What to do on a (lazy) Sunday in Barcelona?!

The shops in Barcelona are closed on Sundays and holidays, this might sound like a bummer if you just planned to spend your weekend in the city. Immediately the question arises: …


The shops in Barcelona are closed on Sundays and holidays, this might sound like a bummer if you just planned to spend your weekend in the city. Immediately the question arises: What are we doing Sunday? Nothing to worry about! You’ll find yourself in one of the best places in the world where boredom doesn’t exist. There are numerous things to keep you occupied. We selected some of our favorite things to do to help make your Sunday a Funday!!!

The beach

The beach in Barcelona is always a good idea! Either with warmer or colder weather, there is enough to keep you entertained. It´s perfect for a relaxed day, working on that beautiful summer tan, taking a walk aside the coastline, recover from your Saturday night with the fresh sea breeze or enjoy a cold beer or cocktail from the chiringuito. Please note that in summertime the Barceloneta beach will be crowded, if you are looking for a more quiet, less touristy beach we recommend heading down south to Nova Icaria or Mar Bella. Our suggestions for day trips to the beach are; Castelldefells, Sitges or Tarragona. These towns have beautiful beaches, are easily accessible by train and you won’t find lots of tourists.

Shopping at Maremagnum

Yes, shopping! Luckily not all shops are closed on Sunday in Barcelona. At the end of the Ramblas, in the sea port you will find Maremagnum, a huge mall with lot´s of shops, restaurants and a big cinema which are all open from Monday to Sunday including holidays. Not only can you shop in all the well known shops like Mango, Bershka, H&M, etc. you can also stroll around on the lovely bridge, sit down at the pier or lay down in the grass with your lover or kids. If you want to check out everything Maremagnum offers click here for the official website.

Visit the touristic attractions

Safe some of the touristic attractions of Barcelona for your Sundays! This is the best day to do some sightseeing and your greatest opportunity to shoot some amazing pictures. Compared to the other days of the week, Sunday is the least crowded. Go picnicking with your family and friends in Parc Guell  or visit one of the many museums Barcelona has to offer. Take a walk around the city to see the beautiful designs and impacts from Gaudi all over Barcelona, and especially the Sagrada Familia. If you are here on the first Sunday of the month, consider yourself lucky since many museums offer a free entrance. It’s best to go early, because the most popular ones attract a lot of tourists.

Water activities

Sunday water-funday! We offer a wide ranges of fun and active or relaxing water activities. Rent a boat with your friends to just chill out and sail away with a gentle breeze through the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Just lay down on the deck to enjoy the beautiful coastline of Catalonia. Or challenge yourself and your friends to manage the exciting hover or flyboard! Check out our official website for the complete offer.

Watch the Sardana Dance 

Every Sunday from 11:15 am to 13.00 pm you can enjoy the sight of traditional Sardana dancing in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. It’s a typical Catalan dance and amusing to have witnessed.

Barcelona Street Style Tour

Experience Barcelona on a complete new level! This is a wonderful way to discover the  best street art and graffiti of Barcelona and to get to know the stories behind it. There is a whole scene going on behind the art works that we don’t know about. Every day the El Borne/Gothic Quarter Street Excursion starts at the side of the Arc de Triomf at 2:00 pm and the Raval Street Adventure starts at the side of the MACBA in Plaça Dels Angels at 4:45 pm. Tours are free, yet donations are highly preciated by the passionate guides. Check out their website and our personal experience with the tour for more information.

Piknic Electronik

The popular Barcelona Piknic is returning this summer! It´s the perfect way to gather your family and friends for a traditional, outdoorsy Sunday get together but in a cosmopolitan and urban setting. A picnic in the park, good food, good company and the best electronic music. What more do you want? Check out their official website for their full program.

Hotel Terraces

Many hotels open their rooftop terraces to the general public. You can benefit from their impressive views of Barcelona, classy designs and comfortable lounge sets. Either you can go during the day for some sunbathing while enjoying a refreshing drink, or go in the evening for a romantic dinner while enjoying beautiful Barcelona by night. We picked some of our favorite terraces which do not require you to be a guest of the hotel to enter them.

Claris Hotel Terrace

This luxury 5-star hotel is located in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood and has a stunning terrace open for their guests and other visitors to the city. Come here if you want a healthy lunch as they have a good set menu or for evening cocktails in a laid back yet hip atmosphere. Check out their website and location.

Hotel Arts Arola Terrace

As one of the most celebrated hotels in the city, the 5-star Hotel Arts is noted for creating unique experiences for its guests. Enjoy a privileged view of the sea, the hotel’s exquisite gardens and Frank Ghery´s iconic fish sculpture while listening to modern lounge music. Check out their website and location.

Wet Bar

The Eclipse Bar in the famous W hotel is a popular hangout among the trendy public, but during a sultry summer evening you’d rather spend your day outdoors. The Wet Bar is located next to the hotel pool. With a view of the Mediterranean Sea and sipping a cocktail on one the sofas you can listen to the most popular DJs in town. The subtle lighting makes the atmosphere a perfect hotspot. Check out their website and location. Check out their website and location.

If you are looking for something different and extra fun to do, either adrenaline-fuelled or relaxing, visit www.lifestylebarcelona.com for more than 300 unique activities.

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