Things To Do In Barcelona
From the beaches to the nightlife, the spicy tapas to the people, this stunning city is an absolute scorcher!
A city that loves to party, don't expect any early nights as many bars don't start filling up until 11pm
Amazing food, incredible activities in Barcelona, history, art, shopping, there's something for everyone.
Barcelona is a big city and much of the nightlife and attractions are quite spread, a travelcard is the most cost-effective way to get around.
Travelcards can be used on buses, trains and the metro, (underground) system, from the beach and marina to the Las Ramblas and beyond.
If you want to keep fit and minimize your carbon footprint while in Barcelona, you can find public bikes at docking stations all over the city.
There are many occasions to love the city but it really comes alive in the evening. There are so many things to do in Barcelona at night but the best certainly involve eating and dancing (never at the same time). Barcelona is an absolute treasure trove of tasty treats, from the hundreds of top quality tapas bars to Michelin starred restaurants. Having enjoyed fine food the cocktails and dance floors await with huge clubs and brilliant live music venues for party-loving groups to throw themselves into!
To Do List
There's no chance of running out of activities in Barcelona with so much on offer, but if you're looking for a few alternatives for your Barcelona trip, here are a few of our faves.
- Park Guell - One of the city's most famous sights, a celebration of the mad-genius of Anthony Gaudi.
- Tapas - The most authentic place to eat the best tapas, to come to Spain and not try the tapas... Shame on you!
- Nou Camp - A near-spiritual experience for fans of the 'beautiful game', the home of FC Barcelona is one of the most famous stadiums in the world.
- Beach Games - Chill out on the beach with some fun and games, we'll arrange all the equipment for you.
- Las Ramblas - The beating heart of the city and no trip is complete without checking out one of the best things to do in Barcelona.
- Magic Fountain - A little bit of Las Vegas-style theatre, this stunning light, music and water show is spectacular. It's also free and runs at weekends in the warmer months.
- Spain Games - Taking everything Spanish and packing into one competitive afternoon of hilarious team fun. It's go time!
- Get Elevated - It's the best view of the city bar none, grab a 22 bus from Plaça Catalunya and get off at the last stop.
- Go Cars - The funkiest way to go sightseeing ever! These brilliant little cars are just so much fun to drive and a great way to see the city.
- Party Cruise - Take your party out onto the waves, enjoy a stunning sunset and dance out on deck. Life doesn't get better than this!
- Barcelona has 12 abandoned metro stations and according to local rumours they're supposed to be haunted. Check them out, (we dare you!).
- Gustave Eiffel originally pitched the idea of the Eiffel Tower for it to be located in Barcelona, but the city's 'wise' planners turned it down. Doh!
- Barcelona's beaches are man-made. They didn't exist and were completely made in time for to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Gothic Quarter - If you're looking for a big night out then this is the area to be, the biggest clubs, craziest bars, popular with partygoers
Las Ramblas - It's not actually one road, but five connected streets and awash with tourists, street artists and performers.
El Born/La Ribera - Made up of a series of streets, it's close to the best nightlife, but during the day full of attractions and artistic sights.
Gracia - A staunch 'Catalan' area, this is where you'll find the real modern city as well as funky cafes and local bars.
Poble Sec - Home to a huge selection of restaurants and diners, it's also home to the free magic fountain show. You can grab great (cheap) food and enjoy a free show. Win/win.