Things to do in Barcelona: activities not to be missed

Things to do in Barcelona: activities not to be missed

Every time we visit a city, we are filled with the same doubts: What to do? What to visit? Which kind of program to organize? To make your work easier, we have made a compilation of ideas and suggestions that will help you to plan your holidays. See below our various proposals which include various activities, type of plans and things to do in Barcelona.

Things to do in Barcelona: chose your program

Barcelona is a big international and multicultural city which offers us the opportunity to enjoy an infinity of places and different activities. An essential place for the cultural visits as well as for the leisure ones.

For the number of distinct things to do in Barcelona (from most common activities and visits not to be missed, to some more original and audacious ones), we have divided our proposals into five parts differentiated perfectly. Which is your favourite?

Cultural programs

One of the best reasons to visit Barcelona city is the large offer of cultural activities and events it hosts. One of the best things to do in Barcelona is to visit the mythical Sagrada Familia church. It is a monument, still under construction, with colossal dimensions, located in the centre of Barcelona. It was designed by the famous Antoni Gaudí, a leading figure considered the greatest exponent of the Catalan modernist style.

Continuing with the works of the master Gaudí, it is also recommended to have a walk in the “Paseo de Gracia”, where you can enjoy different shops and modernist architectural elements (and also works of the famous Lluís Domènech i Montaner).

As for the museums, Barcelona hosts more than 80 museums, some so famous and emblematic as the Museu Picasso.

Romantic program

Another of the best things to do in Barcelona is to enjoy the intimacy and complicity of visiting romantic places. For it, you will find a lot of opportunities to live the love together with your partner.

Mythic gardens like Tamarita’s ones or the Laberint D´Horta are remote and spectacular places where you can get butterflies in your stomach. An obligatory visit for the lovers.

Family programs

There are many emblematic places and many things to do in Barcelona, and some of the most curious is for the families. If you want to travel with your loved ones, there are emblematic and fun options like the visit of the famous Rambla de Barcelona: a unique and beautiful walk which will take you from the central Plaça de Catalunya to the old harbour.

We also recommend the visit of the Tibidabo amusement park, where you will enjoy stunning views of city and you will have fun with the attractions.

And, finally, another obligatory visit: the Güell Park. A huge park designed by Gaudí with beautiful walks and places where you can take incredible photos, like the magical and famous salamander.

Sports programs

Are there things to do in Barcelona for the most active ones? If you like sports, you are lucky because Barcelona offers visits of important sports places you must visit, like the FC Barcelona football ground Camp Nou or the Port Olímpic.

But the most modern and popular visits is the Sharma Climbing BCN. A huge climbing wall led by one of the living legends of climbing, nobody less than Chris Sharma. A meeting place for thousands of climbing lovers where you can enjoy an exciting climbing day with renowned professional players of this extreme sport.

Overnight programs

And to round off the day, what better than relax having a drink while enjoying the Mediterranean night?

You can visit the famous Gothic quarter, where you will find a lot of very popular and mythical places like the Bosc de les Fades. It is a dreamy bar pulled from fantasy tales, which breathes a kind of special mysticism.

And if you want something livelier, you can go to the sala Razzmatazz, where you can enjoy many music rooms and live concert halls. The sound quality of this place is stunning and will delight music lovers.

We hope we have helped you and you took note of some of these activities and things to do in Barcelona. Let’s enjoy all the activities of this big city!

And, if you need an accommodation to spend some days in the city, we invite you to the Fundació Pere Tarrés hostel to enjoy the city.