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Barcelona

Bathed by the restless blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and cradled in the Collserola mountains, Barcelona is a vibrant city with a striking ability to reinvent itself. Throughout its history, the city has served as a Roman colony, a Medieval port, the lodestar of Spain’s Industrial Revolution, and host to the Olympics. Today, Barcelona has become one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and renowned cultural hubs.

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Enjoy 4+ hours of audio content written by cultural experts
Explore 60+ fascinating locations
Discover 80+ restaurants, cafes, bars and shops recommended by local writers

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Bustling Barcelona

The city of Barcelona holds its own when it comes to world-class attractions, famous artworks and beautiful beaches. With millions flocking to the city every year to get a glimpse of the uber-famous Sagrada Familia, and its beautiful parkland, isn’t it time you came to see what the fuss was all about?

Don’t have the time to research transportation and put an itinerary together? You don’t need to. Using the new Urbs app, you can discover and explore the best of Barcelona, adding your favourite sights to create a bespoke audio tour of Barcelona. Best of all, they’re all recommendations from top local travel experts.

Time on holiday is precious, so don’t lose any of it flicking through outdated maps and dog-eared guide books. Using your mobile and a set of headphones is all that’s required to get started on Urbs. Make sure you download the app before you go

The ‘appy’ way to travel!

Iconic artworks, breathtaking buildings and a cosmopolitan dining scene – you have all this and more to look forward to on your next visit to Barcelona. And what better way to plan it, than with Urbs.

Taking a self-guided walking tours of Barcelona is the best way to tour the city at your own pace, and here’s just a few of the things to add to your itinerary.

World-famous architecture

On your visit to Barcelona, it would be remiss not to visit some of the best architecture in the world. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is an icon in the city skyline and quite possibly his most famous work. Dare you climb the inner spiral staircase – make sure you wear flat shoes!

Looking for jaw-dropping cathedrals? Santa Maria del Mar is one of the most famous examples of Catalan Gothic design that never fails to impress. Add it to the audio tour and see why people flock to this heritage site.

Green space

This is a city that prides itself on beauty and arts. If you’re looking for a covid-secure space in the great outdoors, Barcelona has a surprising amount of options for a bustlingcity. One of these, that must be visited is Parc Güell. Set in a local beauty spot, these stunninggardens are ordained with tiles and art on the top of a mountain in Carmel Hill. Be prepared forthe epic walk up, although it’s worth it for the views.

The arts

There’s no shortage of arts and culture to soak up on your visit to Barcelona. Discover the sights on a self-guided walking tour of Barcelona. People come here from all over the world to marvel at the famous art, be it Gaudi, Picasso or Joan Miró.

Sports galore

For football fans, there’s only one place to start your tour of Barcelona, and that’s the Nou Camp. This international soccer club and supreme stadium is home to FC Barcelona and can be visited as part of your audio tour of Barcelona. Sit in the stands and listen to the noise of the fans, it’s quite something to take in.

Foodie's heaven

Of Barcelona’s many gifts, cuisine is right up there. This is a city that fuses cultures and flavours of all kinds. Wherever you find yourself, it won’t be far from innovative dishes bursting with flavour. Your visit wouldn’t be complete with tapas, so don’t miss the opportunity to try out a local cerveza and patatas bravas – it’s what you came for.

Museums and galleries

Barcelona and art go hand-in-hand, so expect a culturally enriching visit during your stay. The Picasso museum in El Born is one of the most compelling for art-lovers, while the Museum of Modern Art is one of the most famous celebrating contemporary artists. This includes work from everyone’s favourite icon – Banksy, as well as Warhol, Koons and Kusama.

Night life

At the other end of the scale, Barcelona has a banging night life and club scene to keep the after-hours fun flowing – many are LGBTQ+ friendly too. Add your favourite picks to you audio tour of Barcelona, so you can plan your day (and night).

The beaches

Pack your speedos and blend in with the locals! Not quite as touristy as the beaches in Portugal, there’s a number of golden stretches to spend your day.  Barceloneta Beach is one of the most popular – you have to come with the kids and have a splash about on your visit.

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Barcelona by app

Be sure to download the Urbs app to your Android or Apple device ahead of your travels to get the most from it. Here’s a couple of benefits in doing so:

Book attractions

Barcelona is a tourist-heavy destination. Bypass the queues and book tickets to tourist attractions and events via the app.

Discover something new

With loads of audio descriptions to choose from, you’re guaranteed to discover something new on your tour.

Customised travel plan

To get the best out of your trip, create your own itinerary using our easy audio tour guide. Our popular self-guided walking tours of Barcelona can be customised to your personal preferences.

Download the App

Planning a trip to Barcelona? Then don’t miss the chance to access the city in this audio feast, now available to download on Android and iOS devices.

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Ready for your next adventure? Don’t forget to pack your headphones and take Urbs with you.