Fun Things to Do in Barcelona

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole world, Barcelona offers a wide range of things to do: architectural walking tours, museum visits, and plenty of opportunities for day trips. If you want to get off the beaten path and have some fun, here are some of the fun things to do in Barcelona:

Take a cooking class

paella barcelonaEveryone knows that tapas and paella are an important part of the Spanish gastronomical culture. The first ones have their history connected with different royal figures of the Spanish history.

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One thing all legends explaining the tapas’ origins have in common is the idea that these small culinary delights go very well with a glass of wine. What is paella’s origin?

It seems this worldwide famous dish’s history goes back to medieval times when it was prepared by men (until women were coming back from church) as a typical Sunday lunch.

But, which are the best tapas and paella recipes? What are their secret ingredients? You can find the answers to all these questions with a cooking class in Barcelona.

Attend a flamenco show

Flamenco DancersA typically Andalusian genre of music and dance, flamenco is one of the best forms of entertainment you can find in Barcelona.

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The tickets to the most popular flamenco halls in Catalonia’s capital (Tablao Cordobes and Tablao de Carmen) are often sold out.

Therefore, it is best you book your seats in advance.

Alternatively, you can combine your flamenco experience with another traditional Spanish show – a bullfight. Don’t worry, there will be no blood!

Drive through the city in an electric car

GoCarIs there a more entertaining way of exploring Barcelona than behind the wheel of an electric car?

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Depending on the aspect of the city you are interested in, you will find the tour you need. If you want total flexibility, simply rent an electric car, and move around the city enjoying total freedom of movement.

You will set the GPS yourself and pick the next destination on the spot. Small and easy to park, the GoCars will turn your Barcelona touring experience into a blast. This is one of most fun things to do in Barcelona.

Anyway, enjoy the ride, and make sure you don’t go over the speed limit !

Ride a balloon

balloon ride barcelonaDo you feel like entering one of Jules Verne’s novels during your holiday in Barcelona? If so, take a balloon ride and rise above the city.

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You will see Sagrada Familia’s profile rising towards the sky, and you will enjoy great views over the Pyrenees Mountains and the Catalonian countryside.

The tour will be accompanied by a professional instructor. So, you don’t have to worry about your safety, or about the necessary skills to land the balloon.



Join the party

party in BarcelonaBarcelona’s night life is another great reason to visit the city. Whether you want to crawl the bars and night clubs or you are up for a sailing party, Barcelona is the perfect destination to do just that.

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Check out the partying passes and tours below and you will have fun in style without having to spend a fortune. The only thing that matters is to have fun and to make the most of your Barcelona holiday.



Enter the aquatic wonderland Illa Fantasia

water park barcelonaAre you visiting Barcelona during the summer? Then, spend a day in Illa Fantasia Water Park. With so many exciting rides and top notch facilities, Illa Fantasia is the perfect place to have fun, cool out and regain some forces for your next explorations.

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This is a particularly good idea and a fun thing to do in Barcelona, especially if you are spending a family holiday in the city. Your little ones will certainly appreciate the opportunity to play in the water and try out all the fun rides.

The ticket includes transportation by shuttle bus so that you don’t have to worry about ordering cabs.

Meet Barcelona’s ghosts and gangsters

Barcelona Ghosts tourBarcelona is a fascinating city and each of its districts carries its own history and legends. Take a night walking tour of the city and have an unforgettable experience.

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Your guide will tell you everything about Barcelona’s friendly ghosts, and, who knows, maybe you will be lucky to meet some of them.

Alternatively, you can turn the city into an enormous playground and enter an interactive game across the whole town. You will have to anticipate the gangsters’ move and to chase them through Barcelona.

Go to a football match

Isn’t Barcelona the home of the champions? Of course, it is. So, go watch the champs playing in their Camp Nou Stadium.

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Purchase your tickets in advance so that you don’t stress out right before the game.

You can combine your football match attendance with a tour of the stadium and adjacent museum.

Join the race

Are you in love with speed and racing cars? Why wouldn’t you use this opportunity to go out exploring the city in such a car?

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Driving around Barcelona in a Ferrari? It can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This way, you will certainly not forget the holiday you spent in Catalonia’s capital. I’m sure you will want to come back next year for another round.