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Sundays in Barcelona

What kind of activities do you enjoy the most? Well, we have several options to suggest in order to make sure you get the most out of Sundays in Barcelona
By Fabiola Chirinos
Every single day counts if you are visiting Barcelona, and Sundays are no exception; especially when it comes to a city as diverse and with such a good climate as ours. Make sure you do not waste a single moment. We strongly suggest that you plan your Sunday before leaving home. Otherwise, the day might go by without you noticing it.

If you are planning a shopping day, you may get discouraged very easily. Most of the shops close their doors on Sundays. However, you can go to Maremagnum Shopping Center, which does open every day of the year. Or stroll along avenues like La Rambla or Portal Del Ángel where you will find several, although not as popular and well-known.

Barcelona city beach day

No trip to Barcelona is complete if you do not enjoy a day at the beach, and Sundays are the perfect choice. You can go to La Barceloneta whenever you want. You will find restaurants and bars and an atmosphere that inspires you to spend a Sunday relaxing in the sun with your feet buried in the sand.

Cultural city walk

If you are only visiting for a weekend and want to get the most out of it, take advantage of the day and explore the Gothic Quarter, one of the most culturally rich areas of the city. You will discover amazing buildings and you will see some of the most famous architectural works.
Once you are done, do not hesitate to follow Gaudi’s steps through the city. The architect left a lot of works that deserve more than one visit. Most are open on Sundays, but check the schedule in advance and, if possible, book your tickets online so you do not waste any time, you will need it.

Come and see the locals perform the Sardanas dance in one of the squares of the city so that you do not leave without having a true cultural experience. The Sardanas dance is a tradition made to demonstrate the union and the pride of the Catalans. Between 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. you can watch it in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. In the summer, they usually do it in the Plaza Sant Jaume around 6:00 pm.

Free admission museums

Some museums in the city offer free admission every Sunday, including the Museum of History of Barcelona, the Museum of Music and the Frederic Mares Museum. If you want to visit a particular museum, go to their website and check their programming. Some close earlier than normal on Sundays. And others, like the Frederic Mares Museum, are only free after 3:00 pm.

If your trip coincides with the first Sunday of a month, you will have many more options. Almost all museums in the city open their doors to the public at no cost. But be attentive and plan the day very well, during these hours, the lines to enter are usually very long. You could spend more time than you expect. Do not plan to visit several museums on a single Sunday, choose the one that catches your attention the most.