Barcelona City Guide

Barcelona City Guide

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Utter complete
  • Tons of places to go, eat and sleep
  • Self-guided tours made by users
Cons
  • If you are lazy traveler, you better pass
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Barcelona in your hand"

Reviewed by / Feb 20, 2013

Tripadvisor's complete take on a city guide for Barcelona

When you are an avid traveler and live in the current interconnected era, you just can't not having a guide app of the place you want to go and you must know what Tripadvisor is: one of the biggest website dedicated to travel recommendations and city guides which tons of reviews made by users of all over the world.

Barcelona City Guide is no different from other Tripadvisor city apps where costumization is key and the design is friendly and dapper to the eyes. Apart from finding a complete list of the touristic resources and services avaliable in town (restaurants, hotels, attractions, shopping spots, nightlife, tours, suggested itineraries and cash machines), each of them with several reviews from users, you can plan and organise your whole trip either by saving your favourite places to go or keeping a useful trip journal via check-in that would help you loads when you want to share some special spot with your family and friends on Facebook or you simple want to remember it. Of course, if you want to learn more about Barcelona's history and culture you can read the background information included.

Maps are a given here and you can visualise your previous saved places, checks-in and nearest metro stations. There are downloadable maps too. In addition the amount of search filters for each resource is simply massive so the most picky travelers don't have any reason to rant of. The built-in GPS of your device may come in handy to find out where a restaurant or attraction is from your current location. Every resource features a "Point-me-to-there!" button that gives you access to the specific route. As you can imagine, a big chunk of the fun relays on your data connection while your out in the city but even if you are a poor Wi-Fi user like me you can check-in offline and share later when you have got back at the hostel.

In short, you won't miss a thing about Barcelona with this free, especially if you love planning your trip in advance.

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Developer's original description available here
Going to Barcelona? Get this FREE City Guides Catalog, a personal advisor in your pocket which helps you plan and have the perfect trip. With restaurants, attractions, hotels and TripAdvisor reviews you love, stored in the app, all available offline -- no data roaming charges!

Key reasons millions of travelers love this app:

FREE
Need we say more? Download the app now, there’s absolutely no risk, and we’re sure you’ll love it!

WORKS OFFLINE
There is no need for a live data connection while using this app, as everything is stored on your phone, after you do an initial update. This means you won’t be charged for expensive data roaming, and the app is super fast to use. You can update user reviews periodically when you are on WiFi.

RESTAURANTS, ATTRACTIONS, HOTELS
All places that are listed on TripAdvisor.com in this city are included in the app.

THOUSANDS OF USER REVIEWS
TripAdvisor’s community of millions of worldwide travelers ensures that content is fresh, plentiful and honest. With over 50 million reviews and thousands more added daily, City Guides offer the best and most recent content.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS
TripAdvisor members and destination experts have handpicked the best itineraries in the city for you, enabling you to explore interesting neighborhoods, famous landmarks and hidden gems. Using the phone's GPS, you can follow along and read about the interesting sights along the route.

CREATE YOUR OWN TRIP JOURNAL
Want to remember the places you visit? It is now easy to do this with TripAdvisor City Guides. Simply Check In, take a photo and add a note for each location, and your journal and travel album will be created for you automatically. You can share it with friends and family on Facebook, or just use it to remember your trip. And, you can even Check In while you are offline and share later when you are online.

POWERFUL YET EASY TO USE
Searching for pizza around Times Square? Coffee near the Eiffel Tower? Or do you just want to find a highly recommended place near you? With this app you can easily search any way you want, and find exactly what’s best for you and your travel companions.

POINT ME THERE
Once you have selected a restaurant or attraction, this app will guide you there using the fun & useful “Point Me There” screen, which uses the phone’s GPS and Compass.

CITY FACTS
Written by TripAdvisor members and edited by professionals, City Facts articles provide helpful information for when you plan your trip, such as when to go, how to get around in the city, what neighborhoods to visit, etc.

GPS-BASED
This app leverages the GPS in the phone to show you the best restaurant, attractions etc nearby. The app also uses the compass to guide you to a place once you selected it

Recently changed in this version

Version 4.1

- Brand new improved hotel booking experience

Version 4.0.1

- Added nearby metros and ATMs to the location page
- Sign Up to TripAdvisor is now working.
- Various other bug fixes.


Comments and ratings for Barcelona City Guide
  • (75)

    by jane jones on 13/04/2014

    v. useful particularly for finding places to eat and drink in the city, relied on this for my daily meals! The fact that it can be used offline is invaluable! What would make it a five star app? - food and drink should be separate things - ie separate cat

  • (75)

    by Bar Galditzkey on 13/04/2014

    Was very useful on my trip to Barcelona, especially the offline abilities. But you should add an option to view the working hours of the attractions.

  • (75)

    by Rafi Levi on 12/04/2014

    A must if you touring Barcelona alone

  • (75)

    by Ketil Ellertsen on 12/04/2014

    Good overall. Though, I am having issues with the download of maps and reviews. Every time I hit the sync button an error occurs, telling me there is a network problem. Downloading photos is no problem. An annoying bug, which made me land on 3 stars. I re

  • (75)

    by Nenad Pavicevic on 12/04/2014

    The best traveler guide, really handy.

  • (75)

    by Steve Moore on 10/04/2014

    Sadly the information is not accurate... For example your one day guides say start at the sagrada familia at 8:30 and then go to the park guell in the afternoon. There Is a 5hour wait for the lifts at sagrada... The park is NOT free (8euros per person+ e

  • (75)

    by Joe Cataldo on 09/04/2014

    Loving all the city guides Travelling solo this is a great help, especially if you don't to plan too much and see how the mood takes you