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Things to Do in Barcelona This Summer

Things to Do in Barcelona This Summer

From sun-kissed beaches to fountain-filled plazas, Barcelona sizzles in summer—one of the most popular seasons to visit the city. The Mediterranean sunshine makes outdoor activities appealing, and there are plenty of ways to beat the heat. Here are our top picks for how to experience the Catalan capital in summer.

  • Sail past gold-sand beaches on a scenic catamaran excursion.
  • Board the open-air hop-on hop-off bus to see the city’s top attractions.
  • Beat the summer crowds with skip-the-line access to the Sagrada Familia.
  • Head to cooler climes on a day trip to Montserrat or Andorra.
  • Go beach hopping along the picturesque Costa Brava.
  • Feel the heat at an evening flamenco show.
  • Cool off at an indoor attraction such as the Picasso Museum or La Pedrera.
  • Spend the day wine tasting in the Catalonian countryside.
  • See the city from new heights while parasailing above the sea.
  • Attend a summer cultural festival to dive in to Catalan culture and party like a local.
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Fast Track Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

Fast Track Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

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Sail past long lines of tourists trying to gain entry to Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia on this priority access tour of the modernist masterpiece. Accompanied by a guide, head straight inside to get fascinating insight into the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Admire the opulent ceilings and stained-glass windows while learning about the building’s charismatic creator. Visit the museum to see exhibits on the cathedral’s history and observe original plaster models and design sketches.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona
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The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona

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Discover three countries in just one day on a full-day tour to Baga, Ax-les-Thermes, and Andorra from Barcelona. Emerge early, and head to Baga, a beautiful village shrouded in medieval heritage, and then cross the border to Ax-les-Thermes, a charming spa town with loads of French character. Continue to Andorra via a high mountain pass, stopping for a break in a mountain valley before going on to the capital to indulge in some duty-free shopping.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Gourmet Wine Tasting

Montserrat Tour with Lunch and Gourmet Wine Tasting

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Venture into the Catalan countryside to visit Montserrat and go wine tasting on this full-day tour from Barcelona. Take a guided tour through the Basilica and Monastery on Montserrat, a beautiful, multi-peak mountain with dramatic rock formations, with free time to continue exploring the museum, farmer's market, or views from the ridge of Cavall Bernat. Afterward, visit the winery of Oller de Mas for a cellar tour, wine tasting, and a multi-course, Catalan meal.
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  • 10 hours
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City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover the best of Barcelona on this convenient City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Choose from a 1- or 2-day pass, relax on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy your own sightseeing itinerary as you travel multiple routes and learn about the landmarks via the onboard commentary. Stay aboard to enjoy 360-degree views of the sights, and hop on and off at any of the stops at leisure to explore top Barcelona attractions such as La Sagrada Familia, the medieval Gothic Quarter, the colorful Las Ramblas and more.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona
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Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona

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Discover the coastal splendor of the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip to Girona and Calella de Palafrugell from Barcelona. Travel through the scenic Catalan countryside, and discover the atmospheric streets of Girona’s medieval Old Town. Admire the flagrant fortresses of Pals, absorb the seaside charm of rural fishing village, Calella de Palafrugell, and admire the dramatic landscapes of Begur, the former home of an ancient castle. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line Ticket: Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes, Barcelona

Skip the Line Ticket: Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes, Barcelona

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Experience an exhilarating flamenco performance at Barcelona’s legendary Tablao Cordobes. Cheer on a talented troupe of flamenco dancers as a unique display of agility, passion and energy is demonstrated on stage. Take in the lively atmosphere of one of Spain’s most famous flamenco venues and opt to enjoy a traditional Spanish buffet or refreshing drink while watching the show.
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  • 1 hour
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La Pedrera-Casa Milà Skip the Line Admission Ticket with Audioguide

La Pedrera-Casa Milà Skip the Line Admission Ticket with Audioguide

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Explore the landmark hailed as one of Gaudi’s most inspired creations on this skip-the-line audio tour of La Pedrera. Sail past long lines with your priority access pass and enjoy leisurely exploration of the modernist masterpiece with an informative audio guide. Gain fascinating insight into the architect’s innovative vision and inspiration for the surreal structure, in which spiraling chimneys and undulating lines compete for attention. Delve into Gaudi’s past by visiting the Espai Gaudi museum on the top floor and stroll over the decorative swirls of courtyards within the complex.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience Catalonia: Correfoc Fire Running Festival Experience from Barcelona

Experience Catalonia: Correfoc Fire Running Festival Experience from Barcelona

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Immerse yourself in the explosive culture of Catalonia on an evening trip to a local village from Barcelona. Experience the fire and flames of a fire-running festival as you witness villagers dressed as devils and see breathtaking fireworks illuminate the night sky. Gain fascinating insight into the history of this extravagant celebration from a knowledgeable guide then dance and delve into the drama of this unique experience in a small group limited to 14 people.
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  • 6 hours
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Picasso Walking Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

Picasso Walking Tour with Skip the Line Ticket

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Take a deep dive into Pablo Picasso's life in Barcelona during a 2-hour walking tour visiting the favorite haunts of this celebrated artist. Join your guide on an exploration of this Spanish master's Barcelona gathering spots, following the path of his hangouts, schooling and evolution as a painter from 1895 through 1905. Check out Picasso's art school, the café where he interacted with other artists and other key locations in the young creator's life. Finish your excursion with a skip-the-line admission to the Picasso Museum, letting you avoid the lines and take a guided tour of this top-notch collection.
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  • 2 hours
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Catamaran Party Tour For Young People
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Catamaran Party Tour For Young People

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Explore Barcelona’s spectacular coastline and admire the seaside splendor of the city on a 3-hour catamaran cruise. Sail the iridescent waters of the Mediterranean Sea aboard a stylish sailboat; sip complimentary cocktails and refreshing drinks as you feel the soothing Spanish sun on your skin. Stop to plunge into the inviting waters below and play with the floating mat.
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  • 3 hours
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