First time to Barcelona? General travel tips to prepare your trip

You will probably have limited time when you visit Barcelona. Like in all the big cities, there is always something to do and to see. If you want to maximize your time and see as much as possible, you can plan your itinerary through the city in advance, looking at travel guides, blogs reviews, website forums, movies and documentaries. We recommend taking a look at the “10 Barcelonas” website, where you can find deep information about the different areas of the city: most of them are little know by tourists.

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A very important recommendation is buying tickets in advance when possible. For example, you can buy the entry tickets to Sagrada Família online in its website. Of course, you tickets can be bought at the door on the day, but doing in advance is a way to avoid queues.

If you want to visit Park Güell, another of the main Gaudí’s attractions, you should know that the number of visitors in the “Monumental Zone” is limited every day, so do not take risks and get the tickets before your trip. The rest of Park Güell can be entered without restriction, and it is free of charge.

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Booking your accommodation in Barcelona early is a good way to find the best availability, prices and services. The city is full of hotels, hostels, guesthouses, holiday apartments… If you want to find a place that fulfills your requirements, try to be cautious and book it as soon as possible. In our booking website you can find the best hotels in Barcelona, hostels and bed and breakfast in Barcelona.

In some cases, buying the tickets in advance is not only a way to avoid queues: you can get some discounts, too! For the Barcelona Bus Turístic (touristic bus) there is a -10% online purchase in this website.

And if you are planning to visit the Camp Nou (FCBarcelona stadium), you have the chance to buy the tickets online, too. You can get them the tickets for the Tour Camp Nou Experience and avoid long lines.

If you are a lover of new technologies, do not miss some of the main apps that can be useful during your trip. You can download Barcelona City App, launched by the Barcelona Hotel Association. Over 1.000 pages of information about the city, a calendar of events, information about eat and drink in the city, and constant contact with your hotel are some of the principal advantages of it!

Hailo is another useful app, not only for your trip to Barcelona but also for any city you would like to visit. It is an app for taxi users that allows you to book a taxi from your smartphone, and pay from it if you want.

Architecture, restaurants, shopping, art, sightseeing, nightlife, museums, history, beaches… Barcelona is full of things to do and to see. It’s no wonder that it is one of Europe’s most visited cities. If you are planning your first trip to Barcelona and you do not want to get lost, there are some travel tips that can make your preparation simpler.