As one of the world’s most visited cities, there are clearly lots of fun things to do in Barcelona. Regardless of who you’re travelling with, there’s so much variety, it’s hard to pick! Get inspired with some of our top picks for fun things to do in Barcelona.
Fun for all the family, aquariums are truly unique places to visit. Not only can you discover and learn about a wide variety of marine life from across the globe, but your visit also more often than not helps fund conservation work. Barcelona aquarium also houses an oceanarium, which is large seawater aquarium with saltwater marine life. It contains more than 4 million litres of water and features an 80-metre-long transparent tunnel, for an up-close view of the marine life.
If that wasn’t enough, they’ve also got the largest collection of Mediterranean-themed aquariums in the world, with 14 tanks representing the different species that live in the Mediterranean sea.
The Gaudí Experience is an incredible interactive experience, and it’s the world’s first interactive exhibition exploring not only Gaudí’s works, but his life as well. Tucked away nicely by the Park Güell, a visit here will enable you and the kids to learn a little more about the man himself, with a fun twist. With wall-to-wall touch screens, interactive displays and other technologies, you’ll be hard pressed to find an educational experience that rivals this on the enjoyment front. The experience also features a 4D theatre, with surround-sound and moving seats, that takes you on a journey of discovery about how nature inspired Gaudí’s great creations.
Despite being a global chain, each outlet has its own quirky differences and unique memorabilia, so they’re always worth a visit. This one’s located next to the famous Las Ramblas, so after a busy day of shopping it’s perfectly located to kick back and enjoy a few cocktails. Whatever your tipple, they’ll take good care of you, and whether you go to unwind, or to ease yourself into a fun night out, this is always a very safe bet. If a bit of ACDC doesn’t fire you up ready for a wild night in Eixample we don’t know what will!
Offering stunning views of the Barcelona skyline down to the coast, the Montjuïc cable car is well worth a visit when you find yourself in Barcelona. Starting at the bottom of Montjuïc hill where you can pose for an initial picture, the slow and steady journey up the hill offers increasingly beautiful views of the city. Once at the top you can see across all of Barcelona, including sights of the Sagrada Familia, World Trade Centre and Montjuïc Castle itself, making it a perfect insta-worthy photo spot.
The perfect way to spend some of your valuable sunlight hours, Barcelona’s beach is clean and friendly; lined with lush palm trees and impressive boats in the water, making it popular with tourists and locals alike! Whether you take down a few towels or rent a sunbed for the day, there’s plenty of space to relax. Don’t forget to indulge in a few mojitos while you’re there! Don’t worry about moving a muscle.. let the beach waiters take care of that!
If you like craft beer, then you’ll love Barcelona’s first ever Brewpub, BlackLab. This is relatively new on our list of fun-filled Barcelona activities, but you’ll soon see why it made the grade! From pale and brown ales to stouts and bitters, there’s a beer to suit all tastes, and that’s not all, chow down on delicious local bar bites such ceviche to spicy prawns, burgers and more while you sample BlackLab’s liquid gold. They also conduct tours every Sunday at 17:00, which is a nice little activity if you’ve got some time to spare for a bit of crafty fun. Just remember to drink responsibly!
We hope you’ve found some activities of interest in our guide. There are that many fun things to do in Barcelona that this is just a small sample. Did we miss out on any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments!