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Barcelona - TWISPER Destination guide
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As a travel destination, Barcelona really does have it all. A vibrant city with beautiful sandy beaches, rugged mountains, spectacular architecture, great food and lively nightlife. There’s an effective bus and metro system, but we find walking around each district is the best way to experience the city’s history, culture and buildings that are works of art in themselves.

The iconic Sagrada Familia should of course be on your agenda, and the great thing about it is it looks different every time you visit. If you’re heading inside, get a skip the line ticket and be prepared to be amazed. But don’t sleep on the rest of Gaudi’s work. You’re sure to pass the unique buildings dotted around the city as you explore but take the time to visit Parc Güell. Colorful mosaics, funky shapes and spectacular views down to the Mediterranean await you.

Stroll down La Rambla, make a stop for foodie treats in the Mercat de la Boqueria, then peel off through the pretty Medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. From boutiques to art museums to trendy bars, you could spend all day exploring this neighborhood. Or, if you’re short on time, you could wind your way through the streets and down to the beach. Where we recommend you sit and enjoy the view with a sandwich and a bottle of sparkling wine from La Xampanyeria. Enjoy!

Barcelona - TWISPER Destination guide



Marvel at Gaudi’s masterpieces

From the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia to the magical Parc Güell


Dance the night away

In the city’s legendary party scene


Get lost

In the labyrinthine streets of the Gothic Quarter


Tapear (have tapas) around the city

Hop between bars and market stalls for tasty local snacks with each drink


Day trip to

The stunning mountains and monastery of Montserrat


Watch the sunset

With a beer, overlooking the city from the Bunkers of Carmel

To try out

Where to eat

El Nacional

Four different restaurants in a beautiful modernist former factory. A true gastronomic experience!

Los Caracoles

Charismatic restaurant serving up traditional local food on La Rambla since 1835.

Brunch & Cake

Hip, welcoming family-run café with delicious brunch options and impressive cakes.

Where to sleep

Mandarin Oriental

Iconic luxury spa hotel on the fashionable Passeig de Gràcia with a great rooftop bar.

Hotel La Casa del Sol

Contemporary design hotel with large, comfortable rooms and state-of-the-art technology.

The Serras Hotel Barcelona

Elegant 5* hotel with beautiful rooms. Located in the Gothic Quarter near the marina.

Where to drink

Milk Bar & Bistro

Eccentrically decorated bar in the Gothic Quarter with an impressive cocktail list.


Historic cocktail bar founded in 1933. A must visit in Barcelona!

Ohla Hotel

Relaxed terrace bar atop the Ohla Hotel. Whatever you drink, toast to the unbeatable view here.


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