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Best apps to get around Barcelona

Best apps to get around Barcelona
Written by Paula

Travelling nowadays is a lot different than it used to be. With the evolution of technology and inventions like the smartphone, things like maps or city guides have almost become obsolete.

With apps that tell you what to visit, where to eat and can direct you to your destination, the smartphone has become the tour guide of the XXI century.

Here are some of the best apps to help you get around Barcelona.  


The Trip Advisor app

app2Trip Advisor is one of the most popular booking/ranking websites in the world. Using the app you can get tips on hotels, flights, restaurants and a whole lot more.

The Booking app

This easy to use app allows you to search for and book hotels and hostels all around the world.


The TMB app

This is the official app of Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona. It is a free app for both Android and iPhones, giving you information on bus and metro service, helping you plan your journey.


The Official Guide to Barcelona app

One of the official Turisme de Barcelona’s app, The Official Guide offers navigation lists for different areas of interest, important information, practical data and photos. The app is available for iPhones and Ipads and also Android-based devices.

The BCN Visual app (for iPhone and Android-based devices)

This app allows you to see how barrios, streets and buildings looked decades or centuries ago. The app has a really cool Augmented Reality feature in which you can take a photo of one of the buildings or streets mentioned in the app and see, in split screen, how the place looked then and how it looks now.


TheFork app

This app not only lets you browse restaurants in various European cities, but it also lets you book a table. But that’s not all, when you use TheFork to make a reservation, you can enjoy up to 50% discount on your meal!

The Bookeat app

Bookeat is an innovative app offering last minute deals in quality restaurants across the city.  All restaurants have been carefully selected and offer last minute availability.  Pick your restaurant and book a table in just a few clicks.. and benefit from exclusive promotions!

You can download the app through the following links:

  • App Store (iOS)
  • Google Play store (Android)


The Barcelona Shopping Guide app (for iPhones and iPads)

app1Barcelona Shopping Guide offers you information on various department stores, book stores and special shops. The app, which is available in German and English, has a system that can guide you from your exact point to the store of your choosing.

The Barcelona Shopping Experience app (for Android-based devices)

This app specializes in the area of Passeig de Gràcia, the most glamorous avenue in town. Using this app you can find stores, book appointments, look up schedules and much more.

About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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