Top Experiences in Barcelona

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Planning a trip to Barcelona? We've got you covered when it comes to ideas for fun experiences. If you're keen on exploring the artistic wonders of this city, consider an outing like this Gaudí Architecture Walk that takes you through the landmarks influenced by Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and La Sagrada Familía. For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, you might enjoy an experience like this cooking class, where you'll visit the bustling Mercat de la Boqueria market to handpick fresh ingredients for a traditional paella dish. If you'd like to unwind and indulge, consider something like this ancient bath experience, where you can enjoy various soothing treatments inspired by ancient Roman, Greek, and Ottoman bathing rituals in a historic setting.
Gaudí Architecture Walk with Sagrada Família
4.9
(43)
4 hours
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Private
Join a local, private guide on a walk through the neighborhoods influenced by Antoni Gaudí's impressive works. You'll start by visiting the exterior of Casa Batlló, where you can learn how Gaudí mixed colors and shapes to craft his unique masterpieces. Stroll down the famous Passeig de Grácia,...
Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Visit
5.0
(8)
4 hours
·
Small group
Discover the techniques behind traditional Spanish cuisine with a cooking class under the instruction of a professional chef. You'll start by visiting Barcelona's biggest and most important market: Mercat de la Boqueria. Your guide will lead you through the stalls where you can try a few items,...
Aerial view of Sagrada Família at sunrise
Guided Visit to La Sagrada Família
4.8
(8)
3 hours
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Private
Enjoy a special visit to the Sagrada Família, a stunning Roman Catholic church and UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. With a private guide leading the way, you'll gain early entrance to the monument to avoid the typical crowds. Discover the...
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Guided Visit to Park Güell & La Sagrada Família
4.8
(8)
4 hours
·
Small group
Experience two of Antoni Gaudí's modernist masterpieces, La Sagrada Família and Park Güell, with an experienced guide leading the way. Skip the lines and learn all about these two iconic landmarks. The Sagrada Família, a stunning Roman Catholic church and UNESCO World Heritage Site, requires...
(Photo courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths)
Ancient Bath Experience
4.8
(6)
2 hours
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Private
Pamper yourself with a day at the Aire Ancient Baths spa, a relaxing experience inspired by Roman, Greek, and Ottoman bathing traditions. Each location channels its building's past, whether with a charming 17th-century warehouse in the city center or a Mudejar-style palace with over five...
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
A Walk Through the Gothic Quarter
4.8
(6)
2.5 hours
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Private
Stroll through the oldest part of Barcelona, the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter), with a private guide. On this 2.5-hour walk, you'll learn about this district's 2,000-year history and visit important sites like the Barcelona Cathedral. This structure offers one of Europe's best examples of Gothic...
Walk through the narrow lanes of the Barri Gòtic
Tapas Walk in The Gothic Quarter
5.0
(3)
3 hours
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Small group
Enjoy a walk in Barcelona, tasting delicious local tapas in the process. This excursion takes you through the city's historic Gothic Quarter, with its ancient Roman walls, medieval cathedrals, and charming plazas. With the help of a local guide, you'll avoid the crowds and discover three...
Walk through the vines and taste different varietals
Vineyards, Wines & Tapas in Penedès
5.0
(3)
6 hours
·
Small group
The Penedès is a renowned wine region in Catalonia, just west of Barcelona. Join a local guide and explore the beautiful Catalan countryside and its culture of wine and gastronomy with an excursion to the vineyards of the Penedès Region. You'll visit local wineries, chat with estate owners, and...
Coastal Hike, Kayaking & Swimming in Costa Brava
5.0
(2)
8 hours
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Small group
Enjoy the perfect mix of outdoor activity on the Costa Brava: a hike along the area's famed Camí de Ronda coastal trail, kayaking in idyllic coves, and swimming, cliff jumping, and/or snorkeling in a protected lagoon. You'll start with a hike along the coast to Sant Pol de S'Agaró, where a beach...
(Photo courtesy of WeBarcelona)
Day Trip to Montserrat & Hot-Air Balloon Ride
5.0
(2)
7.5 hours
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Small group
This activity combines the best of the Montserrat region. You'll start with an exciting early-morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy views of the Montserrat Mountains, vineyard-laden countryside, and even coastal vistas. Then, follow your guide with a visit to the historic Monastery of...
Explore Costa Brava's Medieval Villages
5.0
(2)
9.5 hours
·
Private
Spain's Costa Brava is dotted with charming and historic medieval villages, making it an ideal region to enjoy a little exploring from one town to another. On this tour, you'll visit several of the most beautiful and interesting villages, where your guide will help you understand the history and...
Barcelona Cooking Class & Wine Pairing
5.0
(2)
3 hours
·
Small group
Get to know Barcelona through its gastronomy, but take the experience a step farther and learn how to make some of the country's most popular dishes. Your host is a professional chef, and your venue is The Paella Club's beautiful historical building with a modern kitchen setup just behind the...
Toast with your vermouth from the cask
Vermouth Experience
5.0
(1)
4 hours
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Private
Discover one of Barcelona's most popular drinks: vermouth. A passionate local foodie who will show you a more authentic side of the beloved beverage, though you'll find plenty of hipster bars serving vermouth, too. Still, it's best enjoyed in local taverns where bar tenders know the drink and...
Day Trip to Montserrat & Penedès Wine Region
5.0
(1)
8 hours
·
Private
Enjoy a day trip from Barcelona to the surrounding countryside and wine region. A private driver will pick you up and take you to the 16th-century Benedictine monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, Catalonia's holiest site. Then make your way to the cava wine hills, the Penedès Wine Region....
Hot-Air Balloon Ride
5.0
(1)
3 hours
·
Small group
Enjoy a unique experience and a lifelong memory: soaring over the Catalan countryside in a hot-air balloon. After arriving at the launch site, you'll meet your crew and learn about hot air ballooning, watching and helping to inflate the balloon if you'd like. Then relish the quiet as you fly...
Family-Friendly Gaudí Experience
5.0
(1)
5 hours
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Private
Kids tend to love the famous architect's quirky masterpieces even if they've never heard of Antoni Gaudí. This tour takes you to Gaudí's most popular sites, observing these iconic structures from your children's perspective. Enjoy an active exploration of the gingerbread-like houses and broken...
Barcelona Gothic Quarter
Guided Walk of the Gothic Quarter with Tapas Dinner
4.3
(3)
4 hours
·
Private
Discover the charm of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and trendy El Born neighborhood on this two-hour tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Stroll down narrow cobbled streets, explore Roman ruins, Plaça Reial, and the 13th-century Barcelona Cathedral. Along the way, taste authentic tapas at various...
Three-District Evening Tapas Walk
4.1
(8)
4 hours
·
Small group
An evening tapear (tapas walk) is a quintessential night out in Spain, and as one of the country's top culinary cities, Barcelona is an excellent choice for a food tour. With the help of local experts, you'll stroll the streets of Barcelona's favorite neighborhoods, ducking into alleys leading to...
Day Trip to Montserrat & Lunch at a Farmhouse
4.0
(10)
7.5 hours
·
Group tour
Enjoy a full-day tour of Barcelona's countryside and wine country. A driver will take you from Barcelona to the beautiful Montserrat Mountains to visit the Benedictine monastery Santa María de Montserrat, complete with a mountain cave and museum. Next, head to a farmhouse in a picturesque valley...
(Photo courtesy of WeBarcelona)
Sunset Sailing
4.0
(4)
1.5 hours
·
Small group
Experience the beauty of Barcelona's waterfront with a sunset sailing excursion. You'll glide along the city's coastline for a unique vantage point of this historic metropolis, with its port, sky-high hotels, grand boulevards, beaches, Old Town spires, and more. If the weather allows, your...
Costa Brava Hike & Tossa De Mar Day Trip
4.0
(1)
9 hours
·
Small group
The Costa Brava offers various activities, and one of the best combinations is pairing a coastal hike with visiting a charming old fishing village. With this activity, your hub is Tossa de Mar, a small coastal town north of Barcelona. To start, you'll catch the area's famed Camí de Ronda trail,...
Sunset Sailing & Spanish Guitar
2.0
(1)
2 hours
·
Small group
Experience the beauty of Barcelona's waterfront with a sunset sailing excursion. You'll glide along the city's coastline for a unique vantage point of this historic metropolis, with its port, sky-high hotels, grand boulevards, beaches, Old Town spires, and more. If the weather allows, your...
Tower of San Pere de Galligants with the Girona Cathedral
Day Trip to Girona & Dalí Museum in Figueres
8 hours
·
Private
Head outside the city to visit two amazing nearby towns, Girona and Figueres. The medieval city of Girona holds historical roots in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures, and you can visit sites like the Arab baths and Girona Cathedral. Then head farther north to Figueres, the hometown of artist...
Cocktail Making Masterclass
1 hour
·
Small group
Barcelona has an incredible nightlife scene thanks to the city's social culture and late-night dining. Of course, you'll find signature drinks like ice-cold lager from the tap, sparkling cava, and several variations of vermouth, but Barcelona has also mastered the cocktail. Join a professional...
Gaudí Architecture Walk with Park Güell
5 hours
·
Private
Join a local, private guide on a walk through Barcelona's neighborhoods influenced by Antoni Gaudí's impressive works. You'll visit iconic sites like Casa Batlló, where you can learn how Gaudí mixed colors and shapes; the "Block of Discord," stopping to view the exterior and interior of Casa Milà...
Girona Day Trip: Banyoles, Besalú & a Volcanic Crater
9.5 hours
·
Private
Not many know that the province of Girona is a volcanic region—historic and dormant, of course. With a private guide, you'll explore the area, visiting its charming medieval villages, including Besalú with its famous Romanesque bridge and Castellfollit de la Roca uniquely set atop a cliff. You'll...
Family Ceramic Workshop
1.5 hours
·
Private
Barcelona is a city of art, primarily thanks to how the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí shaped and influenced the city. But you'll find plenty of other artistic and imaginative work throughout Barcelona, making it the perfect city to express your own creativity. This is an excellent...
(photo courtesy of Julià Travel)
FC Barcelona Camp Nou Guided Visit
1.5 hours
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Small group
Experience the excitement of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium with a guided visit. Skip the lines and enter the iconic stadium to discover the secrets of FC Barcelona with an expert guide. Explore the stadium's changing rooms, pitch, press room, and more. At the end of the tour, you're welcome to...
Old Town, Montjuïc Hill & Castle Visit
6 hours
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Small group
Barcelona has many different personalities, and you'll explore them all on this tour that takes you through the city's historic core and up to Montjuïc Castle. Start by walking down the famous Las Ramblas, stopping at La Boquería and Palau Güell, then make your way up Montjuïc Hill by cable car....
Kid-Friendly Gothic Quarter Walk
3 hours
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Private
Discover the exciting city of Barcelona with a kid-friendly adventure through the historic Gothic Quarter. After meeting your private guide, you'll twist through the charming streets with much to explore! Along the way, learn about Barcelona's history, taste local sweets, meet the giants of the...

Experiences in Barcelona, Spain

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A bustling, vibrant city with deep Roman and medieval roots, Barcelona offers a little bit of everything. Discover a unique blend of architecture, from 20th-century modernism to avant-garde, while getting lost in buzzy market halls, wandering colorful gardens, and eating your way through the historic Gothic Quarter. Explore Gaudí's famous creations like the Sagrada Familia, spend a day at the beach, attend a Spanish guitar concert, or go wine tasting in the countryside.

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