Manchester is the greatest city in the world. There, we said it.

With it’s incredible spirit and character, beautifully-designed buildings, and unrivalled music and sport scenes; Manchester is one of the cities you just can’t afford to miss. We’ve got unbelievable restaurants, gorgeous bars and too many things for you to do in a single lifetime.

So, if you find yourself visiting our famous city any time soon, you might just struggle to decide on the best way for you to spend your time here. Well, the team at Barca thought we’d put together a quick guide on some of the things you have to see when you’re in Manchester.

National Football Museum

Based just by the Printworks and Exchange Square, the National Football Museum has been occupying the Urbis Centre for a number of years now. Acting as a celebration of the ‘beautiful game’, with iconic bits of memorabilia from some of football’s biggest moments and clubs, this day out with the family doesn’t have to cost you a penny.

With free entry and access to a host of different football games and challenges, this is a museum that is bound to be fun for people of all ages. Unless you don’t like football, that is…

Museum of Science and Industry

Just up the road from us at Barca sits the iconic Museum of Science and Industry (don’t worry, there’s more than just museums in Manchester). This will mainly entertain the kids, what with it’s fun games, puzzles and science-things to play with. But this place is famous for a reason, and you certainly need to check it out.

Manchester Arena

As one of the biggest indoor arena’s in Europe, the glory of Manchester Arena will take your breath away. We’ve already mentioned the incredible Manchester music scene, and this is never better than it is at Manchester Arena, with some of the biggest artists in the world taking the stage by storm every week. If you want to experience the music of Manchester, then a visit to the Arena is essential.


Of course, no visit to would be complete without checking out the best bar in Manchester. Barca is situated in a scenic Castlefield location, with a range of gorgeous function rooms for hire and one of the most beautiful interiors you’ll find in a bar! Next time you’re in the centre of Manchester, you definitely need to pop in for a drink!