Blog by: Lucy Peters.

Fun Things To Do With Your Dog In Barcelona

If you’ve booked a vacation to Barcelona with your dog, rest assured it’s a very dog-friendly city. In fact, you’ll see plenty of people walking their dogs through the streets at every hour of the day. Dog owners can even ride the Metro with their four-legged companions outside of peak hours. With plenty of dog-friendly activities available, you can have a great time with your dog in Barcelona.

Where to eat

There’s plenty of dog-friendly bars and restaurants throughout the city, so you won’t ever need to leave Fido at home. Visit Bar Calders in Sant Antoni for delicious tapas and they’ll even provide your dog with water and treats! Outside seating is available. Bar Lobo is another tapas and fast food bar where you can enjoy delicious food with your dog on a quiet terrace. If you’re looking for vegetarian options, head to Sol i Lluna (Verdi, 50 Gracia). This restaurant serves French cuisine and also provides a bowl of water for thirsty pets at the entrance.

Dog-friendly beaches

Unfortunately, dogs are banned from Barcelona’s beaches during the weekends from April to October. And in the summer, dogs are only allowed in early mornings or late evenings. However, dog-friendly beaches do exist. Llevant beach, for example, is a popular beach in Salou. There’s a special dog-friendly area (spanning 1200 square meters) where dogs can play off the leash freely. Dogs are also welcome at  Playa de Les Salines, en Cubelles and Cala Vallcarca near Sitges (spanning about 60 meters long and 15 meters wide). Whichever beach you head to, it’s important to practice responsible dog ownership. Always make sure you pick up after your dog and respect other beach goers.

Things to do

You can stroll around Palo Alto Market with your dog — it’s a festival with live music and food trucks held on the first weekend of every month. It’s also worthwhile simply walking around the city admiring it’s beautiful architecture. The Gothic Quarter, for example, has many ancient palaces, churches, and monasteries to see. Plenty of public parks are also dog-friendly, including, Park Güell, Parque Joan Miró, Parque de la Estació del Nord, and Parque de la Espanya Industrial.

Lastly, make sure to visit Perros al Agua — a water park specifically for dogs! The park has large swimming pools with water slides, a jumping ramp, surfboards, and canoes, as well as a shallow water area for smaller dogs. With so much to see and do, your trip to Barcelona is bound to be unforgettable for both you and your dog.

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