Your not-so-lazy Sunday in Barcelona

Sundays tend to be sleepy, still days in Barcelona, as all major shops and supermarkets remain firmly shut. Still, there's plenty to do if you plan ahead.

How to stay safe in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the greatest cities around, but unfortunately the city is also known for its purse snatchers and swindlers. Our guide will take you through some of the more common scams, tell you how to avoid them, and ensure that you make the most of your stay in this beautiful city.
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‘Cinema a la fresca’ and other outdoor activities in Barcelona

Are you going to Barcelona this summer? If so, you should know that the city organises several outdoors activities during the summer to take advantage...

Your full guide to Barcelona’s beaches

Spending a day at Barcelona beach is a must-do experience on a trip to the city, especially in the upcoming summer months. The beaches offer something for everyone, whether you want to relax or party. Read our guide to the seven individual beaches to figure out what one will suit you best.

Store your luggage in the centre of the city

A luggage storage service in Barcelona is just what you need when you have a few hours before or after your check-in or check-out. Store your suitcases away in a locker and enjoy those extra hours.
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How to find your ideal Barcelona rental apartment

Planning to book a rental apartment for a city break in Barcelona? There's a lot to think about. Read our top tips to make sure you find the flat that's right for you.

Barcelona in spring – advice, accommodation and activities

Barcelona in spring provides the perfect blend of sun, sea, sand and must- see events. Find out how the city comes into full bloom, with excellent dining, culture, weather and shopping.
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All about Barcelona’s new tourism tax

Have you heard about the new tourism tax in Barcelona? Introduced on 1 November 2012, it hasn't been without controversy. Read our article to understand all the whys and wherefores before you book your holiday accommodation in the city.
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Beating the Barcelona tricksters – common scams and how to avoid them

There really is no end to the ingenuity of some of the professional pickpockets of Barcelona. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of some of the common tricks of the trade to help you steer clear of dodgy situations.

Luggage lockers in Barcelona – your suitcases are safe!

If you’re tired of lugging your suitcases all over the city on your last day, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several luggage lockers where you can stash your bags. These include handy spots such as El Prat airport, Sants train station and the Gothic Quarter.