What to do in Barcelona on a Sunday?
Barcelona is a city where you can do lot of different activities, it’s a place where you’ll never be bored, because the number of activities are endless!
Sunday is considered a day of rest and therefore many places are closed. We see this as an opportunity to show you some great options to keep you busy on a Sunday.
Museums are also open on Sundays, because it is the typical day to go there. Barcelona has so many great museums to offer, many of them are quite famous. And here comes the secret tip: In case you did not know, many of the museums in our city have free entrance every first Sunday of the month, from 3:00 p.m. until their closing time, which is usually around 8:00 pm.
Everybody in Barcelona knows that Sunday is Vermut o’clock. It is a good ways to relax without having to stay at home on the sofa. It is the perfect plan and if there is live music involved, even better. There are actually several bars that offer you the combination of these two things. The Sant Antoni neighborhood is especially well known for Vermut places, more specifically on Calle Parlament. Here some examples: The W sessions, vinyl and vermouth, by Olivia Vermutería, El Taller or La Riera winery that play live music every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Discover Barcelona by Bike
Are you up for some sport on a lazy Sunday? We definitely recommend a bike ride to discover Barcelona. Sundays are the perfect day for it because there is not as much traffic as during the week. Get to know Barcelona in a different way and do some sports at the same time. But make sure you have a good lock and always be aware of the thieves because bicycles are stolen very often in this city. If you live here and have a Bicing card, using the public bikes is also fun.
There are many markets you can visit, a good option it is the Flea Market, is a monthly market where people sell and exchange second-hand products, such as clothes, accessories, books and music in good condition and at reasonable prices.We also recommend the famous Palo Alto, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. There are many very cool ‘food trucks’, so that you don’t miss your meal time while you are delighted by all the different shops. Another option is the The Vintage Market, which as its name indicates, only accepts the sale of vintage objects. The Two Market is also fun option and they sell lots of things for only one euro! In these markets you will find all things from books and home decoration to wonderful antiques that you will not find anywhere else.
Many years ago, it seemed impossible to buy a book on Sundays in Barcelona. But right now, there are a lot of independent bookstores that have decided to open their doors on Sundays. Some of them also have a coffee shop inside and comfortable sofas so you can spend a rainy afternoon and enjoy a good book. Here some of the nicest options:
Llibreria Documenta: Carrer de Pau Claris 44
Libreria Calders: Passatge de Pere Calders, 9,
Taifa: Carrer de Verdi, 12
Cinema and Theater
The cultural offers in Barcelona are endless and on Sundays it has always been a perfect day to enjoy it. Feel like going to the theater or cinema on a rainy Sunday? Discover all the cultural options of the city and choose your favorite work, this is a great idea! There are many cinemas which offer movies on original version, for example: Yelmo Cine, Cine Verdi or Balmes Multicine. What do you think about all these ideas? Your Sundays will never be boring again!