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    Top Things To Do In Barcelona

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      Local guide and tourists having fun while exploring the top sights in Barcelona
      Local guide and tourists having fun while exploring the top sights in Barcelona

      Wondering what to do in Barcelona?

      The most beguiling of Spain’s cities, Barcelona gently slopes up from the sparkling sea to leafy wooded hills. The city is a masterpiece of both natural beauty and urban wonder, with art and architecture at its creative core. The things to do in Barcelona range from the medieval to the modern. You could soak up centuries-old architecture in the ancient Gothic Quarter, or shop up a storm at trendy boutiques and cool markets in the sun-dappled city center. But even though your days will be packed with activity, some of the most exciting things to do in Barcelona emerge as the sun sets and locals gather at rooftop bars for tapas and a glass of vermouth.

      Tourists enjoying the beautiful views of Barcelona below from Bunkers del Carmel
      Highlights and hidden gems

      Whether you want to marvel at beautiful buildings, eat the finest Spanish cuisine, or spend most of your time outdoors, everyone’s Barcelona bucket list looks a little different. Luckily, the things to do in Barcelona appeal to every type of traveler no matter what your interests are. The city certainly has its unmissable must-sees, from the iconic Sagrada Familia to ancient Roman temples. But between boisterous backstreet cava bars, brassy jazz basements, upmarket boutiques, and 2000 years of architectural triumphs, the city is brimming with a variety of unique, exciting things to do.

      Tourists enjoy fresh produce at a local market during a food tour of Barcelona
      The best of Barcelonian cuisine

      The Barcelona food scene is fueled by both tradition and modern influences – but it’s the city’s creativity that makes its cuisine truly memorable. Of all the things to do in Barcelona, exploring authentic bodega, humble markets, tiny tapa bars, futuristic fusion restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall pintxo bars are some of the very best. Each local dish – a riot of texture, taste, and color – reveals something unique about the city. Classic dishes showcase its culinary heritage, while upmarket, experimental restaurants manage to make 5-star dining in Barcelona a warm, welcoming affair.

      Tourists exploring the quiet streets of Barcelona with a local at night
      Barcelona by night

      When darkness falls, the things to do in Barcelona become even more exhilarating. You might start your evening with a glass of vermouth on a sprawling terrace as the last of the sun’s rays disappear, or grab a quick bite at a snack bar to line your stomach. From there, the night is yours. The list of things to do in Barcelona by night is as varied as the city’s visitors. Wander through cobbled streets, stopping at tapas bars with tables spilling out onto the sidewalk, dance the night away at an electrifying club, catch some live music, or bar-hop through an eclectic neighborhood.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        Greetings city unscripted My wife and I had the best time ever with Ivanna on a city unscripted tour that we took in Barcelona on July 29, 2022. It was our first time in Barcelona, and we felt protected and cared for by Ivanna during our evening event. We walked through several areas that were so interesting because Ivanna took the time to explain to us many historical buildings and experiences of old Barcelona. Then, we had tapas and what a great food experience that was!!! It was authentic, delicious and most importantly we would not have discovered it without Ivanna leading the way. We would highly recommend CU and Ivanna as a tour guide. She is an old soul, delightful, and highly personable. What a great experience we had with her throughout our tour. Tom and Barbara Mahan

        August 2022

        Dorothy C

        Greetings. We had the pleasure of accompanying Ivanna on a tour of Barcelona on Friday July 29. Ivanna was prompt, courteous, and gave us an opportunity to see the city in a way that incorporated our artistic interests along with providing history of the sights she showed us along our journey. She was knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. She was well informed on the areas of Barcelona she took us through and gave us a great tour. We saw many more things and learned much more than we could have had we not spent the day with her. It was a day well spent in her company and we are happy to have booked her tour with City Unscripted. We highly recommend having Ivanna as a tour guide! Barbara and Tom Mahan

        July 2022

        Dorothy C

        He also showed us things we would never have seen and made suggestions. Thank you Francesco. It was a good day.

        July 2022

        Judy S

        Alan was great. He kept in touch with us before the tour to understand what we wanted to see and do and changed the tour as we walked based on questions and interests we expressed during the tour. He was engaging and helpful both during and after the tour when we needed directions and had questions.

        June 2022

        Celeste L

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