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Fun Things to do in Barcelona


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A city full of World Heritage Sites, traditional tapas bars, and delectable Spanish cuisine, Barcelona attracts just about any type of traveller. Located on the Mediterranean coastline, the pristine beaches are packed with beachgoers come summertime, while the old citys medieval lanes and art galleries are best explored during autumn.

As the capital of Catalonia, locals are fiercely proud of their unique identity, which can be seen in the local language, year-round fiestas, and extremely outgoing culture. Weve compiled a handy guide of information to help you plan a memorable holiday in Barcelona.


Best time to go

The best time to visit the Barcelona is from May to June when balmy temperatures in the low to mid-70s mesh with a flurry of festivals that trumpet the advent of summer. The actual summertime is sticky with humidity locals leave their beloved city in droves to catch a breeze somewhere else.


Fun city facts and activities

    There are lots of free things to do in Barcelona and whether its your first time in the city, your fiftieth or you live where theres always something new and exciting to experience. Which, always seems even better when youve wrangled it for free.
    Although lots of places like Sagrada Familia usually charge an entrance fee, the city doesnt have to be all about spending. There are still lots of places to visit, all across the city, where you dont have to break open your piggy bank.
    Best of all, the whole city is buzzing with gorgeous architecture, amazing sunsets and a stunning history that every visitor should explore. Barcelona has something for everybody.
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Neighborhoods to explore

    Barri G_tic
    El Raval
    El Born
    Poble Sec

Food Specialties

    Tucking into Catalan cuisine is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, itself one of the worlds best cities when it comes to eating and drinking. The locals already know that, and so do the gastronomy pros who, year after year, award Barcelona restaurants with distinctions that must put the city among the worlds great gourmet capitals. The offer is varied, high-quality, monumental from the neighbourhood tapas bar thats been around for ever to the more than 20 restaurants boasting Michelin stars, as well as some stellar street food.

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Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a stroll down La Rambla: La Rambla is Barcelonas most famous street, lined with colorful stalls and kiosks that offer everything from souvenirs to street performers.

2. Visit La Boqueria Market: This vibrant market is a must-see in Barcelona, filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, meats, cheeses, and more.

3. Climb up Montjuc: Montjuc is a hill overlooking the city, with breathtaking views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

4. Explore the Gothic Quarter: The Gothic Quarter is one of the oldest parts of the city, filled with narrow streets, old churches, and unique architecture.

5. Take a boat ride along the coast: Barcelona has many boat tours that will take you along the coast, giving you a unique view of the city and its surroundings.

6. Visit the iconic Sagrada Familia: The

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Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Bas_lica La Sagrada Familia
The Bas_lica de la Sagrada Fam_lia, also known as the Sagrada Fam_lia, is a large, gorgeous and awe-inducing but unfinished Roman Catholic infrastructure nestled in the Eixample district of Barcelona.

2. Ciutadella Park
Ciutadella Park offers some of the best free kid-friendly things to do in Barcelona thatll mesmerize and entertain the whole family.

3. CosmoCaixa Barcelona
CosmoCaixa Barcelona is one of the most famous attractions for kids in the city with its wide array of interactive and immersive exhibits thats bound to keep the lil ones entertained for hours and hours.

4. Montjuic Cable Cars
Capturing and witnessing the perfect panoramic views Barcelona has to offer, Montjuic Cable Cars is perfect for families searching for breathtaking moments thats shared with the whole tribe.

5. Montserrat Mountain
If youre looking for cheap family-fun thats both entertaining and breathtaking, Montserrat Mountain is the place to be.

6. Museu de la Xocolata
Unique to the city of Barcelona, Museu de la Xocolata, or the Chocolate Museum, is a private-owned museum by the Gremio de Pasteler_a de Barcelona that offers some of the best things to do in Barcelona with toddlers.

7. Laquarium Barcelona
Barcelona is filled with family things to do and places to go like an eventful and fascinating trip to the Laquarium Barcelona where youll be able to witness the rich marine life the city has in store.

8. Casa Batll_
Masterfully designed by Antoni Gaud_, and is considered one of his most well-known masterpieces, Casa Batll_ is a famous landmark and infrastructure nestled in the heart of Barcelona.

9. Park G_ell
The Park G_ell is a large and wide park area consisting of 17 hectares that is home to a variety of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill.

10. Magic Fountain of Montjuc
The Magic Fountain of Montjuc is a captivating and entertaining fountain located at the head of Avinguda Maria Cristina.

11. Hotel Jazz
Comfortably situated at the heart of the city, Hotel Jazz is an amazing place to stay with the whole family on your trip to Barcelona.

12. Palau de la M̼sica Catalana
An interactive facility with activities concerning concerts and choirs while promoting musical practice and training, knowledge of heritage and the dissemination of culture, Palau de la M̼sica Catalana offers an interesting trip for the whole family.

13. Barceloneta Beach
This weekend is the perfect time to take a cool and refreshing dip in the cerulean waters of Barceloneta Beach.

14. Barcelona Bus Turistic
If youre travelling with a baby, smaller children or a relatively large group, then roaming around the city with the Barcelona Bus Turistic is a convenient and amazing option for you.

15. Gothic Quarter
The charming and captivating Gothic Quarter, or Barri G_tic, is lined with narrow medieval streets thats packed with trendy bars, Catalan restaurants and offers some of the most fun things to do in Barcelona with kids.

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City data and FAQ 

Are two days enough to visit Barcelona?
More, if you're going to use your place in Barcelona as a home base to explore other parts of the region.
Susan Payer - Studied Spanish Ed. at Universtity of Colorado

Depends on what you like doing when you visit new places. In two days you can do a few interesting things such as take the red tourist bus to catch a quick view of the city, go to the ramblas (with your wallet and phone in your front pockets and hands in them), see La Sagrada Familia, chill on the beach a bit and go to nightclub.
Joe - M.S. from Autonomous University of Barcelona

What is Barcelona most famous for?
Sagrada Familia, all the buildings from Gaud_, good food good Restaurants, the beach and Camp Nou Stadion where play Barcelona soccer team
Miguel Viola Bode - Studied Germany School Barcelona
Barcelona is the capital of Catalan autonomy, Spain's second most populous city, and a reasonably large seaport. A piece of the Iberian Peninsula with a rich history, where the ancient Roman conquerors, the German Visigoths, and even the warlike Berbers managed to "mark" themselves in different eras, has been in the top 20 most fashionable tourist destinations for several decades.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that everything in Barcelona surprises: from the outrageous creations of Gaud_ to the city market - the best supplier of the most unexpected delicacies in the Mediterranean. Dozens of museums, historical quarters, and all kinds of monuments of medieval architecture here are generously "diluted" with nightclubs and fashionable boutiques.
The hallmark of Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, an unfinished masterpiece by architect Antoni Gaud_. Since 1884, Gaudi has invested all his creative powers in constructing the Sagrada Familia, the Sagrada Familia. The architect even settled on a construction site and spent the last 16 years of his life that way. The cathedral has four Spiers, each rising to over 100 m, each decorated with colored ceramic tiles. The stone portals look like they are made of melting wax or are a bizarre formation of stalactites.
Vihaan Das Lives in Mumbai

Why should you consider visiting Barcelona?
Hell yes! Great food, great people, very chill city, and the night life is amazing. Has everything you want when traveling. Lots to see and has beaches to chill out at. Spaniards love to go out late at night, so keep that in mind.
Mark Bradley Lives in Toronto
Do you need a car to visit Barcelona?
No, you don't need a car to visit Barcelona. The city has an excellent public transportation system that includes buses, trams, and metros.
One Nation Travel - Travel Agency in Turkey

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