Guide to the best weekend in Barcelona: Things to see and do

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend, look no further than Barcelona. From rooftop drinks to all-night partying, this blog has it all!

Look at the scenery!

There is so much to do in Barcelona. During your weekend, admire the tourist sites and immerse yourself in Catalan culture:

Casa Batllo

Beginning your visit to Casa Batlló, admire the magnificent exterior of one of Gaudí’s true masterpieces. This beautiful place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and widely celebrated for its beauty. We recommend that you enter the house and explore the Gaudí Cube, by artist Refik Anadol. This art installation transports you to another world with a 360 degree experience of pure color and light. This pioneering exhibition is not to be missed!

While you’re on Passeig de Gràcia, why not stop for some shopping? This famous avenue is one of the most luxurious in the world, with many designer brands such as Prada and Dior opening their doors to Barcelona locals and shopaholic tourists alike. Perfect for a fun trip.

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

After visiting one of Gaudí’s masterpieces, why not marvel at another? The Sagrada Familia is an iconic Barcelona landmark that you won’t easily forget. This breathtaking building dominates the city skyline. Its amazing architecture makes it the most visited monument in Spain, unique and incomparable.

Address: C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013, Barcelona

Ciutadella Park and lunch in El Born

From the Sagrada Familia, take a walk to the Parc de la Ciutadella. This oasis of calm in the middle of the city metropolis is a simply stunning excursion. Located near El Born, your lunch options are endless. This bohemian neighborhood is home to some pretty amazing restaurants. We recommend stopping at Café Kaska, which specializes in seafood. Oysters and champagne for lunch? What could be better!

Address: Carrer de la Fusina, 7, 08003, Barcelona

Walk through the Gothic Quarter

This district has an old and authentic side due to its deep historical past. Its medieval alleys and Roman architecture are what make this district quite unique. Take a walking tour here or simply visit the history museum, to soak up the atmosphere for yourself.

Drinks on the roof terrace of Ohla Barcelona

Sunset and historical backdrop: the Ohla Barcelona rooftop terrace is the perfect place to rest after a long day of sightseeing. This stunning location offers a breathtaking setting to enjoy cocktails and tapas as the sun sets over the city.

Address: Via Laietana, 49, 08003, Barcelona


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Dinner at Lasarte

This 3 star Michelin restaurant is a must visit during your weekend. The restaurant’s chef, Martín Berasategui, is world famous, holding more Michelin stars to his name than any other chef in Spain. The restaurant itself is modern and bright, serving some of the best food in town.

Address: C/ de Mallorca, 259, 08008, Barcelona

Party all night at Pacha

What better way to end the weekend in one of the best clubs in the world? Pacha is one of our top recommendations for dancing the night away with your friends. Located in Barceloneta facing the sea, this club has hosted some of the best partiers in the world, all looking for a good time. Be sure to check the events taking place there in advance, as you might find international artists such as Steve Aoki.

Address: Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2, 08005, Barcelona

Sandra Roig is Marketing Director at AB Apartment Barcelona. AB Apartment Barcelona is an apartment rental agency offering over a thousand short and long term apartments across Barcelona.

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