10 applications for exploring the Catalan capital
Touring Barcelona with a mobile phone is as simple as it is fun. There are lots of applications designed for you to find the most convenient and fastest route to move around, look for a restaurant and understand the culture and history of its buildings.
Technology becomes the best ally to discover every corner of the city and today we are going to show you the top 10 apps for visiting Barcelona and not miss any of what the Catalan capital has to offer.
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Best apps for visiting Barcelona in 2018
1. Barcelona Official Guide
The Barcelona Official Guide now on your mobile device. In this application, you will find information about the places you can go, offline maps, maps of the metro network, practical information about the city and much more. It has 1,000 information cards and 400 pictures, so you can discover all secrets of Barcelona.
You can download it in Spanish, English, French, Italian and German.
2. BCN Paisatge
This application is a guide that will approach you to unique corners of Barcelona. It offers a selection of shops that have maintained their original character over the years; it allows you compare the before and after of some facades and more. With this app, you will be able to see both the most emblematic monuments of the city and details that might have gone missing during your visit to Barcelona.
3. Barcelona Restaurants
This official guide application of Barcelona restaurants offers updated information on the different places where you can taste a wide variety of gastronomic proposals. It shows you a selection of 170 establishments, you can search with different criteria (price, type of cuisine, services …) and, in addition, you will see a file of each restaurant with useful information and also the location to find your destination.
4. Spotted by Locals
Spotted by Locals is an app focused on travelers who are looking for information about Barcelona. But the special about it is that it the inhabitants of the city (the locals, also known as spotters) are the ones who make the recommendations. They create a guide in a permanent update in which they talk about their favorite places (far away from the purely touristy), they recommend restaurants and activities and tell how to discover the city from a different point of view.
Among some of the options offered is to consult maps without the need for an Internet connection.
It has a price of $ 3.99.
5. JiTT Barcelona Smart City Guide
With this application, you will be able to design a personalized visit to Barcelona. You have to indicate how much time you would like to spend on the route and where you would want to start. The app itself will suggest you a route depending on what time is it, the opening hours of the points of interest in this route and where you want to finish it.
The guide works without an Internet connection; once the downloads are created to your phone, and you no longer have to worry about the data consumption.
This application offers information on the different ways to move around the city. You will find the best route to visit Barcelona and to move around within it, with real-time information about public transport schedules.
Also, you can save your regular routes and check them without Internet connexion. You can also see the timetable of the metro, train or bus, for example, offline.
7. Gaudi’s BCN
It is not possible to understand Barcelona without the legacy of Gaudí. That’s why you can not miss any of his works in the city. With this official audio guide of Turisme de Barcelona is very simple.
You can visit the main buildings designed by Gaudí: the Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, and up to a total of eleven.
Each chapter explains one of these buildings and is completed with information about the city, Modernism and the artist himself. In addition to the audio you can see photographies and enjoy geolocation, so you know where you are at any moment.
8. Official application Joan Miró
If you like art you cannot miss Joan Miró’s work in Barcelona either. This official app has been created by the foundation that bears his name, Fundació Joan Miró, and allows you to get to know Miró’s public artworks and to visit Barcelona through a unique itinerary.
TMB offers an app with metro and bus networks where you will find practical information to get around Barcelona. It is one of the most useful apps for visiting Barcelona, since the application looks for itineraries, provide you with information about the waiting time, the schedules, the routes and more.
Besides, you have the option to save your transport preferences and the journeys you usually make to be always informed and make your queries quickly.
Mapp4all is an app that helps you find an establishment, store or building according to accessibility criteria. Accessibility information is available for, for example, people with a disability (motor, hearing, visual), people traveling with a pet, those who move with a baby, those who suffer a food allergy or any barrier that does not allow someone access the same sites and services as another person.