Bordered by Mediterranean beaches and packed with beguiling architecture and stunning art, Barcelona is the Catalan capital of cool. Whether you’re here for the world-renowned restaurants, funky tapas haunts, lively festivals, or to find your favourites among the traditional bodegas, cocktail lounges and late, late clubs – our insider’s take on every aspect of the city is all you need for a smart and stylish stay.
Explore the backstreets of the most distinctive neighbourhoods with our easy-to-follow walking tours and detailed color maps.
Shop In Style with our area-by-area guide to the city’s retail treats.
Drink It All In – follow our resident author to the hottest nightspots.
Sleep Well in hostels by the beach or the hippest boutique hotels.
Get Out Of Town – sip cava in the Penedès, tour medieval Girona or seek out the hidden gems of the Costa Brava.