Barcelona in December: the Christmas lights are up, there’s the distinct smell of roasted chestnuts, and a feeling of warmth – even though it’s cold outside. This old city doesn’t stop just because it’s chilly in the streets and the wind is blowing leaves around the ankles of the locals. There’s still plenty to see and do in Barcelona in December. Read on to find out how to make the most of this month in this Mediterranean city.

Barcelona Christmas Markets

Europe is known for its pop-up Christmas markets. And when that first market stall appears, it immediately feels like the festive season has begun.

Barcelona will be covered in great Christmas markets selling traditional goodies throughout the month of December, with plants, decorations, gifts and food available from little tables decorated with Christmas lights.

Although there are many markets, one of the most well-known is La Fira de Santa Llúcia taking place from November 25 to December 23, 2022.

People enjoying La Fira de Santa Llúcia in Barcelona: Photo by Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Creative Commons Licence.

La Fira de Santa Llúcia

Arguably the most famous Christmas market in Barcelona, La Fira de Santa Llúcia is located directly in front of the Barcelona Cathedral (Avenida de la Catedral). The square, Plaza Nova, has ample space for the stalls and is filled with twinkling Christmas lights.

The first historical mention of the fair being held in this location is in 1786, which means it’s celebrating its 236th year!

While it was originally a one-day event to honour Saint Lucia, whose day is celebrated on December 13, the fair gradually grew into the big, festive, market that you will find in Barcelona today. They proudly announce that even in 1860, when Barcelona was beset with a terrible case of yellow fever, the Christmas fair went ahead.

What to buy: all things artisan and handmade – Nativity figurines, musical instruments, plants, jewellery and other pretty gifts to take home for family and friends.

Other activities: there are various activities happening (see more here), including music, dancing and activities for kids. Look out for the traditional parade of the “gegants”, or giants, which will be carried around the Gothic Quarter.


Magical Meals

There are so many delicious, comfort foods in Catalonia to keep you warm on a cold winter day. We’ve selected three dishes to look out for on local menus.

Arroz caldoso (Rice in broth)

Arroz Caldoso is an excellent dish to try in Barcelona in December. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Everyone has heard of paella, the traditional rice dish from Valencia, Spain. However, we recommend trying arroz caldoso instead. Sometimes you will also see a version called arroz meloso… delicious! This type of rice is more liquid (caldoso) and comes with a rich, tasty stock, or caldo, with various ingredients which may include seafood or other types of meat. The most luxurious version is usually with lobster (bogavante)!

This dish will warm you right to the core and there are many options to choose from.

If you fancy trying your hand at cooking paella, and learning about the other great rice and tapas dishes in Spain, then we recommend our Paella Cooking Class.

Lentejas (Lentils)

Lentils (lentejas) are very popular in Catalonia (and Spain in general). They still form a staple part of the day-to-day diet of many Spanish people.

They are eaten in many different ways, but in winter you will find hot and hearty lentil stews on many local menus. The dishes include a base of cooked lentils with potatoes, meat (maybe chorizo or another type of cured sausage), tomatoes, garlic and some fragrant additions like rosemary, thyme or bay leaves.

Churros con Chocolate (Spanish donuts with Chocolate)

Churros con chocolate – Spanish donuts with chocolate – are a popular treat in December.

Now, you may not find churros con chocolate in the same restaurant as your rice and lentils, but it’s worth taking a walk to find excellent churros with thick, melted chocolate.

Take a walk down Carrer de Petritxol – the street that is known as the chocolate street – for the best of the best when it comes to this traditional treat. For the locals, it’s not a dessert but a snack which is eaten in the early evening, around 5 or 6 pm. Of course, you can eat it whenever you like!

Take your churros dusted with icing sugar, dip them in chocolate or even chocolate topped with whipped cream, it’s up to you.


Merry Making: Polaroids, Parties and Flamenco

Team building activities Barcelona Photo Treasure HuntJust like the rest of the year, Barcelona in December is all about eating, drinking and enjoying yourself! If the markets and delicious meals aren’t enough, get in touch with BarcelonaTours and we will help organise an amazing activity for you.

One of our most popular is the Barcelona Photo Treasure Hunt (which is a guaranteed good time). Visit different parts of the city taking photos with vintage Polaroid cameras and take home a keepsake album.

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to the Poble Espanyol (the Spanish village), and see this recreation of traditional Spanish architecture decorated for the festive season. Finish the visit off with an amazing Flamenco Show with Tapas or a three-course dinner and drinks.

Company Christmas Parties

Are you planning your office Christmas party in Barcelona? Get in touch with BarcelonaTours to start planning the best Christmas party in town! From private venues and group dinners in some of the best places in the city to dancing all night with VIP tables, we can help you put together an unforgettable evening.

Contact us here, email info@barcelonatours.net or call +34 935 008 226.

This blog was originally posted in 2018. It was updated on November 14, 2019, and November 22, 2022.

BarcelonaTours has been offering a private flamenco class for team building and group activities in Barcelona for many years. It has always been one of our most popular activities, and today we decided to put the spotlight on this activity and one of our hardworking teachers, Lucero.

What is flamenco?

If you type the word “flamenco” into a search engine, you’ll find the following definition: a style of Spanish music, played especially on the guitar and accompanied by singing and dancing.

As is often the problem when describing music and movement, this does not even begin to scratch the surface of the passion and drive that goes into flamenco music and dancing.

Why does a flamenco class for team building make great activity?

First and foremost, a flamenco class for team building engages your team members in an activity that is directly related to Spain and Spanish traditions. While Flamenco is not native to Barcelona, it’s still popular and people love to hear the music and go to shows.

Secondly, it’s likely to be something your group has never tried before. This is not a team building activity you’re likely to be able to find outside Spain so it’s a great idea to give it a try while you’re here!

How does a Flamenco Class for Team Building work?

Learning some basic clapping rhythms and steps is a fun and appealing way to get people to let loose and try something new. There’s no need to worry about people feeling embarrassed about being better or worse at flamenco because everyone is a beginner.

Finally, the start time and location are easily adjusted to suit your needs. It’s suitable if you have a spare hour during a busy itinerary and would like a teacher sent to the hotel or venue. Alternatively, our teacher Lucero has her own flamenco school in the charming Gracia neighbourhood.

Extras for a complete flamenco experience

For a full flamenco experience, have a flamenco class in Barcelona followed by our Flamenco Night at Poble Espanyol. We can also organise live flamenco music and bands, get in touch to find out more.

To read more about the history of how this Andalusian music and dance came to Barcelona, you can read our Flamenco in Barcelona blog. In this blog, we’re more interested in the passion and drive that makes someone want to become a flamenco dancer and a flamenco teacher.

Interview with a Professional Flamenco Teacher

BarcelonaTours has been fortunate to work with Lucero for a very long time and our groups have always loved her classes. We interviewed Lucero to find out more about her life and her flamenco school.

Learn to dance Flamenco in Barcelona

When did you start dancing flamenco?

I started dancing at the age of four. First, I did an introduction to dance, then continued with Spanish classical dancing and ballet. When I turned 18, I started dancing flamenco.

Who was your inspiration?

My parents were very supportive and took me to the dance school. After that, I decided to continue, and my inspiration to do so was my fellow dancers and professors at the dance school.

How long have you had your own dance school?

I have been teaching flamenco for more than 20 years. I’ve also had my own dance school under my own name, Lucero Cárdenas, for the last 12 years.

Most of our clients book a one-hour class, so what can they expect to learn in this time?

An hour is great to give people an introduction to flamenco. We begin with a brief history of flamenco and its origins, to put the flamenco universe in context for the participants. Then we move on to the dynamic part!

We will practice the rhythm of flamenco with “las palmas” (rhythmic clapping), learn the basic steps and finish by learning some choreography. Above all, we will be teaching the participants how much fun it is to dance flamenco!

Do you have a favourite place in Barcelona to listen to flamenco music?

I really like El Tarantos, but my school is a great place too! There are shows once a month and the setting is very intimate.

What about a favourite flamenco song and/or artist?

I like so many artists. An example would be La Macanita and their song “Tierra Adentro”.

Plans for the Flamenco School

The pandemic made us realise more than ever the importance of dancing, taking care of our bodies and exercising. We want to be able to share this dance with a wider audience, so they can also benefit from the joys of flamenco. We want to reach more people, share our passion and teach them the benefits of flamenco, so as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderfully expressive dance for themselves.

  • Keeping the school open all year round
  • Providing intensive Summer courses
  • Offering  Private lessons to clients
  • Increasing our presence on social media
  • Inviting renowned musicians and artists to our school
  • Collaborating  with different companies in our sector
  • Sharing our passion for authentic flamenco with our students

A big thank you to Lucero for sharing her story and her plans with us!

Team Building and Group Travel Services in Barcelona

As well as offering a flamenco class for team building, BarcelonaTours can help you plan your whole corporate event in Barcelona. Visit our Team Building Activities page and our Group Travel Services page for more information, then drop us a line at info@barcelonatours.net.

This blog was originally published on June 25, 2021, and updated on October 25, 2022.

It’s starting to get chilly out there! But don’t worry, Barcelona in November is still a great time to visit.

Though Barcelona is on the Mediterranean the sea breezes start to turn cooler. However, a blustery walk along the seafront is still good fun!

And while Barcelona still has the odd warm day and the sun still shines, there are also plenty of great activities to keep you entertained, no matter the weather.

Seasonal Food: Three Different Tastes

One of the best things about Catalonia is that every holiday is accompanied by something delicious to eat. This time of year, as the leaves change colour and the temperature drops, three tasty treats can be found on the streets and shelves of the city.

Catalan “Street Food”

Street food might conjure images of fried snacks on sticks, but this isn’t what’s consumed in Barcelona in November.

During the autumn and winter months, stalls (which just appear to be large, closed boxes in the street most of the year) will unlock their wooden doors and the owners will bring metal containers out onto the pavement. These become the barbeques on which delicious, Catalan street food is prepared.

Nuts and roots: Catalan food in November

These stalls, simply called paradas de castanyas, which means “chestnut stops”, are an intrinsic part of the celebration of All Saints Day, which takes place on November 1, and is a National Holiday in Spain.

Paradas de castanyas are “chestnut stops” where fresh chestnuts are roasted. A must-try in Barcelona in November.

While Halloween as a celebration is now common in Barcelona, the parties and foods of All Saints Day are still enjoyed all over Catalunya. The stalls open a week or so before the celebration and stay there for a couple of weeks afterwards, before closing up again for another year.

As their name might suggest, these stalls sell a tasty snack that is common in colder times across Europe – roasted “castanyas” or chestnuts. Wrapped in paper and sold for just a few euros a pack, they are a great way to warm your hands on a chilly evening.

The other delicious offering from the stands is boniatos, or sweet potatoes, which are wrapped in foil and roasted on the coals until soft on the inside, with a naturally rich and buttery taste.

These special huts only pop up at this time of year, so if you’re lucky enough to be visiting in November, make sure to grab these local street snacks.

Now for dessert… 

You can find this sweet treat in bakeries all over Barcelona and they’re a must-try if you’re in Barcelona in November.

Find a bakery and grab yourself a coffee and a panellet – a sweet ball of patisserie perfection. While there are varying recipes, the traditional version includes ground almonds, sweet potato and pine nuts. Delicious!

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, we think these are the taste of autumn, so grab some to enjoy as you take in the colours of the season.

A Catalan panellet is a sweet ball of patisserie perfection!

Here are a few of our favourite bakeries you might like to try

  • Baluard Bakery, Carrer del Baluard, 38, 08003
  • La Colmena, Plaça de l’Àngel, 12, 08002
  • Ideal, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 207, 08012.

Cathedrals and Churches in November

Europe is known for having some beautiful cathedrals and churches, and Barcelona is no exception. Even for those who are not religious, Barcelona’s churches are all lovely in their own way.

From the grand Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic quarter with its tranquil cloister and highly decorated insides to the stark shell of Santa Maria del Mar in the medieval Born neighbourhood, a fresh, crisp November day is the perfect time to visit these amazing spaces.

Some you need to pay to get into and others are free, some will hold concerts and all of them have regular masses should you wish to visit (quietly!) during a sermon. Seek out the lesser-known churches such as the one the Plaza de Sant Felip Neri in the Gothic quarter and in Plaza Virreina.

Finally, no visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to Gaudi’s – almost-finished – masterpiece, Sagrada Familia.

This building, which has taken more than one hundred years to complete, is stunning both inside and out.

Stained glass windows
The stained glass windows of Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, are a must-see when you visit Barcelona.

Follow the story of its construction as you walk around the outside, where it’s clear which sections were completed long ago and those which have just been created, then head inside to discover Gaudi’s love of nature erected in stone and stained glass. The stained glass windows in the afternoon sun are divinely inspiring.

November is a great time to visit Sagrada Familia as it is less busy and, in low season, special deals on tickets are sometimes offered.

Contact us for a tailor-made tour which can be adapted to include a guided visit inside the Sagrada Familia.

Flamenco Show and Dinner

Flamenco is great at any time of the year, but in the low season, it can be even more intimate.

Poble Espanyol is a great spot for those who want to see an area most tourists don’t visit. This often-overlooked reconstruction of Spanish-style houses is an awesome setting to take in some flamenco dancing. It’s located on Montjuic – the hill by the sea – and is easily reached by taxi, bus or on foot.

Flamenco Dancing in Barcelona
Catch a memorable flamenco show with dinner in Poble Espanyol, the “Spanish Village”.

Interested? Book a flamenco show with dinner or ask us for more information.

If you’re visiting Barcelona in November, we suggest walking if you want to work up an appetite for the show. Sure, you may arrive a little out of breath, but doesn’t that make it all the more satisfying?

Choose from two seating times, 18.00h or 20.30h and select tapas or a three-course dinner. Then sit back and enjoy the show!

Included with this Flamenco and dining package is a ticket to explore the Poble Espanyol, so arrive an hour or so before your dining time to take a stroll through Spanish architectural history.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s happening in Barcelona this November. If you’re looking for more ideas, get in touch and we will be happy to help.

This article was originally posted on October 28, 2017, updated on October 26, 2018, and on October 18, 2022.

October is a great time to visit Barcelona. The throngs of tourists that line the streets throughout the summer have reduced dramatically, which is appealing to those who prefer a more tranquil time on their vacation.

As well as this, the weather is still lovely – think long, warm afternoons with crisp, fresh mornings and evenings. But perhaps best of all, the humidity of the summer months has passed.

Depending on when you visit, shorts and t-shirts may still be sufficient, but you made need a light jacket on top, especially at night.

Just because autumn has arrived doesn’t mean that Barcelona slows down. The city is still buzzing with activity and there are so many great options to keep you occupied.

The ABCs of Barcelona in October

At BarcelonaTours, we’ve selected what we think are three key categories: Art, Beer and Concerts.

Read on to discover what fun and engaging events are on in the city should you choose to visit in Octover.

A is for Art

Barcelona is known as an incredibly creative city, and many famous artists have passed through here over the years. With so many fabulous art museums, including the Picasso Museum and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia), you can easily while away the hours inside these buildings, Barcelona has so much more to offer in October. We are, of course, using “Art” as an umbrella term, covering not just paintings but performance art, art installations and festivals that include artistic elements.

BAUM Fest 2022: the Barcelona Art and Urban Movement festival

When? October 7-9

Where? La Fira Barcelona (Location map)

Price? Tickets from 12€ for 8-16 years old. Under 8s are free.

Arguably an event that encapsulates Barcelona as a city, the Barcelona Art and Urban Movement festival is a dizzying display of art, dance, sports and so much more that takes place the first weekend in October.

From body painting and tattoos to break dancing and BMX competitions, this festival shows the strength of Barcelona’s alternative scene and brings together people from all over to display their talents.

B is for Beer

Now, just as “Art” was an umbrella term, we’re going to use “Beer” in a similar way. “Beer” will cover the food and drink section of this blog, as October also plays host to many great markets and opportunities for sampling the local cuisine. But, let’s start with the beer, shall we?

Oktoberfest 2022

When? October 5-16

Where? La Fira Barcelona (Location map)

Price? Free entry, but the beer isn’t free sadly!

Yes, you did read that correctly, there’s no mistake! Barcelona does have its own Oktoberfest, paying homage to the German beer festival that takes place every year. There will be competitions for the best traditional Bavarian dress, so ladies bring your “Dirndl” and gentlemen bring your “Lederhosen” because there’s a VIP table to be won. If you’re not lucky enough to win the prize, you can still book yourselves a table free of charge and come along with friends to dance to “oompah” bands, eat sausages and, of course, drink plenty of beer.

C is for Concerts

Barcelona is a great city to catch live music. In fact, it’s impossible to list all the acts in town here. So even if you don’t make it to any of the shows listed below, you’re sure to come across some great live music in October in Barcelona.

Great places to check for concerts include Sala Apolo in the Poble Sec neighbourhood and Sala Razzmatazz in Poble Nou. You can also try Live Nation and check their list of bigger shows happening in Barcelona this October and beyond.

And there you have it, the ABC of what to do in Barcelona in October. If you’re visiting Barcelona in October and need help organising accommodation, activities or dinners for your group get in touch with BarcelonaTours and we can help put together a personalised itinerary.

Visit our home page and activities pages for more information or email us at info@barcelonatours.net.

September in Barcelona is one of the best months of the year (if we do say so ourselves). Compared to a sweatier, stickier – and sometimes stormier – August, many locals look forward to the cooler evenings, while still enjoying their daily dose of sunshine.  The city is still buzzing and BarcelonaTours has some great tips on what to do in Barcelona in September.

Barcelona’s September Street Festivals

Barcelona is famous for its street parties which take place throughout the summer until the end of September. You may have heard of the Fiestas de Gracia which take place mid-August and feature incredible street decorations.

But many of these festivals are just the warm-ups for the Mother of all fiestas: La Mercè.

If you’ve never heard of this week-long celebration of all things Barcelona, then don’t worry. This blog is here to guide you through. By the end of this article, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy the La Mercè celebrations like a local – and enjoy your Barcelona holiday in September.

When does La Mercè take place this year?

La Mercè is celebrated from September 23-26, 2022, with Monday September 26 being a citywide holiday. That’s right, just the city of Barcelona!

What is La Mercè all about?

This annual festival is the main festival of the city of Barcelona – and the biggest street fiesta of the year.

Acknowledged by the government as a local holiday since the 1870s, La Mercè has actually been celebrated since the 1680s!

Like many of the local celebrations, La Mercè has religious roots. It was traditionally a time to revere the “Virgin of Grace”, who supposedly relieved the city of a plague of locusts in 1687. The Virgin was then declared a patron saint of Barcelona, alongside Santa Eulalia, to whom to the Cathedral of Barcelona is dedicated.

200 years after this miraculous saving of the city, La Mercè has evolved into a massive celebration of all things Mediterranean, with a particular focus on the Catalan and Barcelonés culture of today.

During La Mercè, it’s difficult to decide what to do as there is so much choice! Get ready to learn some unfamiliar words for some extraordinary activities.

Castells (Castles)

The castells (Catalan for “castle”) are one of the most incredible cultural traditions in the region of Catalonia, and La Mercè draws teams from all over the area to compete and perform during the festivities.

These human towers are a 200-year-old tradition and, although their exact origin is unknown, it is believed that a strong castell was a representation of a strong community, with the older and stronger members supporting the younger generation.

The key to these towers is the base, where dozens of people stand tightly together in order to support the structure that will be built.

Men, women and children alike take part, and the tower is not considered complete until a young child (six or seven years old) has climbed to the very top! When you consider that these castles can reach more than 10 metres in height, that’s a long way up!

The castells displays happen during the weekend in local squares. Keep an eye out in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona and Plaça de Sant Jaume.

Castells Barcelona September
A traditional castell in Barcelona can be over 10 metres tall.

Gegants (Giants)

The gegants, meaning “giants” in Catalan form an important part of the parades that take place throughout La Mercè festival.

The figures are hollow, light structures made of wood and papier-mâché and are carried by one person.

The people represented are usually characters from local legends, or just townspeople dressed in traditional dress.

The gegants travel through the streets to music, often in a procession, to a local square or church where they will stop to be displayed for a period of time.

Every neighbourhood of Barcelona has its own signature gegants, so there’s plenty to see over the course of the festival.

“Els gegants” from Barcelona at Jaume I i Violant d’Hongria, al Palau de la Virreina.

Correfocs (Fire Run)

Once evening comes, the  gegants are put away – and with good reason. The sun might go down, but the streets of Barcelona light up with the most exciting parade of the weekend – the enormous correfoc. This translates to “fire run” and is a pretty spot on description of the evening parade through the city streets.

Like the castells, these are teams of people that come together from all over the region. However, these teams consist of pyromaniacs, who like to dress up as devils and wave around pitchforks with fireworks attached to them.

Like the gegants, there are also structures that are carried through the streets. For example, enormous dragons operated by the devils, pushed along and spitting out fire as they go.

This may seem dangerous (and you should probably wear long sleeves and keep long hair tied back!) but these professional fire lovers are well-versed in how to keep their fireworks under control. This parade goes all the way down one of the biggest streets in Barcelona and is a spectacle not to be missed.

A large dragon Correfoc puts on a display in Barcelona during La Mercè.

The big finale

Of course, such a huge celebration would not be complete without a huge firework display.

Head over to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, (the Catalan Art Museum), in the early evening to join the crowds of people that will watch the spectacular display.

Fireworks explode overhead, lighting up beautiful Montjuic. The fountains that sit at the bottom of the hill with also be lit up, and the whole event will be choreographed to an amazing soundtrack that changes every year. What a way to end your experience of this unparalleled celebration of all things Barcelona in September.

Can’t make it to La Mercè this year?

Well, there’s always next year so think about a visit to Barcelona in September to enjoy some of the other fantastic celebrations throughout the month.

Castells regularly happen in different squares around the city during the month of September, and in local town halls and churches, you will find the gegants on display. For example, in the Santa Maria del Pi church, in the Gothic quarter, there are gegants that date back to the 17th Century – you’ll agree when you see the man and woman, named Mustafá and Elisenda, that they look brilliant for their age.

You might also be there for the celebration of La Diada, or the National Day of Catalonia, which takes place on September 11. It’s a great day to experience all things Catalan, including the castells and the gegants. Head to Plaza San Jaume, the parliament square, to see the best castellers showing off their towers.

When it’s time to relax

The beaches, the bars, the terraces… there’s always so much choice. Many hotels across the city have rooftop terraces with gorgeous views and cocktails to die for. There’s also plenty of street level terraces for a beer or wine and some patatas bravas – fried potatoes with a signature spicy sauce – for those looking to enjoy some local culture.

Visit our Barcelona activities pages to choose a Spanish Cooking Class or Flamenco Class to complete your weekend of Mediterranean magic.

Contact our dedicated team for a personalised proposal. You can email us at info@barcelonatours.net or give us a call on +34 935 008 226.

One of the best things about Barcelona is its proximity to the sea. And with warmer weather here, this means booking sailing trips and boats for work, fun or leisure. 

Whether you’re a local, or just visiting, you can sample the best of the city and the sea in one day with a Barcelona boat trip.

BarcelonaTours has been helping people experience Barcelona by sailboats, yachts and catamarans for almost a decade. And one of our top picks is the Orsom Catamaran – the largest catamaran that operates in Barcelona.

The Orsom Catamaran

This catamaran is a Barcelona favourite, with shared sailing experiences starting from just €16. This is an ideal choice for small groups, couples, friends and families and is all-around great value for money.

The Orsom is a comfortable catamaran with plenty of space onboard. It also comes with a well-stocked bar, where you can purchase snacks and alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks to sip while you sail. We recommend ice-cold vermouth – a local favourite – and maybe some olives too.

BarcelonaTours also offer Private Catamaran Charters for groups of different sizes.

 

The Orsom Catamaran is a Barcelona favourite and one of the most popular sailing vessels.

 

Private Luxury Yachts

If you’re looking for something special, then a private motorboat charter or small luxury yacht is an excellent choice.

Choose from a modern, stylish motorboat with two levels and the finish of a luxury yacht or a traditional blue-bottomed “Mallorquín” style boat which is reminiscent of a classic fishing boat with luxury touches. If you love the classic look with blue and white as the main colours, a gold finish, and nautical décor, then this is the boat for you!

Enjoy an adventure on the sea, with drinks and snacks included. Of course, one of the perks of a private tour is that if you feel the need to cool off, you can let the skipper know where you would like to stop for a swim. 

We can also arrange a full breakfast, lunch and tapas catering, delivered right to the boat before your arrival.

Find out more information here. Or for additional information, photos and a tailor-made experience, contact us.

 

Private Motorboat Charter in Barcelona, book boats in Barcelona
A private motorboat or small luxury yacht trip is guaranteed to be a highlight of your stay.

Sailboats & Sailing Yachts

Private sailboats and sailing yachts are also excellent choices for groups of up to 11 people. A private sailboat is a good way to make the most of Barcelona’s location beside the sea and make some memories with friends or family.

Boats can be rented for two, three or four hours and come with snacks, drinks and some of the best vistas of the city.

If you’re a larger group, we also offer bigger boats. Sailing boats and yachts are a great choice for work, fun or leisure and can be tailored to suit most budgets. Want to know more? Contact us or book online here.

 

People relaxing on board a private yacht in Barcelona
Make great memories and enjoy views of the city from the sea, aboard a private sailboat or yacht.

 

 

If you’ve been searching for creative and affordable team building activities to do in Barcelona, you’re in the right place.

Barcelona is an excellent location for your next team building activity, but with so many options available in this dynamic city it can be easy to blow the budget.

We’ve put together a list of some of our most popular, creative, fun and wallet-friendly ideas below. Of course, there are plenty more where these came from. Visit our Team Building Activities page for more.

 

Barcelona Photo Treasure Hunt (Exclusive to BarcelonaTours)

Team building activities Barcelona Photo Treasure Hunt

This is our most popular team building activity and it’s suitable for everyone. Armed with clues, a laminated map (sorry, no Google maps allowed!), a vintage Polaroid camera and your sleuthing skills, you’ll set off around the city in search of answers.

Your main group will be split into teams and armed with a backpack containing all you need. However, you will need to bring your smarts to this team building activity – unless, of course, you want to let the other teams win that is!

Winners take home prizes plus you keep your polaroids from the event as a memento of the day.

Good for: large or small groups, creative and problem-solving skills, seeing the city, keepsakes.

Find out more and reserve the Barcelona Photo Treasure Hunt here.

Grafitti Art Collective in Barcelona

Street Artists in BarcelonaUnleash your inner Banksy with this creative, fun and memorable team building activity.

Barcelona has plenty of hidden corners (or rincones) to discover. And if creating art is more your style, then this is one of the best creative activities to do with colleagues.

In the activity, you will be guided by a street artist and given advice on how to approach your blank canvas. Do you want to choose a theme important to your company or create something stylised which includes your company logo? You are only limited by your imagination!

We make sure you have the right safety and protective gear before you start painting.

Good for: small or medium-sized groups, companies that want to make their mark creatively, fun, creative play!

Find out more and reserve the Graffiti Art Collective Project here.

 

Sangria Making Class in Barcelona

Learn to make sangria in BarcelonaTeam building activities in Barcelona can be whatever you want them to be! So if you’re a fan of food and wine then this is a great option.

Whatever you do, don’t drink cheap supermarket sangria. Instead, learn how to make your own in this enjoyable workshop – then, of course, enjoy the fruits of your effort as well!

The concept of mixing fruit, wine, spirits and soda together sounds pretty simple, right? That’s where you’d be wrong! It’s easier than you think to make a ‘less than optimal’ sangria, but in this class, you’ll learn everything you need to make a classic sangria, a white sangria and finally, a Barcelona favourite – cava sangria.

Your teacher will guide you with the best flavour combinations. A good tip is to use seasonal fruits, but you can also throw in whatever you have to hand: oranges, peaches, red fruits, apples and more. Salud! 

Good for: small, medium or larger groups (6-20+), short team building activities, food and wine aficionados.

Find out more and reserve the Sangria Making Class in Barcelona here.