Things To Do In Barcelona

BEST Things To Do In Barcelona

There are so many things to do in Barcelona. Cafes and bars line the streets and the city is overflowing with history and culture.

The  stunning buildings of Antoni Gaudi are easy to visit and there are many lovely places to eat.  If you are on a city break and don’t have much time, take a bus tour or a stroll around the  shops and visit one of the popular attractions and go sightseeing.

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Barcelona Festivals

la merce festival barcelonaSpain is famous for the amazing week long festivals and Barcelona has some of the best!

La Mercè in September is the biggest and most exciting festival of the year.

There are many more so plan your trip to coincide with one of these amazing festivals and you won’t regret it.

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Fabulous Barcelona Beaches

barcelona beachThe city of Barcelona has 5 km of beaches and they are surrounded by cafes, bars, restaurants and everything you would expect from this lovely city.

You can have the best of both worlds and enjoy the city of Barcelona whilst staying at a beach-side hotel. 

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Hire A Bike & Enjoy the Sites

Barcelona BikesThere are so many things to to in Barcelona and if your hire a bike you can easily see them all.  It’s so easy to do and as well as keeping fit it’s the quickest way to get around town.

There are many places to hire a bike and also many bicycle lanes, so it’s safe and easy to get around in the city or by the sea.

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Visit Montjuic Park

Montjuic Fun things to do in Barcelona include taking the cable car to lovely Montjuïc .  This area of the city is very beautiful with lots of places to visit.  You can also see where the 1992 Olympic Games were held.

Be sure not to miss the amazing Font Màgica (magic fountain) which is just below the Palau Nacional on Montjuic.

This is one of the most popular attractions and one of the top things to do in Barcelona.

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Parc de la Ciutadella (City Park)

Boating on Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona Parc de la Ciutadella occupies an area which once known as La Ribera.  In 1888 the area was home to Barcelona’s Universal Exhibition and it’s now the local city park.

At the end of the park is Barcelona Zoo which has an entrance inside leading to Vila Olimpica and Barceloneta.

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Parc Guell

Parc Guell Hansel and Gretel House in BarcelonaThe park was created by Barcelona’s amazing modernist architect Antoni Gaudi and is famous for the Hansel and Gretel style houses and iconic double staircase.

This leads to the much loved lizard and to a room designed by Gaudi to be the central market place.

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Barceloneta, Port Olimpic & Port Vell

barcelona waterfront and port vell Stroll along the exciting waterfront to Barceloneta from the bottom of La Rambla.

Enjoy a meal at one of the many lovely restaurants at Port Vell and then take a trip on a Golondrina.

Visit Rambla de Mar and the exciting Maremagnum complex on the Moll de Espanya.

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Enjoy Barcelona Food – Markets & Restaurants

La Boqueria Barcelona food is one of the best in Europe and an important part of Barcelona culture.

There are many mouth-watering restaurants all over town where you can discover the delights of Catalan cuisine.

La Boqueria market is one of the best in Europe and as well as supplying all the restaurants and hotels with the freshest of food. It’s one of the top attractions so well worth a visit.

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Barcelona Helicopter Ride

Barcelona Helipcopter City & Beach View Take a Barcelona helicopter ride and experience this lovely city from on high.

There are many places in Catalunya that are especially beautiful when seen from the air. You can enjoy amazing views of Barcelona, Montserrat, the Costa Brava and Montseny.


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FC Barcelona

fc Barcelona shop - barcelonaThe official FC Botiga (Official Store) is very easy to find as it’s located in Plaça Catalunya in the center of the city.

If you’re a football fan then top of your list of things to do in Barcelona will be to see fc Barcelona play at Camp Nou. This the largest stadium in Europe.   Take a tour of the famous stadium and visit the museum.

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Shopping in Barcelona

Barcelona shops There are 5 kilometres of shops from the Diagonal to the harbor via the Passeig de Gracia, the old city and La Rambla Barcelona.

The Eixample district is one of the most up-market areas for shopping and there’s also a special shopping bus to help you reach all these wonderful shops without getting tired.

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Barcelona Bus Tours

barcelona tourist bus There are so many things to do in Barcelona, for example there are bus tours of the city and a short journey from the city are seaside resorts such as Sitges to visit. This is a very famous wine region of Spain and famous for its cava and cava celebrations.

About an hour’s drive inland is the stunning monastery at Montserrat and there are many beautiful beaches to visit outside Barcelona on the popular Costa Brava.

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Barcelona Activities

Barcelona yachtsEnjoy sailing along the city’s coastline on a sailing boat, or go sightseeing on a scooter!

If you want something more exciting then take a ride on a hot air balloon over the lovely city of Barcelona.

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Barcelona Wine Tours

Wine and Cava Day Trips from BarcelonaThe Penedes region is very close to Barcelona so needless to say, day trips to visit the cava producing wineries are very popular.

You also get to sample the delicious wines and cava plus some cheese and tapas on many of the excursions.

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Ferry To Majorca, Menorca & Ibiza

balearic ferryYou can also take a ferry to one of the nearby  Balearic Islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza.  Many people enjoy combining a city break to Barcelona with a trip to the nearby islands especially during the summer months.

The ferries also travel to Civitavecchia and Genoa in Italy and Tangier in Morroco.

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