Updated Jun 28 2023
One of the best ways to get to know Barcelona and to enjoy the city is to do so on foot. There are various nice walks that take in some of the most interesting sights of the city, and you can either do these walks at your leisure, or you can join one of the many guided tours that are organised in Barcelona each day.
Walks in the city at your leisure
Each area of Barcelona has its own charm, from the most historic districts of the city, such as La Barceloneta, El Raval, the Gothic Quarter and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera, which belong to the Ciutat Vella (the Old Town), to the much more modern, such as L’Eixample.
In addition, there are areas that were once separate towns, but that due to the rapid population increase and geographical spread that Barcelona went through at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, they became part of the city, such as the district of Gràcia.
We have also included other ideas for your to consider, such as walks through the two most extensive green areas of Barcelona, Montjuïc Park and, a little further away, Tibidabo Mountain, and also a quiet stroll along the seafront.
By looking at the sections that are dedicated to each one of these areas of the city, you can wander at your leisure through some of the unmissable areas, taking in the sights and discovering the hidden corners that even some of the locals are unfamiliar with.
We’ve also complemented this information with suggestions of bars, restaurants and cafés, the main festivities that take place throughout the year, accommodation options and all sorts of other things that will come in useful when planning your holiday.