful and fun space where the room and the food create “La vida tapa”. How to get there: - Bus D20 + 4 min. walk. ”
  • 147 locals recommend

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