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What are the best places to visit in Barcelona?

About to go on your Barcelona vacation? Can't work out what sorts of things to put on your travel itinerary? Don't stress — we're here to give you some suggestions.

If you only had one day in Barcelona, you'd want to spend it at Sagrada Familia. An iconic attraction that you won't soon forget, it brings in crowds of visitors from across the globe.

Boasting attractions like Casa Mila and the Casa Batllo, you'll never have a dull moment in this bustling city. When you're done checking out those, continue in the direction of Barcelona Cathedral and Park Guell.

If you fancy some sunshine and a workout, don some comfy sneakers and make your way right to the summit of Montjuic. There's a fabulous range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Sure, dancing along to tunes through headphones is nice, but you can't beat the excitement of watching a mind-blowing live performance! So why not book front-row seats to a concert at Palau de la Musica Catalana? Still have time to spare? As you sightsee around Arc de Triomf, be sure to look up and admire its decorative features and durable structure. This important monument deserves to be observed from every angle.

What are the most popular activities for a Barcelona holiday?

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all, so why not open yourself to some new and unforgettable experiences?

Your trip to Barcelona is about to get a lot more exciting. There are plenty of things to do, including:

Take a look at our Barcelona things to do page for a full list of activities.

What types of accommodation options are available in Barcelona?

There's nothing like kicking your shoes off after a day full of activities. There are approximately 782 accommodations in Barcelona, so finding a nice bed for your cheap vacation or luxury getaway will be a cinch.

Barcelona's premium choices such as the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona (Passeig De Gracia, 38-40) and the Hotel Arts Barcelona (Marina 19–21) are sure to please even the fussiest visitor. Would you rather lower-priced accommodations? Check out the W Barcelona (Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1) and the Mercer Hotel Barcelona (Carrer del Lledo 7).

If you'd prefer to stay within easy reach of Sagrada Familia, the Central Apartments Barcelona and the castro Exclusive Residences SPA Sagrada Familia ought to tick all your boxes.

Is there an airport in Barcelona?

Nobody likes hanging out at the airport. But it's worth it when you remember the amazing destination that awaits! Found 7 miles southwest of Barcelona, Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is the closest terminal.




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Barcelona Airport Hotel ¥10,731
Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020
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Barcelona Airport Hotel

Barcelona Airport Hotel

Plaza de la Volateria, 3, Poligono Mas Blau, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    It was conveniently located very near the airport. Getting there was very easy. Checking in was very convenient. Their wifi worked well

    Hotel Barcelona Universal
    Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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    Hotel Barcelona Universal

    Hotel Barcelona Universal

    Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona, Barcelona
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything was as expected. Service was prompt. The staff was very helpful.

      Hotel Colón Barcelona ¥19,432
      Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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      Hotel Colón Barcelona

      Hotel Colón Barcelona

      Avenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona, Barcelona
         
        4.5 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Loved that is was right across the street from the church

        Hotel SB Plaza Europa ¥9,213
        Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020
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        Hotel SB Plaza Europa

        Hotel SB Plaza Europa

        Calle Ciències 11-13, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The Murphy beds were worn in inclined so you rolled towards to floor.

          Eurostars Grand Marina ¥14,131
          Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
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          Eurostars Grand Marina

          Eurostars Grand Marina

          Moll De Barcelona S/n, Barcelona, Barcelona
             
            4.3 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Clean spacious room. We were allowed to check in early and check out late which was very convenient for us.

            Hotel SB Glow ¥9,756
            Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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            Hotel SB Glow

            Hotel SB Glow

            Carrer de Badajoz 148-154, Barcelona
               
              4.3 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              We arrived early and requested an early check-in which was granted; very appreciated. Unfortunately, the pool wasn't heated.

              Expo Hotel Barcelona ¥8,431
              Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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              Expo Hotel Barcelona

              Expo Hotel Barcelona

              Carrer de Mallorca,1-23, Barcelona, Barcelona
                 
                3.8 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The pool and rooftop bar was closed so wasn't as planned

                Arc la Rambla
                Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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                Arc la Rambla

                Arc la Rambla

                La Rambla 19, Barcelona, Barcelona
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Clean and modern rooms. Igor at the front desk was helpful with directions to local attractions.

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