La Rambla

La Rambla, the city's most famous street, runs from Plaça de Catalunya to the Columbus Monument at the waterfront. Along the broad boulevard, which follows what was...

  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • 4.6
  • 1

Font Màgica

Sants-Montjuïc

The Magic Fountain, the free light-music-motion display at Plaça Espanya, was built for the 1929 World Exhibition and renovated for the 1992 Olympic Games. Designed...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Performing arts
  • 5
  • 1

Barcelona Royal Shipyard

Port Vell

The Royal Shipyards of Barcelona (Drassanes Reials) began building galleys in the 14th century for the Crown of Aragon as the maritime empire extended as far as...

  • Museum
  • Architecture

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia is an architectural work in progress, begun in 1882, taken over in 1883 by Antoni Gaudí who combined Gothic and Art Nouveau elements in the often...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • 4.8
  • 2

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906, is Antonio Gaudí at his Modernist best. He recast the original facade of the house with a fantastical front wall that...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • 4.8
  • 2

Barceloneta

Ciutat Vella

Barceloneta is the closest beach to the city center - about a 20-minute walk from the end of La Ramba - and so the busiest. The fine sand beach has swimming,

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Playground
  • 4.6
  • 1

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Eixample

La Pedrera - its formal name is Casa Milà - was the last private work done by Antoni Gaudí. Commissioned by a Spanish industrialist named Milà, it is two apartment...

  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • Night tour
  • 4.7
  • 1

Sitges

Sitges, just 35 kilometers (22 mi.) south of Barcelona, has been a big-time Gay destination since Spain's first Gay nightclub opened there in the 1980s. Sometimes...

  • Water fun
  • Cultural & Historical
  • 5
  • 1

Museu d'Art Contemporani (MACBA)

Ciutat Vella

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by the American Richard Meier before the museum had a collection. The $35-million construction was completed in...

  • Art
  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • 5
  • 1

La Mar Bella

Sant Marti

La Mar Bella or Marbella is a 20-minute walk from the Poublenou stop on the #4 Metro line. It's known as a nudist beach popular with the young LGBTQ crowd. The...

  • Nude beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • 4.5
  • 1

Plaça Reial

Gothic Quarter

The Royal Plaza just off the Rambla is a mid-19th century square with lamp posts by Gaudi and a pleasant arcade where you can take a coffee or sample tapas. Visit at

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • 5
  • 1

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter, dating from medieval times, is a labyrinth of small streets where most vehicular traffic is barred. Best to walk, bike or take a Segway tour....

  • Neighborhood
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Parc Güell

La Salut

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parc Güell began as a failed real estate project with panoramic views in the foothills of the Serra de Collserola. An entrepreneur...

  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Park

Montjuïc Hill

Sants-Montjuïc

Montjuïc Hill is one-stop shopping for museums, cultural attractions and athletic activities. Site of the 1929 International Exhibition and the 1992 Olympic Games,...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Bicycle
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Museum

Eixample

North of Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona's Eixample (pronounced "eshaumplay") is where both the gay and the straight shop, stay and play. Because of the preponderance of...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical

Parc de Joan Miró

Eixample Esquerra

Parc de Joan Miró is the lungs of Barcelona, four blocks of open space, pathways, pergolas, pines and evergreen oaks as designed by a group of young architects...

  • Art
  • Park
  • Architecture
  • Walking

Parc de la Ciutadella

Ciutat Veila

The 70-acre Ciutadella or Citadel Park, the first public green space in the city, was created in the mid-19th century where Philip V had erected a fortress. Its...

  • Park
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Walking
  • Zoo

Sant Sebastia

Barceloneta

At the end of Barceloneta near W Barcelona, Sant Sebastia is one of the oldest and most traditional of the beaches with two old-line sporting clubs - Club Natació...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure

Plaça de Catalunya

Gothic Quarter

The enormous Catalonia Plaza is the center of the city where the Gothic Quarter and 19th century Barcelona meet. Its a transportation hub for three metros and a city...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Neighborhood

Poble Espanyol

Montjuïc

Barcelona is a city known for its spectacular architecture, but the Poble Espanyol displays typical regional architecture. Built in 1929 for the international...

  • Performing arts
  • Park
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Gaudí - UNESCO World Heritage

Barcelona is an open-air museum of Gaudí masterpieces - mansions, parks, cathedrals, street lamps. Seven of his works in or near the city make up a UNESCO World...

  • Museum
  • Excursions
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • 3
  • 1

Barcelona LGBT Memorial

Ciudadela Park

A large granite triangle bordered in pink, commemorating LGBTQ victims of persecution throughout history, was erected next to the Catalonian Parliament in 2011. It...

  • Cultural & Historical

Arenas de Barcelona

Plaça d'Espanya

A monumental mall, Arenas de Barcelona opened in 2011 in a re-purposed bullring with over 100,000 square meters (1000 sq. ft.) of shops, eateries, movies, a jogging...

  • Commercial Center
  • Museum
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Gay Nightlife Tour

Eixample

Get an introduction to the Gaixample night scene on a two-hour tour that includes food and drinks, hotel pickup and drop off - and recommendations on where to keep

  • Night tour

Barcelona Zoo

Ciutadella Park

Founded in 1892 when a wealthy banker donated his collection of exotic animals, the Barcelona Zoo has had several iconic animals throughout its history including...

  • Zoo

Bogatell Beach

Sant Marti

Bogatell Beach appeals to an older crowd, the average age being 37-38. And almost a third come from outside the city. What makes this beach attractive is its safety,...

  • Public beach
  • Fun & games
  • Bicycle
  • Water fun
  • Playground

Bonpreu Supermarket

Eixample

This supermarket chain has more than 150 grocery stores in Catalonia, including this one in Eixample. Produce is fresh and organic. 

  • Store

Bosc Urbà

Maresme

Bosc Urbà is an urban adventure park in a former industrial building at the far north end of the beaches. Designed for both children and adults, it has zip...

  • Park
  • Amusement Park

Boxer

Eixample

Boxer Barcelona is the city's largest Gay store with fetish clothing in latex and leather, masculine swimwear, underwear and sexy sportswear. Unlike most shops, it

  • Specialty Shop

Camp Nou

Les Corts

The largest stadium in Europe, Camp Nou is home to the FC Barcelona football (soccer) champions whose trophies are displayed in a museum at the stadium. Michael...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Other