Things to do in Barcelona

As private tour guides we know lots of great things to do in Barcelona and we want to share them with you! Because a trip isn’t just about sightseeing but also about doing your favorite things in a new and exciting environment, and possibly in a fun new way too. We have ideas for evening plans, for music lovers, great spas to recommend you, family friendly ideas, activities for sport people, for animal lovers, for shopaholics, for foodies… Make sure to check these posts and spicy up your vacation with an activity that isn’t the average “walking around and seeing the sights”. Make the city yours, by doing what you love to do at home too.

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VIRTUAL TOURS OF THE TOP BARCELONA SITES

See Barcelona from your home with these virtual tours of barcelona These are strange days. What at first didn’t look more than a strong flu has become a global alert, with people confined in their homes in Spain for at least 15 days (but rumors are it’ll be longer than that), schools and restaurants closed …

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BARCELONA BEST COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Great coffee table books on Barcelona Do you love displaying travel coffee table books at home? Coffee table books are a beautiful way to decorate the house, and provide moments of relax, beauty and joy, plus lots of interesting conversation opportunities. Specially when you have guests at home, they can be a wonderful ice breaker. So …

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BARCELONA OUTDOOR MARKETS, UNDERRATED TREASURES OF THE CITY

THERE ARE OUTDOOR MARKETS IN BARCELONA FOR EVERYONE – DISCOVER THE ONE FOR YOU! When people think about Barcelona, they usually think about soccer, museums, public art, theaters, historic monuments and its nightlife. Yet, what many tourists ignore is the importance of outdoor markets as part of the culture of Barcelona. Everyone who lives in …

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Celebrate Carnestoltes in Barcelona

A GUIDE TO ENJOY THE BARCELONA CARNIVAL

CARNIVAL IN BARCELONA – TOP EVENTS Carnival in Barcelona is not called Mardi Gras. We call it Carnestoltes in Catalan or Carnaval in Spanish, and it is traditionally celebrated the week before Lent. However, the origins of Carnival seem to date as far back as the Roman times and their festivals, later on integrated in …

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CELEBRATING THE SANT MEDIR FESTIVAL

MARCH 3 IN BARCELONA – FESTES DE SANT MEDIR The year in Barcelona is full of traditions, many of them of religious root that have evolve into something festive and popular. This week we are celebrating one of the: the Festival of St. Medir (Saint Emeterius). It’s maybe not something celebrated generally around the city, but …

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What to do during the Saint Eulalia Feast in Barcelona

THE SANTA EULALIA FESTIVAL IS HERE!

CELEBRATE THE FESTA MAJOR DE SANTA EULALIA WITH THE LOCALS Saint Eulàlia of Barcelona (or popularly called Laia) was the first patron saint of Barcelona, until she was deposed by Our Lady of Mercy, la Mercè. However, her day is still celebrated in town, with her festival being the minor winter festival of the city. And …

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Feast of Saint Anthony in Barcelona

ELS TRES TOMBS FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK

CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF SANT ANTONI IN BARCELONA There was a time when it was common to see carriages and horsemen in the city, so the Tres Tombs parade and animal blessing felt just like the natural thing to do in a strongly Catholic society. Now animal force has been substituted by cars and other …

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Barcelona Christmas markets

ALL THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN BARCELONA

WHERE ARE THE BARCELONA CHRISTMAS MARKETS? Many families have made visiting a Christmas market part of their pre-Christmas family traditions. Taking the kids to the market, wandering around the stalls and marveling about the Christmas decorations and the lights, maybe allowing them to buy one or two items that they’ll carefully pick, and all in all, …

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BARCELONA BEST PLAYGROUNDS FOR TRAVELLING FAMILIES

BEST PLAYGROUNDS IN BARCELONA NEAR TOURIST SITES Traveling with kids means combining sightseeing time with play time. It wouldn’t be wise to organize your entire time in the city without letting your children unplug, run, and get wild, but expect them to behave at museums and sites. They need to spend all their energy and …

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