Essential Barcelona

Experience the best of Barcelona with City Experiences! Explore the Sagrada Família and the best of Gaudí’s works with one of our guided walking tours, enjoy a taste of delicious Catalan cuisine with a food tour, and more.

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The Storied History of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

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Metro-north Railroad And City Experiences Announce Walks As New Official Operator Of Grand Central Terminal Tour

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The Best 7 Things to Do in Barcelona, Spain: Boqueria, Beaches, and More

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Summer Fun in Barcelona: Beaches, Local Cuisine, and Gaudi’s Architecture

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Where to Eat in Barcelona: The Essential Guide, by Neighborhood

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The Most Authentic Cooking Classes in Spain (with Devour Tours Guides!)

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Best Walks to Explore Barcelona’s Magical Sights

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The Most Popular Tapas in Barcelona That Are Worth All the Hype and More

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Best things to do in Barcelona

Food tours are a must! You can learn about the local culture and cuisine while sampling some of the best dishes that Barcelona has to offer. A walking tour is also a great way to see the city, and there are many different routes to choose from depending on your interests. For art lovers, a visit to the Picasso Museum is a must, and for those who want to get a taste of the nightlife, then a bar crawl in one of Barcelona’s vibrant neighborhoods is a perfect activity.

What do I need to know before visiting Barcelona?

Barcelona is such an amazing city! When it comes to planning for your visit, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • The best time to visit Barcelona is during the spring or fall. The weather is mild and there are fewer tourists.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking!
  • Be prepared for large crowds. Barcelona is a very popular destination.
  • Don’t forget to try the local food! Paella is a must-have while in Barcelona.

Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations for a reason. There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. From exploring Gaudi’s famous architecture to taking in the stunning views from Park Guell, you’ll never be bored in Barcelona. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy some delicious Spanish food while you’re here. Paella, anyone?