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Common questions before going to Barcelona


Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, and with good reason. It’s a gorgeous city that has been home to a thriving culture for centuries. You’ll find incredible architecture and museums here, as well as plenty of sun and fun on the beach.

If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, don’t miss these common questions about what to expect:

Why is Barcelona so popular?

Barcelona is a popular destination for many reasons. The city has a beautiful, historic center that is easily accessible by foot or bicycle. The weather in Barcelona is perfect—not too hot, not too cold and sunny most days. Barcelona offers an abundance of delicious tapas, as well as some great choices for dining if you’re looking for something more upscale.

And wherever you go in Barcelona, you’ll find friendly locals who will greet you with open arms and help make your stay enjoyable!

There are so many reasons why people love visiting Barcelona! Whether traveling with friends or family members or even by yourself—Barcelona is the ideal destination for anyone hoping to explore this stunning city on their own terms.

How many days is enough in Barcelona?

5 days is a good amount of days to visit Barcelona. If you are planning to spend a week in Barcelona, it might be nicer to spend 4 days in Barcelona and 3 days in the surrounding areas such as the monastery of Montserrat, the winyards of El Penedes as the charming town of Sitges.

In Barcelona, there is a lot to visit, there is the old town of Barcelona, Gaudi’s most famous buildings such as Casa Batllo or Casa Batlló. The city park, the mountain of Montjuic. Strolling through La Rambla; enjoy some tapas at El Xampanyet bar or take pictures with the artworks at Placa dels Angels. 

A nice way to see lot´s in little time is to cycle with a guide at the start of your holidays. Besides the good orientation you get it is a fun way to discover Barcelona.

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Can I drink tap water in Barcelona?

Yes, you can drink the tap water in Barcelona. The city has one of the best-rated drinking water systems in Spain, which means that it’s safe to drink straight from the tap.

Do people speak English in Barcelona Spain?

When you visit a new place, you want to know if people speak English. It’s natural. But when it comes to Barcelona, this is not the case many times.

Most of the locals don’t speak English and even those who do can’t speak it very well. It’s also normal for locals to use Catalan or Spanish phrases during conversations even if they know how to say it in English.

Is Barcelona expensive for tourists?

Barcelona is a good value for money. You can get good deals on hotels, restaurants and attractions. You can also do a lot of things in Barcelona by walking or using public transportation so budget will not be an issue if you are staying there for only a few days.

Do you need cash in Barcelona?

You can easily use credit cards throughout Barcelona. However, it’s always smart to have a little cash on hand for taxis and tips —not all businesses accept credit cards, particularly small restaurants and cafes.

Is Barcelona good for families?

Barcelona is not lacking in attractions for kids. There are plenty of museums, parks and beaches where your children can play. Be sure to check out the nearby towns of Tarragona and Sitges if you want some beach time! 

You’ll find plenty of good food options at places like Cervecería Catalana (La Rambla 83). If you prefer something more formal, Restaurante Marisco Real has delicious Spanish seafood cuisine (Plaza Real 8).

In addition, there are many public playgrounds scattered throughout the city center so that you don’t have go far if your little ones get bored while sightseeing.

Barcelona has a lot of activities for kids going on year-round. Looking for some ideas? Visit the blog post “Fun things to do with kids in Barcelona

How much is a beer in Barcelona?

It really depends of where you would like to drink your beer. The more expensive bars will charge €5 or more for a draft beer, but that’s more than twice as much as you can find elsewhere.

You’ll pay slightly more if you’re looking for something fancy like craft brews or imported bottles.

At local bars in Poble Sec and Raval you will be able to get beers for the equivalent of €2,50 two neighborhoods popular with locals and tourists alike. If you want to go even cheaper, there are plenty of people at night selling beers on the street for €1.

What part of Barcelona should I stay in?

If you are planning a trip to Barcelona, deciding where you want to stay might be challenging. Barcelona features several ‘Barrios,’ each with its own particular characteristics and features. 

If you want to know more about each barrio and where to stay?  Read our blog post on some of Barcelona’s most beautiful districts and where to stay, as well as some hotel recommendations and why they are worth a visit.


Barcelona has a lot to offer for tourists, but it’s important to know what you are getting into before you go. The city can be an expensive destination, especially if you want to eat at nice restaurants or stay in the most popular areas.

However, there are many ways that you can save money on your trip so that it doesn’t break the bank! Also remember that Barcelona is not just about partying all night long—there are also plenty of things to do during daylight hours as well like shopping or visiting parks nearby.

If this sounds like something interesting then get ready to visit Barcelona soon!

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