What to do in BCN

Information on this page’s services may have been amended under the measures for adapting to the new normality in Barcelona and will be gradually updated.

Summer in Barcelona

Enjoy what Barcelona has to offer you this summer: beaches, music in the parks, municipal swimming pools, culture and several activities. 

Festa Major de Gràcia 2020

This year’s festival will be completely online to adapt to the measures to combat Covid-19. Events and ceremonies can be followed on YouTube and Instagram, and virtual visits to decorated streets and squares can be made using the app Festa Major de Gràcia 360°.

Views of an empty Passeig Marítim de Barcelona

Accessing the beaches in Barcelona

The 2020 summer bathing season in Barcelona coincides with the lockdown exit process for Covid-19 and includes special measures to control capacity at the beaches and guarantee the necessary safety distance.

Two people run in a park

Enjoy the parks

The city’s parks and gardens transform it into a living, breathing space. You’ll find them all here. Explore and enjoy them!

Market stand

Local commerce and consumption

Find out about the various options for buying safely and about the measures being applied to restaurants as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Music in the Parks

The free Music in the Parks concerts cycle is back this August, a good option for getting close to nature while enjoying music.​

Children playing outside

100% Summer

Barcelona welcomes the summer with over a thousand activities in its “T’estiu molt” campaign and a range of options specially increased for 2020, with more places available, facilities such as libraries and community centres open and new uses for public space, particularly in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods.

A woman walks with a surfboard and a man warms up at the athletics track at the Mar Bella municipal sports centre

Municipal sports centres

Make the most of the city’s municipal sports centres. There are over a hundred of them throughout the city, with a wide range of offers and prices.

Go to the zoo

An enriching experience

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Head up to Tibidabo

Fun makes the world go round

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Come over to the Sala Ciutat

Discover a bookshop specialising in Barcelona

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Discover Rambles ticket

The gateway to culture

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El Born CCM

Past, present and future

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Discover Last minute (ES)

Same-day discounts

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Mnac

Art and history

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Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art

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Experience the magic fountain

A feast for the eyes

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Take a ride up Montjuïc mountain

Enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city

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Aquàrium de Barcelona

Discover Mediterranean marine fauna

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