Barcelona is a city full of history, culture, gastronomy and art. There is no shortage of unique things to do in Barcelona.
There is so much to do in the Catalan capital that it is simply impossible to tick everything on your to-do list in one visit.
For those who want to experience something unusual in Barcelona, here is our list of …
The best unique things to do in Barcelona
Try beach volleyball
This fun summer sport takes place in Barcelona all year round! This is a city that loves its sport, with the heritage of Olympic Games 1992 Live on today with the Catalan passion for everything sporting.
Beach volleyball has become particularly popular in the city in recent years. Due to the increased interest, the city council has set up several public networks on the beaches of Barcelona. The most popular beach for a game of volleyball is it New Icaria. Many people come to play a casual game or to participate in more competitive tournaments.
And while you’re on the beach, you can catch some of the water sports in Barcelona.
Beach volleyball on Nova Icària beach
Party at a summer festival
If there’s one thing Barcelona is famous for, it’s partying. The Catalans know how to throw a good party, with summer being the best time of year to get involved.
There is the icon Primavera Sound Festivalwhich takes place every April. In the past, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Arctic Monkeys have performed here. Next up is the lineup sonar, an electronic dance festival with extremely cool attendees (you’ll have to wait for the next one until 2022).
In addition to the major international music festivals, there are also Barcelona’s own street festivals in the summer. There is that Feast of St. John (Feast of St. John) on June 23rd to celebrate the summer solstice every year. Expect fireworks, dancing, bonfires, and more at this exciting celebration!
Crowds at the Primavera Sound Festival
Sail on a private boat
The pleasant year-round climate of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea makes it perfect for sailing, 365 days a year. Rent a private sailboat for an unforgettable day on the blue shores of Barcelona.
Try sailing or let a professional skipper make your life easier for you! Enjoy a refreshing vermouth as you sunbathe in front of the spectacular city views.
Sailboat in Port Vell at sunset
Learn to cook paella
Barcelona is a foodie paradise, but why not try to be the cook yourself for the day? Paella is a classic Catalan dish and one of the most famous dishes in Spain. We recommend taking a cooking class to master this delicious rice dish.
Make it a fun day out with your friends and family so you can all go home knowing how to cook like professionals! Some courses include a trip to the market to see where all the fresh ingredients come from.
Paella with seafood
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Take a Segway tour of the city
Forget about a boring walking tour of Barcelona, step up your sightseeing game and hop on board Segway through the city! This is definitely one of the most unique things to do in Barcelona.
A tour guide will teach you how to use the Segway so that you don’t fall dramatically Holy Family! Then zoom through Gaud’s city and learn about the most amazing sights and landmarks along the way.
Segway tour along the coast
Ride in the oldest amusement park in Spain
Tibidabo can be seen from anywhere in Barcelona on top of the Collserola Ridge Mountains. It was founded over 100 years ago, which makes it that oldest amusement park in Spain. But don’t worry, the rides are not originals!
Prepare your camera for breathtaking views of the entire city at your feet. Tibidabo is suitable for all ages as there are a variety of attractions to suit all tastes. We recommend a trip on the Ferris wheel, but be careful if you are afraid of heights!
Here are a few other great places with the best views in Barcelona!
The view of Barcelona from Tibidabo
Take a yoga class on a paddle board
If you want to take your fitness skills to the next level, this is the activity for you. Stand up paddle surf combined with yoga lessons can be super challenging, but so much fun! If you already practice yoga and love the beach, this is a great way to combine the two.
Get out on the water with your teacher and group and bask in the beautiful sunshine. Stand Up Paddle Yoga strengthens your balance and stability, a great exercise for aspiring surfers too.
Stand up paddle yoga class with SupYoga via @supyogacat
These are just some of the most unique things to do in Barcelona. For more tourist activities in Barcelona, see our Barcelona activity guide.