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Top 100 Things to Do in Barcelona Spain

You'll never get bored in Barcelona!


We could make it a thousand things to do in Barcelona, but for the moment a hundred will do. From Pedralbes Monastery to the Picasso Museum, Gaudi to the Grácia Festival, here's our heavyweight list of a hundred things to do in Barcelona.

So get your Barcelona metro ticket - the ideal way to get around the city - and off you go.

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100 Things to Do in Barcelona by Subject and District

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If you're looking for a particular type of activity, check out this breakdown of our 100 Things to Do in Barcelona:

But the best way to split Barcelona is into districts, beginning in the centre and working our way out to the suburbs. Each area is easily worth a day of your time, but depending on time restraints each can be covered in one morning or afternoon.

Don't want to take our word for it? There are nearly 200 things to do in Barcelona that have been selected by the users of Tripadvisor. Check out Tripadvisor's Things to do in Barcelona for some alternative ideas.

Ten Things to Do Around Las Ramblas

Boqueria Market, Las Ramblas
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Spain's most famous promenade can be a river of tourists, but it's worth getting swept in for a couple of hours to enjoy the stalls, human statues and eclectic mix of landmarks, from ceramics by Mirò to the Liceu Theatre and elegant but seedy Plaça Reial.

  1. Check out the street itself
  2. Get a Bite to Eat at La Boqueria Market
  3. Watch the Street Performers
  4. Relax in Plaça Reial
  5. Visit a Cafe
  6. Go up the Colon Monument
  7. See a Show at the Liceu
  8. Palau de la Virreina
  9. Bethlehem Church
  10. Erotic Museum

Ten Things to Do In El Born

Palau de la Musica Catalana
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El Born is the site of one of Spain's finest Gothic churches, Santa Maria del Mar. The medieval passageways adjoining it will take you to the unmissable Picasso Museum and Palau de la Musica, while Passeig del Born is one of the trendiest places for a paseo - an afternoon stroll - in the city.

  1. La Palau de la Musica Catalana
  2. Picasso Museum
  3. The Passeig del Born
  4. Medieval Palaces On Carrer Montcada
  5. Cocktail Bars of El Born
  6. Chocolate Museum
  7. Arabic Baths
  8. Seafood at La Paradeta
  9. Santa Caterina Market
  10. Santa Maria del Mar

Ten Things to Do In Barceloneta

Port Vell, Barceloneta, Barcelona
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Barceloneta is Barcelona's fishermen's barrio. It has the most popular beaches in the city, some of the best seafood eateries and a magnificent port.

  1. Port Vell
  2. Ciutadella Park
  3. La Champañeria
  4. Catalonia History Museum
  5. La Jaica
  6. Paella on Sunday
  7. Nudist Beach
  8. Barceloneta Cable Car
  9. Gas Natural Tower
  10. Barcelona Zoo

Ten Things to Do in El Raval

MACBA musem raval, Barcelona
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El Raval looks, smells and tastes different. It's a multi-cultural hub showcasing delicious international cuisine, much of the city's best graffiti, unusual drinking spots and contemporary art in the award-winning MACBA Museum.

  1. MACBA Museum
  2. CCCB Cultural Centre
  3. Els Tres Tombs Bar
  4. Rambla del Raval
  5. Veggie Food at Sesamo
  6. Bar Marsella
  7. Antic Hospital de Sant Pau
  8. London Bar
  9. Retro Clothes Shops
  10. Bar Crawl on Carrer Joaquin Costa

Ten Things to Do In Eixample

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

Eixample is all about the extraordinary modernist architecture of Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner and Cadafelch, centred upon the surreally beautiful Passeig de Gràcia, also Barcelona's top shopping avenue.

  1. Sagrada Familia
  2. Hospital de Sant Pau
  3. La Pedrera
  4. La Fira
  5. Casa Amatller
  6. Casa Batllo
  7. Casa Calvet
  8. Catch A Cabaret Show At Star Class
  9. Fundacio Antoni Tapies
  10. Passeig de Gràcia

Ten Things to Do In Gràcia

Park Guell, Barcelona
Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

Gràcia sees itself as a village within the city, but visit its buzzing Carrer Verdi and Plaça del Sol and you'll find a vibrant community whose festival in August is one of Barcelona's most unforgettable.

  1. Park Guell
  2. Gràcia Festival
  3. Casa Vicens
  4. Cine Verdi
  5. Gracia Nightlife on Plaça del Sol
  6. Jaume Fuster Library
  7. Carrer Verdi
  8. Fashion Shopping in Gracia
  9. Plaça de la Virreina
  10. Placa de la Diamant

Ten Things to Do In Montjuic

Catalonian National Art Museum, Barcelona
Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

Montjuic is dominated by the presence of its castle, Olympic Stadium and Royal Palace. It is also home to some of Spain's finest museums, including the Miró Foundation and Caixa Forum.

    1. Catalonian National Art Museum (MNAC)
    2. Miró Foundation
    3. Poble Espanyol
    4. Montjuic Magic Fountains
    5. Barcelona's Olympic Stadium and Olympic Museum
    6. Montjuic Castle
    7. Outdoor Movies at Sala Montjuic
    8. Caixa Forum
    9. Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
    10. Barcelona Rock Museum

    Ten Things to Do In Tibidabo

    Mount Tibidabo as seen from all over Barcelona
    Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

    A funicular ride to the top of Mount Tibidabo provides the best views of Barcelona. Lower down, the Royal Palace of Pedralbes has a wonderful ceramics museum, and Pedralbes Monastery stores a treasure trove of religious art.

    1. Take the Funicular to Mount Tibidabo
    2. Cosmo Caixa Science Museum 
    3. Nou Camp Soccer Stadium
    4. Collserola Park
    5. A Night Out On Avenida Tibidabo
    6. Pedralbes Palau Reial
    7. Plaça Sant Vincenç
    8. Plaça Sarria
    9. Tapas at Bar Tomás
    10. Collserola Tower

    Ten Day Trips From Barcelona

    Montserrat, near Barcelona
    Image: (c) Damian Corrigan

    From the amazing rock formations of Montserrat to the charming seaside resort of Sitges and Dali's home town of Figueres, here are some of the top treats within a couple of hours' reach of Barcelona.

    1. Montserrat
    2. Figueres (Dali Museum)
    3. Sitges
    4. Andorra and the Pyrenees
    5. Non-Violent Bullfighting at Finca Tiana
    6. Tarragona
    7. Girona
    8. Torres Winery (Bodega), Penedes
    9. Port Aventura
    10. Caldes de Montbui
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