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Top Barcelona Tips - Your Unmissable Highlights of Barcelona

    The entrancing Catalonian capital of Barcelona is a colourful centre of art and culture, with delicious food, unique architecture and even some great beaches to offer.

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Barcelona. Here's what you told us...








    Chow down at la Boqueria

    Robert Fitz says:

    For a foodie it would have to be the market off Las Ramblas.

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    Jump into the city's rhythm in the morning at Boqueria market; try fruits you've never tasted before.

    Kiara Gallop says:

    A morning visit to Mercat de Boqueria to marvel at the interesting, colourful wares.

    Ivan Corsino says:

    Mercat de Boqueria, that place is awesome.

    Esther Wolters says:

    Mercat de Boqueria at Las Ramblas. Definitely the most colourful place in Barcelona...

    Michael Goard says:

    An early breakfast and stroll in la Boqueria market. Pick up the fixings for a picnic and then head to Parc Güell.

    Andrea Schlosser says:

    Very worth visiting is the food market 'La Bocqueria'. You get the finest Spanish meat there and they also cook fresh dishes at the market.



    Explore the Gothic Quarter

    Alberto Martinez says:

    The Gothic Quarter no doubt; its winding streets that invite you to roam around.

    Gergana Georgieva says:

    El Barri Gòtic, especially Plaça del Rei - I would never miss a cup of coffee at the square, listening to the fantastic street performers!

    Clodagh Collier says:

    Gothic Quarter - fantastic food bars people shopping - everything!



    Marvel at the Sagrada Família

    Kathy Osborn Araujo says:

    Sagrada Família of course, but was just there and stayed at a hostel in old town the cultural part. It was just a great experience.

    Megan Portelli says:

    Everyone should walk up the spires of Sagrada Família for an amazing view of Barcelona and a more intimate close-up of the roof intricacies. The architecture is just beautiful and you'll come out with a newfound appreciation of the building!

    Gavin Shawcross says:

    La Sagrada Família.

    Shannon Patrick O'Connor says:

    Try to see the Sagrada Família during the day, and also at night when the lights are shining on it. It's two different experiences. This is an amazing church!

    Michael Dean says:

    Definitely Sagrada Família. I'm not a religious man at all, but simply to stand at its base and glance up at its magnificence was quite an emotional experience for me - the intricate detail, the beauty of the design, and ultimately the sheer size of the thing. It cannot be explained, it has to be witnessed. Awe-inspiring.

    Mo Asqat says:

    Sagrada Família.

    Liu He says:

    La Sagrada Família. Rent the audio guide; you will be amazed!



    Get stuffed

    Lorena H. says:

    Tapas, Parc Güell and Chupitos bar by Avenida Colon.

    Georgette Taylor says:

    Tapas and sangria; not all restaurants are good - you have to try a lot.

    Brian Trearchis says:

    Can't forget the food and sangria!

    Safiye Derinsu Ayhan says:

    Dine and wine...jamon, manchego cheese, tapas bars, crema Catalana.

    Alberto Coronado says:

    Eating Paella at the docks.

    Meghan Wood says:

    A small cafe next to the wax museum (Museo Cera) , called 'Bosc de Les fades' (or 'Forest of Fairies'). It's no Gaudì, but it IS a nice, cool, quiet place to sit and have a drink away from the craziness of Las Ramblas. Magical!

    Arr Jo says:

    Paella is a must.

    Jessica Wren says:

    I miss the tapas. There is a really good restaurant there called Sensi. Expensive, but after cheaping out for so long, it was good to have a treat. Highly recommend it.



    Wander down La Rambla

    Alex Shaffer says:

    Las Ramblas.

    Steve Moore says:

    La Ramblas, one if the best walking streets in Europe. Take a moment and listen to the babel-like cacophony of happy voices and tweeting birds. Lovely.

    Vanessa C Gazzaniga says:

    Las Ramblas.



    See the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

    Vanessa Johnson says:

    The fountains of Montjuïc show at night.

    Carolane Demers says:

    Montjuïc!

    Anna Burshtein says:

    Fuente de Montjuïc - we stayed in Barcelona one more night than we planned just to see the night fountain show one more time.

    Jennifer Plummer says:

    Las Fuentes (on a Fri/Sat eve for the show) in front of the MNAC; my favourite place in the world!



    Walk around Parc Güell

    Phil Rees says:

    Parc Güell.

    Gustavo Moledo says:

    Parc Güell.

    Don Carlos Alonso says:

    Visit Parc Güell; for the moment it's for free but from next October it'll cost €10 per person.

    Melissa Paulik says:

    Parc Güell. It's so beautiful. Seen nothing like it before or since.

    Greg Li says:

    The sunset in Parc Güell , scenic beauty. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is; just go and prepare to be amazed!

    Emilia Avila Casulli says:

    Parc Güell.

    Dean Thomas says:

    Parc Güell.

    Beatriz Carmona Hutton says:

    Parc Güell de Gaudí.

    Jennifer Dickinson says:

    Parc Güell! It's just so nice to wander around or sit and relax and watch everything that's happening.

    Shelby Kalman says:

    Parc Güell pays homage to the landscape and terrain of Barcelona by highlighting expansive views of the city with colourful and intricate architectural designs. It truly channels the vibrancy and spirit of the city.

    Jeffrey Morris says:

    Parc Güell.



    Catch the view from Casa Batlló

    Sammi Egan says:

    Casa Batlló - if you have to choose between going in the Sagrada Família or Casa Batlló, its gotta be Casa Batlló every time. Beautiful place. The rooftop terrace looking over Passeig de Gràcia (if I remember rightly) is awesome.



    ...in fact, see ALL of Gaudi's work

    Analia Lofiego says:

    All Gaudi's work...absolutely stunning!

    Shweta Mishra says:

    Gaudi's one-of-a-kind architecture, be it Parc Güell or Sagrada Família; that's something you will not come across anywhere in the world.

    Franky De Luffy says:

    All the Gaudi works.

    Lilian Valente says:

    All of the Gaudi's Wonders!! Sagrada Família, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milá (La Pedrera)!

    Dominik Ozi?blewski says:

    One name: Antonio Gaudi.

    Elly Rubio says:

    All of Gaudi, especially the park and Sagrada Família, but also the magic fountain for sure!

    Laura Jane Finlay says:

    All Gaudi architecture!



    Catch a match at Camp Nou

    Rolande Hallett says:

    Camp Nou, obviously.

    Esra Polatta? says:

    Of course, Camp Nou.

    Matt McCaughan says:

    The Camp Nou stadium tour.

    Tita Rdj says:

    I'm a football fan so I put Camp Nou on top of my list.

    Edgar Hideki Sasaki says:

    Camp Nou.



    Hit the beach

    Erica Hottinga says:

    What I would recommend is to go to the beach and have sangria there. Barcelona is a unique city because it's Mediterranean with its own Spanish square architecture with a Gaudi twist. And it's connected to the sea! Embrace this opportunity and walk on the beach while in the evening being able to have nice tapas in a small street near the sea and to end in a bar in hip and happening Barcelona!

    Candice Alessia Berry says:

    The beach this time of year! I was there about a year ago this time! Best weekend!



    That's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Barcelona.



    Book hostels in Barcelona | Barcelona videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more



    The entrancing Catalonian capital of Barcelona is a colourful centre of art and culture, with delicious food, unique architecture and even some great beaches to offer.

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Barcelona. Here's what you told us...








    Chow down at la Boqueria

    Robert Fitz says:

    For a foodie it would have to be the market off Las Ramblas.

    ??????? ????? says:

    Jump into the city's rhythm in the morning at Boqueria market; try fruits you've never tasted before.

    Kiara Gallop says:

    A morning visit to Mercat de Boqueria to marvel at the interesting, colourful wares.

    Ivan Corsino says:

    Mercat de Boqueria, that place is awesome.

    Esther Wolters says:

    Mercat de Boqueria at Las Ramblas. Definitely the most colourful place in Barcelona...

    Michael Goard says:

    An early breakfast and stroll in la Boqueria market. Pick up the fixings for a picnic and then head to Parc Güell.

    Andrea Schlosser says:

    Very worth visiting is the food market 'La Bocqueria'. You get the finest Spanish meat there and they also cook fresh dishes at the market.



    Explore the Gothic Quarter

    Alberto Martinez says:

    The Gothic Quarter no doubt; its winding streets that invite you to roam around.

    Gergana Georgieva says:

    El Barri Gòtic, especially Plaça del Rei - I would never miss a cup of coffee at the square, listening to the fantastic street performers!

    Clodagh Collier says:

    Gothic Quarter - fantastic food bars people shopping - everything!



    Marvel at the Sagrada Família

    Kathy Osborn Araujo says:

    Sagrada Família of course, but was just there and stayed at a hostel in old town the cultural part. It was just a great experience.

    Megan Portelli says:

    Everyone should walk up the spires of Sagrada Família for an amazing view of Barcelona and a more intimate close-up of the roof intricacies. The architecture is just beautiful and you'll come out with a newfound appreciation of the building!

    Gavin Shawcross says:

    La Sagrada Família.

    Shannon Patrick O'Connor says:

    Try to see the Sagrada Família during the day, and also at night when the lights are shining on it. It's two different experiences. This is an amazing church!

    Michael Dean says:

    Definitely Sagrada Família. I'm not a religious man at all, but simply to stand at its base and glance up at its magnificence was quite an emotional experience for me - the intricate detail, the beauty of the design, and ultimately the sheer size of the thing. It cannot be explained, it has to be witnessed. Awe-inspiring.

    Mo Asqat says:

    Sagrada Família.

    Liu He says:

    La Sagrada Família. Rent the audio guide; you will be amazed!



    Get stuffed

    Lorena H. says:

    Tapas, Parc Güell and Chupitos bar by Avenida Colon.

    Georgette Taylor says:

    Tapas and sangria; not all restaurants are good - you have to try a lot.

    Brian Trearchis says:

    Can't forget the food and sangria!

    Safiye Derinsu Ayhan says:

    Dine and wine...jamon, manchego cheese, tapas bars, crema Catalana.

    Alberto Coronado says:

    Eating Paella at the docks.

    Meghan Wood says:

    A small cafe next to the wax museum (Museo Cera) , called 'Bosc de Les fades' (or 'Forest of Fairies'). It's no Gaudì, but it IS a nice, cool, quiet place to sit and have a drink away from the craziness of Las Ramblas. Magical!

    Arr Jo says:

    Paella is a must.

    Jessica Wren says:

    I miss the tapas. There is a really good restaurant there called Sensi. Expensive, but after cheaping out for so long, it was good to have a treat. Highly recommend it.



    Wander down La Rambla

    Alex Shaffer says:

    Las Ramblas.

    Steve Moore says:

    La Ramblas, one if the best walking streets in Europe. Take a moment and listen to the babel-like cacophony of happy voices and tweeting birds. Lovely.

    Vanessa C Gazzaniga says:

    Las Ramblas.



    See the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

    Vanessa Johnson says:

    The fountains of Montjuïc show at night.

    Carolane Demers says:

    Montjuïc!

    Anna Burshtein says:

    Fuente de Montjuïc - we stayed in Barcelona one more night than we planned just to see the night fountain show one more time.

    Jennifer Plummer says:

    Las Fuentes (on a Fri/Sat eve for the show) in front of the MNAC; my favourite place in the world!



    Walk around Parc Güell

    Phil Rees says:

    Parc Güell.

    Gustavo Moledo says:

    Parc Güell.

    Don Carlos Alonso says:

    Visit Parc Güell; for the moment it's for free but from next October it'll cost €10 per person.

    Melissa Paulik says:

    Parc Güell. It's so beautiful. Seen nothing like it before or since.

    Greg Li says:

    The sunset in Parc Güell , scenic beauty. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is; just go and prepare to be amazed!

    Emilia Avila Casulli says:

    Parc Güell.

    Dean Thomas says:

    Parc Güell.

    Beatriz Carmona Hutton says:

    Parc Güell de Gaudí.

    Jennifer Dickinson says:

    Parc Güell! It's just so nice to wander around or sit and relax and watch everything that's happening.

    Shelby Kalman says:

    Parc Güell pays homage to the landscape and terrain of Barcelona by highlighting expansive views of the city with colourful and intricate architectural designs. It truly channels the vibrancy and spirit of the city.

    Jeffrey Morris says:

    Parc Güell.



    Catch the view from Casa Batlló

    Sammi Egan says:

    Casa Batlló - if you have to choose between going in the Sagrada Família or Casa Batlló, its gotta be Casa Batlló every time. Beautiful place. The rooftop terrace looking over Passeig de Gràcia (if I remember rightly) is awesome.



    ...in fact, see ALL of Gaudi's work

    Analia Lofiego says:

    All Gaudi's work...absolutely stunning!

    Shweta Mishra says:

    Gaudi's one-of-a-kind architecture, be it Parc Güell or Sagrada Família; that's something you will not come across anywhere in the world.

    Franky De Luffy says:

    All the Gaudi works.

    Lilian Valente says:

    All of the Gaudi's Wonders!! Sagrada Família, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milá (La Pedrera)!

    Dominik Ozi?blewski says:

    One name: Antonio Gaudi.

    Elly Rubio says:

    All of Gaudi, especially the park and Sagrada Família, but also the magic fountain for sure!

    Laura Jane Finlay says:

    All Gaudi architecture!



    Catch a match at Camp Nou

    Rolande Hallett says:

    Camp Nou, obviously.

    Esra Polatta? says:

    Of course, Camp Nou.

    Matt McCaughan says:

    The Camp Nou stadium tour.

    Tita Rdj says:

    I'm a football fan so I put Camp Nou on top of my list.

    Edgar Hideki Sasaki says:

    Camp Nou.



    Hit the beach

    Erica Hottinga says:

    What I would recommend is to go to the beach and have sangria there. Barcelona is a unique city because it's Mediterranean with its own Spanish square architecture with a Gaudi twist. And it's connected to the sea! Embrace this opportunity and walk on the beach while in the evening being able to have nice tapas in a small street near the sea and to end in a bar in hip and happening Barcelona!

    Candice Alessia Berry says:

    The beach this time of year! I was there about a year ago this time! Best weekend!



    That's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Barcelona.



    Book hostels in Barcelona | Barcelona videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more




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