Our Hometowns: A local's guide to Barcelona, Spain

Discover what to eat, drink and do, plus where to sleep, with this local's guide to experiences not to be missed in this beautiful and vibrating Spanish city.

In our “Hometowns” series, we take advantage of the multiculturalism of our colleagues on trivago (we are travelers of 90 nationalities!) to bring very local tips from different tourist destinations in the world. We already traveled to Porto (Portugal) with Andreia, and to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with Rafael. 

Now, it`s time to discover Barcelona, Spain, with Adam. A producer here at trivago, he will guide us through the best spots in the town, giving a lot of exclusive suggestions of places to have fun in the city – from where to go out in the evening to where to have the best view of Barcelona. Let’s go!

Adam Oliveras

A Brand & Communications producer here at trivago, Adam still get inspired every time he goes back to his home city, Barcelona, in Spain. Something that makes him very proud of his home city is the vibrating creative scene, which is very organic and hosts an amazing community of creators, like him.

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From tapas to traditional food, explore even more Barcelona restaurants like a local.

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No matter if you prefer to drink alcohol or not: Barcelona has something delicious to offer you to drink.

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There are so many nice places to go in Barcelona, that is difficult to say which one is better. So here are more three places that you should give a try.

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Experience not only Barcelona, but also the region.


If Barcelona was a hotel itself, it would be Casa Bonay. It’s not just a hotel but includes other very Barcelona experiences from an interesting modern design to a restaurant with great options. As I was saying before, Barcelona hosts a vibrating creative scene and Casa Bonay is one of the spots where things happen. 
So if you are into art and design I would suggest staying there, probably the best place if you want to stay up to date about the coolest art exhibitions and other hip events around the city. The architecture is quite interesting and charming, I find fantastic that they kept the original neoclassical building from 1869, it has a lot of personality. It’s well located in the city center, so you can easily walk everywhere from there.