If you’re about to visit Barcelona for the first time, continue reading to discover the top 5 things to do in Barcelona. All of which will immerse you in Barcelona’s rich culture.
The Top 5 Things to do in Barcelona:
1. Take a walking tour of Barcelona’s gothic quarter
Barcelona is famous for its historic gothic architecture, so it’s well worth taking a walking tour of Barcelona’s gothic quarter. As you’ll get to see some of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings such as the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
The Familia Basilica was designed by Antoni Gaudi and while work on the basilica first took place in 1882, the basilica is still a work in progress and construction on the basilica is still taking place today.
On a tour of the Gothic quarter you’ll also get to view several gothic style palaces, all of which make the perfect backdrop for holiday photos.
2. Checking out a local club
If you’re looking into checking out a club Barcelona has over 200 cannabis clubs. You can find the top Barcelona cannabis clubs to check out here. Just a reminder that these clubs are intended for an 18+ crowd so if you are traveling with children you may have to opt out of this one. However, there are still many other things to do and worth checking out in Barcelona!
3. Attend a flamenco show
As Spain is the birthplace of flamenco, it’s well worth attending a live flamenco show. Where you’ll get to see a talented troupe of Spanish dancers perform traditional flamenco dances. If you attend a flamenco show, you can also expect to be treated to live music, which will feature classical guitars and professional vocalists.
One venue where you can see Spanish flamenco dancers perform is Barcelona City Hall, which happens to be one of the finest venues in Barcelona.
If you’re inspired to learn how to dance the flamenco, you’ll also have no trouble finding a flamenco class. Where you’ll be taught the basics of the flamenco.
4. Explore Park Guell
Park Guell is one of the most photographed parks in Spain as it was designed by one of Spain’s most famous artists, architect Antoni Gaudi and features buildings fairytale looking buildings and mosaic covered benches. Park Guell also features an oversized mosaic covered Salmander, which can be found on the stairs at the main entrance to the Park.
As a bonus, as Park Guell is perched on the side of a hill, Carmel Hill, it also offers stunning views of downtown Barcelona.
5. Watch a soccer game at Camp Nou
Camp Nou is Barcelona’s premiere sports stadium and is the largest stadium in Europe. As Camp Nou has a capacity of 100,000 seats. Camp Nou also happens to be the home stadium of one of the most famous soccer teams in the world, FC Barcelona.
So if you trip to Barcelona coincides with a FC Barcelona home game, it’s well worth trying to purchase tickets as soccer is a huge part of Spanish culture and you’ll get to enjoy an authentic local experience.
If you visit Camp Nou, when there’s not a soccer match scheduled, don’t worry as the stadium also offers tours of the stadium.
6. Book a scenic catamaran cruise
As Barcelona is a picturesque harbor city, it would be a shame not to explore Barcelona’s coastline. One of the best ways to explore Barcelona’s stunning coast is to book a one hour scenic catamaran cruise.
So if you are determined to make the most out of your upcoming trip to Barcelona, it’s well worth adding all five of the activities listed above to your trip itinerary!