Barcelona is a vibrant, energetic city known for amazing food, beautiful architecture, and wild nightlife. It’s also a place that appeals to everyone: foodies, partygoers, history buffs, night owls, and everyone in between will find something to see and do here.

From free introductory tours to in-depth history and food tours, I never get tired of exploring and learning about Barcelona. It’s a city with countless layers of history and culture that most visitors barely notice.

1. Devour Food Tours

Devour is my favorite food tour company. Their offerings are always super insightful and delicious. In Barcelona, ​​Devour offers several different tours, so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re a history buff like me, the Tapas, Taverns, and History Tour is the best choice for you. It lasts over three hours and includes some delicious tapas while you learn about Barcelona’s extensive history.

There’s also an evening wine and tapas tour, as well as a day trip to Monserrat that visits a winery.

Tours start at 87 EUR.


2. Golden Tour Guide

This tour company offers in-depth, skip-the-line tours of Barcelona’s top attractions. If you want to learn more about Gaudí, this 75-minute Park Güell tour (with skip-the-line access) is the best way to do it. You can wander through the beautiful (and popular) park and admire all the incredible mosaics and nature-inspired creations while learning about the master artisan from an expert local guide. This is one of the city’s most popular attractions, so it’s important to learn more about it (and skip the line) from an expert!

Tours start at 22 EUR.

3. Travel Bound

You can’t visit Barcelona without doing two things: eating tapas and watching a flamenco show. To make it easy, Travel Bound offers a cool tour of the Gothic Quarter where you can watch an amazing flamenco show and eat delicious tapas. It’s the perfect tour for travelers who love learning about culture and want to soak up a more traditional slice of life.

Travel Bound also organizes a spooky ghost tour where you’ll hear about hauntings, gruesome crimes, and other spooky stories from Barcelona’s dark past. It only lasts 90 minutes and is a great way to learn about the city after seeing the main sites.

Tours start at 17 EUR.


4. Turisme de Barcelona

Barcelona is an artsy place with lots of great museums, cool galleries, and stunning architecture. If you’re an art fan and want to explore more of this side of the city, Turisme de Barcelona offers a two-hour Picasso walking tour that takes you through his old neighborhood and favorite spots. From there, you’ll then head to the popular Picasso Museum, which houses a huge collection of his work (there are over 4,000 pieces here). You’ll also get skip-the-line entry. If you’re a history or art fan, this highly informative tour is a fun way to explore one of Barcelona’s many niches.

Tours start at 35 EUR.

5. Original Europe Tours

If you want to experience Barcelona’s vibrant nightlife, take this pub crawl and club tour. You’ll visit at least four locations (including skip-the-line entry) and get a few free shots as you move from bar to bar. The tour lasts five hours, so you get as much of the nightlife as possible. There’s even the option to add an open bar to your tour for just 20 EUR! Of course, this tour is mostly filled with young backpackers, but if you want to meet people and have fun, it’s worth checking out.

Tours start at 27 EUR.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities. And for good reason: it’s a beautiful, energetic place bursting with amazing food, cool sights, and tons of history. By joining one of the walking tours above, you’re sure to have a fun, informative, and authentic visit to Spain’s most popular metropolis.