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Things To Do In Barcelona

Coming up: Barcelona! You're keen to point your compass in a different direction. Never one to shy away from inventive ways to get your kicks and have an eye-opening excursion, you're prepared to check out a new locale like a pro. Book your activities today, and all you'll have left to do is count the days until your holiday and get excited, because Expedia can connect you with loads of things to do.

  • Book your favourite excursion on Expedia for a great price, and you will still have enough cash for a dream hotel or luxurious dinner while you're travelling. The things to do in Barcelona are not only among the best, but they won't break the bank. We have 311 things to do here, and you can reserve them beginning at just £4.
  • Barcelona is popular among thrill seekers similar to you. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for their next holiday to the area to learn about local culture and explore the best things to do. The top things to do can earn the attention of even seasoned explorers, and it's not hard to see why. Our list includes a wide variety of culturally based outings and excitement. With one-of-a kind ways to see the best this area has to offer like a 3 Countries in 1 Day: Spain, France & Andorra and Small-Group Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour, there are loads of things to do at your fingertips when you browse through all the choices available here at Expedia.

You'll need a game plan to best get the feel for Barcelona, particularly when you wish to schedule in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And we know you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou're ready to get out and have an adventure. You're thrilled to sign up for the top activities around, and an afternoon walk through charming neighbourhoods is always time well spent. Our activities are the perfect way to organise your holiday. Book group tours on Expedia, and you'll learn all about the city's history along the way.

Things to Do in Barcelona

Coast and culture, architecture and antiques, drinking and dining: these are a few of Barcelona's favourite things and what make it such an enchanting place to visit. To take it all in you can ascend hilltop Montjuïc for relaxing gardens and museums with panoramic views. Bike along the beach or take a trip through time by the ancient city walls in the Gothic quarter. Marvel at the whimsy and exuberance of Gaudi’s modernist architecture or the artworks by Dalí, Picasso and Miró. Streetlife in Barcelona is everywhere and performers, chic cafes, bohemian bars and shops will all vie for your attention as you head down the compelling Las Ramblas time and time again. Music is everywhere from flamenco to jazz and the clubs stay open till the sun rises again on another day in Barcelona.

Areas & Neighborhoods of Barcelona

Ciutat Vella - The old city is located on the Mediterranean coast and is where many of the city’s sights and activities can be found. There are the medieval charms and architecture of the Barri Gotic, the Contemporary Art Museum, Las Ramblas and the Naval Museum.

Eixample - Often referred to as the Modernist quarter, this is where the elegant architecture of Gaudi and others can be appreciated in buildings such as Casa Mila, the Temple Expiatori and the local district hall.

Sants-Montjuïc - On the southern edge of Barcelona can be found panoramic views and a wealth of museums and monuments. If a fair or festival is happening it’s likely to be happening here.

Figueres - Lovers of surrealism should make the hour’s journey to the Dalí Theatre and Museum, where the theatrical painter is buried, appropriately enough, in a crypt beneath the stage.

Things to See in Barcelona

The unfinished masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia could merit days of exploration whilst the whimsical musical fountain in Plaça d'Espanya offers something to watch whilst you work up an appetite for your night’s feast. The incomparable city views from Montjuic hill should be combined with sightseeing closer to the ground on a walking tour of the winding streets and hidden squares, fountains and palaces in the Barri Gòtic. The architectural masterpieces of Gaudi can be combined in a day of artistic sightseeing that also takes in the artistic works of Dalí, Picasso and Miró.

Things to Do in Barcelona

A trip out to Parc Güell in Gràcia will reveal that Gaudi’s fantastical architecture was also very much designed for everyday Catalan life. Music clubs offer flamenco next to modern dance music and the city truly comes alive at night. After a late night you may want to avail yourself of the beaches: Barcelona has been named the best beach city in the world by National Geographic. Strolling down Las Ramblas has to be a defining Barcelona experience but don’t feel you have to limit your dining out choices to here: other areas to check out include Barceloneta (to eat with the locals), Eixample Esquerra (for upscale dining), Barri Gòtic (for tapas) and Carrer de Blai (for pintxos).

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