This blog was originally posted on February 15th 2019 and was updated for March 2020.

Barcelona begins to awaken from its winter slumber in March and spring is tapping at the windows. With temperatures rising, the days growing longer and the streets growing busier, March is a great month to dust off the cobwebs and set out for a holiday in Barcelona. Perfectly nestled between the low and high seasons, March is a window of opportunity to explore Barcelona before the crowds really start to arrive.

Read on to discover the weird and wonderful events of Barcelona in March…

Sant Medir Festival: Candy Culture

When: 3rd March

Where: Carrer Gran de Gracia, Gracia neighbourhood

Price: Free, although you may wish to purchase a big bag.

At first glance, this festival is a little tricky to understand. Well, first glance, second glance, at all glances really, unless you also have a candy and horses festival in your town? We didn’t think so.

The Sant Medir Festival is born out of a local story of a farmer called Medir and a passing Bishop who was escaping Roman persecution. The Bishop told Medir that he was willing to die for his faith and told Medir not to lie if the Romans asked if he had seen him. Medir, who had been sowing his crop of beans, swore to tell the truth and, once the Bishop had moved on, his crop of broad beans began to grown rapidly.  Unfortunately, when the Romans came and Medir told them he had seen the Bishop pass through, they took Medir, captured the Bishop, and both were executed. There is a sanctuary, the Ermita de Sant Medir, in Sant Cugat.

How does this connect to candy and horses? Well, there’s another story too (stay with us): a local baker was suffering an awful illness and made a promise that if he recovered, he would make a pilgrimage every year to the Ermita de Sant Medir. As the years went on, people joined his pilgrimage and were said to throw broad beans to the crowd that watched. Over time, broad beans were (thankfully) replaced with candy and thus the “Sweetest Festival” was born.

On 3rd March, you can watch the procession which now not only has horses and carts, but trucks and decorated floats. You’ll want to bring a big bag or even an umbrella (turned upside, a local trick!) to catch as much candy as possible. This is a great evening of fun to share, especially if visiting with children, as they can catch candy and then follow the procession to the firework display in the Jardinets de Gracia.

 

Monumental Club: ¡Ay, qué rico!

When: 14th March

Where: La Plaza Monumental de Barcelona (map link)

Price: From 5€ per person (ticket link)

Monumental Club is an event worth attending just to see the inside of one of Barcelona’s old bullrings (this activity has been banned in Catalonia since 2012; another bullring located in Plaza Espanya has been converted into a shopping centre). La Monumental still retains all its seating and the Monumental Club event takes place right in the ring in the centre. Walking in and out of the old entrances for the “matadors” and bulls alike is an awesome experience in itself, but throw in some live music, delicious food and beer and you’ve got an all-round winner.

Monumental Club takes place at least once a month in Barcelona, always with different acts and different themes, so don’t worry if you miss this March edition.

 

Barcelona Beer Festival

When: 13th, 14th and 15th March

Where: La Farga de l’Hospitalet (Google maps link)

Price: from 7,75€ (official site)

Well, the title is pretty self-explanatory here! Take the train from Plaza Catalunya out to L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, which takes around 30 minutes and only costs a few euros, and join thousands of others in sampling the best international beers at this huge three-day festival. Tickets start from just 7,75€, which includes the booking fee, a glass that you use for sampling the beers and that you can keep after the event, a map and booklet to show you where to go and two tokens to help get you started on your tasting adventure.

If you’re new to the world of craft beers, you will find volunteers around the venue that will be more than happy to explain the origins of craft beer and also make suggestions on what to try. This is undoubtedly a must-see (and must-taste!) attraction for beer lovers; there will also be delicious gastronomic offerings to help line your stomach, so what more do you need?

The opening times on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 are from 11.00h to 23.00h – that’s right, a full 12 hours of beer drinking! Make sure you have something to eat at one of the amazing stands. On Sunday 15, it’s from 11.00h to 21.00h, but ten hours is enough for a Sunday!

 

Barcelona Beer pt. 2: St Patrick’s Day

When: 17th March

Where: All over the city

Price: Varies, but at the minimum, it’s the price of a few beers!

Yes, even in Barcelona, St Patrick’s Day is now widely celebrated. It’s up to you if you want to celebrate it in the city centre with other tourists, in one of the many Irish pubs that can be found around Barcelona, or if you want to celebrate with the locals in a small bar or restaurant, we hope the luck of the Irish will bless you! Be prepared for Guiness, Irish music and even Irish dancing – and plenty of “craic” (which means “fun” in Irish slang).

 

Barcelona-Sitges Rally

When: 21st, 22nd and 23rd March

Where: starting from Plaza Sant Jaume

Price: Free to watch

Now, we cannot stress enough how important it is not to drink and drive! But if you want to see some incredible cars after visiting the beer festival, then the Barcelona-Sitges Classic Car Rally is here to help.

Held every year since 1959, the rally sees participants race from Barcelona to Sitges, with the exit from Barcelona a highlight. Classic cars, lovingly restored by the participants (who will also dress in period-appropriate clothing), leave from Plaza San Jaume in the centre of Barcelona and travel to Sitges. Don’t worry if you don’t catch the opening ceremony, there are other spots around the city to catch the race – lookout for updates on the official website.

Also, from the 2nd to the 21st March, six classic cars will be on display at L’illa Diagonal Shopping Center, including a 1916 Hispano-Suiza and a 1908 Cadillac Thirty.

 

Festival in the Gothic Quarter

When: 20th – 24th March

Where: Gothic Quarter

Price: Most festivities are free.

The Festa Major del Pi, also known as the Festa de Sant Josep Oriol, takes place in the Pi area of the Gothic quarter, which consists of the church, Santa Maria del Pi, and the streets that surround it. The major features of the celebrations are the Gegants del Pi, some of the oldest Gegants in the whole of Catalonia (gegants are large paper-and-wood representations of men and women, each neighbourhood has their own). While the gegants will be used in dances and processions, there will also be theatrical demonstrations of local legends, from stories about Sant Josep Oriol to tall tales about thieves and highwaymen.

This article was first published in 2018 and was updated on the 8th January 2020.

Barcelona has been a hugely popular destination for corporate events for many years. From the Mobile World Conference, which welcomes people from all over the globe, to the small conferences that are just for the office team, Barcelona has many excellent resources to help you fire up your employees and business networks.

However, this blog isn´t about booking those hotel rooms or meeting spaces (although we can help with that too!). This is about how to keep your team excited and motivated before, in between, and after those all-important meetings and networking events. Barcelonatours.net has advice on how to keep your group inspired with awesome team-building activities and how to unwind in those precious free hours.

Team-Building Activities in Barcelona

A vital part of a corporate event is connecting people in a fun and engaging way. Whether you’ve known each other for years or have just met, team-building through healthy competition in a stimulating environment such as Barcelona will drive your group with challenges, while providing a fun break from the serious meetings. The following activities also get your group out and exploring the city without the need for an official guide and following a guide from place to place – using maps and clues, these activities will take your group back to basics!

IPad Rally

This is a task to really get the team’s cogs turning but also to see a lot of the city!

This activity is perfect for people in all industries: it will reignite a sense of adventure while challenging you to solve puzzles, riddles and also solve Barcelona’s winding streets! After a quick session to teach your group how to use the iPads and the app, they’ll be split into teams and taken to different parts of the area to start their problem-solving.

The treasure hunt lasts two hours and isn’t just about progressing with your own hunt – it´s about obstructing the other teams! Block paths in a light-hearted fight for victory! Once everyone has completed the challenge, you´ll regroup at the end and prizes will be given to the winning team.

You can also check out our GPS Treasure Hunt which even adds a boat trip into the mix!

Photo Treasure Hunt

Explore the old city of Barcelona and also come away with some photo mementos! The Photo Treasure Hunt is a dynamic, engaging quest through the city, with the aim not just to score the most points, but to take the best pictures!

Your guide will meet you in a central location – with your personalised booklets and instant Polaroid cameras – and give you a thorough explanation of how the hunt works. After handing over the paper maps (no Google maps here!) displaying the hunt locations and final meeting point, your guide will walk the groups to their individual starting lines and you´ll be ready to go!

Over two-and-a-half hours, your group will methodically work their way through the city, looking for the answers to the questions in your booklet. We also include a list of items your group needs to collect (some of it involves chatting to the public!) and they’ll have to be on the lookout for great photo opportunities. At the final meeting point, your guide will count up the points and penalties while enjoy a complimentary drink! Just like the iPad challenge, points mean prizes, and the event will end with the prize-giving.

Please visit our team-building activities page for more options.

Team-Rewarding

Once your teams have completed the formal challenges of a corporate event and the informal challenges of these exciting team-building exercises, they´re going to need a reward – especially if they didn´t win any challenges! After the adrenaline has subsided, try these activities to help your group unwind…

Private Boat Trip

No one can resist the call of the Mediterranean Sea, especially in Barcelona where you can see the water from so many parts of the city. A private boat trip is a brilliant end of conference treat, as your corporate group feels the stresses of the week flow away over the gentle waves with a drink in their hand and an unparalleled view of Barcelona’s coastline.

We have boats to suit every group; from small yachts to huge catamarans, boats with private dining rooms to boats space for dancing – all your trips can be tailored to your specific needs. Add in a few bottles of cava and some “pica pica” (small snacks to whet the appetite) and your group will be feeling easy breezy in no time.

Visit our Boat Trips page for more information about our fantastic vessels.

Private Party Bus Tour

An excellent way to combine the classic sightseeing bus tour with a fun and lively environment is to hire our Barcelona Party Bus. It’s not just for birthday parties or celebrations – it’s a great way to bring people together and make the most of Barcelona’s beautiful sights. Barcelonatours.net prides itself on being able to provide tailor-made experiences for corporate groups in Barcelona – our Party Bus tours are no exception.

The Bus is a great space to bring people together in a relaxed, close environment, free from the pressures of other groups invading your space. It allows you to absorb Barcelona’s big, picture-worthy sights in a small window of time – something that lets your group to feel the grandeur and diversity of Barcelona’s sights and architecture. Sweep down her wide avenues in total comfort, with a drink in hand and the best view possible of the locations. The bus can also stop to allow for some photos, before whisking you off to your next iconic spot. With some drinks, music and even fun lighting, your group will feel like true VIPs.

Click here for full details of the Barcelona Party Bus.

Group Dinner

Everybody loves food! And a group dinner in Barcelona is an amazing way to reward your team for their hard work. We can help with all manner of group travel and group activities in Barcelona, and a group dinner in a delicious restaurant is one of our most popular requests.

With nearly ten years of experience in event planning in Barcelona, we have the local knowledge and expertise you need. We can find restaurants to suit every group size, dietary requirement and budget. Restaurants for groups in Barcelona offer a huge variety when it comes to cuisine, so whether your group is looking for the traditional tapas and paella or something fresh and exciting like a plant-based sushi restaurant with an innovative menu, Barcelonatours will work to find the best group restaurant for you.

Group menus can start from as little as 25-30€ per person and for that price will often include three-courses and a glass of wine per person. Menus that include a tapas sharing course can give your group the chance to try many different dishes while still selecting their own main course. Many restaurants are willing to customise their menus to suit vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. We can also offer halal restaurants and kosher options.

Ready to go?

With all of these incredible options and more, Barcelonatours.net is the place to plan an exciting corporate event.

For those finishing touches, visit our corporate services page for information about hotels, transfers and much more.

To start your journey with Barcelontours.net and receive a personalised quote, please email us on info@barcelonatours.net or call now on 0034 935 008 226.

Updated 01/01/2020.

At first glance, the terms “team-building” and “competition” might seem contradictory. “Team building” is about developing your employees and colleagues through shared experiences. “Competition” inherently means that the outcome of the activity will have winners and losers.

However, at Barcelona Tours we firmly believe that a bit of healthy competition will bring everyone together in the end. Competition creates a common goal, both within the smaller teams created for the activity and the participants as a whole: the goal of winning! Competition also creates immediate bonds between the newly formed teams and gets everyone working together from the outset of the team building activity.

You can also use this competitive spirit to reinforce your company goals. What are you hoping to get out of your team building in Barcelona? Read on to discover four wildly different options that we can offer for your team, and visit our team building activities page for even more!

PHOTO TREASURE HUNT

Why is a Treasure Hunt a great Team Building activity?

  • It requires communication, problem-solving, teamwork, commitment and creativity to win
  • It transforms sightseeing through competition, turning a self-guided tour of the Old Town into a fun and engaging quest for victory
  • As well as creating fond memories, the teams will have physical mementos in the form of instant photos.

The Activity

This original and exciting treasure hunt is one of our most popular team building activities. Not only does this activity require constant communication, problem solving and a keen eye for details, it also comes with instant mementos of the event in the form of instant Polaroid photos.

Your group will be divided into teams and each team will need to work together to solve problems and answer questions while navigating the Old Town in Barcelona with paper maps. The winning team will be the ones who answer the most questions correctly in the allotted time.

But there’s a twist: each team will also have a Polaroid camera and need to take 8 different pictures around the Gothic quarter; extra points can be awarded for the most inventive interpretations of the photo briefs. This means that your team’s creative side will also be ignited by the activity! Each team will receive a photo album, personalised with your company logo, and, when everyone comes together at the end to find out who the winner is, the whole team will love swapping albums to share and compare photos.

This activity can be organised morning, afternoon or evening; our most popular option is to have the Treasure Hunt in the afternoon and then the celebration at a delicious restaurant in the city. The activity usually lasts around two hours and 30 minutes but can be adjusted to suit the demands of your schedule.

Get in touch today to start planning your Treasure Hunt in Barcelona.

 

Paella Cooking Competition

Why is a Paella Cooking Competition a great Team Building activity?

  • It requires teamwork, communication, patience, attention to detail and creativity to win – and if you have a budding chef on your team, even better!
  • Great for large groups that want a team building where everyone is in the same room but split into teams
  • It combines team building with dinner! No need to book a restaurant for the evening as everyone will sit down together to eat what they have created.

The Activity

While we’re sure everyone in your group will have heard of paella, most will have never even attempted to make it. This classic Spanish rice dish, from Valencia, just south of Catalonia, is as popular today as it ever was and, instead of just going out to eat it, we’re offering you the opportunity to learn how to make it from scratch with help from expert chefs.

In a centrally located kitchen, our head chef will be waiting to explain the history of this classic dish and then you’ll be put to work creating it. Each team will have a chef working with them to create a different version of the meal, with meat, fish, seafood and vegetarian ingredients available. The chefs will show you the best way to prepare the ingredients as well as offer tips and tricks on how to create the perfect paella, but all the creativity and execution will be done by you.

We know that cooking is hungry work, so there will be drinks and snacks available throughout the activity. The teams will also learn how to make Sangria, a classic Spanish summer cocktail which goes down perfectly with the meal. And, of course, there’s dessert!

At the end, your teams will have spent a few hours communicating with each other, learning from each other and the chefs, and creating a delicious dinner which they will all sit down to share. Never has a team building activity been so tasty!

If your stomach is rumbling at the thought, get in touch for more information and a personalised quote.

 

Sailing Regatta

Why is a Sailing Regatta a great Team Building activity?

  • It requires teamwork, communication and trust in your coworkers!
  • It is a team-building activity that can only be done in amazing coastal locations like Barcelona
  • It’s a unique activity that it is unlikely anyone has taken part in before
  • Requires no previous sailing knowledge or skills, although of course it would help to have a sailor on your team.

The Activity

The sailing regatta is an amazing day out on the Mediterranean Sea for your team. Your group will be divided into teams, maximum seven people per boat, and have the basics of sailing and navigating explained by an experienced skipper.

After some time practicing on the waves, each team will be timed as they steer their way through a set of pre-arranged buoys, putting all their new-found skills to the test. Their time will be affected by how well they have learned to work the various parts of the boat and sail – this isn’t a simple case of sailing in a straight line from one buoy to the next! – and the team with the fastest time will win a bottle of cava to toast their victory.

This is the perfect activity for groups who want to really challenge their teams while having lots of fun and laughter along the way.

 

Wipeout: Warriors of Fun

Why is Wipeout: Warriors of Fun a great Team Building activity?

  • This is a high-energy, adrenaline-filled group activity
  • It will bring out the inner-child of everyone in your group
  • It can be adapted for groups visiting any time of year – it’s an outdoor activity that’s not just for summer
  • The activities are adaptable to group size and ability.

The Activity

This team building activity is an amazing way to strip down the barriers and any social awkwardness as you will all need to be willing to be a little bit silly in order to take part.

We have all seen the TV shows that incorporate inflatable kids’ games and obstacle courses. These shows are internationally loved, as people all over the world love to watch other people run, skip, jump and, most importantly, fall over while tackling hilarious inflatable obstacles.

Well, now is the time to put your techniques to the test! Will you prove yourself to be a Wipeout warrior or will you fall at the first colourful hurdle? We will split your group into teams and you will take part in several different challenges. Examples include: a mechanical bull, giant whack-a-mole, inflatable obstacle course and even a good old-fashioned tug-o-war!

The games are suitable for all fitness levels, with the focus being on fun and getting outside into the fresh air. If you’re visiting in summer and worried about being too hot with all the running around, don’t fret! Water is added to the activities in the summer months to add an extra fun element and, of course, to help you cool off too. In winter, the reverse applies! We’ll take the water away.

How do we book?

A member of the Barcelona Tours team is ready and waiting to start helping you plan your experience. Contact our team today for more information: info@barcelonatours.net or 0034 935 008 226.

This was originally posted on the 22nd December 2018; it was updated 18th December 2019.

January in Barcelona is a quieter time, but that doesn’t mean that the festivities stop and the city shuts down for a month. On the contrary, as a Catholic country (officially, although many people in Cataluña are not religious), there are still two more holidays in January to be celebrated before the yuletide season comes to a close. There are also still many amazing activities taking place, and lots of fun things to see, so if you’re trying to combat the January blues with some Mediterranean merriment, let us guide you through the chilly streets and show you some of the great things you can do during January in Barcelona.

Don’t forget, visiting in low season means that all the major attractions will be less busy. January is a great month to visit Sagrada Familia and Gaudí’s other works, as well as to enjoy the emptier streets. We still suggest buying tickets in advance, just in case! If you’re visiting for a conference or a team-building, be sure to check out our Team Building Activities and Group Travel Services, and get in touch for help getting tickets to the main attractions for large groups.

Important! The average temperature in Barcelona in January is around 13 degrees, so while you might not want to go swimming, won’t need 50 layers and thermal undies to spend some time with us. Speaking of swimming…

Go to the beach: Primer bany de l’any 2020

When: 1st January

Where: Sant Sebastia beach, just in front of the Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta

Price: Free or 3€ for access to the showers and a certificate.

As with many coastal cities, hot and cold, Barcelona holds an event to celebrate the first swim of the year and it’s called “Primer bany de l’any”. This New Year’s Day swim will certainly combat any hangover you may have acquired due to the previous evenings antics, as the Mediterranean Sea can be mighty cold in the winter. If you’re looking for a fun but frosty way to wash away the cobwebs of 2019, or even just the memories of New Year’s Eve 2019, join the hundreds of other locals and visitors as they plunge into the water.

And it’s not just hangovers, the locals will tell you, that a dip in the sea will help. All year round in Barcelona, young and old residents alike will take an invigorating dip in the water, which you will hear promotes good health and a long life. If you think you can handle the New Year’s Day shivers for a year of positive energy then bring your swimsuit along to your winter holiday.

You can either join the swimmers waiting on Sant Sebastia beach for free, or you can register as an “official” swimmer on the Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta website and have access to a hot shower and receive a diploma when you exit the water.

Concert Agenda: Concert de Nadal de l’Orfeó Català

When: 3rd January

Where: Plaza del Rei, Gothic Quarter

Price: Free

If you’re a fan of choirs then you won’t want to miss this moving performance that takes place in the iconic Plaza del Rei. This is the square where Christopher Columbus is said to have presented the treasures he found in America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. The Orfeón Catalán, a foundation that supports choirs in Catalonia, presents this concert, with acapella performances from the Men’s Choir and the Young Choir of the Orfeón Catalan. The music echoing off the medieval walls will fill you with festive cheer.

Plaza del Rei provides the perfect setting for these beautiful recitals. While the songs will be performed in Catalan, you don’t need to understand the words to appreciate the quality of the performances and the stunning setting. Also, you may recognise the melodies of classic Christmas carols like “Silent Night” (Santa Nit), “The First Noël” (On Aneu Pastorets) and “Oh Christmas Tree” (Oh Arbre Sant). Stay for one song or the whole evening, the enchanting voices of the choirs will help it feel like Christmas isn’t over yet.

Celebration: Día de los Reyes

When: 6th January

Where: Beginning at Port Vell, then spreading across the city

Price: Depends what you do! But the parade is free.

Speaking of Christmas not being over yet, the Día de los Reyes, or the Day of the Kings, is the highlight of the festive period for many children. On the 6th January, Catalan children will once again head to the Christmas tree to see what the three kings have brought them in the night. However, Barcelona’s way of celebrating this day is truly a sight to see – or should I say a sight to Sea?

On the evening of the 5th January, head to the Port Vell in Barcelona between 4 and 4.30pm and you will see hordes of families looking out to see, waiting for something. And what are they waiting for, you ask? Why, the Three Kings of course! That’s right, a highly decorated boat carrying the Three Kings will dock in Barcelona and so begins the celebration of King’s Day. From here begins the three hour parade through the city. It is, of course, amazing and exciting for children, adults will enjoy the experience as well; it’s a great way to combine a day out with a truly local experience. Be sure to try the traditional cake too, decorated with neon coloured fruits to represent a crown.

Celebration: Las Festas de Sant Antoni

When: 17th – 26th January

Where: Gracia

Price: Depends how much you eat and drink!

If you’re looking for something a little less Christmassy but still ready to celebrate, look no further than the street parties in the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni. These fiestas are the honour the neighbourhood’s namesake, Saint Anthony, whose Saint’s day in the Catholic calendar is the 17th January. Of course, in true Barcelona style, only one day of parties is never enough and this week-long event is sure to combat any January blues that may have settled.

Originally a celebration on the island of Mallorca, the festivities have travelled across the sea and landed in Barcelona, when Mallorcan and Catalan traditions collide: this means plenty of Human Towers, plenty of parades featuring the statues of giants (in Catalan they are called gegants – have a look on Google or show up on the day for a surprise!) and, most excitingly, a correfoc. This word translates to “fire run” and is a pyromaniacs dream! Fireworks, fire crackers and bonfires will form a part of these amazing celebrations, with people dressed as demons roaming the streets with pitchforks covered in fireworks – not for the faint-hearted!

If you’re not here in January, fear not, correfocs are part of many other celebrations during the year.

What else is on?

Visitors during January can make the most of the quieter streets with our fantastic personalised tours of Barcelona or keep warm in the kitchen with an amazing Spanish cooking class, visit our activities pages for more information.

We hope to see you soon!

Company name: Onna

Event date: 19 – 20th September 2019

Number of people: 60

Company details: A tech company that has employees in Barcelona, New York, North Carolina and Toulouse.

Activities provided: Photo Treasure Hunt, Basics of Mosaics, Graffiti Collective, Sangria Class, Desk Yoga class, Cava tasting, plus transport.

 

Team building activities for large groups in Barcelona

Event brief

Onna contacted BarcelonaTours in August to help organise some amazing team building activities for their company. The event was called “Onna Camp”. The company wanted Onna Camp to bring people together from their different offices.

This was their first global reunion, so Onna wanted to make this super fun, interactive, and inclusive. While they specifically requested to try our Graffiti Art Collective activity, they were also open to other ideas for Onna Camp.

They also informed us they had rented a villa in the city to host the event activities. wanted the activities to run concurrently, with each team member able to choose what to participate in.

 

Create a stunning piece of street art in Barcelona with your colleagues

What we did

We started out by providing a proposal with lots of fun and interesting ideas for the client to choose from. Onna then came back to us with a list of activities they were interested in: treasure hunt, graffiti, mosaic making, yoga, cocktail classes and our transport services too.

As Onna had already rented a space for their event, we set about organising how we could do each of their selected activities in the villa and the best rooms/areas to use for each activity. This was done through a site visit a couple of weeks before the scheduled event date. The rest of the organising was done through conference calls and emails between Onna and BarcelonaTours.

The venue chosen by Onna was called Los Tilos. This venue is available for hire for private events and has ample space for large groups.

 

Cava tasting for your team building event in Barcelona

The event

On Thursday 19th September, guests who had chosen to do so took part in the Photo Treasure Hunt. On Friday 20th September, guests could choose which activities to take part in at the event venue. A member of the BarcelonaTours team was on site for the full day to help with logistics and managing the day’s activities.

All the activities (apart from the Treasure Hunt) were held in Los Tilos and the space was a gorgeous spot for Onna Camp.

Each activity had skilled and professional instructors that brought along the materials for the activities where needed. The Sangria Class, Mosaic class and Graffiti Collective activity were done outside as the weather was great, while the other activities took place inside. You can see photos of the event below.

The activities, as well as being fun, were a mixture of educational, practical and relaxing. Desk yoga was included to teach people how to incorporate stretches and gentle movement into working day, something that is very much needed as many people spend most of the day seated at a desk; the mosaic and graffiti activities brought people together through artistic expression and creation, while giving guests the opportunity to take part in something they might never have tried and might never do again; finally, the sangria class and cava tastings were an educational look at Spanish wine and cocktails, and a delicious way to experience these drinks.

 

Sangria Making Class for a team building activity in Barcelona

The results

Onners were very happy with the event. The Google review read: “We hired Barcelona Tours for our offsite retreat in Barcelona. They were AMAZING! We organized a scavenger hunt, sangria making class, cava tasting, graffiti workshop, mosaic building, as well as transportation throughout the city. Every activity was flawless and perfectly executed. We were super pleased with their service and will definitely work with them again.”

Activities breakdown

Photo Treasure Hunt: 30 guests took part in this activity, 3 hours in duration. We also organised transfers from the company’s office in Barcelona for this. The Treasure Hunt involves exploring the Gothic quarter and taking pictures with Polaroid cameras, which Onna then could keep as a memento of the day.

Graffiti Art Collective: organised for up to 60 guests, up to 3 hours in duration. Onna stated they wanted the theme of their art pieces to be “Barcelona” and “New York”.

Mosaics Design: organised for up to 60 guests, up to 3 hours in duration. Onna means “waves” in Catalan, so the company created a design using the colour blue and the design was then to be hung in their office after the event.

Sangria making class: organised for up to 20 guests, 1 hour of instruction. They learned how to make 3 different types of Sangria (1 traditional, 1 with cava and raspberries and 1 with white wine, green tea, mint and jasmin).

Cava tasting: organised for up to 20 guests, 1 hour of instruction with professional sommelier and a tasting of 4 different cavas.

Desk yoga: organised for up to 20 guests, 1 hour of instruction.

All the activities are adaptable to larger groups.

Would you like to book an event with BarcelonaTours.net?

Please get in touch if you would like to organise an event in Barcelona: email info@barcelonatours.net or call +34 935 00 82 26.

Whether you’re travelling to Barcelona with a group of friends, for a family get-together or as part of a corporate event, it’s important to have the right accommodation to make sure you get the most out of your trip. It goes without saying that there is no shortage of hotels in this beautiful Mediterranean city, but not all are the right choice when it comes to group travel.

When you’re arranging accommodation for a private group of travellers, it’s important to find a hotel which doesn’t just fit within your budget but which also is located in the right part of the city so you can see and do everything you have planned. Here, we offer you our expert advice about where to stay during your trip.

The Eixample Neighbourhood

One of the best places to stay in Barcelona is the Eixample Barrio (or neighbourhood). People often believe that the name means “example”, but it really means “extension” or “expansion”. Constructed outside the original city walls, this area was designed to connect the old city of Barcelona with surrounding towns such as Gracia.

The beautiful architecture here is one reason why so many visitors love to stay in this Barrio along with the proximity to many of the city’s top attractions including Gaudi’s many stunning buildings and the famous Sagrada Familia. If you’re planning to stay in an upmarket area during your visit to the city, Eixample is the best spot for a hotel for you.

You’ll find plenty of designer shops here along with art galleries, a thriving café culture and vibrant nightlife as well as world-class eateries. The excellent transport links here mean that you can explore the best of the area when you base yourself in this Barrio.

The El Raval Neighbourhood

If you’re looking for a more authentic experience during your visit to Barcelona, you should consider staying in the El Raval Barrio. This vibrant neighbourhood is home to young and energetic artists and is also where you’ll find the Museum of Modern Art.

It’s also the perfect place to try authentic restaurants and to experience the thriving multi-cultural environment that makes the city so popular with travellers from all over the world. This area is well-known for its quirky boutiques, late night eateries and its convenient location within walking distance of popular attractions like La Boqueria, the Gothic Quarter and the metro which will take you further afield.

Arranging Your Group Accommodation in Barcelona

If you’re planning group travel to Barcelona and need help to arrange suitable accommodation for your party contact BarcelonaTours today. Our friendly, expert team have the in-depth local knowledge necessary to find the ideal hotels for your group in the area you prefer and within your specified budget.

You can also rely on us to help with organising activities and transport for you and your party, saving you the time and effort of having to make your own arrangements. We look forward to helping you to make the most of your visit to this beautiful city.

Whatever type of business you run, having team-building activities as part of your corporate programme couldn’t be more important. Team-building activities are perfect for helping colleagues to work together efficiently, and to learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

They’re also the best way to foster a community spirit within your workplace and to build up positive relationships between workmates that will translate into their employment. If you’re looking for team-building opportunities in Barcelona, you’ll be pleased to discover that there is no shortage of fun group activities that are suitable for all kinds of companies.

Here, we take a closer look at the top three for you to choose from. 

A Mobile Escape Room 

One of the best modern team-building activities in Barcelona has to be arranging a fun and exciting escape room experience for your workforce. Barcelona is home to a whole new generation of innovative escape rooms with plenty of space to accommodate as many as 240 players!

Since most escape rooms are only large enough to accommodate small groups, this is a great advantage. It opens up this fun activity to even large organisations looking for a great way to forge strong working partnerships.

The Mission: Classified mobile escape room can be held virtually anywhere and provides 90 minutes of thrilling problem solving that gets colleagues working together. What’s the goal? Learn about Project C and save the world!

A Salsa Class

If you’re looking for team building activities that bring your workers together, there are few better options than a salsa class in Barcelona. Colleagues can unwind and relax while learning new skills and getting to know each other better.

Breaking the ice is often difficult, especially with new starters or those who speak different languages. However, a salsa class gives people of all ages and nationalities the opportunity to get together, have a laugh and get comfortable on the dance floor.

A GPS Treasure Hunt

Have you been looking for something a little bit different and more hi-tech for your team-building activity in Barcelona? Then what could be more appropriate than a GPS treasure hunt? This activity takes your workers all over the sea and land with a unique and original exercise that will get people of all ages and abilities talking, cooperating and getting to know each other better.

Participants will have lots of fun while forging stronger worker relationships that will set them in good stead once they’re back in the workplace.

Arranging Your Team Building Activities in Barcelona

Whatever kind of business you run, whether it be large or small, you can be certain that there are fantastic group activities available in Barcelona that are just perfect for team building and fostering cooperation between your workers.

Barcelona Tours is your number one choice to arrange dynamic activities for you and your workforce. We take pride in the bespoke service we provide, helping you to find the ideal experience that will perfectly meet your organisation’s team-building needs. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today and start planning the ideal activity to suit your requirements.

Send us an email at info@barcelonatours.net or call +34 935 00 82 26.