Things to do in Barcelona is one of the top inquiries we receive from people planning to visit the city, as well as from visitors who arrive in Barcelona without any plan at all. Barcelona is a world-class city which offers an impressive number of activities for visitors, in almost any area of interest.
Therefore, it is rather difficult to orient travelers about what to do during their visit, because the recommendations will depend of many factors like available time, season, likes, budget and many other considerations.
However, we will help you decide about the essential things to do in Barcelona so that you can plan your trip by keeping your spending at the lowest level. According to our experience and in order to satisfy most of the travelers' inquiries, we also recommend reading the following pages for planning your things to do in Barcelona:
Your list of things to do in Barcelona will not be complete if you don't include Spanish Guitar concerts and Flamenco shows. Many of them are held in beautiful landmarks and they are highly requested by our visitors. We have listed below the most popular, with the aid of a budget scale. Check our discounts and book ahead!
Barcelona is a very vibrant city with events going on during the whole year, which guarantees that you will always find something to suit your tastes. Check out our list of recommendations sorted according to our handy budget scale!
The 18th-century palazzo has a long and interesting history and had a decisive influence on the urban development of Barcelona.
The concerts that are part of the series The Art of the Spanish Guitar: Music and Wine are held at the 12th-century church of Santa Anna, a former convent associated with the Knights Templar that stands just off the Plaça Catalunya.
The Palau Dalmases is located in the heart of the Ribera district on Carrer Montcada, far from the bustle of the city. Here you can enjoy an opera or flamenco concert.
A season of music featuring the finest in the Spanish guitar repertoire are hosting in the setting of the Palau de la Música Catalana. The building has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Its new concert series will bring you innovative entertainment that blends the strength of flamenco and classical guitar.
Singers, dancers, guitarists and other musicians offer you a powerful performance.
Enjoy a typical Spanish dinner, as you watch a flamenco show, in the heart of Barcelona’s old town.
Opened 25 years ago, it gives you the opportunity to experience a typical Andalusian courtyard where you can admire the great art of flamenco.
An innovative entertainment which blends the tradition of Spanish operetta and flamenco in a single performance.
The show brings us the thrilling world of gypsy dance in a combination of sensations, rhythms and movements. A very nice choice among the many things to do in Barcelona!
The Tablao de Carmen is located in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc and has always been known for its top-quality entertainment.
Founded in 1970, the Tablao Cordobés is widely admired by the most exacting artistic minorities and has garnered great international prestige.