Barcelona is a fantastic city to visit with your friends. There is plenty of culture, excellent food, sports, pubs and some of the best nightclubs in Europe.
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Companies like Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling offer flights to Barcelona at great prices. Book yours with plenty of time – the closer you get to your traveling date, the pricier the tickets will get. If the Spanish low-cost airlines don’t work for you, use Rumbo, Skyscanner or Edreams to compare prices from different companies.
Where to stay
If you want to stay where the action is, choose something near Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya or in La Barceloneta. Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya are considered the center of the city, which means it will be a noisy area, day or night. La Barceloneta neighborhood is a very popular area for young people since it is near the beach and it’s where the most popular nightclubs are located.
If you prefer to have good night’s sleep, choose to stay a little further to the center. Barcelona’s subway system is excellent, which means you can get to the center very quickly.
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How many people are coming on the trip? Do you want to have the privacy of your own room or share? Would you like to invite people over? These are some of the questions you and your friends have to ask yourselves in order to decide what type of accommodation is best for you. If you are thinking hotel, try using Hoteloogle, an app that gathers all offers from the major booking websites. If you prefer renting an apartment, visit ShBarcelona’s website.
There is an abundance of cultural sites to visit in Barcelona. Here are a couple of suggestions: works of Gaudí (Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Sagrada Famìlia, Park Güell), La Boqueria, La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia, Parc de la Ciutadella, the Gothic Quarter, Montjuïc, Museu Picasso, MNAC, La Catedral, and Arc de Triomf.
Several beaches in Barcelona have the necessary structures for soccer matches, volleyball and ping-pong. If you are a bigger fan of wheeled sports, there are also a variety of sites where you can go rollerblading, cycling or skating. (add link to article about best skating sites in Barcelona).
If you and your friends are real soccer fans, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s official stadium.
There are plenty of activities in Barcelona to fill your days with fun. Here are some of ShBarcelona’s suggestions:
Nightclubs: Go dancing at some of the hottest nightclubs in town like Shôko, Opium and Sutton Club.
Concerts: Go to one of the several concerts that happen in Barcelona each month. Check the web pages of Razzmatazz, Palau Sant Jordi, Sala Apolo and the local Jazz clubs to learn about their programming.
Electric Vehicles: Rent an electric vehicle like a smart car, a scooter or a bicycle with Rentelectric and go exploring.
Extreme sports: Canyoning, Bungee Jumping, Parasailing, Skydiving, Flyboarding… there are no limits to the adrenaline-pumping activities you can engage in while in Barcelona. Explore the websites of companies like Lifestyle Barcelona and Trip4Real to find the activity for you.
Burlesque: El Molino Barcelona is one of the most important cabaret house in Barcelona, offering sensual shows performed by some of the best artists of the cabaret genre.
Pubs: Want to feel Irish? Try a visit to Michael Collins, Shenanigans, P. Flaherty’s, Dunne’s, The Wild Rover or George Payne, for a good night of drinking and watching sports.