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With wifi easily found pretty much everywhere around town, it makes perfect sense to bring your phone or device along with you on your city exploring. Since your device will be with you at all times, you should take advantage of it? Below we have compiled an extensive list of the best travel apps for your phone or tablet that will be super helpful during your time in Barcelona:

10. Barcelona Shopping Guide

Price: $0.99

Software:  iOS

This app works as a virtual guide that offers information on some of the department stores, bookstores and special shops around Barcelona. It also provides special information on other types of locations like art, antiques, and electronic stores. Another helpful feature of this app is that it will help you reach your destination on a map, so you won’t need to ask anyone on the streets.

9. Barcelona Pocket Guide

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

This app turns your phone into a personal guide: the GPS figures out where you are, and a voice recording describes the sights that surround you. This is the perfect app for when you’re traveling by yourself, and instead of reading text on your phone, you’ll just have to listen. And it works offline, saving you from the astronomical fees of roaming connection.

8. Barcelona Guidepal

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

Very easy and basic, this app will give you a wide range of information, like where you can find the best accommodations, food, and experiences in Barcelona, along with detailed pictures and map directions so you can reach your chosen places. You’ll be able to read other travelers’ opinions and check personal recommendations.

7. JiTT Barcelona Smart City Guide

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

Based on where you’re standing, this app will generate the perfect tour for you and your time availability. The app accounts for the time of day, opening times of the places around the city, and whether you want to complete your tour at your starting point or elsewhere.  This app works offline, so it won’t cost expensive roaming rates; and, also, if you’ve already seen one of the sights you can simply delete it from the route, and add another particular monument if you want to.

6. Barcelona Offline Map & Guide

Price: Free

Software: Android

This app has an offline map offered in high resolution and can be used without roaming. It also offers a described list of sights and city information about transport, food, history, airports and more information like weather and currency conversion.

5. Barcelona Unbound: A Travel Guide

Price: $4.49

Software: iOS

This app was created by two pros that have been writing about the city for decades. It will show you more than 100 of Barcelona’s most interesting restaurants, bars, and nightspots at your fingertips. This app is a fun way to explore the city by day and night for you and your entire family (kids included!)

4. Barcelona Ulmon

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

Good app for offline maps and travel content. You can alter these maps as it gives you the opportunity to customize and plan your trip ahead, pin places like your hotel or places you want to go to. You can also search for the best restaurants, shops, attractions, hotels, bars, etc. based on what catches your eye and based on the tips and recommendations from other travelers.

3. TMBapp

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

The official public transportation app in Barcelona. The app will provide you information about metro, bus lines and stops around the metropolitan area. You will be able to search for travel directions from place to place by metro and bus with updated information. Every route you search will have an estimated time of arrival, means of transportation (either metro or bus), and designated stations so you can plan your journey.

2. Barcelona Triposo

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

This app has detailed sights section with all the monuments of Barcelona. It gives you the option to book your hotel from the app and has an “Eating out” section with Barcelona’s best restaurants. It is also great for finding your way through the nightlight of the city: bars, pubs, and clubs.

1. Bcn Restaurants

Price: Free

Software: iOS and Android

This app features a selection of 170 of Barcelona’s top-quality restaurants that will let you have an enjoyable dining experience. Your searches will be categorized into different selection criteria, will provide detailed information about each restaurant, will indicate their locations and can be shared with your own contacts.


If you are interested in joining an excellent Barcelona day tour to explore the city and find out about all the secret places in Barcelona with other travelers, why not check out some of our small group tours:

  • The Barcelona Foodie Tour HERE
  • BCN All Corners: Barcelona City BIKE Tours HERE

Each is both informative and fun, presented by one of our knowledgable and excited guides. Read some of our reviews on Tripadvisor!

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