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20 Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is considered to be one of the best cities in Europe and on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The city offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere, has a rich culture, numerous beaches to relax and there are tourists coming from all over the world to visit. However, many of them are suffered by the question what to do in Barcelona. These are some of the things to do in Barcelona if you are visiting this city.

1. Parc Güell

Walk through the gardens of Parc Güell and take pictures in this magical place designed by Antoni Gaudí.



2. Visit Camp Nou

Enjoy a Barça football match in the Camp Nou and take a tour in the museum.


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3. Go to Park Ciutadella

Have a picnic during the day with friends or family in the park Ciutadella while enjoying the art scene, people doing yoga and young guys playing the guitar.

Prc Ciutadella


4. Boqueria Market

Walk through the famous Boqueria Market located on La Rambla is a great idea for walking in Barcelona.


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5. Tibidabo

Take a panoramic photo of Barcelona at the top of Tibidabo and enjoy the amusement park, which is one of the most popular activities in Barcelona.


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6. Magical Fountain of Montjiuc

Relax on Sunday watching the Magical Fountain of Montjiuc.


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7. The Born neighborhood

Make a gastronomic tour of tapas and wine in the Born neighborhood, then visit the Gothic church Santa Maria del Mar and the Picasso Museum.


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8. Marseille bar in Raval

Have a glass of Absinthe in the famous old Marseille bar in Raval, where Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí used to drink when they were visiting Barcelona.


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9. Palau de la Musica Catalana

See a spectacular Flamenco show at the Palau de la Musica Catalana.


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10. Gothic District

Explore the Gothic streets and get lost in its alleys.


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11. Sagrada Familia

Visit the sacrificial temple Sagrada Familia, you will be impressed with the architectural work of Antoni Gaudí. This place is must see in Barcelona.



12. La Barceloneta

Sunbathe while you relaxing in one of the most beautiful beaches of Barcelona called “La Barceloneta” and enjoy the spectacular view.



13. Beaches of Barcelona

Additionally, you can visit the beaches Bogatell, Icaria and Marbella.

Surfing in the Sea Barcelona Spain Beaches

14. Arc de Triomphe

Go through the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy the great atmosphere which is very busy in the evenings.


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15. Museums for free

Enjoy the Barcelona more artistically, a lot of museums are free on Sundays including Picasso, MNAC, MUHBA and Frederick Mares.


16. La Rambla

Walk the busiest street in Barcelona “La Rambla” where you will find a lot of tourists and a great atmosphere while enjoying a coffee or a beer somewhere around.


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17. Passeig de Gracia

Go for shopping one afternoon on the streets of Passeig de Gracia, the area with boutiques with major fashion brands.

Passeig de Gracia

18. Gaudi’s buildings 

And while you take that tour admire the buildings Casa Battlo and La Pedrera.

la pedrera


19. Gardens of Montjuic

Spend an afternoon relaxing in the gardens of Montjuic, then take the cable car to get a full view of the city.


20. Come back to Barcelona!!!

Here were listed 20 things to do in Barcelona. Want to see more and choose specific activities by categories? Take a look on our trip planner!

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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!


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