During the last decade, Barcelona has become one of the favourite destinations for tourism due to the many attractions it offers -result of the mixture of a big city and the trendiest Spanish style.

Lately, it has also become one of the top locations to live, hence the property search performed by buyers of different parts of the world has increased significantly.

Barcelona is the perfect size to discover on foot when you have time to do so. Spend a day away from the underground and take your time strolling around and discovering some of the city’s secret gems which you will not find in guidebooks.


There are plenty of things to try; unique and thrilling activities. We have compiled a few of our alternative ways to spend your spare time in the city.

Make your own cava
Cava is the Spanish version of Champagne and during this experience, you will take the train out to a 1000 year old farm house in the Penedes wine region of Spain and get bottle your own brew.

Get Lost In A Labyrinth
Parc del Labirint in Horta is the perfect spot to lose both yourself and the family. As you have guessed by the park’s name, you will find inside the maze, designed in the 18th Century.

Street Photography
Located in other cities as London and Buenos Aires, Foto Clue offers a range of experiences based around exploring the city through your lens; a puzzle solving game where you use your camera to answer challenges, whilst their tours and iPhoneography classes will help you takes the best shots.

Find Madonna on a mountain
The Black Madonna is a little statuette which has been kept for years high in the peaks of Montserrat Mountain, where it draws pilgrims from around the world. It’s not just the religious who visit though, as the mountain itself is breathtaking and is in fact Barcelona’s most popular day trip destination.

Sail Away On An Ocean Breeze…
Rent a yacht from Barcelona and explore the marvels of the Costa Brava coast or a trip out to the Balearic islands, such as Ibiza! Yachts can be hired bareboat or with a skipper.

Scoot Around Town
Ride around Barcelona on an iconic Italian Vespa. Vesp the sights in the city, such as Camp Nou and La Sagrada Familia. A great way to see the main attractions following the trend!

Shake it up!
After this experience, you will become a really important guest in any party! Learn how to mix some of the tastiest drinks guided by one of the masters in the field.

Race A Ferrari Around An F1 Circuit
A special and luxury day when you get to drive a Ferrari. And it’s not every day you get to race around the Circuit de Catalunya, official track of the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

Dining In The Dark
Have you ever had your dinner served in the dark? Blind waiters lead you into a pitch black room and serve you as you learn to eat without your eyes. Whilst the food is superb, it is what you learn that is making this one of top things to do in Barcelona!


Embark On A Treasure Hunt
In this team activity, you race against both the opposing teams, and the clock through the streets of the Barri Gotic in order to find the treasure in this interactive urban game!

Relax In a Below Zero Beach Bar
It is not often that you need a coat to enter a bar in Spain, but at Barcelona’s Ice Bar you’ll be thankful for it. Literally on the beach at Port Olimpic. Enjoy admiring the Gaudi ice statues whilst drinking vodka from a frozen glass.

Cook Spanish style!
Learn how to prepare the perfect paella and mix the best sangria by taking cooking classes with a Spanish chef.

Remember that this is only the beginning as Barcelona has a lot more to offer for its inhabitants. A neverending list of things to do by yourself or with friends and family which make it a terrific location to live in.