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Basic Barselona Guide

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Food, Art, Beach, Streets... Barselona is all inclusive. This is my guide for not getting lost in too touristic recomendations but still to have all to talk about when you're back. Basic monuments, activities, good food and.. check out!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

17 Places

5 City Tips

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17 Places

Mercat de la Boqueria

Farmers Markets

Casa Mila - La Pedrera

Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC

Speciality Museums

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

Parc Guell

Parks

Casa Batllo

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Museo Picasso

Speciality Museums

El Born

Neighbourhoods

Las Ramblas

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Los Caracoles

Restaurants

Restaurante Arume

Restaurants

Sitges

Destinations

Creps al Born

Restaurants

Art MontFalcon

Gift & Speciality Shops

Manna Gelats

Restaurants

Fundacio Joan Miro

Speciality Museums, Art Museums

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas

RenginKoOz's City Tips

  • Estralla beer sellers are generally marihuanna dealers
  • Taxi is cheap for 2+ people within the basic incity travel. But they add extras when chechking out- Extra for: baggage, entrance to the Barri Gotic, front seat, airport.
  • Just 20 min train to Sitges (LGBT friendly) for best beachs and cyristal clear water. Incity beachs are ok but finding locker is a problem and not so many places to serve food ect.
  • Buy online ticket for Sagrada Familia or wait for 1 hour at least under the killing sun. You can book by hour and use the online entrance. Metro station just next to it!
  • Buy a BCN Articket for 30 Eur to pass through long lines and discount in 6 Major Museums: Picasso, Miro, MACBA, CCB, TAPIES
  • Mercat de la Boqueria
    Farmers Markets
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Must visit on lunch time. Take photos of billions of sea creatures and fruits. Eat at one of the open bars- El Quim -if you can find seat- is an old, family owned one.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • What to Eat: Patatas Bravas, Padron or Pimiento (fried little green peppers), chipirones (fried little squids), Garlic shrimp. Closed on Sundays
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow 09/12/2018
    • Amazing! 09/12/2018
    • Mercat de la Boqueria
    Address:
    La Rambla, 91
    08001 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 18 25 84
    Other:
  • Casa Mila - La Pedrera
    Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    One of Gaudi's well known house-museum. Famous with its fastinating roof with chimneys. State of the art, must-see with an audio guide. Try to hold all the door handles - all different and ergonomic.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Buy online ticket as there's always a long waiting line
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a look 09/12/2018
    • AKA as the Rock Quarry 09/12/2018
    • Casa Mila - La Pedrera
    Address:
    Passeig de Gracia, 92
    08008 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 902 20 21 38
    Price range:
    US$ 26 - US$ 26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC
    Speciality Museums
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Must-see museum for a tour in art history. Starting from early centuries and ending up with modern art. Audio guide is a must to have. Take your time, give breaks in the cafe and get ready for famous pieces

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Plan a half day in early morning. Included to Articket for discount
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning views and transformative works 06/12/2018
    • Fantastic depository of Romaneque art 03/12/2018
    • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC
    Address:
    Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic
    Palau Nacional
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 936 22 03 76
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Get excited to see one of the best and most different architectural building in Europe. Take the audio guide to catch the symbolism with colors on the window and maths hiden behind

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Must buy online ticket by hour or you have to wait at least 1 hr. If claustrophobic, never take the Torro tour ending with Nautilius shaped stairs
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    • Incredible! 09/12/2018
    • Get your tickets online before the day of arrival 09/12/2018
    • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Address:
    Carrer de Mallorca, 401
    08013 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 08 04 14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Parc Guell
    Parks
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Gaudi's Park Guell has his style of catalan modernism with colors and ceramic pieces. It is said that on the roof top, is a piece of Gaudi's mother's broken ceramic plate, which was the only piece she had in her poor kitchen.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Always crowded but better for a sunset where guitar players also join
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved our tour of this incredible place! 09/12/2018
    • Nice park with good views of Barcelona 09/12/2018
    • Parc Guell
    Address:
    Carrer d'Olot, 5
    08024 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 09 18 31
    Price range:
    US$ 5,000 - US$ 5,000
    Other:
  • Casa Batllo
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Speciality Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Battlo is a bit pricy so most prefer to visit Casa Mia inside and just watch Battlo from outside. Gaudi's second famous house museum

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Outside of the building is more attractive than inside
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a look 09/12/2018
    • House of Bones 09/12/2018
    • Casa Batllo
    Address:
    Passeig de Gracia, 43
    08007 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 16 03 06
    Price range:
    US$ 27 - US$ 27
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Museo Picasso
    Speciality Museums
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Picasso's house and museum with most of his pieces including Las Meninas and Margot. Has a nice museum shop to visit. Located in theart of Barri Gotic (old city) in one of the norrow streets

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Included to Articket-so you don't wait in the long ticket line and get discounted price
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Take two hours to be amazed 09/12/2018
    • Should be 'Picasso History Museum' 09/12/2018
    • Museo Picasso
    Address:
    Carrer Montcada, 15-23
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 56 30 00
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thu
    9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Fri - Sun
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • El Born
    Neighbourhoods
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Night-life neighbourhood with small bars with music, good coctails and also dinning. Most of the small design shops are also located here

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • do not wait for clubbing but small bars with good music and coctails
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great place to stay in Barcelona 09/12/2018
    • El Born area is our favorite 09/12/2018
    • El Born
    Address:
    La Ribera, Ciutat Vella
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 56 68 51
    Other:
  • Las Ramblas
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    It is the main artery of the city. All the streets somehow ends up here. Starts from columbus monuments and ends by Placa catalunya. Walk by the flower shops, placa real, la bouqueria an more famous places.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reastaunts on the street are generally not the best but ınly touristic
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    • Main road 09/12/2018
    • Las Ramblas 09/12/2018
    • Las Ramblas
    Address:
    La Rambla
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34602186169
    Other:
  • Los Caracoles
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Very old and famous snail restaurant in the old city of Barri Gotic. Bit pricy but delicious and nice atmosphere to see.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Try chicken and snails
    From the community
    Ranked #1,515 of 8,823 restaurants in Barcelona
    • It was ok.... 30/11/2018
    • This Visit Was As Good As I Remembered It From 40 Years Ago 22/11/2018
    • Los Caracoles
    Address:
    Calle de los Escudellers, 14
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 01 20 41
    Price range:
    US$ 34 - US$ 91
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:15 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Restaurante Arume
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion)
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Not in a popular neighborhood, this hidden one is so much delicious! It has a labyrinrh like design so you can have a closed area with your friends. King Prawns rock! Black paella is far way better than its regular paella. İce cream cooes is amust to try.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Try king prawns and ice cream cookies. Best for Dinner. Must nmake reservation
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #159 of 8,823 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Paella is worth the wait! 08/12/2018
    • Honest Review 06/12/2018
    • Restaurante Arume
    Address:
    Calle Botella, 11-13
    08001 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 15 48 72
    Price range:
    US$ 17 - US$ 28
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Fri - Sun
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Other:
  • Sitges
    Destinations
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    If you have time and planning to have a beach day- take the train from main station to Sitges for 20 minutes and reach the chyristal clear water. Very crowded with locals on weekends. Well known place with LGBT parades and parties.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • you need to pay for sun baths daily so arrive in the morning and leave a towel when left for lunch
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Sitges
  • Creps al Born
    Restaurants (Bar)
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Very tiny bar with alternative rock lovers. Has best coctails and filled with locals

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • try burning passion fruit coctail
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #128 of 8,823 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place for drinks 25/11/2018
    • Nice place 14/11/2018
    • Creps al Born
    Address:
    Passeig del Born 12
    08003 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 932 69 03 25
    Price range:
    US$ 7 - US$ 28
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 2:30 AM
    Mon - Thu
    5:30 PM - 2:30 AM
    Fri
    5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
  • Art MontFalcon
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Good for design shopping and gadgets. If you dont want to waste time for shopping but still want to collect all in a place, this shop is big enough for both gadgets and barcelona t-shirts

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 377 Shopping in Barcelona
    • It’s closed 21/07/2018
    • Great variety of quality gifts 08/07/2017
    • Art MontFalcon
    Address:
    Carrer Dels Boters, 4
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 01 13 25
    Other:
  • Manna Gelats
    Restaurants
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    You wouldn't miss this ice cream - Better than any other I tried in whole Europe

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • try dark chocolatte. See the wall painting of human history with ice cream gods :)
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 8,823 restaurants in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent! 23/11/2018
    • Amazing dairy free ice cream 23/11/2018
    • Manna Gelats
    Address:
    Carrer Dels Banys Nous 22
    08002 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 933 42 73 12
    Price range:
    US$ 2 - US$ 8
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:59 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Fundacio Joan Miro
    Speciality Museums, Art Museums
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Modern building with modern Miro collection :) Located the muesums area- a bit far from center

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If not a Miro lover, just pass it! Plan your day with close monuments and museums from MNAC-Miro, Etimology, Tapies
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful tour! 09/12/2018
    • Best gallery in barcelona 07/12/2018
    • Fundacio Joan Miro
    Address:
    Parc de Montjuic
    08038 Barcelona
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 934 43 94 70
    Price range:
    US$ 16 - US$ 16
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Tue - Wed
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thu
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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    RenginKoOz Says:

    Get lostr in the norrow streets for best food, bars, shopping and cafes. Looking to the sea on La Rambla, all the place on your left is called Barri Gotic. Just get lost to feel this beautiful cities historical streets like a local. Look up for Gargoils(creatures) and tiny balconies with flowers

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Pick an hotel close to the area but not inside as will be noisy all night
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 793 things to do in Barcelona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love!!! 09/12/2018
    • Absolute must do in Barcelona. Meander and pause. 09/12/2018
    • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Phone:
    +34 634 53 43 33
    Other:
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