One Week In Barcelona 2018

Welcome to One Week In Barcelona!


You should be, there’s a lot to explore.

We are keen to share here our best insider tips to spend One Week In Barcelona.

We introduce you to

all the different neighborhoods
unique experiences you can and should enjoy
our 11 most recommended restaurants and eat-outs

Barcelona, home of Gaudi and our home.

It is one of the most popular travel destinations world wide. And it offers almost everything.

From rich cuisine to luxury experiences like driving a Ferrari with a city view or parasailing – unique and memorable travel experiences are ensured for everyone coming over.

We love Barcelona for its variety, flair, culture, food, but most of all: The fantastic and unique mixture of having a beach, and an artsy world-city in one place! Walk with us through the narrowed streets of El Born until we find our most favorite coffee in town.

Here are all articles for One Week In Barcelona.

So you can plan and spend a perfect vacation week!
1. Accommodation (areas to stay and avoid)
Barcelona is a big city with many distinctive districts.

The old quarter is the downtown city center as well as the touristic highlight, while Gracia is the bohemian neighborhood, popular among artists, students and expats.

Here is our overview on where to stay in Barcelona.

We describe all district in detail.

We cover as well the best accommodations options for


Check out the Guide to where to stay in Barcelona for first-time visitors.

Here you can find all hotels in Barcelona at a glance.

2. Itinerary for 7 days
Yes, we know Barcelona as we’ve lived here since 2011.

We share our best itinerary for 7 days so you can make the best out of your precious travel and vacation time.

Check out our recommended itinerary for 7 days.

3. Activities and Experiences
When Barcelonins say their city has it all, well, there is no way to disagree.

From the beach to the mountain, from surfing to snowboarding, from Mediterranean food to one of the best football clubs in the world.

We collected for you a great list of cool Things To Do in Barcelona:

54 romantic things to do in Barcelona for couples and 1st dates
59 FREE Things to do in Barcelona including live concerts, museums and sunsets.
18 LUXURY Things to do in Barcelona like Champagne Sunset Sailing

4. The Must-Dos (+ skip the line)
These are the absolute MUST-VISITs.

Some of them require a previous booking to either skip the huge line or to enter at all.

Enter Sagrada Familia (get your SKIP the LINE ticket here)
Get your ticket to Park Güell beforehand (otherwise you cannot enter the main area)
Walk Las Ramblas
Wander through La Boqueria
Eat Tapas
Walk the famous Passeig de Gracia
Enter Casa Batllo or Casa Mila

Also important, know how to get around.

If you have few time in Barcelona, consider to get the hop on – hop off bus with stops on the main attractions.
5. Day Trips from Barcelona
We love Barcelona as well as we love day tours to get out of the city!

We did so many day trips!

Here are all of our favorites. Whether you want to do some canyoning, chill at some hidden beaches, old villages, or even snowboarding.

Here are our full list of epic 33 day trips from Barcelona.

Our detailed articles on special day trips from Barcelona:

Montserrat Monastery and how to get there
Waikiki Beach a paradise beach near Barcelona

6. Food & Drinks
Okay, we admit it: we love cafés! No wonder we needed to set up our favorite cafés and hipster bars in a blog post about Barcelona.

Find all 13 best coffee shops in Barcelona here.

Brunch, lunch, dinner? We collected our favorite 11 best restaurants in Barcelona. There is an authentic cuisine to enjoy.

NEW: 23 best places to eat in Barcelona.
7. Printed Guides & Map

8. All Articles
Last but not least, please find below all our articles about the Catalan capital.

We are keen to share here our best insider tips for Barcelona. We introduce you to the different neighborhoods, unique experiences, and restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy your day.

Any questions? We’d be happy to help. Send us an email.