50 things to do in Barcelona this summer

Do you want to go to Barcelona this summer? If you want to enjoy to the fullest, do not forget to check our 50 best tips to do in Barcelona.

50 things to do in Barcelona this summer

  1. Get a drink in the Quatre Cats and breathe its bohemian atmosphere.
  2. During July, enjoy the Grec Festival.
  3. Do not miss the incredible musical-firework display of La Mercè.

    Piromusical de la Mercè

    Every September 24 the Piromusical de la Mercè fills the sky of Barcelona.

  4. Get the on the 20th century transport – Tram Blau and go along Avenida del Tibidabo.
  5. Discover decorated streets during fiestas of Gràcia or Sants.
  6. If you are trendy, you cannot miss MACBA.
  7. Look for the Arco del Triunfo, and cross it.
  8. If you are a chocolate nut, check Museo del Chocolate.
  9. Enjoy a romantic stroll in the small boat on the lake of The Parc de la Ciutadella.
  10. Take a picture while sitting on the mammoth trunk of The Parc de la Ciutadella.
  11. Enjoy one day at the beach in Barceloneta, Somorrostro, Mar Bella, etc.
  12. Take a tour from Barcelona’s port in Catamaran or in the Golondrinas.
  13. During June and July, enjoy concerts at the Pedralbes Gardens, like Sting’s on July 6.
  14. Have a traditional pa amb tomàquet with butifarra.
  15. Go to some party in the semi-abandoned stores of the Poble Nou.
  16. Get on top of the Montjuïc with a cable car and enjoy the best views of Barcelona.
  17. Spend a family day in the Tibidabo’s amusement park.

    Parque de Atracciones del Tibidabo

    In summer, from Wednesday to Sunday, the Tibidabo Amusement Park opens its doors to a fantasy world.

  18. Visit the Picasso Museum.
  19. Visit the Pavilion of Germany, by Mies Van der Rohe, in Montjuïc.
  20. Walk through the Castle of Montjuïc.
  21. Take a photo next to the Columbus monument or enjoy the views of La Rambla from its viewpoint.
  22. Learn more about Gaudí’s work at The Gaudí Exhibition Center.
  23. Do not forget the Barcelona Zoo and its wild species.
  24. Contemplate the emblematic Olympic Ring of Montjuïc at dusk.
  25. Spend one day between fishes … at L’Aquàrium.
  26. Visit the Maritime Museum and discover the boat inside the Pailebote Santa Eulalia.
  27. Watch illuminated Agbar tower and shout at the Bruumruum show.
  28. Do not miss the Pueblo español in Montjuïc. It will surprise you.
  29. Visit the Botanical Garden and its Museum of Natural Sciences
  30. Take a photo next to the Barcelona’s face – Roy Lichtenstein on the Paseo de Colón.
  31. If you are a true music lover, do not miss a concert at the Palau de la Música.
  32. Try a good butifarra at the Boquería market.
  33. Delight yourself with a good crema catalana.
  34. Discover the magic picture of the Sagrada Familia.
  35. Discover the dragons of different buildings.
  36. Take a wonderful walk on Plaça Espanya.

    Plaça Espanya por la noche

    From the panoramic viewpoint of Las Arenas there are excellent views of Montjuïc and Plaça Espanya.

  37. Enjoy an open-air cinema session in Montjuïc or on the beach of Sant Sebastià.
  38. Discover the ergonomic benches of the Park Güell.
  39. Get lost in the Park of the Labyrinth of Horta.
  40. Discover mysterious cemetery of Pueblo Nuevo.
  41. Do not miss the CaixaForum exhibitions.
  42. If you do not go to London … Barcelona has an Egyptian museum as well.
  43. Relax in the Monastery of Pedralbes.
  44. Discover the anti-aircraft shelters of Gràcia.
  45. Look at the mysterious sewer system in Barcelona.
  46. Do not miss visit at the Major Synagogue.
  47. Discover the angel of Montjuïc.
  48. Find the first traffic light in the city … 1929!
  49. Drink at the Canaletas fountain and go back to Barcelona.
  50. Visit the Montjuic shelter 307.

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