The best sights of Barcelona are literally all around you, you can’t miss the old architecture in the Gothic Quarter or the brightly coloured La Sagrada Familia, the unfinished arty cathedral.
Eating, exploring, shopping and partying, you name it and you can probably do it down the well-known streets of Las Ramblas. The whole street is lined with street performers, you should totally check them out, and if you give them a bit of change you’ll get the best selfies with them.
Just because you’re in a city doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of sun, sea and sand; head for Barceloneta beach to kick back, relax and spend hours working on that tan, don’t forget your suncream though!
It doesn’t matter who your home team is, if you’re a footie fan you’ve got to check out the Nou Camp, Barcelona FC’s grounds, which is Europe’s largest football stadium!
Wanna be where the action is? Get back to Las Ramblas for the wildest clubs and bars in Barcelona. Boulevard Barcelona is the biggest club, it’s got three floors and only plays the biggest bangers, oh and it stays open until 6am so you’ll definitely be out until sunrise.
Just off from Las Ramblas you’ve got the Gothic Quarter. The whole area is hot on live music and the clubs are smaller but the nights are just as big. EDM club Macarena is super popular so make sure you get there by 1.30am so you’ve got the best chance of entry. Head for the super chic Jamboree, it’s just your average dance club downstairs but upstairs is where the heat’s at, get a bit of Spanish flavour from the live bands.
Keep it on the down low but the Raval neighbourhood is the best for up-and-coming nightlife, you’ll find some cool cocktail bars and lounges here.
Sonar takes over Barcelona for three days in June for one of Europe’s best dance festivals. It gets bigger and better every year and with Skrillex and Diplo both headlining before, you know it’s gonna be good.
If you like your jams a bit more mainstream you’ll want to check out Primavera Sound Music Festival. You’ll find artists like Disclosure, Foals and Jamie XX all have a slot on the stage but so have absolute legends like Blur and The Pet Shop Boys. You’ll fall even more in love with your faves but you’ll also discover the next big name in music at this three day event.
Visiting in July or August? Slow things down with a night at the pictures. This isn’t your average cinema though, it’s completely open air and set in an old fortress. Chill-out under the stars with a picnic and enjoy the classic films.