An expert guide to a weekend in Barcelona


Most museums are closed on Mondays. The only notable exception is the MACBA museum of contemporary art. The collection features a lot of local talent, especially the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies, but you will also find work by Paul Klee, Claes Oldenburg, Lothar Baumgarten and many more.

Neighborhood watch

Stroll the new hip Passeig de Sant Joan, which stretches from Eixample to the outskirts of Gràcia, for brunch cafés, vermouth bars and cool pizzerias.


The beautiful, leafy roof terrace Sierras Hotel Barcelona, with a view over the harbour, is also worth a visit for non-guests. Come for a drink at sunset or stop by during the day for a tasty salad or ceviche.

Did you know?

It is said that if you drink from the Canaletes fountain on La Rambla, you return to Barcelona. Fingers crossed.

City hack

Visit the city’s six major museums for just €38 (and skip the lines) with the Articket.