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Published : Aug, 2023

Food (any) | Bars & pubs
Pacha Beach Club | Carpe Diem Lounge | Wet Deck | Eclipse Bar | Cocktail Masterclass w/ Tapas | Beer Bike Tour | Ice Bar Experience | Sunset Sail w/ Free Drinks | Opium Beach Club | Jefferson Club | Vai Moana Bar
Barcelona is one of Spain’s most popular destinations, thanks to its rich culture, delicious food and lively atmosphere. During the day, the city teems with tourists looking to visit some of Spain’s most iconic attractions, like Gaudi’s Basílica Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and the Picasso Museum.

At night, Barcelona comes alive. In the height of summer, locals and visitors alike flock to Barcelona’s fantastic selection of bars and clubs on the beach. Whether you are wanting to sip on cocktails at sunset or party all night long, Barcelona has a beachside venue for the occasion.

Published : Apr, 2023

Suggested itinerary | Accom (any) | City tours & passes
Casa Batlló | Casa Milá | Las Ramblas | La Boqueria | Mirador de Colom | Las Golondrinas Boat Tour | Sagrada Familia | Gaudi Experince 4D | park Güell | Chocolate Museum | Gothic Quarter | Montjuïc Hill
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities for visitors, and one of our favourite cities too. There’s loads to see and do, from the incredible architecture of Anton Gaudí, through to museums, UNESCO world heritage sites, markets, delicious tapas – and even a beach.

As you might imagine, it is not hard to fill your time when visiting Barcelona, even with three full days to play with. We’ve visited multiple times, and are always coming across new sites and things to do.

You should be aware that Barcelona is a fairly big city, with a number of fairly distinct areas. It does have a good public transport system, but obviously you want to spend more of your time sightseeing and less of your time on a bus or metro.

With that in mind, I’ve put together what I think is a good overview of some of the city’s main sights that will help you spend 3 days in Barcelona, either as part of a long weekend, or a longer European itinerary like this.

I’ve ordered the sights for each day by a logical order of how you might want to visit them and also put those sights first that you should visit earlier in the day before the crowds arrive, where possible.

Barcelona is very popular with visitors, and especially in the summer months attractions can become very crowded, so booking ahead where possible and turning up early are the key to a frustration free trip.

You might also want to consider looking into the Go Barcelona Pass, Barcelona City Pass, or Barcelona Card for your visit. These offer free and discounted admission, as well as skip the line access, travel options and various other perks that might make your visit easier.

For each attraction, I’ve highlighted which pass is best, and there’s a section on passes for Barcelona towards the end of the post. Jess has also written a comprehensive review and guide to using the Go Barcelona Pass, as well as a comparison of the main discount passes available in Barcelona, which are both worth a read.

Of course, an itinerary like this should just be a starting point for your plans, and at the end I’ve also added some optional sights that you might want to add in. You could also extend this itinerary over some more days if you really want to take your time exploring Barcelona.

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Midrange $$: €80 | Total Cost: €70-€95 | Thrifty $: €50 | Hostel:€19-€42 | Bus (Airpt. to City):€5.90 | Apt: €95-€160+ | Hotel: €65-€155 | Taxi (Airprt. to City) €30-€35 | Day Passes: €15-€35 | Dinner: €12-€23 | Lunch: €5-€18
Barcelona has a lot going for it so it’s naturally at the top of many travel itineraries. It has a vibrant food scene, a plethora of unique historic architecture, and some of the best nightlife in Europe. And it’s one of the few major European cities with beaches. As far as travel prices are concerned, Barcelona isn’t cheap, but it isn’t too terribly expensive either. In this guide, we’ll cover typical Barcelona travel costs for food, accommodation, sights, and extras so you can better budget your trip.

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Hostel One Paralelo: €35 | Hostel One Ramblas: €35 | Hostel One Sants: €35 | Sant Jordi Hostel Gracia: €37 | Rodamon Barcelona Ctr: €38 | Sant Jordi Alberg: €37 | Mediterranean Youth: €35 | Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace: €37 | Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia: €33 |
Barcelona has some of the best hostels in Europe and there are hostels that cater to multiple travel styles. But with so many hostels, it can be hard to find which one will work best for you. That’s why we created The Savvy Backpacker’s guide to the best hostels in Barcelona based on quality, price, vibe, and other important factors...

Published : Jan, 2017

Bars & pubs | Activities: Cultural
eat on Las Ramblas (overpriced) | underestimate pickpockets/thieves | be surprised of long line in Sagrada Familia | expect to eat before noon | be surprised if locals out-party (til dawn)
Barcelona! The Home of Gaudi & The Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, The Best Beach City in Europe, So Many Great Museums to See, Things to Do & Places to Eat. This video is on the things that tourists and travelers should not do when they come to Barcelona, Spain.

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.