Barcelona stands out as the eighth best city globally and the fourth in Europe for both tourism and residency, according to the prestigious World’s Best Cities ranking. This is a big deal! It means Barcelona beats cities like Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, and Lisbon. Furthermore, this recognition adds to a series of recent awards, showing just how much people love Barcelona. From its beautiful landmarks to its great quality of life, Barcelona has it all.

Named one of the Best Cities in the World

Previously, The Telegraph named Barcelona is the best city to visit. They highlighted its charms and beautiful residential areas.

Additionally, World’s Best Cities also praises Barcelona for its stunning architecture, like Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia, and Park Güell. But it’s not just about buildings! Barcelona is known for its lively cultural scene and awesome tourist attractions.

What’s more, Barcelona definitely has a unique place compared to other cities in world. It ranks among the top 10. Including, livability (no. 10) , friendliness (no. 7), and nightlife (no. 3) . That’s pretty impressive!

Our tour group visiting Plaza Reial during a guided tour of Barcelona

Our local tour guide visiting Plaça Reial during a guided tour of the Gothic Quarter.

Unique Attractions and Charming Atmosphere

Moreover, think of all the things Barcelona has to offer: a great climate, over 5 km of beaches, beautiful architecture, and lively neighbourhoods. For example, the Gothic Quarter and El Born. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular destination.

In addition, let’s not forget about Barcelona’s artistic, sophisticated, and bohemian vibe. It’s a perfect mix of tradition and avant-garde.

Sustainable Tourism and Mobility

Every year, Barcelona welcomes a whopping 12 million tourists. That’s almost twice its population! That’s certainly a lot of visitors. For this reason, it has strict policies controlling vacation rentals. Barcelona is making sure its charm isn’t ruined by too many tourists.

On top of that, Barcelona cares about sustainability. It has over 200 kilometers of bicycle lanes and projects to promote sustainable mobility. Go, Barcelona!

Something for Everyone

Finally, Barcelona is loved by people of all ages. Whether you love its sunny climate, architecture, food, people, or nightlife, Barcelona has something for everyone. It’s undoubtedly one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. It is only behind London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Plus, it has amazing beaches and food!

From its popular landmarks like the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Park Güell, to its cozy bars and vibrant streets, Barcelona is an adventure waiting to happen. Whether you’re exploring museums, soaking up the sun on the beach, or dancing the night away, Barcelona has it all.

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Ranking of the best cities in the world to visit:

1. London
2. Paris
3. New York
4. Tokyo
5. Singapore
6. Dubai
7. San Francisco
8. Barcelona
9. Amsterdam
10. Seoul
11. Rome
12. Prague
13. Madrid
14. Berlin
15. Los Angeles
16. Chicago
17. Washington
18. Beijing
19. Istanbul
20. Dublin

Things to see in Barcelona

12 Must-Visit Places in the Gothic Quarter and El Born of Barcelona

Best food market in Barcelona: La Boqueria

Park Güell: Things you didn’t know about Barcelona’s most scenic spot