What's in the Barcelona Update guide

Here's what's on offer in Barcelona Update.


Areas of Barcelona
Our essential area by area guide to getting to know the areas (barrios) of the city, including the Barcelona Update barrios map.

Barri Gotic
El Raval
El Born


Restaurant guide

The guide what's great and what to avoid eating out in Barcelona. Split by area and with a full price guide.

Check out our full Barcelona Restaurants map page for a taster.

Bars and Cafés guide
The coolest places to join the café culture or take in a beer or two in Barcelona, as well as our list of FREE WIFI HOTSPOTS.

To get you started, see the Barcelona Update Bars and Cafés map page.
What to see
The top 10 sights of Barcelona, fully reviewed:
1. Sagrada Familia - The emblem of Barcelona, Gaudi's still unfinished modernista masterpiece

2. Santa Maria Del Mar Church - Stunning 16th Century church in heart of El Born

3. Casa Mila (La Pedrera) - Amazing Gaudi apartment block

4. Picasso Museum - Much vaunted museum of early Picasso works

5. Park Guell - Beautiful oasis of calm, by that man Gaudi again
  6. Palau de Música Catalunya - Fabulous modernista concert hall

7. La Rambla - Walk along the historic street with the locals

8. Tibidabo - Look down across the whole of Barcelona from this mountaintop church and fun park

9. The Nou Camp - The enormous football stadium that is the shrine to all things Barcelona FC

10. The Beaches - Chill out, take a dip and enjoy the beach bars
Get your credit cards out - our guide to the places to go for everything from the the trendy bargain outlet shops to the high class fashion stores.
Where to stay and where to look for the best hotels and apartments in Barcelona.
Practical information
Everything you need to know about holidaying in Barcelona. In this section:

When to visit

Getting around

- To and from the airport
- In the centre of Barcelona
- Taxis
- Bicycles

Useful and emergency numbers
Contact us
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