The Barcelona Scoop

Barcelona’s population hovers around two million people with around eight million tourists visiting each year. Gaudí’s psychedelic buildings beckon, as do Mediterranean beaches, and excellent food and wine. Shopping, art museums, and a buzzing nightlife scene are here, waiting to be enjoyed.

The metropolis can be overwhelming and challenging to organize into manageable days, especially for newcomers. Let us do it for you. Our Barcelona Scoop Mini Guide gives you insider tips on the best way to spend a week in Barcelona and see facets of the city that many tourists never experience.

We know Barcelona and we keep things simple. We’ve broken the city into user-friendly nuggets to help you plan your time efficiently and experience as much as possible. The Barcelona Scoop gives you a game plan, ranking sights and experiences by order of importance while highlighting our personal favorites.

You’re the boss. Do your own thing. Mix and match. Break the rules. Or follow The Barcelona Scoop day by day, down to the letter. Do whatever works for you. And most of all, keep your eyes and ears open for surprises—a medieval band clanging down narrow streets, an egg vendor hawking farm-fresh wares, buskers playing flamenco—let yourself be sidetracked and have fun!

Each day’s itinerary includes:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar stops.
Sights, tours, and experiences.
Shopping tips.
Nightlife and entertainment suggestions.

Bonus information on:

Airport and transportation.
Food and eating out.
Advice for women travelers.
Hotels and accommodations.
Day-trips by car and train.

Are you ready to experience the city with local guidance? Let’s go!

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