Barcelona in April: A Guide to Five Unforgettable Activities for those visiting Barcelona for the first time.

Barcelona in April! Picture-perfect weather, vibrant streets, and a plethora of activities awaiting your eager exploration. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Barcelona never fails to enchant with its rich history, stunning architecture, and delectable cuisine. So, pack your sunglasses and your appetite because here are five must-do activities for your unforgettable April adventure in Barcelona.

Five fantastic Barcelona activities in April.

1. Take a Ride on the Montjuïc Cable Car

What better way to kick off your Barcelona escapade than with a bird’s eye view of the city? Hop aboard the Montjuïc Cable Car for a thrilling journey that will take you to the summit of Montjuïc Hill. As you travel towards the top you can marvel at panoramic vistas of Barcelona’s iconic landmarks, from the shimmering Mediterranean Sea to the sprawling cityscape below. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget, and the perfect way to get an overview while enjoying the stunning scenery.

2. Sail Away on a Harbor Cruise

Next up, why not explore Barcelona from a different perspective? Climb aboard a harbor cruise and set sail along the glittering waters of the Mediterranean. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you glide past historic ports, towering yachts, and picturesque seaside neighborhoods. Keep your camera ready for breathtaking views of the city skyline and the majestic Montjuïc Castle perched atop its rocky cliff. It’s a nautical adventure that’s sure to make waves!

3. Bask in the Sunshine at Park Güell

April in Barcelona means one thing: glorious weather! And what better place to enjoy the sunshine than in the supreme Park Güell? Designed by the legendary architect Antoni Gaudí, this enchanting park is a feast for the senses, with colorful mosaic sculptures, lush greenery, and sweeping views of the city below. Take a leisurely stroll along winding pathways, strike a pose with the iconic mosaic lizard, and find a shady spot to relax and watch the world go by. It’s the perfect oasis in the heart of the city.

4. Discover the Magic of Sagrada Família

No trip to Barcelona is complete without visiting the most famous of all buildings: the awe-inspiring Sagrada Família. Join a guided tour to unlock the secrets of this architectural masterpiece, where every intricate detail tells a story of faith, innovation, and sheer genius. Marvel at the towering spires, intricate facades, and kaleidoscopic stained glass windows that bath the interior in a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of color. It’s a spiritual experience that transcends time and leaves you breathless in its wake.

sagrada familia
Image by Patrice Audet from Pixabay

5. Indulge in a Culinary Delight: Paella and Seafood

Last but certainly not least, no visit to Barcelona is complete without tasting the cities world-renowned cuisine. Head to a local eatery and taste the essential Spanish dish: paella. This aromatic rice dish, brimming with succulent seafood, tasty meat, and fragrant spices, is a true taste sensation that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more. Pair it with a glass of Catalan wine and toast to the culinary delights of Barcelona!

April Weather in Barcelona: Sunshine and Smiles

As you embark on your Barcelona adventure in April, you can expect delightful weather that’s as warm and welcoming as the locals themselves. With average temperatures ranging from 12°C to 19°C (which means that it can easily get much warmer), and plenty of sunshine to go around, it’s the perfect time to explore the city’s outdoor attractions and soak up the Mediterranean vibes. Just don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!

So there you have it, five fabulous activities to make your first visit to Barcelona in April an unforgettable experience. From soaring heights to culinary delights, this vibrant city has something for everyone. So, grab your camera, your appetite, and your sense of adventure, and get ready to fall head over heels in love with Barcelona!

If you’d like to read more about special events, concerts, festivals, or sports events in Barcelona in the upcoming days, weeks, and months, take a look at our Barcelona calendar to find out more.

Christmas markets in Barcelona in 2019

When will the Christmas markets be arranged in Barcelona in 2019? Here you will find the Christmas market dates and everything else you want to know.

Before you continue, check our page dealing with general information about the Christmas markets in Barcelona.

Christmas markets dates for Barcelona in 2019

The most famous Christmas market in Barcelona can be found in front of the Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic part of the city. This is a beautiful area. The Christmas market here will open on November 29th in 2019 and it will remain open until December 23rd.

Christmas market in Barcelona in 2019

The Christmas market by Gran Via, will most likely open around December 20th and remain open until January 6th. The dates haven’t been 100% fixed yet, but those were the dates in 2018, so we guess they will look quite similar also in 2019.

There will also be a Christmas market in front of Sagrada Familia, but the dates for this market haven’t been set yet.

If you want to discover and see even more Christmas market in 2019, why not extend your trip and go to Prague as well? You can read more about Prague and the beautiful Christmas markets in the city at

Merry Christmas and enjoy your stay in Barcelona!

Christmas markets in Barcelona 2017

Barcelona is not a Christmas city with Christmas markets like Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Krakow, Budapest and similar cities. But, there are still some Christmas markets worth visiting.

The most famous Christmas market in Barcelona is located in front of the Barcelona Cathedral. The market is titled Fira di Santa Llucia, and this is the biggest market as well. It isn’t a giant market, but you will be able to find local products here that might be nice to bring with you home as souvenirs.

Dates for this Christmas market: might be, but not sure….. November 24th – January 6th

Christmas market Barcelona 2017
There is also a small Christmas market available in front of the Sagrada Familia

The fact about Barcelona is that the bigger events take place between Christmas and January 6th. In this period you better visit Gran Via, as this is the place for a market quite similar to the German/Austrian/Eastern European markets, except for the food and the drinks.

Do you like the sound of this? Or would you rather visit Barcelona in the spring or autumn, and visit Prague for Christmas and some Christmas shopping instead? It is entirely your choice!


Barcelona vs Real Betis, LaLiga kick-off 2017

On August 20th, the national day of Hungary (who cares), it is time for kick-off in the Spanish top league. Barcelona will play against Real Betis at Nou Camp.

FC Barcelona had a disappointing season in 2016-17. They did not win LaLiga and they did not win the Champions League either. They proved themselves to be a great team several times, except from the fact that they had some defensive trouble, especially against PSG and against Juventus.

The new season is now approaching, and hopefully, FC Barcelona will manage to play even better this season, and thus win LaLiga and also the Champions League. It will not be easy, especially considering the strength of Real Madrid, a team that seems to be unstoppable nowadays. But, if Neymar, Suarez, and Messi will keep it going like they normally do, FC Barcelona will be a hard team to stop as well.

The opening match will be played in Barcelona on August 20th against Real Betis. One week later FC Barcelona will travel to Alaves to play.

If you would like to be there at Camp Nou to watch the opening match on August 20th, read more about FC Barcelona and how to buy tickets to their matches in this article. To watch FC Barcelona and their LaLiga matches on the Internet, press the link to read an article on the subject from the IP Guide.

FC Barcelona
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What else to do in Barcelona?

If you come to Barcelona at the end of August, the sea will still be warm, and you should absolutely consider a swim in the sea. You could also consider a day trip to Marid, or maybe just a visit to Park Guell. There are loads of programs awaiting you in Barcelona, so you do not have to worry about getting bored.

In our Barcelona Guide, you can check the current weather in Barcelona, you can read about local transportation, find information about the coolest activities and so much more. We hope you will have a splendid stay in our city, and that you will return again within shortly.



Barcelona vs Juventus tickets and information

On April 19th Nou Camp will be packed with a giant crowd cheering for FC Barcelona against Juventus in the second leg in the Champions League quarter final. Will you be there as well?

April will be a fantastic month for football fans considering the quarter finals in the Champions League. Not only will FC Barcelona play against Barcelona, but the other giant from Spain, Real Madrid, will play their quarter final in the Champions League against Bayern Munchen on April 18th at Santiago Bernabeu. Why don’t you plan your trip to Spain already and start your travel in Madrid on April 18th, then in Barcelona on April 19th and then you should go back to Madrid again, because on April 23rd it is time for El Classico in Madrid between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

FC Barcelona vs Juventus
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If you want to prolong your stay even more, then you should come to Madrid on April 12th, which will give you the chance to watch Atletico Madrid play against Leicester in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.

FC Barcelona vs Juventus tickets

If you would like to be a spectator at Nou Camp for the match between FC Barcelona and Juventus, visit Viagogo and buy your tickets right away. You will have to search for FC Barcelona in the search field, and you will then find tickets to all their matches in the rest of 2017 at once.

Watch FC Barcelona vs Juventus somewhere else

If you can not be there at the stadium, then you should still watch the match. That can be done quite easily at any sports pub around the world. If you are sitting at home and want to watch it, then you can watch the match on Fubo TV, a fantastic sports platform which will also let you watch La Liga, Premier League and so much more. To watch Fubo TV in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, press the link to find out how it can be done in Europe. And yes, you can also watch the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Fubo TV four days after the Champions League quarter final, so it is absolutely worth checking out the article.

For more information about other events in Barcelona, read around here in our Barcelona Guide.

Barcelona Marathon 2018

Barcelona marathonAre you making plans for your trip to Barcelona in 2018? Want to participate in the Barcelona Marathon 2018? Here are the dates and information.

In 2017 the Barcelona Marathon was arranged on the second weekend of March, and in 2018 it will be in the same way. On March 11th thousands of participants from all across the world will come to Barcelona to take part in this fantastic marathon, and if you haven’t been to Barcelona yet, this is a great chance to live out two passions in life at the same time; running and discovering the beauties of the world.

Barcelona is a magnificent city, and during the Barcelona Marathon you will discover and see some of the most famous attractions in the world while running. Why pay to sit on a hop-on hop-off bus in Barcelona, when you can run around in a marathon and see the same sights?

Barcelona Marathon 2018

March 11th

More information: official website

The 11th of March is a Sunday, so this is a perfect way to spend a weekend in March. For more information about other events and things happening in Barcelona, read around in our Barcelona Guide. To take part in another fantastic marathon, check out the Prague Marathon.

FC Barcelona highlights in September 2016

Are you a football fan coming to Barcelona to watch FC Barcelona in September 2016? There are the highlights on the FC Barcelona schedule!

We all agree that FC Barcelona is the best team in the world, and on a poor day they are still the best team in the world. Lionel Messi has for ages been the big profile of the team, but in the end of the 2015-2016 season and in the start of this current season is seems as if Luis Suarez is the one scoring most goals of the two of them. FC Barcelona will for sure need bot only Messi and Suarez to be in good shape in September, but Neymar is needed as well, because they got some fantastic and exciting matches coming up this month. Here are the FC Barcelona highlights in September 2016.

FC Barcelona highlights in September
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FC Barcelona highlights in September 2016

Barcelona vs Celtic, September 13th

On September 13th it is time for the first Champions League match of the season for FC Barcelona. They will play it on Camp Nou against the Scottish team Celtic FC, which is led by Brendan Rodgers. For several years the Scottish club did not manage to get to the Champions League, but last season they sacked their Norwegian manager Ronny Deila, and now they are back in the Champions League again. But, will they have a chance against Barcelona on Camp Nou? Not at all!

You might say that Leigh Griffiths is a fantastic player and that he is capable of scoring a lot of goals for Celtic. Yes, that is true. But, he does not have a habit of scoring goals in the most important matches and against other great teams. Last year he failed to score in the Scottish cup semi-final in the local derby against Rangers, and we do not believe he will shine like the star on Camp Nou either. Another problem is that Leigh Griffiths is injured at the moment, and because of that he will not be able to play for Scotland in their World Cup qualification opening match against Malta, and it might be that he will not be ready for the FC Barcelona match either.

You can buy tickets for this and all other FC Barcelona matches at Viagogo.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, September 21st

The match against Celtic might be interesting, but the match against Atletico Madrid in La Liga is even more interesting. This is where Barcelona will do their uttermost to revenge their loss against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last year, and where they will have to win to show that they are the best team in Spain. It will not be easy for Atletico Madrid to score any goals in this match, but they have a good grip on FC Barcelona still. Will they manage to cause trouble for FC Barcelona? We for sure hope they won’t, but it will be so interesting that you will for sure want to be there at the stadium to cheer for FC Barcelona in this match. If you can’t come to the stadium and want to watch the match on your TV or online instead, read the following article in the IP Address Guide on how to watch Spanish La Liga online.

These are the top two matches to be played by FC Barcelona in September in 2016. There will of course be played some more matches, but they are not as interesting as the matches against Celtic and Atletico Madrid.

If you come to Barcelona in September we do recommend you to check out the famous attractions of the city, and do not forget to taste paella, a very traditional cuisine in Barcelona and in Spain.


Barcelona vs Bate Borisov

On November 4th it is time for Bate Borisov to come to Barcelona and to Nou Camp to play against the fantastic team Barcelona. Few people believe that Bate Borisov will have any chance at all in this match, and that is probably true, so if you want to enjoy this fantastic stadium combined with players such as Suarez, Neymar and Messi, then go ahead and watch Barcelona vs Bate Borisov live on Nou Camp on November 4th.


To get a seat at the stadium you will of course need a ticket, and tickets for the match can be bought from WorldTicketShop. If you have time left after the match, or before the match, then you should also read in our Barcelona Guide about other recommended programs in Barcelona such as harbour cruises, guided tours, wine tasting programs, excursions and more.

And if you want more information on how you can watch Barcelona matches online, then we recommend that you visit where you can find information on Spanish football and of course how you can watch it online on your computer, tablet or mobile phone from all across the world!

Ps: If you want to watch the other Champions League matches in which Barcelona play in Barcelona, you can buy tickets for those matches as well from WorldTicketShop, meaning that you can find tickets for their matches against AS Roma on November 24th as well on that site.

Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona 2015

Formula 1 Grand PrixThe Spanish Grand Prix is a Formula One race which will be held in Spain in Barcelona. The Formula One is one of the oldest car races on the world which was first held in 1913 and it celebrated its centenary in 2013.

The 2015 Formula One season is the 66th season of the Formula One World Championship which starts in Australia and in the Formula One World Championship ten teams are taking part to race on the 19 Grand Prix. The Formula One World Championship started already in Australia on the 15th March and it will end in Abu Dhabi on the 29th November in 2015. In the Formula One World Championship all together 19 countries will host a Grand Prix in 2015.

Lewis Hamilton won the championship last year in Abu Dhabi so in 2015 Hamilton is the defending Driver’s Champion. The Spanish Grand Prix is the 5th Grand Prix stop and it will take place on the 10th May in 2015. The race will be held in Barcelona at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Barcelona.

Tickets for the Spanish Grand Prix are already available and can be bought from WorldTicketShop.

Barcelona Marathon 2015

The annual Barcelona Marathon will be held again this year in the middle of March. Barcelona is the second largest city of Spain and it is also the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain.

Barcelona MArathon

Barcelona is a vibrant and colourful city which attracts countless people every year. The Barcelona Marathon or the Marathon Catalunya is one of the highlights of the city and over 17.000 runners are expected to participate in the race in 2015. It is a well organised race which connects the most spectacular sights in the city.

The route of the Barcelona Marathon leads through the most beautiful spots in the city which starts and ends at the bottom of the green hills of Montjuic Park just right at the Magic Fountain. During the race the participants can enjoy the highlights of Barcelona such as the Camp Nou which is the home of FC Barcelona, La Pederera, the Sagrada Familia as well as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and many of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year the Barcelona Marathon will take place on 15th March and the race will start at 8.30 in the morning. If you want to attend the race make a not that the registration deadline of the marathon is on 6th March 2015.

If you want to know more on the Barcelona Marathon check this site for more information.

If you have more time and want to come back to Spain in April, then why not run the Madrid Marathon 2015 in Madrid in the end of April as well?