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Things to Do in Barcelona

Activities to Do in Barcelona

Visit Sagrada Familia, Enjoy at Park Guell, Explore Casa Batllo, Witness Wildlife at Barcelona Zoo, Take Walking Tour around Gothic Quarter, Take a Stroll on Las Ramblas and many more.

The fun-filled and exhilarating things to do in Barcelona will offer you the chance to get a sneak peek into the fascinating culture, tradition, history, and lifestyle of the city, while enjoying its attractions to the fullest. No matter the kind of traveler you are, Barcelona will cater to your wanderlust, offering you a myriad of activities to indulge in.

The exciting activities to do in Barcelona range from taking a guided city tour across the brilliant architectural marvels to sampling authentic Spanish food and drinks at the various buzzing restaurants and bars. You can take cultural walks across the various heritage sites of the city, including Santa Maria del Mar, Las Ramblas, and Sagrada Familia.

Thinking of what to do in Barcelona then some adrenaline-fueled experiences will come your way, if you want to hike Mount Tibidabo or take a helicopter ride over the city. If you are a nightlife person, do not shy away from enjoying premium gimlet and watching mesmerizing ballet performances by highly skilled performers. 

Here are some of the best things to do in Barcelona:

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Gothic Quarter

Discover the captivating allure of the Gothic Quarter, a historic neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain. Immerse yourself in its labyrinthine streets, adorned with stunning Gothic architecture and medieval charm. Uncover the rich history and cultural heritage of this iconic district, which dates back to Roman times. A must-visit destination for travelers seeking to embrace the timeless beauty and historical significance of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona.

Olympic Village

Explore the vibrant spirit of Olympic Village, a dynamic hub that hosted athletes during the Olympic Games. Discover its modern architecture, recreational facilities, and green spaces, all designed to foster a sense of community and camaraderie. Uncover the legacy of the Olympics and the cultural significance of this urban district. A must-visit destination for sports enthusiasts and travelers seeking to experience the dynamic atmosphere of Olympic Village.

Salon del Tinell

Explore the historical splendor of Salon del Tinell, a magnificent medieval hall in Barcelona, Spain. Admire its impressive Gothic architecture, adorned with stunning vaulted ceilings and ornate details. Discover the rich history and cultural significance of this landmark, once used for royal receptions and banquets. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the grandeur and historical legacy of Salon del Tinell in Barcelona.

Chapel of Santa Agueda

Experience the serene beauty of the Chapel of Santa Agueda, a historic religious sanctuary in Barcelona, Spain. Admire its charming Gothic architecture and tranquil ambiance, providing a peaceful retreat for visitors. Discover the spiritual significance and cultural heritage of this intimate chapel, dedicated to Saint Agatha. A must-visit destination for travelers seeking a moment of reflection and to immerse themselves in the historical legacy of the Chapel of Santa Agueda in Barcelona.

Poble Espanyol Barcelona

Set out on a fun and interesting tour of the Poble Espanyol, an open air museum that actually resembles a small village. Enjoy witnessing a unique blend of art and architecture with some of the most impressive life sized emulations of famous Spanish buildings. Stroll through the unique handicraft centre and learn how to create amazing handmade items.

Casa Vicens Gaudi Barcelona
Visit the Casa Vicens in the city of Barcelona, and explore this stunning monument, along with the adjoining garden. Admire the interiors of the building, which is said to be the first ever building designed by Antoni Gaudi, one of the most popular figures in the world of architecture. Explore the intricate details of the building, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Casa Batllo Barcelona
Designed and developed by the great architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batllo is one of Barcelona's most sought-after tourist destinations, famous for its atypical shape. This place was formerly the townhouse of the renowned Catalunya Batlló family. Because of its unique structure and design, it looks similar to Disney castles which enthralled kids and adults alike. Its other names are “The House of Bones” and "The House of Dragon."
Casa Amatller Barcelona
Plan a visit to Casa Amatller, which was the home of famous chocolatier Antoni Amatller, and ranks as one of the most important buildings in the city. Admire the work of Catalan modernism in this structure, and explore the museum, which still houses all of the original furniture and decor from the times gone by. It is also one of the buildings that make up the city’s "Manzana de la Discordia" ("Block of Discord"). 
Bellesguard Barcelona
Enjoy a visit to Bellesguard, a modernist villa designed by Antoni Gaudí, and built on the site of a medieval castle overlooking the city. Currently being served as a museum, the Bellesguard house is a great place to learn about Gaudi, the history of the city, as well as the music and arts from times gone by. 
Casa Mila Barcelona
A truly unique structure, Casa Milà, or more commonly known as La Pedrera, was built by architect Antoni Gaud between 1906 and 1912 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. In its current incarnation as Fundacio Catalunya La Pedrera’s headquarters, the building serves as a cultural centre that has become a major attraction in Barcelona thanks to the wide variety of events it hosts and the numerous exhibitions and other public spaces it provides.
Ciutadella Park Barcelona

As Barcelona's largest park, the Ciutadella is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Originally opened in 1888, it is home to a historic waterfall, pond, and romantic English garden that is framed by two tree-lined boulevards. As a star fort built in 1715 by Prosper Verboom for King Philip V, it has been there since before the American Revolution.

Cascada del Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona

Witness the beautiful waterfalls, which ranks as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona. Located in the Parc de la Ciutadella, this stunning waterfall cascades down a series of steps. Make sure to see the waterfall illuminated at night, which is a sight to behold and an experience of a kind. 

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona
Embark your tour to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes to enjoy the historic Spanish art form during your visit to Barcelona. A popular UNESCO World Heritage site, you will be awakened by the energy here. Get ready to dive into the traditional Spanish dance and outstanding performer's spirit, which forces you to dance to their beat. 
Port Cable Car Barcelona

Popularly known as the Port Vell Aerial Tramway, the Port Cable car is a fun experience to indulge in, when in Barcelona. With the frequency of rides being every 10 to 15 minutes, the Cable Car traverses between Barceloneta beach and the Miramar Hotel, present on the Montjuic mountain. One of the best things about the Port Cable car ride is the spectacular views it offers.

Mar Bella Beach Barcelona

Just south of the bustling city centre, Barcelona’s beach life begins at Platja de la Mar Bella. This wide, sandy beach is especially popular with the city’s gay community, but everyone is welcome to enjoy the sun and sea. With a few beach bars and restaurants, as well as a water sports centre, there’s plenty to keep you busy at Platja de la Mar Bella.

Magic Fountain of Montjuic Barcelona
Witness the wonders of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, known all over Spain for its stunning display of lights, colours, motion, music as well as water acrobatics. The fountain was designed by Carles Buigas and is made up of a series of cascading fountains, which are illuminated at night by a series of coloured lights.
Placa de Sant Jaume Barcelona

Head to Plaça de Sant Jaume, a square at the centre of the Old City of Barcelona, and an iconic landmark of the Catalan political power, with a history that dates back to more than 1000 years in time. Spend some time relaxing here, or learning how this place represents the social and political centre of the city of Barcelona, just as it did several hundred centuries ago.

Parc del Laberint d'Horta Barcelona

Head to Parc del Laberint d’Horta, the oldest garden in all of Barcelona, and amongst the most beautiful parks and gardens in the country. Spend some time amidst an exceptional natural space that boasts of impressive architecture and immense romanticism, and is a great place to spend a day with your near and dear ones.

Museu de la Xocolata Barcelona
Museu de la Xocolata is a chocolate museum where you learn more about the cultural significance of chocolate in Europe; including its origins, its journey to the New World, and its role in the marketplace as a commodity with varying degrees of legitimacy. It also details the entire chocolate-making process, from starting with a cocoa bean all the way to mass-manufacturing techniques.
Montjuic Barcelona

Discover Montjuïc, a captivating hill in Barcelona, Spain, offering historic landmarks, lush gardens, and panoramic views of the city and sea. Explore its cultural significance, hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1929 International Exposition. A must-visit destination for travelers seeking scenic beauty, cultural heritage, and vibrant history in the heart of Barcelona at Montjuïc.

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Dominik Kozmali
Reviewed: 06 Sep 2023
5.0/5
Krásna pamiatka s dvojitým názvom Casa Milá (La Pedrera) - známejšia je pod tým druhým názvom takže sa nenechajte pomýliť, jedná sa o tú istú budovou. Je to posledný civilný projekt extrémne pokrokového dizajnéra a architekta Antoniho Gaudího, ktorý sa pri svojich návrhoch inšpiroval prírodou a to ... Read More
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Angela Peach
Reviewed: 03 Dec 2023
5.0/5
Absolutely amazing! Jaw dropping and mind blowing! An absolute must :)
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Reviewed: 07 Apr 2023
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Einzigartig, großartig, sehenswert … wow
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Very beautiful experience! Booking was very quick and easy! Super recommended! 
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