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You're going to love Barcelona

The capital of Spain's Catalonia region, Barcelona could well be the ideal destination for a European urban getaway. This historic, artistic, gastronomic, sporting hub is full of great food and attractions for everyone to enjoy.
Barcelona is great for food, culture & art.

Hacker Tip

With overtourism being a very real issue in Barcelona and so many travelers flooding in during peak season, we suggest visiting during the slower, winter months for a more local experience (that will likely also save you money as a bonus).
Casa Batllo Palau de la Musica Catalana Placa Reial
5.52 million
largest city in Spain
Euro equals $1 USD
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Getting to Barcelona

Once you land in Barcelona, the journey from the airport to the center takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Catch the Aerobus outside Terminal 1 or 2 for less than $10.

Median airfare by month

$364 Median airfare from US to Barcelona in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$574 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in Barcelona

If you want to be central to Barcelona attractions but also close to the beach, consider staying in El Born. For nightlife and dining options, El Raval may be more your speed.

Median hotel rate by month

$102 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$78 Median Sunday hotel rate

Trending Barcelona hotels

The Barcelona EDITION The Barcelona EDITION
8.9 Excellent | $273+
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K+k Hotel Picasso El Born K+k Hotel Picasso El Born
8.7 Excellent | $82+
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Eurostars Monumental Eurostars Monumental
8.4 Excellent | $61+
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When in Barcelona

Must-see in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia
La Rambla
La Rambla
Parc Güell
Parc Güell
Casa Milà
Casa Milà

Weather in Barcelona

Average Temperature (°F)
48° Average temperature in January

Eating in Barcelona

What should you order while you’re in Barcelona?

Paella is a must, but do as the locals do and dine on paella for lunch (since dinner is served late, it’s typically a lighter meal). As a general rule, if a restaurant has paella on its dinner menu, it’s a tourist spot.

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

Cheap meal
A beer
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service

Where to eat in Barcelona

Accés Restaurant Accés Restaurant
4.8 Excellent
Entre 31 y 50 €
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Entrepanes Diaz Entrepanes Diaz
4.5 Excellent
$$ €30 and under
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Vic Braseria Vic Braseria
4.7 Excellent
Entre 31 y 50 €
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Haddock - La Taverne Canaille Haddock - La Taverne Canaille
4.4 Excellent
$$$ €31 to €50
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