Want to know where the best place for sushi in Eixample is? Or maybe you’re looking for the easiest way to get to that bar you’re going to later in El Born? Chances are, there’s an app that will be able to give you that answer in seconds. Here’s our guide to the best apps you need to get the most out of Barcelona.
For discovering the best kept secrets of Barcelona’s architecture!
Discover a world of hidden treasures in your city with BCN Paisatge! Never again will a walk through Barcelona be the same – enjoy your very own guided tour as the app shows you where to find some of the most unique architectural features and iconic landmarks of the city, from Medieval walls to Modernist symbols. Simply enter your location, choose your destination and prepare to set off on a discovery of some of the city’s treasures.
For making your way around the city!
How long will it take you to get to Santa Caterina market? What’s the nearest bus stop to the cinema on Floridablanca? Let Citymapper make it easy for you by allowing you to navigate across the city effortlessly, by telling you how to get around by metro, bus, train, tram, taxi, foot or even bicycle! Save your favorite destinations for added convenience and see live updates on the next public transport departures near you. Never has there been so little excuse for being late to your date.
For making plans and meeting new people!
Don’t have any plans for Friday night yet? Have no fear, Meetup is here. Pick from a variety of locally organized gatherings, from a language intercambio (exchange) in a micro-brewery, to yoga on the beach, or a poetry reading in the Gothic quarter. Meet people from around the world and never spend another evening at home on your own. With the app, you can easily see what’s going on around you, ideal for finding something to do at the last minute, when your friend forgot you were meeting that night…
The Culture Trip App
For finding the best of local culture!
Thought The Culture Trip couldn’t get any better? Think again. We recently launched our new app, making it even easier for you to explore the best of local culture, wherever you are. From restaurant recommendations, guides to the best cultural events taking place nearby, or detailed feature pieces on your new favorite artist or musician, the app makes it even easier for you to find exactly what you need when you’re on the move.
Free: Google – Coming soon on iTunes!
For buying books, films, music and more!
A native Barcelona app, Wallapop is a local favorite for buying and selling second-hand goods, including books, DVDs and records, but also clothes, furniture, or kitchen equipment. By entering your location, you are able to search for your next pride and joy as close as within a 1-kilometer radius.
For dodging the taxi queues!
Missed the last metro? Don’t worry, with MyTaxi you can book a taxi in minutes from wherever you are. No need to wait on the corner of the street waiting for a taxi to come by, simply enter your location and request for the next available taxi to come your way. You can even keep track of its progress in real time on your phone. No cash? No problem, you can pay directly through the app.
For finding local restaurants!
Ideal for finding exactly the kind of restaurant you’re looking for wherever you are in town. With The Fork, simply enter your location and see what is available near you, filter the options to find what you want and read other users’ reviews on TripAdvisor before you make your choice. Also benefit from exclusive deals and offers.
Those of you who know a little Catalan (or Spanish – the word is the same!) will already have guessed what this app is all about! Literally meaning ‘Barcelona runs,’ BCN Corre enables users to discover great running routes all across the city. Read about different points of interest along the route, as well as other useful information such as the difficulty, the weather prediction for the time of your run, pollution levels, pollen levels, etc. Discover the city and get fit at the same time!
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.