The best apps to discover Barcelona

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During the Mobile World Congress 2017 the capital of Catalonia becomes the world’s epicenter of  the revolution of mobile devices. From Youth Hostel Pere Tarrés we have gathered up the best applications to know Barcelona from your mobile device.

SPECIAL! What to do in Barcelona during MWC 2017

Discover Barcelona from the phone

Move around Barcelona

TMB – iOs Android

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (Barcelona Public Transportation) offers one of the best apps to use public transportation in the city. Both from a smartphone, tablet and even from a SmartWatch. You can plan your trips and check the nearest transportation options.

CityMapper – iOs Android

Possibly our favorite app to move around Barcelona and more than 50 cities around the world. It includes all transportation options (Metro, Bus, Tram, bicycle, walking and taxi). You can see your departing and arriving point and the app notifies you when you have to drop off or switch the line.

Read more! Getting around Barcelona

Mapp4All – iOs Android

Here you’ll find museums, attractions, restaurants, etc. geolocated and classified according to the your needs of accessibility: wheelchairs; guide dogs; deaf accessible, etc.  This guide is available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

Metro Walks – Android

The metro and the bus are the most used transport by the barcelonins, as well as for the tourists. Metro Walks proposes tourist routes ordered by districts and difficulties and vertebrated by the public transport network. This app is only available for Android.

The history of the city

Barcelona Official Guide – iOs Android

This one of the best apps to discover Barcelona. Turisme de Barcelona (official Tourist Board) offers a comprehensive guide to attractions, restaurants, museums, bars … and is available in  a multilingual edition of 5 languages.

Read more! Things you did not know about Barcelona

Gaudí’s Barcelona – iOs Android

A complete audio guide in Catalan, Spanish, English and French on the legacy of the great architect of Barcelona.

Read more! What to see in Barcelona: Gaudí Route

Bonus track!

The neighbourhoods of Barcelona

The City Council has created a digital guide for each city district. Discover historic routes, walks or theme visits from your smartphone. There’s one (iOS and Android) for each of the nine districts of Barcelona: Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Poble Nou, Sants-Montjuïc, Sant Andreu, Les Corts, Sarrià, Gràcia and Nou Barris.

Photos: Google Maps (C)

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