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10 Things To Do in Barcelona During the Summer

July 5, 2024

Barcelona offers a wide range of activities around the city to enjoy during the sunny summer months. Here are some of the best things to do in Barcelona during summer:

1) Explore Barcelona Beaches:

Barcelona has several options of great beaches, such as Barceloneta, Nova Icaria, and Bogatell. In addition, there are better beaches if you are willing to venture north or south of the city via train. Some of the popular beaches around Barcelona are: Sitges, Castelldefels, Montgat, Vilassar de Mar, and several others. No matter where you go, you can enjoy time in the sun (wear sunscreen), take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea, and enjoy the usual activities, like beach volleyball and other water sports.

2) Visit Park Güell:

This iconic park designed by Antoni Gaudí is up there as a must-visit, especially in the summer. However, we strongly suggest staying hydrated, as the sun can beat down depending on the time of day. You can explore the incredible mosaic structures around the park, enjoy panoramic views of the city, and relax in the shaded areas surrounded by nature.

3) Take a Stroll On La Rambla:

This famous street located in the heart of the city is bustling with activity during the summer. We suggest going during non-peak hours, as it can get quite crowded.

Enjoy street performances, visit the lively Boqueria Market, and stop by the cafés and shops along the way.

4) Explore the Gothic Quarter:

The Gothic Quarter is known for its narrow streets (where you can get lost quite easily), historic buildings, and lovely little squares. Discover medieval architecture on every corner, visit the Barcelona Cathedral, and explore the unique shops / restaurants in the area.

5) Magic Fountain of Montjuïc:

Witness the mesmerizing light and music show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. The show is paired with music, of course. The fountain comes alive with a colorful display of water geysers and lights, creating a magical atmosphere.

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6) Enjoy Outdoor Dining:

Barcelona offers a vibrant food scene, and summer is the perfect time to dine at the many terraces you can find around the city. Visit the trendy neighborhoods like El Born or Gracia and enjoy delicious tapas, seafood, and refreshing sangria at the numerous outdoor restaurants and terraces.

7) Go To Music Festivals:

Barcelona hosts various music festivals during the summer months. Primavera Sound, Sónar Festival, and Festival Jardins de Pedralbes are just a few examples where you can enjoy live music performances and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere.

8) Visit Montjuïc Park:

Take a cable car or hike up Montjuïc Hill and explore the park. Visit the Montjuïc Castle, enjoy panoramic views of the city, wander through the botanical gardens, and relax in the shade of the park's green spaces.

9) Explore the Picasso Museum:

Beat the heat by visiting the Picasso Museum, which houses an extensive collection of Picasso's works. Explore the different periods of Picasso's art and learn about the artist's life and influences.

10) Day Trip to Sitges:

As mentioned in the beaches section, Sitges is a charming, beautiful coastal town located just outside of Barcelona. It takes less than an hour to get there by train (and you can even catch the train right next to CocoVail). It's known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historic streets. Take a day trip from Barcelona and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this picturesque town.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions and events as they may be subject to change. Enjoy your time in Barcelona!