Going through the Gothic neighbourhood, going to a concert in Palau de la Musica, making a picnic in Ciutadella Park, shopping in Born, tasting tapas in Sant Antoni market... There are thousands of plans available in Barcelona, thousands of ways for discovering and experiencing the city. We cannot mention them all here, but from Grupotel Hotels & Resorts we will offer you some advice so that your days in Barcelona are unforgettable.
A sea of art The dynamic, modern, passionate and Mediterranean Barcelona cannot be understood without its sea and its art. Cradle of modernism and capital of the land where Antonio Gaudi was born, this city is an authentic museum. Walking along its streets you will find unique architectural gems, such as the stunning Casa Batllo, La Pedrera or Güell Park, one of the most surprising viewpoints in Barcelona. The indispensable Barcelona Making a choice is not easy, especially in a place like Barcelona, which offers so many plans and tourist attractions. But let chances control your day tour. Because this is precisely the secret for you to enjoy the city: let yourself be carried away, let yourself be surprised. Put no limits to your imagination. However, there are some place of interest you cannot miss. You may know some of them, like the modernist houses, the Güell Park, Ciutadella Park, Born and Las Ramblas, but there are many other tourist attractions. Pinpoint them on the map, plan your days and do not miss the indispensible areas of Barcelona. During your trip to Barcelona we recommend you to visit the Güell Park and to wander around El Born’s streets. Places to visit in Barcelona
Aquarium and Barcelona´s zoo: if you are travelling to Barcelona with children, save these names in your agenda. Both the zoo and Barcelona´s aquarium offer very special experiences which perfectly combine entertainment and learning.
Camp Nou Stadium and Barcelona Football Club Museum: football lovers, no matter which team they support, cannot miss one of the most emblematic football courts in the world. Apart from enjoying the stunning views of the Camp Nou, you will be able to visit the club´s museum in the same facilities.
Montjuic magic fountain: ponds, waterfalls, illuminated columns... Authentic magic, authentic show. You can enjoy Montjuic fountain and its charm with a pleasant walk from the National Palace to Plaza de España Square, both belonging to Sants neighbourhood, near the Eixample. Light games usually start at 7:00 pm in winter and at 9:00 pm in summer.
Palau de la Musica: it is one of the most remarkable buildings you will find during your tour, from Cataluña square to Ciutadella park, in one of the cross-streets of the emblematic Laietana Street. The palace was declared Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO and today it is one of the most valued samples of modernist architecture by visitors and locals.
Sagrada Familia: Barcelona´s Sagrada Familia is unfinished, but its beauty is admirable. It is one of the gems of the world architecture, and it attracts thousands of thousands of tourists every year from all around the world: it is the most visited monument in Spain.
Palau de la Musica
Camp Nou Stadium
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Barcelona does not stop. Neither do its inhabitants. Go out and mingle with the people who give colour to Las Ramblas. Give your imagination free rein. Barcelona is one of the most modern cities in the world, made of the stories and anecdotes that dot its streets, its inhabitants´ and visitors´ lives. There is a picture to be captured in every corner.
What to do in Barcelona
A Mediterranean brunch: getting up, having a coffee and having an early walk around Barcelona. Getting up early in this city is a worthy experience, as the sun rises early from spring onwards and the city comes to life really early in the morning. You will enjoy a more comfortable walk around the shops, museums and art centres of Barcelona, and then... a reward! A traditional and mouthwatering complete brunch. There are dozens of places serving this meal in the centre of Barcelona.
A night around the Gothic area: you will find the best night clubs of the city in the area of Barcelona´s Port, which connects directly with the Born and the south of the Gothic neighbourhood. From modern restaurants for all tastes to bars of different styles. It is an informal area near our Grupotel hotels in the centre of Barcelona ideal for an early cocktail. There are a lot of options available in the surroundings of Reial Square. And do not miss the classic Razzmataz, Apolo and Sala Bikini.
Adventures in Tibidabo: the oldest theme park in Barcelona still softens the hearts of many generations of locals who have spent their childhood here. It is an ideal plan for children, who will enjoy entertaining fairground rides, food trucks, sweets, playgrounds and beautiful gardens.
Barcelona by bike: its Mediterranean climate, mild throughout the year and with many sunny days even in winter, makes Barcelona the perfect city for biking lovers. Barcelona is well adapted for cyclists, so there are many residents who go to work by bike every day, go shopping, to the university or simply enjoy a pleasant bike ride.
A music concert or festival: check out the dates of your holidays and come to Barcelona to live the atmosphere of an international concert or enjoy the adventure of a music festival. In June, in the area of the Forum, one of the most important alternative festivals is held. The festival reaches full capacity year after year.
Shopping in Born: enjoy an afternoon or a morning discovering the latest fashion trends in clothing, complements and interior design. Pure design, pure innovation: you just need to have a walk around Born´s streets (Sant Pere, La Ribera, Santa Caterina and its surroundings) to discover the latest fashion trends.
Vermouths in Barcelona: it is the perfect plan for you to enjoy the most relaxing and entertaining ambiance of Barcelona without the need of going out at night. If you are travelling to Barcelona with your family, this might be a perfect option for you: while you savour some tapas with an authentic homemade vermouth, children will be able to play in the streets, squares and parks near the bars. These original gastronomic routes have recently come back into fashion. Here´s a clue: the most emblematic areas are Gracia, Poblesec and Sant Antoni.