What to do on a Sunday in Barcelona?

If you are one of those who wonder what to do on a Sunday in Barcelona, you will be pleased to know that many things can be done. When the weekend arrives, people can have access to a wide variety of offers in terms of leisure, culture and gastronomy. Here are some of the things you can do during the weekend in Barcelona. 

A stroll along the Ramblas

Also known as La Rambla, this is one of the main streets of Barcelona and one of the most famous areas of the city. This is a very pleasant promenade of 1.3 kilometers, where it joins the old port of the city with the Plaza de Cataluña.

Las Ramblas are always lively, full of people enjoying sightseeing, as well as street performers playing the role of human statues. On the promenade there are countless terraces and it is very pleasant to see how passers-by come and go in this touristy area.


Tibidabo Park is characterized as the highest peak in the Collserola mountain range. It is 512 meters high and many know it as the Magic Mountain. Besides enjoying the best views of Barcelona, it is also possible to find attractions such as the Tibidabo amusement park, the Fabra observatory or the Temple of the Sacred Heart.

Modernist architecture in Barcelona

Something that has made Barcelona one of the best known cities in the world is the fact that it is the capital of modernism. It could be said that someone who pushed modernism in the city to reach its maximum splendor was Antonio Gaudí. Therefore, taking a tour of the most outstanding buildings is a good plan to do on a Sunday in Barcelona. Some of them are the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Casa Vicens; if you want to know more about them and many others, you can take a Gaudi tour in Barcelona.

Besides that, you can also learn more about this type of art by visiting the most important monuments in Barcelona. For example, these include the Barcelona Modernista Pass, Go Barcelona or Explorer Pass.

Montserrat Monastery

The monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat is defined as a Benedictine abbey, which is located on the mountain Montserrat. It is located about 720 meters above sea level and over time has become a point of pilgrimage for believers, while tourists often visit it constantly. The history of this monastery is even related to the legend of the Holy Grail. 

A visit to the Spanish Village

Built in 1929 for the International Exposition of Barcelona, the Poble Espanyol was born with the intention of uniting what characterizes Spain in the same space. Many of the buildings in it are still intact. As you pass through the Spanish village you will not only be able to see the buildings, but also the direct work of the artisans, their contemporary art pieces and figures such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, among others.

When you visit the Spanish Village, you will feel as if you are taking a trip to every corner of Spain without having to leave Barcelona. There is the possibility to visit museums, artisan workshops and even enjoy the local gastronomy of Spain, all on the same day.

Horta Labyrinth

In the Laberint d’Horta park, we can find the oldest garden in the city. At first, it was only a neoclassical garden that was given a touch of Italian physiognomy, but then it was consolidated as a romantic garden.

Everything in its surroundings is a labyrinth, there are many paths where decisions must be made, and shortcuts show you new points of view. The place is full of hidden messages, and many royalty have even gotten lost in the cypress maze.

Enjoy the other Barcelona

While it is true that modernism plays a key role in Barcelona, this city and its history go far beyond this. If you want to make the most of a Sunday in this place, you can make sure you get to know each of the facets that encompass the city. For example, some are its antecedents, such as the Roman, the medieval or the Jewish. In any case, it is the ideal option to know each of the secrets and legends that are hidden in Barcelona.

Barcelona Cable Car

Undoubtedly, there is nothing better to enjoy Sunday in Barcelona than to contemplate the whole city from the highest area. You can have the opportunity to access the top of Montjuïc thanks to the Barcelona Cable Car. This has been for many years the perfect option to know the charms of the city. There are 750 meters of travel that allow you to enjoy unparalleled views, in other words, you will have the city of Barcelona at your feet.

The Museums of Barcelona: Ideal for spending a Sunday

From one end to the other, the city of Barcelona is able to present a wide variety of exceptional museums that are on par with those of other cities in Europe. In each of them, you will not only enrich your culture, but you will also be able to focus on the more fun aspects of it. 

You can be in the company of many popular stars at the Wax Museum, and even enter Barcelona’s sweetest art gallery: the Chocolate Museum. In addition, you can enjoy new curiosities at the Museum of Inventions and Ideas.


Finally, and to close with a flourish, in case you are looking for an ideal family plan, you can have a good time at the Aquàrium de Barcelona, where the little ones will learn about aquatic life in a fun way.

This aquarium contains a transparent tunnel that is 90 meters long and is home to more than 450 different marine species, one of the most prominent being the bull shark. This way, you can be sure that everyone at home will enjoy the best experience on a Sunday in Barcelona.

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