Barcelona Basic Info

Jun 30, 2015 | Barcelona

The basics about Barcelona
Must-see’s in Barcelona

Of course, when you are in a metropolis like Barcelona, you also have to visit the most famous and touristic things. Below you find a list with the most important things you have to see and do in Barcelona.

La Rambla
One of the busiest streets in Barcelona. Bring a visit to the cozy square Placa Reial and the colorful market La Boqueria.

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Park Guell
This beautiful park is one of the master works of Antoni Gaudi. (Tip: buy tickets online).

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Camp Nou
For the football-lovers, the football stadium of FC Barcelona.

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Sagrada Familia
An impressive church with a combination of a real church and modern elements. (Tip: buy tickets online)

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Tibidabo Mountain
The church on top of the mountain gives you a beautiful view of Barcelona.


Bike or walking tour
Best way to see the cozy small streets of Barcelona!


The beach
The beach is the perfect place to relax during your stay in Barcelona!

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Must avoid
They are in every big city; the pickpockets. Barcelona is a very safe city, but pickpockets are out on the stuff of tourists. Follow our tips to avoid being the victim of pickpockets and you will have a great time in Barcelona:

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1. Be extra aware in/at the metro(stations), around airport transport, on the beach, at La Rambla, Sagrada Familia and other very touristic places.
2. Do not carry your wallet in your back pocket and wear your bag on your front.
3. When you are in a cafe or restaurant, don’t put your valuables on the table and keep bags on your lap.
4. Be aware of any strangers touching or approaching you.
5. Watch out when you are playing a street game or watching a street show.
What to do with kids in Barcelona
Beside the famous sights Barcelona has also a lot to offer when traveling with children.
Here some tips:

La Nena Restaurant
A perfect restaurant for children of all ages. When you have breakfast or drink a cup of coffee, they can play in the children corner.
(Carrer de Ramon i Cajal 36)

Parc de la Ciutadella and Zoo de Barcelona
Children can play in the parc when you are relaxing and have a picnic. There is also a zoo in this parc with a lot of different animals.

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A large aquarium with a lot of colored fish, something every child likes.


It is ideal that a city like Barcelona has a beach. Especially in the summer it is very hot, children can play in the sea and with sand. Of course it is also lovely for your at the waterfront.child-beach-barcelona child-beach-barcelona-1

Tibidabo Amusement Park
For the older children there is an amusement park on the top of the mountain Tibidabo.


Which neighborhoods are safest
Barcelona has a lot of nice and cozy neighborhoods, where is always something to do. Find here the most important ones:

El Born
A district with many small and cozy streets. Known to many fine restaurants, bars and boutiques. There are a lot of local celebrations during the whole year, surprise yourself!

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This is the district with less tourism. You can experience the real life of Barcelona here. For more informatie about Gracia go to our page ‘local stuff’.


El Raval
It is not the cleanest and safest district of Barcelona, but beside the darker side it is an exciting and interesting neighborhood. It has character! It is worth to visit side streets of La Rambla.

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Barrio Gotico
Between the two big streets Via Laietana and La Rambla you find this romantic district with a lot of unexpected squares and small shopping streets. Always look around, don’t miss the most beautiful places.


Barceloneta and La Vila Olimpica
Barceloneta is a neighborhood with small streets leading to the beach. There is a boulevard for people who want cycling, running, walking or skating. This boulevard leads to the other district at the beach: the old Olymic Quarter, La Vila Olimpica.

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The newer part of Barcelona. A lot of famous designers sell their clothes in the shops on Passeig the Gracia, the heart of L’Eixample. Visit the two houses of Antoni Gaudi.

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A part of this district is the mountain Montjuic, that offers you an amazing view of Barcelona. Sant-Montjuic is divided into several small neighborhoods. Bring a visit to the fountain show at Placa Espanya.

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Do you have some tips for the customers? – more unique tips, like a terrace in the sun after 6 p.m. in Barcelona. – PREMIUM
What are the opening hours for stores, restaurants, bars and clubs?
Where to find the boutiques? – not the large fashion chains.
Any boutiques with discounts for enjoy customers?
Where to find the typical/local restaurants, bars and clubs?