There’s a reason Barcelona is featured on most curious travellers’ bucket list. The cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean has it all, from stunning beaches, vibrant festivals, jaw-dropping architecture and tapas you will drool over for weeks to follow. Indulge in Barcelona’s fascinating history on a stroll through the Gothic Quarter, and feast your eyes on Gaudi’s genius architectural designs. Whether you’re an art-lover or a party animal, Barcelona is Europe’s favourite city-beach combo bursting with places to discover...
Our St Christopher’s Inns hostel is perfectly located right in the centre of Barcelona, just an 8 minutes bike ride away from the beach and 3 minutes walk from La Rambla.
If you’re planning a trip to the Catalan capital, you’ll want to have a rough idea of what to do while you’re there. To help you out, we’ve crafted travel guides, currency tips and an interactive map so that you can make the most of your trip. From the where to eat, where to drink to the city’s best art spots, use this resource as your guide to Barcelona...
Barcelona’s radiant climate lends itself well to being the perfect city break at any time of the year, AND you’ll even benefit from sunny winters!
Spring / Summer
Beaches, Markets, Al-fresco coffee, Rooftop drinks, admire Gaudi’s work, Panoramic views, Park Guell, Barcelona Beer Festival, Sightseeing, Museums and Galleries, Sandemans Free walking tours, Barcelona FC Football Game
Galleries, eat at the Mercat de Mercats festival, dance at the Mercè Festival, experience the Catalan version of Halloween (La Castanyada), National Day of Catalonia, Barcelona FC Football Game
Museums and Galleries, Nativity scene at Placa Sant Jaume, the Christmas market at fira de Santa Llucia, go Sightseeing but without the huge crowds, indulge in seasonal delicacies such as churros and chocolate sauce, Barcelona FC Football Game
One of Barcelona’s major bonuses is its all year round sunny weather. August is generally the hottest month of the year with highs of 34 degrees but be warned that the humidity will be sure to make it feel even warmer. Winters are chillier with some rainy days but still mild with temperatures averaging around 14 degrees between November and February, however you’ll still find locals donning their speedos for a dip in the Med. Visit the city in spring to indulge in their huge annual Barcelona Beer Festival in April, or fly over in autumn for the time of your life during their numerous food and music festivities.
1Buy a T-10 transport pass Buy a T-10 transport pass for €10 to save 50% on 10 bus, tram, metro and train journeys.
2Clubbing A lot of clubs are free before 2am which is also when almost all bars close.
3Ordering Drinks Don’t bother buying double spirit and mixers as a single measure is a whopping 70-80cl!
4Pickpockets Watch out for pickpockets; they are not violent or dangerous but they are very sneaky.
5Tipping etiquette A 10% tip is more than enough on a food or drinks bill where you have had table service.
6Dinner time Spanish people eat between 10pm and midnight. Beat the crowds, eat at a normal time!
7Language Many of Barcelona's residents don't speak Catalan, but it always helps to try and learn greetings.
8Strikes There are many strikes and holidays where things close in Barcelona, so check before you go.
On a budget while visiting Barcelona? We’ve got your trip to the Catalonian capital covered so you can experience more of its culture for far fewer euros. From fiery festivals to the best spots for sunbathing, there are plenty of things to do during a trip to Barcelona that will make your money stretch almost as long as La Rambla…
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