Unique things to do in Barcelona
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Unique things to do in Barcelona

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Travel like a local

While there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate the art and architecture of Barcelona’s city center, head to neighborhood plazas and open-air markets for more laid-back activities outside of the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) to get a more local perspective on things to do in Barcelona. What you might find is Gaudi’s influence (and art) is everywhere. Head out to see more of the city with local-led walking tours, cooking classes, and more on Airbnb Experiences.

Top-rated activities

✅#1 YOUR BEST PHOTOS | BARCELONA✨
Discover Barcelona with the BEST SELLER photo-tour experience ! Join the 20,000+ satisfied guests who have explored the city with me. Book now and visit the city while creating unforgettable memories ! You need a specific private time slot? You need another private route ? Send a message and I will adapt ! Why choose my experience ? ✔️ because of the quality : professional photographer & camera ✔️ because you get around 100 high quality pictures the SAME DAY of the experience (500+ pictures if you choose a private session) ✔️ because ONLY with me, YOU choose the pictures you want to be edited ! ✔️ because I also share my favorite spots (restaurants, bars and so on) to make your trip in Barcelona memorable ! My experience is adapted to anyone : Solo travelers, Couples, Families, Friends, Influencers, Bachelorette, or just people tired of selfies :) LGTB friendly ! Barcelona has no secret for me ! Let's hit the old streets and secret spots of the Emblematic Historic Center (Gothic Quarter & El Born) while capturing pictures of you, with my Professional Camera and Prime Lens. First time having photos taken by a photographer ? Don't worry, MOST of my guests are first timers ! I will make you feel comfortable and I will help you with everything. Important : any people who wants to join the tour with you has to book a spot, even if the person doesn't want pictures.
Husky House coffee with dogs
A unique opportunity to visit famous dog cafe of Barcelona with 4 Siberian husky. What are we gonna do? Play, pet, give treats and receive paw shakes and tons of love... all while chilling in our amazing caffe in the city center. If you are a dog lover this is the best place for you. Some even say it's heaven! We have 3 husky boys and 1 husky girl who are very friendly, love to be pet and to be with people! Not only you receive positive emotions and vivid impressions, dogs also receive them from you as well! In the company of cheerful, kind, strong, smart and beautiful fluffy huskies you will learn: - The history of the breed - Funny stories about each of our dogs - Tips and tricks on how to raise a healthy and happy dog And last, but not least - you can take as many pictures as you want. We're also going to help you do some of them, showing off our dogs' modeling skills.
Sunrise Paddlesurf & Photography
*** YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM - THIS IS AN SPORT EXPERIENCE *** We will meet in our place in the magical district of Poblenou, 5 min walk to the beach. We will walk together with our paddlesurf boards to the beach. 1. We will meet the group till the time to catch the sunrise! BE PUNCTUAL, WE HAVE TO GO IN ORDER TO CATCH THE SUNRISE! 2. We will teach you how to paddle from the beach to the ocean. 3. You will learn how to stand up! 4. I will give you a few tips to manage the paddle, its super easy! You dont need previous experience at all but you need some sport skills. 5. While we are in the water I will take you some cool pictures with sun rising and Barcelona's skyline for free, is the best view! they are included but you need tone close us! At the end we will go back to our store to leave the board, change your clothes, we have showers and toilets too and we will send you the pictures of the experience. You can check all the activities that we offer: yoga, supyoga, fullmoon events, functional beach trainings and sup seawalks.
Rooftop Tango lesson and Drinks, where passion meets fun
Join our “Tango experience” and surprise yourself dancing a Tango routine in our studio and sharing a toast on an amazing rooftop in the heart of the Gothic while meeting other fellow dancers. Steps, good vibes, and drinks by the hand of Argentinean born and raise dancers who will share their skills and passion for Argentine Tango. A tango routine can lead you to find the magical communication that lays within an embrace. A dance led and followed by gentle and subtle movements that embody sensuality that you can share between you and your dance partner. Let Passion meets Fun during those 75 minutes. It’s an Introduction to Tango. No previous experience is required to join, dance the tango and have a lot of fun! Even if you think you have 2 left feet, you will dance!!! If you're and experienced dancer, contact us for private lesson. TO CONSIDER: - If you're a SOLO TRAVELER CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING - CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS BEFORE BOOKING - With RAIN, we keep going! - The experience lasts 1.15hour - Door is closed after 15 min starting time - We aim to create a happy and healthy environment in our classes. We are open to groups that are celebrating. However, we don’t welcome people under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or any other substance that will disrupt our cheerful environment.
⭐The Original Tapas Crawl Adventure⭐
4 stop tapas tour and drinks pairing in one of the most authentic and local area of Barcelona. This early evening tapas crawling experience and drinks pairing has been designed to be discovered over a short adventure lasting 2.5 to 3 hours, to showcase what Barcelona’s most authentic and popular restaurants and bars can offer in terms of food and local drinks. Discover a side of Barcelona that few have the chance to see, savouring the centuries-old legacy of local food culture, vibrant tapas bars and amazing foodie spots. Other things to note 10-12 tapas servings on this Tapas Crawl night tour. So if your appetite is average we recommend you to eat a light lunch! It's a 2.5 to 3h walking tour with less than 10 mins between each stop.

What Barcelona has to offer

Secret Garden Paella
You’ll be welcomed into my opened kitchen and lush garden to master the fine art of cooking the perfect paella, following my grandmother’s recipe. I'll explain how to prepare it and will share with you some stories around that traditional dish. We are going to cook, enjoy wine, tapas and a delicious meal together whilst I give you an insight into one of the most coveted recipes in the world. This experience is family friendly, kids are very welcomed! (Children under 6 years doesn't pay). Other things to note: Our secret garden has also a comfortable and cozy space were we can enjoy the experience and the scene in case of having not a perfect weather that day.
This is paella! w Boquerías Mkt Tour
In this amazing day we´ll go for a quick but rewarding tour around Boquerías´s Market, followed by a warm an relaxed Paella lunch in a lovely apartment just 5 minutes walking away! I will show you where I buy all the fresh ingredients for the Paella, and we will walk through the fabulous market, my favorite place in Barcelona, so that you can see in detail how one of the most iconic markets in Europe lives. From there we will go to my house, where we will have appetizers, I´ll teach you how to prepare the Spanish "bread with tomato", we will make sangria together, and the delicious Catalan cream for dessert, while we wait for the Paella :). All this in a beautiful living room with balconies to the Ramblas, with soft drinks, beer and good wines, it´ll be a day that you will enjoy a lot! Other things to note Just dress comfortably and consider the weather since we´ll walk a few minutes (5) from the market to the apartment. If you see no availability, try to contact me either way, maybe we can make it work NOW WE HAVE AN AMAZING VEGAN PAELLA OPTION! Don't hesitate to ask about it, is available for private groups only for the moment, and is really delicious!
Authentic Premium Paella & Sangria in a Stunning Rooftop
Reception with a cava glass at our rooftop in a very hip loft space in the creative industry district of Poble Nou, with a unique terrace facing the Villa Olimpica skyline, as part of the Air B n’B Experiences. Then a brief explanation of the traditional rice dish, We will start by preparing the broth, cutting all the vegetables and preparing the seafood. Once it's up and running we will start with the prep of the famous sangria. Once the rice is finished we will eat it on our rooftop terrace enjoying the Barcelona view, For dessert, we will prepare an amazing Catalan Cream to end the experience.
Hidden Bars & Authentic Tapas Journey
>>Airbnb's currently top-rated Tapas experience in Barcelona<< This is the only Tapas tour that takes you to a different part of the city, devoid of tourists, where you discover the locals’ go-to bars, the perfect place to practice your Spanish (no English menus!), and taste the most delicious bites Barcelona has to offer. This is a full immersion in real Barcelona, where you’ll see the sense of community, and be able to interact with and feel like a local yourself. During this food & drink experience we will show you a hidden and unexpected Barcelona, we will walk and visit the bars of my neighborhood, a 100% local community. You'll eat and drink at family-owned places where grandpas and grandmas are still in charge of the kitchen, where they prepare all their tapas, and dishes you won't find downtown. You'll taste a rich cuisine where local, fresh, and seasonal products pair well with traditional drinks, blissfully unaware of new food trends. Expect the best homemade food, from artisanal cold cuts to fresh seafood. This experience pays homage to the classic tapas. Don't expect fancy preparations or places featured in travel guides. Come hungry & thirsty to indulge in our favorite drinks, from wine to cava. Get ready to connect to our culture, and experience the true Barcelona! *Flexitarian / celiac-friendly tour
Seafood Paella & Sangria & Boqueria market
♥BOQUERIA market tour ♥SEAFOOD PAELLA Have you ever tried BLACK Seafood Paella with cuttlefish ink? Delicious! And you will make it by yourself! ♥SANGRIA fruit & fresh juices & good wine ♥ PAN CON TOMATE Spanish appetizer: delicious tomato bread with ♥JAMON, FUET, CHORIZO, and CHEESE. ♥ OPEN BAR: SANGRIA & Good WINE & CAVA & SOFT DRINKS! We use the BEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS for all our recipes! Welcome to Paella Barcelona Cooking School! ♥We visit BOQUERIA, the oldest Barcelona market! Here we pick up the freshest seafood! I show the best shops for Jamon, Saffron, Cheese, Wine, and other best Spanish products! You will meet my friends-Sellers and they will show us all their delicious treasures! ♥ We cook together in our beautiful cooking studio all our dishes following step by step our Spanish family recipes! Once ready, we’ll enjoy our creations over wine (or soft drink), laughing, and sharing stories. You will receive our YouTube video recipes of all dishes we made! Our Paella cooking class in Barcelona is GREAT for couples, families, groups of friends, hen parties, birthday celebrations, and Team Building! Want another time? Send me a message! Can't make it in Spain? We are online! https://www.airbnb.com/paella_barcelona_online

Most popular in Barcelona

Midday and Sunset Sailing Barcelona
Welcome on board. And join for a sailing adventure like no other. You will leave the land lubbers far behind and begin an exciting journey of new experiences and discoveries. Midday and Sunset Cruise three or four miles offshore and heave to, lower the swim platform and take a long leisurely swim while drinks and snacks on board are prepared. The perfect afternoon break to explore the blue waters. Or join us in the evening for Barcelona’s most spectacular light shows. To see the finest sunset in Barcelona, you must climb the mountains or go out to the sea. The heavens extend limitlessly above you as you watch the sun dip slowly behind the city skyline and the mountains. You will have your own professional skipper and a top notch sailing yacht. Your journey will be both adventurous, enjoyable and relaxing. First we will show you around the yacht and prepare for departure. We determine the itinerary together and set sail! You are more than welcome to get involved in the running of the yacht and even planning and navigation. Our trip starts from the very heart of the city. So before leaving the spectacular marina you will see Barcelona's waterfront as nobody else does. Afterwards we leave the port behind and head for the open sea. You will marvel the Barcelona skyline, wonder the beachfront and enjoy the stunning open blue waters.
Seafood Paella Maestro w Tapas & Sangria
Get the taste of a real Spanish kitchen Whether you are with friends, travelling as a family or flying solo, you will learn to choose the freshest and tastiest products, you'll be in excellent company in a warm, inviting space, working together to prepare 3 classic dishes: Paella, the iconic rice dish made with seafood and fresh vegetables Pan con Tomate, a delicious local starter accompanied by Ham, Sausages and Cheese Sangria, a fruity and refreshing wine punch Traditionally, a Paella is a communal meal with family and friends. That's why you won't be working on individual dishes, but instead collaborating to create your dishes as a group. Join us and share our passion for food, Spain and life Other things to consider We will be happy to accommodate any dietary needs you may have, if requested in advance. However, we will use shellfish. Please contact us in advance to inform us of any food allergies so that we can adapt our dishes. Children are welcome.
Sailing Cruise in Barcelona led by Young & Local Captain
*sunset is the last slot of the day* Escape the crowds and the stress of the city and discover Barcelona from a unique perspective. Cruise along the city's historic port and sail its beautiful Mediterranean coast while admiring the most iconic landmarks from the sea: the Sagrada Familia, Tibidabo, Colón, Montjuic, and the busy Barceloneta beaches. This will be one of your top Barcelona memories! Vela's 2 hour experience begins at Port Marina Vela, an exclusive harbor conveniently located in the centric La Barceloneta neighbourhood. You'll be greeted by a young, friendly and local captain who will guide you throughout the journey. Following a brief introduction, we'll set sail from the port and make our way towards Port Vell, situated at the end of the famous Las Ramblas. Here, you'll enjoy front-row views of super-yachts and an intimate glimpse into the historic Maremagnum area. Afterwards, we'll sail to open sea, drinks and light snacks will be served while taking in the panoramic city views. For the adventurous, there's the chance to take a refreshing swim in the open sea. Before heading back to port, we'll capture the moment with a vintage Polaroid camera and we'll hand you the physical copy. This is the coolest, most complete, and most unique local adventure offered in the city– period.
Introduction to Barcelona Old Town Walking Tour
THE TOUR IS IN ENGLISH Date/Time not available? Message us! ESP -> Para un tour en ESPAÑOL solicita un tour PRIVADO Discover our beloved hometown Barcelona in a delightful blend of entertainment and education! With over 2000 years of captivating history, our city offers a rich tapestry of architecture, legends, and culture. We'll walk you through the narrow medieval alleys, winding streets and charming squares of Barcelona's historic heart—the Ciutat Vella/Old Town. Delve into the iconic neighbourhoods of Barri Gòtic/Gothic Quarter and El Born, as we reveal the stories, myths, and characters that have shaped this incredible city—from royalty and saints to explorers and artists. Designed for the conscious, curious traveller, our Barcelona Old Town tour offers a comprehensive yet entertaining experience. With over a decade of experience in hosting tours, we've crafted the ultimate introduction for you to both our region, city and the Barcelonian way of life. What's more? You’ll get insider, up-to-date local tips on dining, shopping, and exploring the city. We'll make sure that no one feels like a tourist but like a friend visiting. Come with an open mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a smile. We can't wait to show you around! PS. You can complement this Old Town tour with our top-rated Intro to Gaudí & Sagrada Família Walking Tour. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/335533
Bike Tour Of Barcelona With A Local
A fun, laid-back bike ride that gives you a great overview of Barcelona’s amazing architecture, history and street culture. You will experience Barcelona from its beaches to its back streets, monumental buildings to its bodegas, and from its Roman ruins to its romantic hideaways. It will be like having a friend show you around, someone who can not only tell you all about Barcelona’s amazing history, but take you to the real city behind the tourist façade. A great introduction to this fabulous city. Other things to note The tour is relaxed and laid-back, which makes it great for people of all fitness levels. The bikes are comfy and easy to ride even for those who don't know a handle bar from a tapas bar.

Activities near top attractions

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Things to do near Eixample

Midday and Sunset Sailing Barcelona
Welcome on board. And join for a sailing adventure like no other. You will leave the land lubbers far behind and begin an exciting journey of new experiences and discoveries. Midday and Sunset Cruise three or four miles offshore and heave to, lower the swim platform and take a long leisurely swim while drinks and snacks on board are prepared. The perfect afternoon break to explore the blue waters. Or join us in the evening for Barcelona’s most spectacular light shows. To see the finest sunset in Barcelona, you must climb the mountains or go out to the sea. The heavens extend limitlessly above you as you watch the sun dip slowly behind the city skyline and the mountains. You will have your own professional skipper and a top notch sailing yacht. Your journey will be both adventurous, enjoyable and relaxing. First we will show you around the yacht and prepare for departure. We determine the itinerary together and set sail! You are more than welcome to get involved in the running of the yacht and even planning and navigation. Our trip starts from the very heart of the city. So before leaving the spectacular marina you will see Barcelona's waterfront as nobody else does. Afterwards we leave the port behind and head for the open sea. You will marvel the Barcelona skyline, wonder the beachfront and enjoy the stunning open blue waters.
✅#1 YOUR BEST PHOTOS | BARCELONA✨
Discover Barcelona with the BEST SELLER photo-tour experience ! Join the 20,000+ satisfied guests who have explored the city with me. Book now and visit the city while creating unforgettable memories ! You need a specific private time slot? You need another private route ? Send a message and I will adapt ! Why choose my experience ? ✔️ because of the quality : professional photographer & camera ✔️ because you get around 100 high quality pictures the SAME DAY of the experience (500+ pictures if you choose a private session) ✔️ because ONLY with me, YOU choose the pictures you want to be edited ! ✔️ because I also share my favorite spots (restaurants, bars and so on) to make your trip in Barcelona memorable ! My experience is adapted to anyone : Solo travelers, Couples, Families, Friends, Influencers, Bachelorette, or just people tired of selfies :) LGTB friendly ! Barcelona has no secret for me ! Let's hit the old streets and secret spots of the Emblematic Historic Center (Gothic Quarter & El Born) while capturing pictures of you, with my Professional Camera and Prime Lens. First time having photos taken by a photographer ? Don't worry, MOST of my guests are first timers ! I will make you feel comfortable and I will help you with everything. Important : any people who wants to join the tour with you has to book a spot, even if the person doesn't want pictures.
Husky House coffee with dogs
A unique opportunity to visit famous dog cafe of Barcelona with 4 Siberian husky. What are we gonna do? Play, pet, give treats and receive paw shakes and tons of love... all while chilling in our amazing caffe in the city center. If you are a dog lover this is the best place for you. Some even say it's heaven! We have 3 husky boys and 1 husky girl who are very friendly, love to be pet and to be with people! Not only you receive positive emotions and vivid impressions, dogs also receive them from you as well! In the company of cheerful, kind, strong, smart and beautiful fluffy huskies you will learn: - The history of the breed - Funny stories about each of our dogs - Tips and tricks on how to raise a healthy and happy dog And last, but not least - you can take as many pictures as you want. We're also going to help you do some of them, showing off our dogs' modeling skills.
Sailing Cruise in Barcelona led by Young & Local Captain
*sunset is the last slot of the day* Escape the crowds and the stress of the city and discover Barcelona from a unique perspective. Cruise along the city's historic port and sail its beautiful Mediterranean coast while admiring the most iconic landmarks from the sea: the Sagrada Familia, Tibidabo, Colón, Montjuic, and the busy Barceloneta beaches. This will be one of your top Barcelona memories! Vela's 2 hour experience begins at Port Marina Vela, an exclusive harbor conveniently located in the centric La Barceloneta neighbourhood. You'll be greeted by a young, friendly and local captain who will guide you throughout the journey. Following a brief introduction, we'll set sail from the port and make our way towards Port Vell, situated at the end of the famous Las Ramblas. Here, you'll enjoy front-row views of super-yachts and an intimate glimpse into the historic Maremagnum area. Afterwards, we'll sail to open sea, drinks and light snacks will be served while taking in the panoramic city views. For the adventurous, there's the chance to take a refreshing swim in the open sea. Before heading back to port, we'll capture the moment with a vintage Polaroid camera and we'll hand you the physical copy. This is the coolest, most complete, and most unique local adventure offered in the city– period.
Seafood Paella Maestro w Tapas & Sangria
Get the taste of a real Spanish kitchen Whether you are with friends, travelling as a family or flying solo, you will learn to choose the freshest and tastiest products, you'll be in excellent company in a warm, inviting space, working together to prepare 3 classic dishes: Paella, the iconic rice dish made with seafood and fresh vegetables Pan con Tomate, a delicious local starter accompanied by Ham, Sausages and Cheese Sangria, a fruity and refreshing wine punch Traditionally, a Paella is a communal meal with family and friends. That's why you won't be working on individual dishes, but instead collaborating to create your dishes as a group. Join us and share our passion for food, Spain and life Other things to consider We will be happy to accommodate any dietary needs you may have, if requested in advance. However, we will use shellfish. Please contact us in advance to inform us of any food allergies so that we can adapt our dishes. Children are welcome.

Things to do near Gracia

⭐The Original Tapas Crawl Adventure⭐
4 stop tapas tour and drinks pairing in one of the most authentic and local area of Barcelona. This early evening tapas crawling experience and drinks pairing has been designed to be discovered over a short adventure lasting 2.5 to 3 hours, to showcase what Barcelona’s most authentic and popular restaurants and bars can offer in terms of food and local drinks. Discover a side of Barcelona that few have the chance to see, savouring the centuries-old legacy of local food culture, vibrant tapas bars and amazing foodie spots. Other things to note 10-12 tapas servings on this Tapas Crawl night tour. So if your appetite is average we recommend you to eat a light lunch! It's a 2.5 to 3h walking tour with less than 10 mins between each stop.
Rooftop Tango lesson and Drinks, where passion meets fun
Join our “Tango experience” and surprise yourself dancing a Tango routine in our studio and sharing a toast on an amazing rooftop in the heart of the Gothic while meeting other fellow dancers. Steps, good vibes, and drinks by the hand of Argentinean born and raise dancers who will share their skills and passion for Argentine Tango. A tango routine can lead you to find the magical communication that lays within an embrace. A dance led and followed by gentle and subtle movements that embody sensuality that you can share between you and your dance partner. Let Passion meets Fun during those 75 minutes. It’s an Introduction to Tango. No previous experience is required to join, dance the tango and have a lot of fun! Even if you think you have 2 left feet, you will dance!!! If you're and experienced dancer, contact us for private lesson. TO CONSIDER: - If you're a SOLO TRAVELER CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING - CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE SESSIONS BEFORE BOOKING - With RAIN, we keep going! - The experience lasts 1.15hour - Door is closed after 15 min starting time - We aim to create a happy and healthy environment in our classes. We are open to groups that are celebrating. However, we don’t welcome people under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or any other substance that will disrupt our cheerful environment.
Introduction to Barcelona Old Town Walking Tour
THE TOUR IS IN ENGLISH Date/Time not available? Message us! ESP -> Para un tour en ESPAÑOL solicita un tour PRIVADO Discover our beloved hometown Barcelona in a delightful blend of entertainment and education! With over 2000 years of captivating history, our city offers a rich tapestry of architecture, legends, and culture. We'll walk you through the narrow medieval alleys, winding streets and charming squares of Barcelona's historic heart—the Ciutat Vella/Old Town. Delve into the iconic neighbourhoods of Barri Gòtic/Gothic Quarter and El Born, as we reveal the stories, myths, and characters that have shaped this incredible city—from royalty and saints to explorers and artists. Designed for the conscious, curious traveller, our Barcelona Old Town tour offers a comprehensive yet entertaining experience. With over a decade of experience in hosting tours, we've crafted the ultimate introduction for you to both our region, city and the Barcelonian way of life. What's more? You’ll get insider, up-to-date local tips on dining, shopping, and exploring the city. We'll make sure that no one feels like a tourist but like a friend visiting. Come with an open mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a smile. We can't wait to show you around! PS. You can complement this Old Town tour with our top-rated Intro to Gaudí & Sagrada Família Walking Tour. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/335533
Intro to Gaudí Walk to Sagrada Família, Batlló & La Pedrera
THE TOUR IS IN ENGLISH Date/Time not available? Message us! ESP -> Para un tour en ESPAÑOL solicita un tour PRIVADO Discover Barcelona's Architectural Marvels—From Gaudí to Puig! Marvel at the Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà—three of Europe's most iconic landmarks. Our journey doesn't stop there: we'll also explore the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música, and Casa Morera, designed by Gaudí's mentor, Domènech i Montaner. Rounding up our tour are Casa Martí and Casa Amatller, masterpieces by the visionary architect Puig i Cadafalch. In an engaging blend of entertainment and education, we'll dive into the style, symbolism, and history behind these architectural wonders. Learn about the revolutionary Modernisme Català movement, inspired by nature's curved lines and innovative materials like glass and steel. Designed for the conscious and curious traveller, this Gaudí walking tour is your perfect intro to the architectural gems that put Barcelona on the map. We'll explore the iconic buildings from the outside, so you can marvel at their unique designs—four of which are World Heritage sites. Due to time/cost constraints, interior visits are NOT included. This keeps the tour affordable and focused. Entering would add 120€ in fees, and hours to the tour. PS. Complement this tour with our top-rated Intro to Barcelona Old Town Tour. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/203151
Enchanting Old Town by Night Tour
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is at its most beautiful and authentic by sunset and by night; there are less tourist crowds and it is incredibly atmospheric, it really is like stepping into a time machine and going backwards to the middle ages! We will see a legendary fountain, explore an ancient Roman cemetery and pass under the Roman city walls. We'll visit King's Square, wander the romantic narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and follow a trail of destruction from the Spanish Civil War. We'll discover saints and martyrs, kings and queens, medieval gargoyles. As well as history we will discover legends about knights and princesses and dragons. The ancient connects to the modern so you'll understand the current political situation in Catalunya. By the end of this tour you will fully understand how the city has developed over 2,000 years into the global phenomenon it is today. Along the way we will stop to get a delicious hot chocolate in a traditional and local churros café (winter season) or for an irresistible ice cream (summer season)! Want to touch upon wanderlust, the magical cocktail of beauty, romance, exploration and adventure that travel is all about? This is the tour you've been waiting for! *The Tour will be given in English *Hot Chocolate/Ice Cream is not included in the price of the tour

Things to do near El Poblenou

Sunrise Yoga by the Sea with Bodhi
Come and breathe and move together to start our day with the sun on our back, the wind in our hair and the sound of the ocean supporting us! 75 minute offering made up of a combination of sun salutations, asana, chanting, meditation, conscious movement & breath by the sea. After practice there will be the option to do breathing exercises together in the cold sea water aka jumping in the sea! And then you are welcome to enjoy a coffee and the best croissants in the world (!) at our wonderful local café a few hundred meters away in the park - a jewel in itself! Most of the people attending the experience live in BCN and are from all over the world! See you on the pier with the birds, the wild cats, the rising sun, the waves and the fresh sea breeze awakening our senses! You can check out our insta page we recently created @sunriseyogabcn The more wildness we expose ourselves to, the more wildness we discover in ourselves! Other things to note I will try be there 5 minutes before the start and will bring a mat for you and your friends as I'm sure you don't have your own with you on your travels - please let me know! There are outside showers close by which are perfect after a jump in the sea! So if you want to do any of these bring a towel and a change of clothes! Often we will go for coffee together! Also a warm top for shavasana is nice to have
Best Barcelona bar-crowl
At my bar crowl we gonna visit minimum 4 bars that will reveal to you a secret and incredibly different Barcelona. First one is a secret password-protected bar where the delivery of cocktails is brought to the level of high art. After that, we will move to a secret place, where it is impossible to get without membership in this secret club. Then one of the most original bar in Barcelona with an incredible idea and conceptiswaiting for us, and for a snack I will take you to a place where you can feel the spirit of Spain and Barcelona untill your fingertips! Areyou ready? Other things to note If you are interested in this side of Barcelona, this expirience is right for you. I love the culture of bars, I know a lot and have selected the best of the best for you! Each of them has a special place in my heart, has a story that I will gladly share with you. Waiting for you and promis, that it will be outstanding!
Montserrat Hiking Off the Beaten Path & Monastery
You will discover the secrets of Montserrat Monastery and Hike the Natural Park Off the Beathen Path with a passionate local guide in a small group of max 8 people. HIGHLIGHTS - Guided visit to the monastery with a specialized local guide - Early tour to beat the crowds - Hike the magical mountain Off the Beaten Path (3h - 5,5km/3,5 milles hike with 300 m/1000 feet of elevation gain). - Discover the local flora & fauna. - Enjoy free time at the monastery after the hike. DESCRIPTION After 1 hour drive on a AC minivan, we will arrive to Montserrat. We will start the day visiting the Benedictine abbey before the crowds arrive. Will discover its amazing history and share some of the monastery's legends. We will start hiking from the monastery following a beautiful path with many viewpoints offering stunning views. We will continue until one of my favourite spots, from where we will have 360 degrees views over the multi-peaked rocky range and in clear days we would be able to see the Pyrenees. After admiring those great landscapes taking some pictures and trying some typical Catalan snacks (please bring your own sandwich for lunch) we will start descending through a shady path between the needle formations and forests of the mountain that will bring us back to the Abbey where you will have some free time to visit the farmers market or relax before comming back to Barcelona.
Secret Garden Paella
You’ll be welcomed into my opened kitchen and lush garden to master the fine art of cooking the perfect paella, following my grandmother’s recipe. I'll explain how to prepare it and will share with you some stories around that traditional dish. We are going to cook, enjoy wine, tapas and a delicious meal together whilst I give you an insight into one of the most coveted recipes in the world. This experience is family friendly, kids are very welcomed! (Children under 6 years doesn't pay). Other things to note: Our secret garden has also a comfortable and cozy space were we can enjoy the experience and the scene in case of having not a perfect weather that day.
Paella & Sangria in the Sky with top Chef
What's the best way to experience Spanish and Peruvian flavor and traditions, and at the same time spend a nice time with friends, family or meet new wonderful people from all over the world? Paella, Sangria and Ceviche cooking workshops are what you are looking for to diversify your holidays, integrate with your colleagues and experience something amazing. I invite you to a 2-hours workshop on preparing Paella Seafood (it is possible to prepare paella chicken or vegetarian after prior contact). An additional surprise of our meeting will be the preparation of ceviche with an amazing taste that will take you to Peru. It guarantees a time full of fun, laughter, stories, conversations and cooking that will surely remain in your memories forever. You will learn why paella became a national dish, whether the tradition of this dish still exists, how to choose good products, what cooking technique to use and much more. You can join me and help me prepare this dish, feel the temperature and influence what our paella will look like. In addition to paella, I will give you my recipe for unique Sangria, which is loved by thousands of people around the world who have had the opportunity to try it. And sangria doesn't have to be sweet ;) I'll show you how to make it exactly to your taste. Don't wait and reserve your place now! Let's spend this time together. See you soon

Your guide to Barcelona

What do locals do in Barcelona?

Hang out in El Born

The Picasso Museum, boutiques, tapas bars, and modern art galleries make up a large part of this design-centric neighborhood that sits just across a thoroughfare from the Gothic Quarter. The difference is that you get to see more of a mix of locals and visitors strolling its medieval cobblestone streets.

Roam La Boqueria Market

Near La Rambla and the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, La Boqueria is a public market that draws locals and out-of-towners alike. Seasonal produce, cured meats, fresh seafood, and more fill the stalls in this market. When you’re done shopping you can step out onto the intricately patterned sidewalks for an al fresco meal or drink at one of the adjacent restaurants and cafes. Alternatively, join a small group to pick up fresh ingredients and take part in a paella cooking class.

Watch football

Football (or soccer as some of us know it) is huge all over Europe, and Barcelona is no exception. FC Barcelona, or Barça as you might hear someone say, can fill entire plazas with celebratory fans after a big win. For those who have not seen where they play, consider Barcelona stadium tours with ultra fans as your guides.

Seek art and food in El Raval

Whether it’s a lunch date over Moroccan dishes, or a night out to see a flamenco performance, La Raval is a favorite barrio for many Barcelona residents. It’s also where you can admire Palau Güell, one of Gaudi’s earliest commissioned works, and a great example of modernism.


What are the best Gaudi sights to see?

If you haven’t experienced Basilica of the Sagrada Familia or Park Güell, be sure to book your tickets and tours in advance. Early mornings and skip-the-line tours are ideal for dodging (some) of the crowds. For those who wanted to go deeper into Gaudi’s legacy in Barcelona, here are some of the public works not to miss.

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)

Designers stores, leafy sidewalks, and this Gaudi original can be found in the shopping district of Barcelona, along Passeig de Gràcia. Originally called “the stone quarry” you can’t miss this modernist building built between 1906 and 1912. Today, it is still in use as its original purpose: an apartment building. Night tours on the rooftop, among other historical exhibits, are on display to the public on guided tours.

Palau Güell

This mansion, commissioned by Eusebi Güell, was built between 1886-1889. It’s still revered as an architectural pioneer in the Art Nouveau movement. It’s also where you can see some of Gaudi’s most expressive details, ones he would later develop and hone in his work on other notable constructions around the city.

Casa Batlló

Much like La Pedrera, this was commissioned in the same area, where many 19th-century wealthy Catalan families settled — and hired some of the best architects to show off their wealth. One big difference in this Gaudi work was that he had complete creative freedom which not only led to a masterful design, but Gaudi also advocated that the building was not torn down, instead retrofitted.


Where are the best day trips from Barcelona?

Go sailing on the Mediterranean

Raise a glass of cava to start your relaxing voyage aboard a private yacht, or learn to sail from professionals.

Hike at Montserrat

Just 30 miles out of Barcelona, this mountain range and its monastery are extremely special to the people of Catalonia, many of whom make an overnight pilgrimage to its peak at one point in their lives. Most hikes are about 2.5 miles, but the reward awaits at the top when you arrive at the 11th-century monastery for 360-degree views of Barcelona, the Montserrat mountains, and the Catalan countryside.

Salvador Dali and Costa Brava

Escape to the relaxing villages outside of Barcelona on this day trip where you can see Figueres, where the famous surrealist once lived, as well as the museum dedicated to his art and antics. Along the way expect to see other small villages including Calella de Palafrugell.

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