Whether you’re doing solo Barcelona, family Barcelona, or stag do Barcelona, if you only have a weekend then it is important to make the most of your time. This article will help you do that.
Go on a guided tour
It is always advisable to book yourself on a guided tour as early as possible in a city break; this way, you will experience a lot in a short space of time, and give you a better idea of how to fill the rest of your stay. And there is no shortage of options in Barcelona. For example, the Barcelona City Tour provides a comprehensive route around the city, and includes stops at some of the main attractions and landmarks, such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Família and Park Güell, La Rambla, and the Castle of Montjuïc.
Other popular guided tours include the Barcelona Tapas Tour, which takes visitors to some of the best tapas bars in the city, and the Barcelona Bike Tour, which offers the opportunity to explore the city on two wheels. There are also several walking tours available that focus on specific areas or neighborhoods, such as El Born or Barceloneta.
Enjoy the night life
Lively bars, cozy clubs, outdoor terraces to enjoy the warm summer nights: Barcelona has it all. One of the most popular spots is La Terraza, with its stunning views of the city skyline from its rooftop terrace. In addition, it hosts world-renowned DJs and some of the biggest parties in town.
Another favorite is Opium Mar, which offers a unique mix of music, art and fashion. It boasts two dance floors and several bars, so you can enjoy a drink or two while listening to live music. For something more relaxed, you can head to El Xampanyet, a traditional Catalan tavern serving delicious tapas and cava (sparkling wine).
Hit the beach
Barcelona’s coastline stretches for 4.5 miles and features a variety of stunning beaches, each with its own unique atmosphere and activities. The most popular is Barceloneta Beach, which is located right in the heart of the city and offers many places to sunbathe, restaurants, bars, and shops.
If you want a more relaxed atmosphere, Mar Bella Beach is worth a visit as it has a large grassy area perfect for picnics and playing volleyball – meaning it’s also good for water sports, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. Otherwise, due to its shallow waters and the wide range of amenities, such as playgrounds, showers, toilets, restaurants, etc., Nova Icària Beach is ideal for families with children.
There is much more to do in Barcelona than is possible in just a few days, but if that’s all you have then this is a great way to fill them!