Barcelona Cityguide: Places to see

Today I’ll talk you through some of my favorite sights and places in Barcelona. Some that are well known and tourstic yet worth visiting and some that are kinda hard to find. A city that has so much to offer for almost every character. Lean back and get some inspiration for your next Barcelona trip!

                              Arc de Triomf
Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona

Gothic Quarter
Placita de la Seu, 08002 
Barcelona, Spanien

OVAL Burger
Carrer de València, 199, 08011 Barcelona

Mosquito
Carrer dels Carders, 46, 08003 Barcelona

Wanna eat something not so typical Spanish in Barcelona? Then you should go for the best dim sum in town. You will find some great cantonese dishes over at Mosquito. The unremarkable appearing restaurant offers a huge range of dumplings, edamame, beer and other specialities. Do not expect something too fancy.  Chastened light, wooden tables, a great choice of music is how to paraphrase this place best. Go and have a great dinner amongst locals… but make sure to come around 15 minutes before opening time to grab a table. This place is heavily frequented!

  • Opening Times: Mon 18:00 – 01:00, Tue – Sun 13:00 – 01:00
  • Price: Dumplings 5.00 €

                               El Xampanyet
Carrer de Montcada, 22, 08003 Barcelona

At El Xampanyet you will have an exceptional time with some of the best tapas around. The atmosphere of this place is just magnificent. It let you feel like being a real local for an evening at least. Great people with whom you can have a nice chat. People from all around the world. Yet El Xampanyet isn’t a place that is too touristic. It is always crowded but the staff will take care of you no matter where you are from.

Short after we entered this small place some people from Canada invited us to join them at their table due to the limited seating possibilities they had. Short after the service staff asked us what we wanted to have. We asked for a selection of the tapas he would recommend us. That was the start of an odyssey through all different types of tapas. Each plate was a masterpiece itself. From „simple“ tomato salad, to tender lamb, to crisp olive oiled bread. Simple yet ingenious!

  • Price: 20.00 – 30.00 € per person
  • Opening hours: Tue – Sat  12.00 – 16.00 | 19.00 – 23.30
    Sun 12.00 – 16.00
  • Area: Ciutat Vella

                              Montjuic Hill
Av. de l’Estadi 30, 08038,  Barcelona

Barcelona shows its diversity somewhere far off from the crowded beaches like the play de barceloneta, which is widespread yet extremly crowded. If you want to have a nice chilled afternoon swim, the olympic swimming pools on Montjuic hill with a view over Barcelona ( Piscines Bernat Picornell and Piscina Municipal de Montjuic) are a good choice to go for. To have a swim with a view in the pool where the synchronised swimming events, the water polo final as well as part of the modern pentathlon event took place during the 1992 Summer Olympics. Just make sure that you got some cash with you. It is quiet pricey yet worth it.

  • Opening times: 11.00 — 18.30 //  Last entry at 17.30 hrs.
  • Adult: 5,35 € 
// Children under 6: 3,70 €

Barcelona-Pavillon, 08038 Barcelona


German architect Mies van der Rohe began to design the pavilion that would represent Germany at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition in late 1928. The first event in which the country had participated since its defeat in World War I. In time it came to be interpreted in terms of van der Rohes later, more rational work of the 1940s, often derided as simple “glass boxes”, which it definitely not just is.

  • Opening Times:
    From 1st March to 31st October: 10:00 to 20:00h
    From 1st November to 28 February: 10:00 to 18:00h
  • Price: Adults: 5 €  // Students: 2,60 €

Satan’s Coffee Corner
Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Ramon Del Call

Are you a coffee lover? If so, you should go and give Satan’s Coffee Corner a visit. It knows how to convince with its special prepared coffees and a well selected breakfast dishes. We got there just in time to get a table inside the little minimalist shop. A highly frequented coffee place, located in a small lane next to the very tourstic streets. We treated ourselves with a nice little selection of different things from the menu. I went for a flat white, a choclate muffin and a bowl of chia pudding with fresh berrys which was just extremly good. A little bit to small for me but yet amazingly in terms of the taste! Try it yourself…

  • Opening times: Mo – Sa 8.00 — 18.00 // Su 10.00 -18.00
  • Price: Coffee 3.00 €

Plaça Reial, 08002, Barcelona

La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona

Park Güell
Calle Olot 5, 08024 Barcelona


Then you’ll stumble across the typical sights like Park Güell where nearly everybody  who gives Barcelona a visit will end up sooner or later. The Park that was built by the well known architect Antoni Gaudi in 1900 to 1914 and is located in the north of city. Normally they charge you 7 Euros to enter the famous terrace. But there is a way to save your money. If you are an early bird and come around 7 am, you will probably have a way better and expensless experience. Almost no people at that time and the chance to see the sun rise over the rooftops of Barcelona. This will make your Park Güell experience a not too touristic one. Thats for sure!

  • Opening times: Mo – Sun 8:00 – 21:30
  • Phone: +34 902 20 03 02
  • 
Price:  Adult 7€
 // Children 4,90€

Playa de Barceloneta
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 16
, 08003

Búnquers del Carmel
C. Marià Lavèrnia, 08032 Barcelona Katalonien

Barcelona is your oyster over at Bunquers del Carmel. The second world war bunker was undiscoverd by the tourists for quite a long time due to the bad image of the El Carmel district. But this place gets back into the hearts of many people with its breathtaking and unspoilt view over Barcelona. After an one hour walk we’ve reached the top of the mountain equipped with some beer. You can either walk or take the V17 Bus up that hill. To watch the sun set and the light change over the rooftops of Barcelona while having a cold drink and a nice chat with people from all around the world makes this an amazing experience that you’ll keep in mind for a long time.


Thats about it. The places I’ve been to during my latest Barcelona trip, that I enjoyed the most. Get to know them all and tell me about even better places you have been to in Barcelona. Enjoy!

Marvin