20 Best Things to do in Barcelona

Have a blast in the Spanish city with these top things to do, as told by backpackers

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  • 26 October 2017
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Never been to Barcelona and need some advice on what to do while you're there? We asked backpackers what they love to do in the Spanish city. From indulging in tapas to getting tickets to a Barcelona football game, here are some of the best comments…

Tuason EHenry

"The best thing to do in Barcelona is a walking tour! @BariGotic, La Ramblas, Eixample, by the sea coast, etc. Lovely city with warm people. I enjoyed the Tapas."

Caroline Tennyson

"After a ramble down La Rambla's and some tasty paella, a magnificent stroll all down the Gothic Quarter and hopping on and off the metro checking out the magnificent buildings like the Sagrada Familia, Santa Maria Del Mar and ending the evening with some more scrumptious food and a delightful show at the magic fountain of Montjuic blissful. Oh and no trip to Barca is complete without catching at Barca soccer match, what an experience"

Laa Mi

"Rent a bike and explore the city from the beach till the mountain while admiring the Gaudi's architecture"

Jayantraj Bhagyawant

"Be at Catalunya and walk to the beach through La rambla. Get lost. And never come back. I walked 33 km in a day last year. I thought I would die when I will come back to St. C's Inn, but on the contrary, that was the most epic night of my life. #LastYearOctober#StChristopher'sInn #Belushis #Catalunya"

Marie-josée St-laurent

"To immerse yourself into modern architecture. Buy the perfect most complete guide book: "ruta del modernismo" and have fun wandering the neighbourhoods of BcN discovering these wonderful architects and buildings."

Rukia Isabel

"The magic light show at Mont Juic!"

Regina O Connor

"Ramble Las Rambles then onwards to the port - sit down relax and watch the world go by followed on by some Tapas & Vino in any one of their excellent Tapas Bars - ps City Tour on the open Bus also a must do !!"

Morgan Mary Partridge

"Seeing all of Gaudi's unusual and designed buildings, each so beautiful and unique. A must to-do! Will really open your eyes to all the creativity in the world"

Dave Dlaw Lawrence

"Walk from St Christopher's down the famous La Rambla to La Boqueria market. Get some fresh juice and breakfast to start the day then head to the nearest metro (Liceu) on La Rambla and get a T10 ticket for 10euro. The ticket gives you 10 trips. Head up towards Parc Güell and have a nice stroll around.

Get the metro again and check out the enchanting Barri Gotic with its Cathedral and winding streets filled with real history.

At the end of the afternoon get the metro back to St Christopher's for a Belushi's burger and beer. Finally get the metro along Gran Vía to Placa España to check out the beautiful magic fountains in all their glory."

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Justine Sénécal

"Take a walk in Barrio Gotiko, chill on the beach and don't forget to visit the amazing Sagrada Familia!"

Anthea Leung

"Going to party in one of those beachclubs and see the sunrise at the beach after a great night"

Fernanda Palma

"Breathe art in the house Batlló, then make your stomach happy in the Boqueria Market, lose your self in the gothic quarter and feed your soul with an end of afternoon at the beach. Be happy in Barcelona!"

Sarah Be

"Meet complete strangers, wandering in the old town and just enjoying the beauty of the city"

Anna Rose Griffin

"Jump on and off bus! Great way to see the city"

Anna Pierce

"Meet new hostel buddies and get tapas and sangria together."

Sarah Nicita

"Jogging in the Morning on the beach"

Yvonne Ellis

"La Ramble on a sunny day. The atmosphere the weather the people the city just love everything about Barcelona."

Marko Sladojević

"Las Ramblas market where you can so good eat, i was there 5 months ago."

Valeria Ross

"Tapas and Tapas..."

Nwoko Dora

"Visit the Casa Batlló, then Relax at the offShores of the La Barceloneta Beach then I will sure see the head quarters of the FC Barcelona"

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