Barcelona: Where to Stay, Eat and Play

Our guide to Barcelona will have you eating, sight-seeing and sleeping in luxury in the Spanish beach city.


PLAY: Parc Güell
For a first-time visit to Barcelona, a trip to Gaudi’s Parc Güell needs to be on your must-see checklist. In fact, you should cross all of the Antoni Gaudí attractions (Barcelona’s and arguably, Spain’s most famous architect who has given the city its distinct, Gothic feel) off your list, and the best way to see them all is to pick up a day pass for the hop-on/hop-off Barcelona Bus Turistic. The bus has a blue route and a red route and is a great way to see the city in one shot. Test out both routes and hop off at Parc Güell on the blue route. For 8 euros you can purchase a ticket to enter the park and wander around, taking in the beautiful work of Gaudi. Have a Vicky Cristina Barcelona moment and walk down the front steps as you exit the park.

Where to Find:
Parc Güell
Carrer d’Olot, s/n, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
+34 902 20 03 02,