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What to do in Barcelona in spring 2021


Are you thinking of visiting Barcelona? Well don’t just think about it, this spring you'll find lots to do and see in the city, safely and with guarantees. Barcelona offers you the chance to leave your daily routine behind with total peace of mind Here are some ideas:

  • Man on a bike in Plaza Sant Jaume, Barcelona

    Discover the city by bike

    The springtime weather is fantastic for visiting Barcelona, and even more if you do it on two wheels. The city boasts a large network of over 200 kilometres of cycle lanes allowing you to pedal at your own pace in perfect safety. How about a stroll on the beach to enjoy the blue hues of the Mediterranean? Or a route to explore the main graffiti and works of art around the city? Naturally you can also tour the historical old quarters by bike and visit the most iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera or the Cathedral. You can also do it accompanied by a guide who will fill you in on the history, some interesting facts and anecdotes about each place. On the Barcelona Tourist information website you will find several routes or guided bike tours to choose from.

  • Futuristic image from the exhibition “Mars. The Red Mirror”

    Explore Mars

    The red planet was a source of inspiration for mankind way before the arrival of the Mars rover Perseverance. The exhibition “Mars. The Red Mirror” showing at the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) unfolds the many myths, fantasies, artistic, literary and scientific creations that have centred on Mars from the earliest civilisations up to the present day. You can even view a Martian meteorite among the 400 objects on display.  Also showing in Barcelona at the Caixaforum is “The American Dream. From Pop to the Present Day” with a collection of art by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, or why not take in “The Kiss”, the famous painting by Gustav Klimt at the exhibition “Klimt: the immersive experience.” Check the programme to find out about the latest exhibitions in Barcelona this season.

  • Palau de la Música Catalana auditorium in Barcelona

    Don’t let the music stop!

    Jazz, flamenco, pop, classical music, flamenco… What do you fancy listening to? Barcelona Jazz Festival and the Festival Mil·leni are just some of the music events that have adapted their programmes and venues so that the public can carry on enjoying great music in safe surroundings. What’s more, the season at the Palau de la Música Catalana auditorium or the Gran Teatre del Liceu offer the possibility of enjoying the performing arts with full-scale operas, dance and concerts performed by world famous artists. If you prefer contemporary dance, you will find many options and well-known companies to choose from on the programme of the Casa de la Danza in the Mercat de les Flors.

  • Laberint d

    Walks in the parks

    In springtime, a visit to the parks and gardens of Barcelona. which are at the height of their splendour, is a must! It’s also the perfect time to visit the most romantic spots of Park Güell or the Labyrinth of Horta. What’s more, the area of Montjuïc boasts several green spaces, including the Botanical Gardens. If you visit Cervantes Park you can enjoy the colourful spectacle of the 245 different varieties of roses.

  • View of Barcelona from the bunkers of Carmel, Barcelona

    Barcelona from the sky

    A bird’s-eye view of the city is fascinating. With the Montjuic Cable Car you can visit Barcelona from above in a comfortable aerial trip to the castle on the highest part of the mountain. A visit to Park Güell also offers you the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous city viewing point. Likewise with the bunkers of Carmel, which offer you a spectacular panoramic view of the city, above all at sunset.

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