Barcelona is great to visit all year round, but there’s no doubt that during the summer, this city simply shines. These are the top 10 attractions to see in Barcelona in the summertime.
The waterfront by the Port Olimpic
Did you know there are over 5 Km (3.10 miles) of car-free paths to wander freely by the Port Olimpic? There are 10 beaches in Barcelona, some of them considered among the best city beaches in the world, and beyond that is the place to go for a drink in a chiringuito, roller skating, biking or the best place to chill out after a perfect day in the sand.
Enjoy a relaxed evening in the city parks
Barcelona is not exactly a green city but its parks are one of a kind. Spend the evening relaxing at Ciutadella Park with live drums in the background or by the lake, get lost at Horta’s Labyrinth Park, find a shaded spot at the Botanic Garden in Montjuic or take a break from shopping at the secluded Turó Parc near Diagonal’s shopping district.
Discover new heights in a fancy hotel rooftop
If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail in a nice atmosphere, where there’s good music and terrific views, just head to any of the hip hotel rooftops that unwrap beginning early May. Whether is the new and fancy terrace at Yurbban Hotel, the rooftop at Barceló Raval that gives away 360º views or the last floor at Condes de Barcelona Hotel in Passeig de Gràcia, there are so many to choose from!
Take a ride at Montjuic fun cable car
It’s short but superb: the cable car that takes you to Montjuic Castle is the fastest, most styling and exciting way of going up the hill. If the day it’s sunny (hello, we’re in Barcelona), you’ll get the best pics for Instagram.
Visit Casa Batlló
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Gaudi and Barcelona go hand in hand, but nothing like Casa Batlló to take you on a journey to an architecture you’ve never imagined. Take a legendary snapshot in the rooftop during sunset in the coolest house ever built by Gaudi.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
It’s refreshing, it’s fun and best of all: it’s free! The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the most beautiful shows in Barcelona mixing lights, water and music that appeals to all ages.
Find refuge from the heat in the best museums
So many museums to choose from and so little time! There are so many things to see in Barcelona but if you don’t have that much time and want to shy away from the heat, don’t miss Picasso Museum (a must), MACBA or the Joan Miró Foundation. The Barcelona Museum Pass may be just what you were looking for, one same ticket for 6 museums.
Take it to the countryside in Montserrat
Take my word on this one. You will never see anything like Montserrat anywhere in the world. Imagine a fairytale mountain with a beautiful Monastery embedded in the rock and breathtaking views. This is a must in any visit to Barcelona.
Unmask the unique sites of Costa Brava and Dali’s work
If you’re up for more excursions out of the city, take one or two days to discover another impressive and unique site of Catalonia: Costa Brava. Miles of gorgeous little towns scattered along the rocky coastline, with beautiful and secluded beaches and home to Dali’s former house and workshop, now turned into a museum.
Join the best electronic parties in town
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There’s no way you can leave Barcelona without hitting any of the best electronic parties taking place all summer. The best of the genre gathers every year in Barcelona to deliver the best music to a very demanding crowd.
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The best tours in Barcelona
Experience the magic and passion of a live flamenco show in Barcelona with front row seats. Enjoy a truly authentic show of this traditional Spanish art in the most intimate setting, with the company of accomplished dancers, guitarists and singers in the heart of Barcelona.
Join this full day guided tour that includes a brunch and wine tasting at the Torres Cellars in the Penedés region, plus the breathtaking landscape of Montserrat and the stunning city of Sitges.
Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.
Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.
Get the best of Gaudí in Barcelona in one single tour. Experience the creative genius of Gaudí with this 4,5 hour guided tour that includes entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, plus an exterior visit to La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.
Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.
Enjoy Barcelona to the fullest with this guided morning tour, featuring the best of Barcelona. Explore the Gothic Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol and much more.
Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.
This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance, no queues.
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