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.
Get around town faster and more efficiently with these apps. Covering the areas of taxis, TMB metro and buses, ride sharing and delivery.
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
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
Discover the best Barcelona has to offer with these culturally oriented apps. Covering areas including walking tours, architecture, history and major attractions.
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
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
Looking for something to do? With these apps you can find something interesting to do practically any day or night. Use the app technology to meet others in person at local 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
Buy and sell via your smartphone, it has never been so easy!
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
Apartments and Real Estate Apps
Find rooms and flats in Barcelona.
Dining and Entertainment Apps
These apps have some major benefits and perks.
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
Too Good to Go Join millions of food waste warriors by downloading Too Good To Go – the world’s number 1 app for fighting food waste. Too Good to Go has a strong presence in Barcelona, with a wide variety of restaurant choices available. Download from App Store | Download from Google Play
Sport and Outdoor Apps
With such a great climate, sports and outdoor activities are part of Barcelona’s appeal.
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 9 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
Top apps for meeting someone special in Barcelona.
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
Learn Spanish where and when you want, using these top 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
Stay on top of local news using these 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
Get ahead in your Barcelona job search using these cutting edge apps.