5 things you must do in Barcelona

Barcelona offers a lot of thing to do and now is the best moment to visit the city.

Actually in Barcelona you can do a great number of things, but maybe there are some that are essential during your visit to the city.

Here you can find our selection:


1.       Go to the beach

Barcelona, with more than 4 km of beach, is the perfect place to enjoy your summer holidays without leaving the city. Every beach has its own “chiringuitos” where you can eat seafood or drink a cocktail. Also Barcelona’s Beaches are a good place to practice sports as running or volleyball.

But, if you’re looking for a relaxed site you can take the train on the city center and go to Sitges, Garraf or Premià de Mar. These villages are next to Barcelona and are more quitters. This can be a better option for families and children.

2.       Visit Gaudí arquitecture

Maybe is one of the Barcelona’s top attraction. La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia or Park Güell are some of the Gaudi’s monuments you must see before leaving the city.

Be sure of getting tickets early because during the summer there are a lot of people.

3.       Celebrate a local festival

During the summer, Barcelona celebrates many local festivities. The most famous one are Festes de Gràcia, wich always presents an extensive and varied program of more than 500 activities for all the people and also for families and children. Many activities are also specifically for residents, but the many free concerts and the street decorations are free for visitors to enjoy.

And after Festes de Gràcia, there are Festes de Sants and la Festa de la Mercè that is the festivity of Barcelona and where you can enjoy a lot of activities for free too.

4.       Climb up to one of the mountains 

Barcelona has two mountains, Tibidabo and Montjuic. From either you can enjoy such a great overview of the city.

The mountain of Tibidabo is the biggest one and has an amusement park, a big church and a panoramic view over the city. You can get there taking the Tramvia Blau wich dates 1901. The Tramvia Blau runs 1.276m. up to the foot of the Tibidabo funicular, past Modernist and Noucentist buildings that give way to nature and splendid views of the city.

Montjuic’s mountain has the castle of Montjuic on the top of the mountain, which dates 1694 and it’s the best witness of the history of the city. There you can also find the MNAC (the national museum of art of Catalonia) and the Magic Fountain, which offers a great show of light, water and music. Starting on the 31st of March, the Magic Fountain will be offering the new spring-summer timetable that runs from Thursday to Sunday, with sessions from 9:00 pm until 11:30 pm.

5.       Enjoy a party

Sonar, Primavera Sound, Sala Apolo, Razzmatazz Club… Barcelona is well known for its parties and nightclubs. Every day of the week you can find such a great parties around the city.

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