A bustling city like Barcelona is definitely not short of exciting activities for you to try. Take a break from the cursory and ordinary sightseeing that regular tourists experience. Instead, embark on an adventure that will surely make your trip to Barcelona far more memorable than just visiting landmarks will. From watching a film under the stars to extreme beach sports, here are the top 7 coolest things that you can do while you’re in Barcelona.
Take a class
From cooking classes to dance classes, Barcelona is definitely a place where you can pick up some new skills. With such deep-rooted history and culture, why not pick up a few tricks of the trade? Try taking a traditional flamenco lesson in the heart of Barcelona, or a stand-up paddling lesson on Barcelona’s prized beaches. Better yet, take a cooking class to learn more about the cuisine in Barcelona, while simultaneously treating yourself to some authentic Spanish food. Try the best paella making workshop in all of Barcelona with our host David, or an amazing tapas making workshop with a view to match with our host Nani, and come home with more than just photographs from Barcelona.
Catch a film in the great outdoors
Why watch a movie in a regular cinema like you would at home, when you can watch a movie surrounded by the sights and sounds of Barcelona? Catch a film in one of Barcelona’s multiple outdoor cinemas, from a beach to a fort, there will surely be a setting that you will find yourself completely in love with. Not a fan of big crowds at such events? Our host Nani can provide you with the exact same experience but just for you and your traveling companions. Enjoy your private outdoor cinema in the countryside with mountain views, great open space and refreshments provided.
Visit the legendary Camp Nou
What is a trip to Barcelona without a paying homage to the world famous football cathedral Camp Nou, home to the current La Liga champion FC Barcelona? Take a tour of this magnificent stadium and travel in time to witness the glorious history of Barca, from the Cruyff ‘Dream Team’ years to the recent reign of Guardiola’s Tiki Taka, from the likes of past legends like Koeman who brought the team its first European trophy, to the recent legends like Ronaldinho or the record-breaker Lionel Messi. Other than football, do check out the private art collection on display there which exhibits works by local artists as Dalí, Miró, and Tàpies.
A chocolate museum
Visit Barcelona’s very own chocolate museum, Museu de la Xocolata, to truly know how it feels like to be a kid in a candy store. Learn about the origins of this sweet treat and its influence on Europe’s culinary scene. Tickle your senses as you tour through this small but nonetheless amazing museum that will sure to leave you hungry for some chocolate after. This museum is especially popular among the younger ones as it will surely become their favorite place in all of Barcelona.
An extreme watersport that has taken the world by storm, flyboarding is a literal high flying and heart pumping sport that will definitely excite all the adrenaline junkies and water sports enthusiasts out there. This almost gravity-defying activity will propel you several feet in the air by the power from water jets, allowing you to feel just like a superhero. With the closest Flyboarding Center being less than half an hour away from the city center, this is certainly an activity to check out if you want to have an electrifying experience while you’re in Barcelona.
Take a trip back in time and visit an ancient village
Step back in time and visit an old Spanish village, or at least a replica of it. Poble Espanyol is an open-aired museum that promises to bring you back centuries with replicas of characteristic houses from multiple regions across Spain like Aragon, Castile, the Basque Country, and Catalonia. Built in the year 1929, the 117 buildings that remain standing today in the Poble Espanyol represent the architectural achievements from Spain and is now home to several shops, restaurants, and bars. The Poble Espanyol is definitely a place that you have to visit at least once when you are in Barcelona.
Visit a local’s home
There is no better way to gain deeper insights into Barcelona’s culture and history than to interact with its inhabitants and natives! With BonAppetour, you get to experience first hand how life would be like as a local through a one of a kind home dining experience. Get a taste of the most authentic food straight from a local’s kitchen and immerse yourself in an environment that no guidebook will ever be able to get you. From an amazing Tapas dinner in the heart of Barcelona to a seafood barbecue cookout with a beautiful view of the hills in Barcelona, there will certainly be a BonAppetour experience that you will absolutely fall in love with.
Try something more unconventional and exciting during your next trip to Barcelona and we are sure that you will be able to bring home more than just stereotypical souvenirs and photographs. If you would like to learn more about unique activities to do during your stay in Barcelona, check our other post on the top events that you have to attend while you are in the city!