Barcelona photo blog – Fantastic photo collection of Barcelona’s neighbourhoods and daily life

After many blogs about eating, shopping, traveling… the Suitelife team have come up with the idea of Barcelona photo blog in which we show you the beauty of all Barcelona neighbourhoods with some aspects of artistic expression such as Barcelona sculpture, Barcelona architecture, Barcelona street art and daily life of residents there. Let’s travel to Barcelona and explore art, architecture, people and tradition through our interns’s lens!

1. Barri Gòtic


Street performer in Plaça Reial, popular meeting place

Located in the old city, Gothic area with many attractions is always crowded by tourists, but in the evening you will find out that locals are attracted to many restaurants and bars.  Old, narrow, but beautiful streets, interesting bars, nice coffee shops and restaurants or clothing stores, you can find them all and do anything you want in this famous neighbourhood.


2. Raval Rambla

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MACBA, housing the city’s main collection of modern art and popular skate spot

El Raval is part of the second development stage of historic Barcelona. Even it was an unsafe and  no-go area for tourists, the Raval is being transformed into a lively and multi-cultural neighbourhood with a variety of attractive cafes, restaurants and bars.



3. El Born

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One of El Born’s characteristic narrow streets

One of my favourite neighbourhoods with the best pizza in town – only 1.50 euro a slice :) ! Here you can find nice restaurants, bars, trendy but pricey boutiques, shoe shops and one of the most amazing modernist buildings: the Palau de la Musica.  Ciutadella Park (also home to Barcelona Zoo) is such a perfect place for picnic weekend!

4. Barceloneta

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Passeig Don Joan Borbó Comte Barcelona where you’ll find some of the city’s best seafood restaurants.

Of course Barceloneta is one of the city’s most visited and popular districts with its perfect location near Barcelona’s Port Vell and sandy beaches. What should I say about this neighbourhood? In my mind, Barceloneta ‘s images are : rows of restaurants and bars, sound of guitar from street performers on the sand, locals sitting in their chairs in the street and narrow balconies displaying clothes drying in the sun!


5. L’Eixample

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Beautiful park near Sagrada Família

Central and quiet from the chaos of Plaza Catalunya or Espanya, L’Eixample is a nice place to stay in terms of safety and convenience. The area is packed with buildings in art-nouveau style, some of the best and most expensive restaurants in town and most of Barcelona’s international designer shops! Rambla de Catalunya is my habitual place to sit and people-watching from one of the many beautiful terrace cafes!


6. Gràcia

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One of the nicest streets in Gràcia

Gràcia is one of the most popular and vibrant district in the city! You can’t think of Gràcia without imagining the modernist Casa Fuster and Gaudi’s Cava Vicens! Plaza del Sol is the most renowned area of this neighbourhood (with terrace cafes), being a place for people to convene to drink and be merry at night!

7. Diagonal Mar

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The yellow flowering trees in a park in Diagonal Mar, Barcelona

With the broadest and most important avenues, modernist architectures, international schools and many large and modern shopping malls with supermarkets,  restaurants, cinemas and various services such as massage spas or hair salons, Diagonal  Mar is the deifnitely a city hotspot!


8. Poble Nou

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In Poble Nou, you can sit and enjoy the old part of district with elegant buildings and pavement cafes, see the locals and the kids playing in the park, Barcelonians going about in their business. There is a local Rambla street there and I love it more than the famous one! Furthermore, just a few minutes walking and you can see the beach which is quieter and non-touristy. It is such a brilliant area when you are sick of drunken teenagers in Barceloneta beach.

 

9. Poble Sec

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Street art and graffiti wall in Poble Sec.

Between the city centre and Montjuic, Poble Sec is sufficiently away from the main tourist areas. Therefore, it is fairly quiet except when your place is near the Camp Nou stadium or in Carrer de Blai – the ideal location for  many local bars and restaurants with authentic Catalan cuisine with very reasonable price!

10. Villa Olimpica

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Student gathering in a park near thePompeu Fabra University campus

In this area, Bogatell is an ideal place to sit and relax after a long day at the beach! With old looks of small cafes and narrow streets, the Olympic village also has many clubs, bars and restaurants where you will meet all of your entertainment needs! There are many famous architectures in this area such as The Port Olímpic de Barcelona, Golden fish and Torre Mapfre!

 

This is a photo collection taken by people who fall in love with Barcelona, the town you never want to leave. Let’s discover more information about all neighbourhoods in Barcelona through our last blogs below!

Top 5 Barcelona neighbourhoods

EL Born

Raval

Gracia

Eixample

Gothic

Villa Olympica

Diagonal

Poble Sec

Poble Nou

 

 

Activities for Kids in Barcelona: let the fun begins

What to Do in Barcelona When You Have Kids

 

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Hey everyone! Do you wonder what to do with children in Barcelona? Is there any activities for kids in Barcelona that I could plan with my family this summer? If you are the proud parents of some little excited kids eager to get their say in what your schedule will be during your stay in paradise, well we have thought of you families and we want your children to enjoy their vacations as much as you do. Besides, if you’re lucky enough to live in Barcelona it’s even better because you’ll have all the time in the world to do everything. If you’re just on holidays, just pick from the list of activities for kids in Barcelona that we created for you below and have the greatest time in here with your family!

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Attractions

 

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  • Sagrada Familia

Even though going to church while on vacations might not sound that appealing for your kids, the architectural beauty of this piece of art will blow their minds anyway. Going on a sunny morning is the best moment to enjoy all the colours created by the stained-glass windows and well, who doesn’t like a rainbow? Your kids will love it for sure.

Get your tickets in advance on the website and check out our blog on how to beat the queue at Sagrada Familia

  • Aquarium

Both fun and culturally rewarding, going to the aquarium is one of the best ways to keep your kids busy and entertained during your holidays in Barcelona. Besides, let’s not forget that any activity who allows you and your family to spend some time out of the sun’s reach is a blessing that I greatly encourage. Only warning, I know it’s hot in here during the summer but try not to dive in with the sharks when you go to the Aquarium of Barcelona!

Check out the website right here.

  • Montjuic Castle

Hosting various events such as exhibitions, feasts and even outdoor screenings, the Montjuic Castle is the ideal place to go with your kids to enjoy the beauty of this medieval castle and the atmosphere from a time of knights and princesses. Located on the fabulous Montjuic hill of Barcelona, get the chance to appreciate a wonderful view of the city and a travel back through time.

Have a look to the website and order your tickets in advance.

  • Zoo of Barcelona

Situated in the city centre and more specifically in the heart of the beautiful Ciutadella Park, the zoo is definitely a must in terms of activities to do with kids. If you’re in Barcelona this summer, don’t miss the show “Magic at the Zoo: Unbelievable Animals” by Edouard Juanola that will amaze your whole family!

Order your tickets and check out the latest events at the zoo of Barcelona right here.

  • Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol is located near the Palace next to Plaça d’Espanya. This is one of the best attractions to go when staying in Barcelona and enjoy a great day with your children. It is a typical little Spanish village which gathers buildings made according to each architectural style from all around Spain that offers activities for families and children such as clues games and shows.

Plan your visit on Poble Espanyol’s website.

  • Catalunya en Miniatura

Located 13km outside of Barcelona, in the municipality of Torelles de Llobregat, this amusement park offers you a large range of miniature sculptures to make you discover the wonders of Catalunya. Get to know this amazing region and the art of scale model replica.

Purchase your tickets online on Catalunya en Miniatura’s website.

 

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Museums

 

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Barcelona is a very cultural city which offers many activities for you and your children to get the chance to learn while having fun! Here’s a list of museums which are either made for kids or extremely kid-friendly. It’s not because your on holidays that you should stop learn people, especially since Barcelona has so many cool museums to go to and have a great time.

 

  • Science Museums

- Museu Blau

- Museum of Ideas & Inventions

- Holographic Museum

 

  • Historical Museums

- Archaeological museum

- Mammoth Museum

- Egyptian Museum

- Maritime Museum

- Museu Etnològic

- Barcelona Museum of History

 

  • Art Museum

- MEAM: European Museum of Modern Art

- Fundació Joan Miro

- MNAC: Museum of Art

- Picasso Museum of Barcelona

- Casa Ametller

 

  • Diverse

- Chocolate Museum

- Wax Museum

- Magic Museum

- Railway Museum of Catalunya

- Barcelona Olympic and Sports Museum

- Frederic Mares Museum

 

For more information on the museums, check out the amazing website of kidsinbarcelona.com which gathers all the activities you can do with your children in the city.

 

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Fun Stuff

 

 

So, cultural and grown-up activities are cool for your kids to learn but let’s be honest, they will definitely have more fun by doing some outdoor exercises and preferably those who involve water and slides!

 

  • SphereMania

Now that is something seriously funny that I need to try and that I am offering you right now for you to enjoy with your kids. It might look dangerous for some of you but it is very safe and most of all, it looks AMAZING! If you’re into “extreme” sports, just try the Sphere.

Check out the UK website here for further information and the Facebook page of the company’s Barcelona branch right there.

 

  • Bubbleparc

Want to keep in shape while on holidays? Go to the mini amusement park located right in the port of Barcelona where you’ll enjoy a Sci-Fi-like obstacle course to do with your kids and enjoy a good day of exercising.

Check out Bubbleparc’s website to see what it is all about.

 

  • Waterparks

WATERPARKS! I mean no words needed here, right? Actually there is. All of them are located outside of Barcelona and mostly in other cities of the Catalonian coast. The closest waterpark from Barcelona is Illa Fantasia but you’ll still need to plan your trip there by getting a train ticket or renting a car. The fun is worth it guys!

- Waterworld

- Aquadiver water park

- Aquopolis water park

- Aquabrava

- MarineLand

- Aqualeon

- Costa Caribe water park of Port Aventura

- Illa Fantasia

 

  • Beaches

Barcelona has plenty of beaches for you to go and the further you go, the calmer and family friendly the beaches get. Good thing is that even though it’s gonna require a little bit of walking you can get there with the Line 4 of the Metro that get you to all the beaches along the city.

- Barceloneta

- New Icària

- Mar Bella (nudist beach, be careful)

Moreover, the city of Sitges, which is located 30min away from Barcelona and very easily accessible by train, has many beaches that are very cherished by Barcelona’s population and that you should try out if you want to spend your whole day on the beach. Plus, you get to visit the nice city of Sitges.

 

Kids Activities: the Parks

 

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If you’re feeling like going to a park because it is one of the best way to spend time with your kids, Barcelona is a very flourished city and it has many green spaces and great parks.

- Ciutadella Park

- Park Guëll (the outskirt of the park where you don’t risk to break any piece of art. Plus, there is a great view!)

- Jardin de la Maternitat

And so many more! There are squares for kids to play in almost every corner of the city, you’ll find what you’re looking for for sure.

 

Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Adventure

 

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Feeling adventurous? You need to try those amazing activities to do around Barcelona!

 

  • Port Aventura

The famous amusement park is waiting for you! Located near Tarragona (South of Barcelona), you’ll need to plan your trip there but don’t worry the park did it all for you!

Check out the website and how to get there and purchase your tickets.

 

  • Tibidabo Theme Park

Located on one of the highest hills surrounding Barcelona, Tibidabo offers you the best view on the city. There is a beautiful Cathedral for you to visit but most of all there is an amazing amusement park. Just be careful, it is pretty expensive and you’ll need to take the metro, the bus and a funicular railway and your way there but it’s worth it!

Check out the website and how to get there.

 

  • Natupark
  • Activ Natura Adventure Park
  • La Selva de l’Aventura

If you like tree climbing and outdoor activities, check out those three aventure parks and spend the day believing that you and your kids too can be Tarzan. Active Natura Park also offers horse riding and other funny stuff such as archery or laser combat. Yay!

Further information: NatuparkActiv Natura and La Selva de l’Aventura

 

Alright so, I wish you the best moments with your kids and I really hope you all have fun in Barcelona.

See ya!

- Aurélien

 

What to do in Barcelona

… during your holidays !

Hello SuiteLifers ! Today I’m gonna tell you what to do in Barcelona, what absolutely not to miss to enjoy your holidays in our beautiful city !! These are insider tips, I’m not gonna talk to you about Sagrada Familia (speaking about this, check out our blog : how to beat the queue at Sagrada Familia), Park Guell, La Pedrera and so on.. You’ll find everything you need to know about that on touristic guide and on our many blogs ! No no I’m gonna give you some tips that will make your experience here even better !

What to do in Barcelona

Chill at Carpe Diem Lounge Club

If you don’t know what to do in Barcelona after a day at the beach La Barceloneta don’t hesitate ! This amazing lounge on the beach (metro Ciutadella Vila Olimpica) is the best ones to have a drink and chill on a huge sofa while enjoying the sun ! After a great day of beach and sun I promise that this is the best place to relax ! It’s also a (good) restaurant and a club at night.  The decoration is inspired by India and it’s really cool. You can ask for a massage while enjoying your drink (take a gin tonic, they are gorgeous !). It’s actually one of my favorite places here in Barcelona ! Check their website if you need more info !

What to do in Barcelona

The Magic Fountains of Montjuic !

Of course you’re going to Montjuic ! You HAVE to go to Montjuic, it’s beautiful. But listen to me : you should go at the end of the afternoon : around 6 p.m, visit a bit and then, check out the magic fountain show ! Every friday, saturday and sunday (from the 31st of march until the 30th of october) from 9 p.m to 11:30 p.m there is a big show and this is really beautiful (and free…) ! You’re not forced to stay 2 hours of course but you should stay at least half an hour to enjoy the lights and everything ! You won’t regret it, it’s… magic as said in the name. Where is it ? Metro plaza Espana ! Check more infos on the official website of the city.

What to do in Barcelona

Eating the best tapas of Barcelona : Xampaniet

Where to go and what to do in Barcelona for lunch ? Haha what a question ! El Xampanyet !!! This restaurant makes the absolute best tapas I’ve ever eaten in my entire (and short) life. It’s located next to the Picasso museum (so you can go right after your visit to this beautiful museum). It’s really typical, most of the people eat at the bar but you can ask for a table, they will find you one in les than five minutes ! It looks crowded all the time but don’t be intimidated you can eat without any problem. Don’t forget to order aspargus and tortilla they taste like heaven, seriously. Adress ? Carrer montcada, 22. Please, go ! Need more places where to eat tapas ? Check out our blog about The top Tapas restaurants of Barcelona.

What to do in Barcelona

Play a beach volleyball game with locals on the beach !

You’ll see once arrived in Barcelona that the beach is surrounded by beach volleyball fields. It’s a really popular game here in Barcelona, (like in Copacabana). You can ask the players to play with them they would be really pleased to welcome you into their game! It’s a fun and sporty way to meet local people. They are really welcoming and can give you a lot of tips about the city ! It’s really nice and will make burn the tapas you’ve eaten at lunch !! And if you need more info about Barcelona beaches, just check out our free e-book about beaches in Barcelona.

What to do in Barcelona

Have an after-dinner drink at The Eclipse

What to do in Barcelona after dinner ? Searching for a unique place to have a drink ? The eclise is the club of the luxury W hotel. Located on the 26th floor of the hotel you’ll enjoy an amazing view of Barcelona ! The bar is a cocktail one and I can tell you they are delicious !! (By the way, if you’re a cocktail lover check out our free e-book : top 10 cocktail bars of Barcelona). Be careful, minors under 21 cannot enter the club, and as it’s a fancy hotel the dress code is… well, fancy! But the view worth the stilettos ! Check out more info on the Eclipse website.

What to do in Barcelona

Enjoy the breath taking view from Barcelo Raval

The most amazing view of Barcelona I’ve ever seen is from the Barcelo Raval hotel, in Raval neighborood. You have to go to the 11th floor, on the terrace and there… you’ll enjoy a 360 degrees view of Barcelona. It’s really amazing and you absolutely can’t miss it. I bring all my friends there so they can have an idea of the structure of Barcelona and how big it is ! You can see pretty much everything from this rooftop. Place not to miss ! More info on Barcelo Raval Barcelona website.

What to do in Barcelona

To roller skate down Barceloneta

Having fun and taking the sun by the same time on the beach ! You’ll see that Barceloneta is just what you need to roller skate a bit. It’s really cool and don’t forget that roller skates is the sport that burns fat the most easily and quickly ! There are a lot of shops who rent rollers all along the beach ! Don’t hesitate. Plus : kids love that !!

What to do in Barcelona

Brunch at Federal Café

Lazy sunday morning and you don’t know what to do in Barcelona ? Federal is a little and hidden café next to the metro station “Paralel”. It’s one of the best brunch in Barcelona. This is not a buffet, you”ll have to orden on a menu but everything is amazing ! The service is really good and you won’t have to wait ten hours to be served. There is everything you need to have energy for a whole day of visit, and it’s not expensive. Where to find it ? Carrer del Parlament, 39. If you’re fond of brunches check out our blog about the best brunches in Barcelona.

What to do in Barcelona

Enjoy the pool at the Ohla Hotel

Well, beaches in Barcelona are crowded. If you’re looking for something else, a fancy pool for a fancy afternoon, you might fall in love with the Ohla Hotel. Located on Via Laetana, this 5 stars hotel opens his pool to the public during the summer. You’ll have to take drinks or something to eat of course, it’s not free but the place is amazing, a peaceful and quiet location in the very heart of Barcelona. Gorgeous ! Location ? Via Laetana, 49.

What to do in Barcelona

If you love rooftops bars and pools just as me read our two blogs about it : Top 10 rooftop bars in Barcelona and Top 7 rooftop pools in Barcelona.

Alright guys, that’s it for today ! I hope my blog was helpful and if you have any other idea of what to do in Barcelona, please leave us a comment we’ll be glad to hear from you !!

Mathilde

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona : absolutely everything you need to know

Hello SuiteLifers ! Today I come to you with the 10 most frequently asked questions about Barcelona (and their answers of course…) to help you have the most pleasant experience in this magnificent city !!

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona

Question 1 : What are Barcelona international telephone codes ?

The first most frequently asked questions about Barcelona is about the international telephone codes. What you must know is that the telephone dialling country code is +34 and the city code for Barcelona is 93. In general numbers that begin with 9 are fixed lines and numbers that begin with 6 are mobile phones.

Question 2 : What is Barcelona time’s zone ?

This is the second most frequently asked questions about Barcelona ! Well, we are located in the GMT+1 time zone !

Question 3 : How to get tourists visas for Spain?

Of course the citizens of European Union + Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein do not require a visa, just their ID or passport. For minors the ID must come with a written parental permission. They can visit for up to 90 days. Visitors from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, the Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, the Vatican, Singapore, Uruguay and Venezuela don’t need a tourist visa either, just a valid passport.  Finally any visitors from any other countries must apply for a tourist visa from the Spanish Consulate website in their home country.

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona

Question 4 : What is electrical current in Spain ?

Our fourth most frequently asked questions about Barcelona ! Spain uses 220-volt AC, 50Hz electrical current with a two-pin electrical plugs.  Visitors from the UK need adaptors and visitors from USA also need adaptors as well as 110/125V transformers.

Question 5 : What is the weather like in Barcelona ?

Mediterranean climate !!! Warm springs, hot summers, mild winters. And up to 12hours of sunshine a day during the summers.

Frequently asked question about Barcelona

Question 6 : Where is Barcelona airport ?

The international airport is located outside the city, about 20 kms away and is called El Prat. The easiest way to come to Barcelona from the airport is the “Aerobus”. Check out El Prat website and the Aerobus website for more information.

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona

Question 7 : How is public transport in Barcelona ?

Very modern and well maintained !!! We have buses, metro, trams, trains, city bikes. And the metro service is uninterrupted from 5am on Saturday to 12 am on Sunday ! Check out the public transport website for more info.

Question 8 : Where is the Tourist office ?

There are plenty of them all around the city but you’ll find the main one on Plaza Catalunya, underground. You can check the tourist office of Barcelona website for more information.

Question 9 : What about medical care and health care

One really important and most frequently asked questions about Barcelona. Visitors from the European Union must bring the blue EHIC card – European Health Insurance Card, which entitles them to free medical assistance in emergencies. The main emergency number is 112.  The number for medical emergencies is 061. Don’t forget to check CatSalut website.

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona

Question 10 : Pharmacies and chemists

They are called “Farmacias” here in Spain. They generally have the big green cross outside. You can buy prescription and non-prescription medicine  from pharmacies during normal shopping hours on weekdays between 9.00 and 20.00. There are also 24h chemist shops opened in Barcelona but an extra charge is added to medicine purchased outside normal opening hours.

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona

That was the top 10 most frequently asked questions about Barcelona ! I hope you guys have found this helpful and if you have another question about anything else please leave a comment we’ll be happy to help !

Mathilde

BARCELONA APPS!!!

Hello Hola Bonjour Howdy Suitelifers,

Lets be honest with ourselves, our day to day routines are dominated by our phones.. Your probably reading this off your phone as we speak!!

Everything we do and everything we say in the present day revolves around our smartphones. Now I ain’t saying it’s a bad thing, in fact I believe our phones can enhance and improve our experiences. That is why I am creating this blog to tell you the must need BARCELONA APPS!! because i’m nice like that and I care for my readers. Well enough about how considerate and great guy I am, lets get started!! Lets count down the best apps you can download for FREE… Yes you heard right FREEEEEEE!!!!!

 

7) HostelWorld

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HostelWorld is brilliant for all you backpackers out there, I personally used this app throughout Europe not only Barcelona but when I first arrived here it was certainly a one of my must need BARCELONA APPS!! If your anything like me which is spontaneous (or as others would say ‘Lazy’) and you don’t really plan where your going to stay and just go with the flow then HostelWorld is the ideal app for you. This app helps filter through hundreds of hostels in the local area and will help you find the perfect hostel for you. Before I downloaded this app I went to a complete unknown hostel and my first night consisted of a guy vomiting next to my bed …… Wasn’t the greatest night il be honest but this can be avoided. So stop being ‘Lazy’ just download the app and let Hostelworld do all the research for you. Then again if your not like me and plan well ahead and book your hostels well in advance then erm….. yeh this app is pretty useless to you. But hey it’s still worth having on your phone if you want to post some feedback on how the guy next to you vomited all night …….. if you ever read that comment anywhere it is most likely my comment. Stay away from that hostel!!!!

 

6) Tripadvisor

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Tripadvisor is one of those apps where everybody has done all the hard work for you and one that has come in handy over and over, which is why this is one of my must need BARCELONA APPS!! I know the saying you should try something new but my saying is ‘Why risk wasting money and time??’ theres only so many times you can try new things out and well if they don’t turn out great then it can sour your experience. Sometimes we just need to be told where to go right, let the people before us trial and test out all the bad restaurants and attractions etc and let us enjoy and basque in their positive experiences. On one particular occasion it proved vital as a restaurant which looked really good from the outside, however many people wrote really awful things about this restaurant about its service and food … so bullet was dodged thanks to Tripadvisor!!!

5) Couchsurfing

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And at number 5 … Couchsurfing. Whenever I recommend this app to anybody they give me this weird look, but let me ensure you this app isn’t just about sharing your flat to a stranger. Yes okay essentially the app was created so that people passing by a certain country or city could sleep for a night at someones house. However don’t be creeped out, the feature i want to highlight is the events section. This is a really cool column that shows upcoming events and activities around your area. What makes this special is that these events tend to be organised by regular people and not organisations therefore you cant really find these cool secretive events elsewhere. I admit I check this like every week as there is always something that appeals to me. Whether its weekly meet ups, sports events, gigs or just random night outs this is one of my must need  BARCELONA APPS!!

4) Pindrop

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Pindesk is not a common app that everyone would have but it is certainly one that should be, did you ask why? well thats a great question let me explain why. If your anything like me and get lost on numerous occasions, even getting to the simplest of places in Barcelona can be a struggle for me. However you tend to find the best places to go and visit when you get lost, whether its a nice little cafe or some shop you have been desperately searching for but don’t have your wallet on you. This app enables you to pinpoint these certain locations so you can visit them after. This type social bookmarking is a great way to find really cool places that just isn’t mainstream, these places for sure will be something not many people would know about, don’t you just love exclusive discrete places like this? well if thats the case this is a one of the must need BARCELONA APPS!! Don’t worry if your not the type that goes out exploring because Pindrop has kindly integrated with social media so if you know anybody else in Barcelona most likely they’ll help you stumble across a cool spot! I personally Pindropped my own flat ….. because i’m cool like that you see!

Okay guys we are into my top 3 apps!!!! This is worth waiting for !!!!

3) Google Maps

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I am pretty sure you guys already have this … Do I really need to explain this app ????

Oh what the hell, for the 1% who hasn’t downloaded this app THIS IS FOR YOU!!! . Google Maps is certainly one of the most popular BARCELONA APPS!! Well what else can I say except DOWNLOAD THIS APP!! It just makes life 10x easier. Everything is so simple and easy to use. Perfect for Barcelona, since I have downloaded this app I haven’t been worried about getting lost …. unless my battery runs out then i’l be crying. Otherwise this app is ideal for anybody who is new to Barcelona as it makes traveling just so soooo much easier. I’m not sure if I could sell this anymore in all honesty. If you got it great if you don’t … most likely your probably lost somewhere as we speak.

We are down to the last two !!!! Can you guess the next app ???

2) City Mapper

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Did you guess right?? If you did give yourself a pat on the back!!

Number 2 is City Mapper, similar to Google Maps but does things Google Maps cant. This app is fantastic for those who are traveling from A – B if it requires transport. This app is designed to help you find the quickest and easiest way to get from one destination to another. Finding you every possible route from walking,metro,bus,train even SUBMARINE!!! ….okay maybe not the last one but the rest are true. This came in so handy when I first came to Barcelona as it showed me exactly what transport I needed, when I have to get off and all the information in between. A real life saver in some situations especially if your running late for work ….. which never happens to me. Anyways this is a deserved number 2 App and one I can not stress enough that this is one of the must need BARCELONA APPS!!

Okay guys you made it to the end, now its the moment you have all been waiting for … I wont keep you in any more suspense the number 1 app … will be revealed after these adverts

Only kidding.

Right its the Big one !!! My Top app!!! The one app everybody in Barcelona needs !!!!

AT NUMBER ONE IS …..

1) GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Barcelona Apps, Barcelona Apple Apps, Barcelona Android Apps, Barcelona Smartphone Apps, Apps in Barcelona Smartphone Apps in Barcelona, BCN apps in Barcelona, Apps in BCNNow if you already know Spanish then this app is just completely unnecessary and perhaps your not as satisfied with my number one app of must need BARCELONA APPS!!, if that is the case I apologies! But to the rest who cant speak Spanish that great like myself then this app belongs on your home screen. This is just a simple app that is free and just so simple to use but perfect for when your out and about. I can not tell you how many times I have been in a store or on the transport and this great little app has saved my ass on so many occasions. There is also a feature that allows you to save words or phrases you have translated as well as being able to hear it out loud so you can pronounce it properly. This app is fantastic for anybody new to Barcelona and you would be amazed what you could learn from this app. There’s not much else I can say the name itself is self explanatory but guys if your like me and new to Barcelona and really struggle to speak Spanish PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE download this app .. You will thank me one day!

So guys that was my Top 7 apps that I use on a regular occasion and apps that I feel are really useful for when you are in Barcelona. I’m sure you guys have most of these but if you dont have these then just download them, they are all free on both Apple and Android. If your looking for top Android Barcelona apps then click here ( btw you suck if you are on Android!!! ) and if you on Apple like me then click here

Hope you guys benefit from these as much as I have and if you have any apps that you think are just as important in Barcelona please do comment below and let me know what else is out there.

I must depart now as writing these blogs are just soo exhausti …… zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Stay Tuned

Hasan   (PHD in Blogging also an MBE in Lying)

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