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
Barceloneta


Eixample

Gracia
Montjuic
 
 
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
 
 
Shopping
 
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.
 
 
Accomodation
 
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
 
Tell us what you think - of the site, of Barcelona, what we've missed - anything really!
 
 
The Barcelona Update Story
 
Find out how it all started and what Barcelona Update is all about.
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
   
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