Barcelona is the perfect destination to enjoy the summer in Spain. With its unique combination of beach, stunning architecture, and ever-evolving cultural scene, this vibrant city offers a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes.
Explore the works of Gaudí, relax on the beaches, enjoy several cultural events, or immerse yourself in local festivals. Discover 10 plans to get the most out of your summer getaway in Barcelona.
1. Admire the Sagrada Familia:
You cannot visit Barcelona without marvelling at the majesty of the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Immerse yourself in its unique architecture and discover the fascinating history behind this iconic building.
2. Relax on the beach of Barceloneta:
Enjoy the sun and sea on Barcelona’s most famous beach. In addition, the Barceloneta promenade offers a lively seaside scene full of shops, restaurants, and bars. An ideal summer plan in Barcelona!
3. Explore La Pedrera – Casa Milà:
Let yourself be captivated by Gaudí’s surrealist style as you tour one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Derby Hotels Collection invites you to discover the architectural details of this architectural masterpiece with the Stay & Gaudí package. In addition to accommodation and breakfast, includes entrance, a fast pass, and a video guide to La Pedrera – Casa Milà.
4. Immerse yourself in the Grec Festival:
If you visit Barcelona in July, you cannot miss the Grec Festival. This internationally renowned cultural event offers a diverse programme of theatre, dance, music, and open-air performances at different venues around the city.
5. Enjoy Mediterranean gastronomy:
Indulge in an authentic culinary experience on the top rooftop of the Claris Hotel & Spa 5*GL, with delicious tapas, Spanish wines, and views of the Eixample. In addition to a menu of tapas and cocktails, at La Terraza del Claris, you will also find a menu of haute Mediterranean cuisine based on the best fresh seasonal products. Let yourself be surprised by the innovative cuisine in a unique atmosphere!
6. Visit the Picasso Museum:
Admire the most extensive collection of Picasso’s works at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Explore the different stages of his career and discover the evolution of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
7. Stroll along Paseo de Gracia:
An avenue that combines shopping, architecture and gastronomy in one place. Enjoy exclusive shops, marvel at the works of Gaudí, and savour the exquisite cuisine in the restaurants along this vibrant avenue. A must-do summer plan in Barcelona!
8. Watch the sunset from the heights of Montjuïc:
Climb the hill of Montjuïc and marvel at the breathtaking views of the city as you watch the sunset. Explore the gardens, visit the castle, and enjoy the light and sound shows at the Magic Fountain.
9. Visit Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum:
Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Egypt at this fascinating museum. Discover sarcophagi, sculptures, and amulets that will transport you to ancient times. Did you know that if you stay at Derby Hotels Collection, your reservation includes free admission to the Egyptian Museum? An unmissable experience for lovers of culture and archaeology!
10. Experience the local festivals:
The streets fill with colour, music, and traditional dances during the summer at the festivals in the neighbourhoods of Poble Sec (4 – 23 July), Gracia (15 – 21 August), and Sants (19 – 26 August). Enjoy fun and exciting activities, and immerse yourself in the culture and joy of the local celebrations.
The Catalan capital is a city brimming with life and energy. Make the most of your trip with these 10 unmissable experiences to enjoy the summer in Barcelona. Come and discover the magic of this cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Mediterranean!