Best Barcelona Apps 2018

Supercharge your Barcelona experience with these powerful mobile apps. These apps either have a strong presence in Barcelona, are based here or both. With everything from dating to apartment shopping to taxi apps we’ve got it covered.

Transport Apps: Taxis, Metro, Ride Sharing and Delivery

TMB App This app is a useful reference for getting around town. It features a metro map, route planner and information on service status. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

MyTaxi Europe’s largest licenced taxi app, with 10 million users and 45,000 taxis. Book fast and secure taxis with one tap. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Bicing Bicing is a bicycle sharing system in Barcelona that was launched in 2007. 6,000 bicycles are available at 420 locations across the city. The app allows you to see the locations of the bicycle stations and how many are available in real time. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Yugo Founded in 2015, Yugo is an electric scooter sharing service in Barcelona. Download the app, book, locate a scooter on the map, ride! Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

BlaBlaCar BlaBlaCar is a long distance carpooling platform that connects drivers with empty seats and passengers to share travel costs. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Glovo Anything you want. Delivered in minutes. Glovo is a Barcelona based start-up enabling anyone to get nearly any product delivered in less than 60 minutes. The app allows customers to track their deliveries in real time and locate the nearest glover (courier). Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Cultural Apps: Discover the Best Barcelona has to Offer

BCN Paisatge Developed by the Ajuntament (town hall) of Barcelona this app reveals unique elements of Barcelona’s urban landscape. Among these are city landscapes, emblematic shops and street art. Discover hidden spots that give the city its character. The app can be used without an internet connection. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Gaudí’s BCN The Gaudí BCN app is an audioguide that leads you through the creations of the visionary Catalan architect. The app covers 11 unique works, 5 of them Unesco World Heritage Sites: the Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. Over an hour of audio content explains the spectacular façades and details that will give you insight into the world of Antoni Gaudí. The app includes over 200 photos of the places to visit and also practical information about access and opening times.  Download from App Store

Barcelona Metro Walks This app offers 7 guided walks through neighborhoods of Barcelona, many of which are off the beaten tourist trail, such as Horta-Guinardó. Download from Google Play

Spotted by Locals Founded in 2008, Spotted by Locals publishes city guides for 71 cities and has a strong presence in Barcelona. Expert Spotters in each city help you avoid tourist traps and steer you to handpicked gems known to locals. If you want to participate you can add your own spots such as your hotel. The Guardian described the app as giving “authentically local, on-the ground advice”. You can access info offline making the app easy to use on the go. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Medieval Barcelona This app guides you through Barcelona’s Romanesque and Gothic medieval architecture. Medieval Barcelona was the captial of the Mediterranean. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Miniguide The Miniguide app helps you discover great things to do in Barcelona with a curated selection of concerts, film, nightlife, festivals and other events. It also covers shopping, bars, restaurants, museums and more. Everything is hand-picked and written up by locals who know and love the city. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Barcelona Official Guide Created by the Consortium of Turisme de Barcelona, this app features the best visitor attractions and offline maps of the city and metro network. As well as covering all the practical information for visiting Barcelona you can design your own tailor-made trip using the app. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

BCN Visual  This application has a fantastic collection of vintage photographs of Barcelona’s buildings and streets. For each image you can see the year, author and a description. BCN Visual also makes use of ​​augmented reality. Using GPS, you can can locate nearby locations that have a vintage photo. You can then focus on the building and overlay the old photographs, showing exactly how it has changed. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Social Apps: Meet Others in Person at Events

Meetup One of the most popular apps in Barcelona. Meetup has a very strong community in the city and there are meetups to do just about anything you can imagine – from language exchanges to yoga, volleyball or hiking to networking and work related events. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Internations Another social app, Internations is a community for expats and holds regular social events, such as parties on glamorous rooftops. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Facebook Local Useful app for discovering nearby events. You can see who among your Facebook friends are interested or planning to go. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Shopping Apps: Buy and Sell via your Smartphone

Wallapop Barcelona based Wallapop is a free, mobile, virtual flea market. The hyper-local app makes it easy for you to buy and sell items in your neighborhood. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

letgo letgo is the biggest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally. Over 75 million downloads and 200 million listings! Find great local deals, from secondhand phones, fashion, sneakers and games to furniture, cars and real estate. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

21 Buttons Barcelona-based 21 Buttons is a fashion themed social network with a shoppable feed. Users can earn money by posting their outfits if someone buys a tagged item. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

LetsBonus Deals and discounts of up to 70% on beauty and wellness, restaurants, shows and trips. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Apartments and Real Estate Apps: Find Rooms and Flats

idealista The ‘go to’ app in Barcelona for finding an apartment to share, rent or buy. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Badi This Barcelona based app helps you find shared flats and available rooms. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Dining and Entertainment Apps

TheFork Acquired by TripAdvisor in 2014, TheFork is the leading online restaurants reservation platform in Europe. In addition to reservations, the app feature exclusive offers up to 50% off your meal and extensive reviews. Their loyalty program allows you to earn ‘Yums’ with each booking, which can eventually be applied as discounts. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Bida Bida members receive free drinks at top rated bars and restaurants in Barcelona. 🍸 Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Sport and Outdoor Apps

FC Barcelona Official App Follow the latest Barça news, get real-time match updates, highlights and videos from the best soccer team in the world as they meet their rivals in La Liga, Spanish Copa del Rey and Champions League. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Wikiloc Wikiloc is a fantastic app that helps to discover and share the best outdoor trails for hiking, cycling and many other activities. Here are 5 Hikes in Barcelona’s Collserola Park and Beyond that you can explore with a bit of help from the app. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Dating Apps

AdoptaUnTío On AdoptaUnTío women are the only ones who can take the first step and have the power to decide which men (tíos) can write to them. Search your tíos style through different hashtags like #hipster, #hippie, #punk or use geolocation to find those who are close to you. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

Spanish Language Apps

Duolingo The best language-learning app available, with over 200 million users. Free, fun and effective, Duolingo gamifies your language learning experience and helps you stay motivated. Both Spanish and Catalan are now available on the app. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play

News Apps

La Vanguardia Founded in 1881, La Vanguardia is Catalonia’s leading newspaper. The app offers access to news from all sections as well as videos. You can also send messages, photos and videos directly to the newsroom via the app. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play