Things to do in Barcelona
Since the 1992 Olympics, this international city has been in the global spotlight. And there are an infinite number of things to do in Barcelona to suit every travel persona—design buff, history hound, fanatical foodie, architecture lover, beach bum, and wanderer. With its diverse array of quaint cafés, old-fashioned bakeries, atmospheric bars, sexy nightclubs, historic sites, artist ateliers, fashionable boutiques, exceptional museums, and under-the-radar music venues, the number of activities and attractions in the Catalan city is vast.
T+L’s guide helps travelers decide what to do in Barcelona. With 100+ listings, we offer something for every taste and interest. Art and design fans, especially, will have their pick of things to do in Barcelona, from ogling the trippy buildings of architect Antoni Gaudí and works by Picasso and Miró to browsing cutting-edge boutiques featuring the latest in clothing, jewelry, and interior and industrial design. We guide you through the famous La Boqueria market, off Las Ramblas, and to an emporium dedicated since the 1940s to espadrilles in every color of the rainbow, taking you from the Raval to La Ribera, Barrio Gótico, L’Eixample, and El Born neighborhoods. Whether it’s an Old World shop or a futuristic museum, Barcelona has plenty of cool places to explore.
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