They told you that all shops close on Sunday and you don’t know what to do? To show you that we are not as lazy as you think here are some ideas to explore our beautiful city on a Sunday.
1. Recharge your batteries
Start the day with some “churros con chocolate” in Granja La Pallaresa or a recovery brunch in milk’s.
2. Full Day Gaudí
If you are an art and architecture fan enjoy your Sunday visiting Gaudi’s most famous buildings with our tour, includes fast-track entrance to Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló.
>>My recommendation: Gaudí’s master work, the Sagrada Família, is the last stop on the tour so you can stay and explore it as long as you like, return in the coach to the city center, or continue on “The Montjuic & Panoramic Tour”.
3. Learn some Catalan musical culture
If you take a walk around the Gothic Quarter you will step by the Cathedral where you can enjoy at the artisan market or watch the Sardana dance, the traditional folk dance of Catalunya.
>>My recommendation: Every Sunday you can see Sardanes in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral at Pla de la Seu, starting at 11:15 am
4. Don’t leave shopping till the last day!
But if you did it… there’s still an option. As you walk down “Las Ramblas”, past Columbus Monument you will see a bridge going to the Maremagnum mall. This is the only shopping center open on every day of the year, including Sundays. The center not only has shops, but restaurants and a range of artistic events.
5. You can still go to take a walk by the beach!
In summer you can wait until the evening, when the sun is not so hot. Winter might not be the time to have a bath but it’s the best season to take your shoes off and walk on the sand while you see an amazing sunset.
6. Try the Catalan cuisine
Along the seafront of la Barceloneta is a great place to have lunch especially when the weather is nice. You will find the best paella in 7 portes or, if you are in for some great tapas, La Consentida is the place to go.
>>Recommendations of typical Catalan food that you must order: Esqueixada, escalibada, calçots amb romesco, butifarra de pagès, pa amb tomaquet, mel i mato, escudella…
7. Get to know about modernisme
Enjoy the fantastic acoustics and architecture of the Palau de la Musica Catalana. There are more than 500 concerts every year!
>>My recommendation: Try to go before lunch in the 1hr guided tour, you will appreciate an amazing natural light trough the windows of the building.
Do you have any additional tips for more fun things to do on Sunday in Barcelona? Please share it with us! We are looking forward to read your activities and ideas!