Barcelona is the perfect city for those who like to spend time by the sea. It is a large international city, with many bars and restaurants of all kinds, hundreds of nightclubs, monuments and cultural places to visit without exception, and it also has a more than mild climate that allows you to enjoy the city’s beaches / pools for the most part. of the year.
Summer, the favorite season of much of the population, allows you to do a lot of different activities. Obviously, this year, with the covid crisis, we are limited, but do not worry! We have listed the most fun things to do in Barcelona in summer.
The first thing one thinks of doing in summer is, of course, going to relax on the beach. One tip: avoid the beaches in the center of Barcelona. They are full of people, vendors shouting “Mojitos” every 5 minutes and the water is not very clean. Instead, take the train or car to go to the beaches of the Costa Brava and the Maresme: Ocata, el Masnou, Montgat Nord, Blanes, Lloret del Mar, Gava. Or head south to Sitges, Tarragona, Cambrils … you will have many beautiful beaches to choose from.
If you prefer to stay in the city center, take the opportunity to do one or more water activities: jet skis, paddle, surf, banana boat … there are many activities available.
Our friends from the Seayoubarcelona surf school offer a wide range of water activities in Barcelona: surfing, yoga paddle, wingsurfing, wind surfing and many more. In addition, they are super aligned with our sustainability goals as they work to preserve the seas and oceans from pollution, teaching their students to keep the sea clean.
If you don’t like sand and you are more of a pool person than a beach, there are many public pools in Barcelona where you can swim and cool off quietly. The Montjuic pool, the Atlètic Swimming Club or the Creueta del Coll Park Pool are some of our favorites.
If you came to Barcelona to enrich your culture, there are many monuments that you should visit: the Picasso Museum, the National Art Museum of Catalonia or the Barcelona History Museum are some of them. In addition, every first Sunday of the month, the museums are free. Another excellent and authentic plan is to take a walk through the emblematic squares of the Gràcia neighborhood.
If you prefer green and outdoor spaces then you cannot miss the beautiful parks and gardens of Barcelona, ideal spaces to spend some time with friends and family, have a picnic, practice sports and activities, or simply relax and read a book while you connect with nature.
Barcelona is also synonymous with bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Many people come here to relax and party the night away. Of course, there are so many places to eat and drink that the choice will be difficult and that is why here is a great article of tips and places to go out at night in Barcelona.