If you are looking for the best Instagram spots in Barcelona, I got you! This article is going to provide you with the most instagrammable places in Barcelona and all the handy information you need to know before you go to Spain. Such as when is the best time to go, if it’s safe for solo female travelers, the best places to see, where to stay, what to eat, Simcard, day trips from Barcelona, and more. If you are traveling to Barcelona for the first time, this travel guide is going to help you get ready. So let’s start!
Barcelona is the capital of Barcelona province in Spain (or España in Spanish) and one of a few must-see cities with its own charm. The city is home to the largest football stadium in Europe called Camp Nou, (the second one being Wembley Stadium in London), and it has become a go-to destination for many because of its laid back lifestyle, UNESCO world heritage sites, and being a foodie’s paradise.
The most instagrammable places in Barcelona.
- The most instagrammable places in Barcelona.
- 1. Sagrada Familia
- 2. La Pedrera – Casa Mila
- 3. Barcelona Cathedral
- 4. Park Guell
- 5. Gran Teatre del Liceu
- 6. Casa Vicens
- 7. Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell
- 8. Casa Batlló
- 9. Boqueria Market
- 10. Gaudi
- 11. Palau de la Música Catalana
- 12. Carrer del Bisbe
- 13. Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
- 14. Arc de Triomf
- 15. Barcelona from the sea
- 16. Parc del Laberint d’Horta
- 17. Casa Padua
- 18. El born neighborhood
- 19. Tibidabo Mountain and amusement park
- 20. Palau Guell
- 21. Passage Sert
- 22. Sitges
- 23. Parc de la Ciutadella
- 24. Montserrat Monastery
- 25. La Barceloneta Beach
- 26. Museu National d’Art de Catalunya
- 27. Torre de Collserola
- 28. Fundacio Antoni Tapies
- 29. Casa del les Punxes
- 30. Jardins Del Teatre Grec
- 31. Jardins Mossen Costa i Llobera
- 32. França Railway Station
- 33. Carmel Bunkers
- Travel Tips for Barcelona
- How many days in Barcelona is enough?
- Where is the best area to stay in Barcelona?
- When is the best time to visit Barcelona?
- Is Barcelona safe for a solo female traveler?
- Local currency
- Do I need a visa for Barcelona?
- How to get around Barcelona?
- People, language, Simcard
- Must-Have Travel Apps for Spain
- What to eat in Barcelona?
- Day trips from Barcelona
- Let me know in the comments:
1. Sagrada Familia
2. La Pedrera – Casa Mila
3. Barcelona Cathedral
4. Park Guell
5. Gran Teatre del Liceu
6. Casa Vicens
7. Carrer de l’Allada-Vermell
8. Casa Batlló
9. Boqueria Market
11. Palau de la Música Catalana
12. Carrer del Bisbe
13. Sant Pau Recinte Modernista
14. Arc de Triomf
15. Barcelona from the sea
16. Parc del Laberint d’Horta
17. Casa Padua
18. El born neighborhood
19. Tibidabo Mountain and amusement park
20. Palau Guell
21. Passage Sert
23. Parc de la Ciutadella
24. Montserrat Monastery
25. La Barceloneta Beach
26. Museu National d’Art de Catalunya
27. Torre de Collserola
28. Fundacio Antoni Tapies
29. Casa del les Punxes
30. Jardins Del Teatre Grec
31. Jardins Mossen Costa i Llobera
32. França Railway Station
33. Carmel Bunkers
Travel Tips for Barcelona
How many days in Barcelona is enough?
Although I like staying until my visa runs out in each country but if you are time-poor, I would suggest spending at least 3 days in Barcelona. This should be enough time to explore Barcelona’s main attractions, get the feel for the city, and even make a day trip to lounge on one of the scenic manmade beaches or just sip more sangria at sunset.
Where is the best area to stay in Barcelona?
Some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Barcelona are Barrio Gotico (the Gothic Quarter), El Raval, El Born, Eixample, Montjuïc, Gràcia, Barceloneta, and Poble Sec. Check hotel prices and book it through trusted Agoda, or Booking.com
When is the best time to visit Barcelona?
The best times to visit Barcelona are between May to August (late spring and summer) because during these months usually the climate is warm-sunny and there are tons of events and festivals to go to. Plus the room rates are affordable though they fill up fast and during the shoulder seasons, crowds would have disappeared.
Is Barcelona safe for a solo female traveler?
My experience of solo travel to Barcelona was safe from start to end. So all I can say from my personal experience is unless there is a drastic change in the country’s political situation, pandemic, or some natural disaster it is safe to travel to Barcelona. Just remember to apply a general rule of thumb i.e. Don’t walk down that dark alleyway on your own, respect the culture, don’t argue about religion, dress modestly, trust your instincts, don’t be afraid but be cautious.
The official currency in Barcelona is the Euro. There are several 24-hour ATMs in the airport arrivals hall and these days almost all establishments accept debit or credit cards. Just remember to consider bank fees from your bank and the ATM withdraw fee while you do your budget.
Do I need a visa for Barcelona?
If your passport is from Australia, you do not need a visitor visa to enter Portugal because it falls under the Schengen zone that allows Aussies to stay up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your stay. That being said, the authorities may ask for the return air ticket. I highly recommend checking the Spanish Embassy website for the most current visa information for you.
How to get around Barcelona?
The first option I always suggest is to walk around the city center because it offers so much more with the sights, sounds, surprise conversations with the locals, and more. It is also very easy to walk around in Barcelona because most attractions aren’t too far from each other.
That said, Barcelona also has an extensive public transport system served by metro, tram, and FGC. They are the quickest, simplest, and most convenient way of getting around Barcelona which makes it easy to explore all corners of the city.
People, language, Simcard
Based on my experience I found Spanish people to be friendly, warm, and straightforward forward ie they will tell you what they want in your face but they are also respectful if you don’t want the same. Spanish is the official language but English is widely spoken in Barcelona mostly in the travel and hospitality industry.
You can pick up a sim card right at the Airport arrival hall from a Vodaphone or Orange stores. If not, you can buy a Movistar sim card or a Yoigo sim card in Barcelona city center (Movistar has the best coverage throughout the country.)
Spain’s country domain is .es, and country-code is +34
Must-Have Travel Apps for Spain
Google Translate for easy communication on the local language and it’s extremely simple to use!
Flixbus app to travel to Europe very cheaply including other cities in Denmark other than just Copenhagen. It has a comfortable seat, wifi, and snacks onboard. Alternatively, Maps.me
Google Maps because it offers very good coverage of Bratislava, including Street View. Google Drive, Calendar for time management, and storing pictures.
Direct Ferries app to compare companies, prices, and, once you’re happy, book those ferry tickets.
Renfe for all of Barcelona’s public transport, book train tickets up to an hour before you wish to take a journey, and to make sure you are taking the right route.
Uber to order your taxi for immediate use. Here is the $10 off your first ride on the Uber app. To accept, use code ‘k7zapn’ to sign up. Enjoy! Details: https://www.uber.com/invite/k7zapn
BlaBlaCar allows people to list journeys they are happy to carry passengers on as well as passengers book a seat in someone’s vehicle.
What to eat in Barcelona?
Checking out the most instagrammable places in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without trying their food! Highly recommended Paella, Tapas of course, Bombas, Calçots and romesco sauce, Esqueixada, Pa amb Tomàquet, Escalivada, Mató, and Crema Catalana, Canelons, Escudella I Carn d’Olla / Sopa de Galets, Faves a la Catalana, Botifarra amb mongetes, Fricandó, Ànec amb Peres, Cargols a la llauna and Cold cured meats if you are into that. You will find locals eating at these places – La Cova Fumada, La Bombeta, Doner Kebab 1881, Blai Tonight, Casa Lucio, Taverna de Llesca.
and Cal Pep.
As you know most countries have a signature drink. Barcelona is no different. So the must-try drink in Barcelona is the Sangria. Usually, it is made of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients or spirits. Recommend heading to The Pulitzer Terrace at Hotel Pulitzer, Ohla Chillout Terrace, Sky Bar, or La Dolce Vitae for the grand sunsets view with a glass of sangria of course.
Day trips from Barcelona
There are many places you can explore from Barcelona as a day trip. Such as The Monastery of Montserrat, Girona, Figueres, The Costa Brava, Tarragona, Sitges, Collserola, Cadaqués and Cap de Creus Natural Park.
I hope this most instagrammable places in Barcelona along with the travel tips helped you in your planning.
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