Barcelona in April

 

Here are five amazing things to do in Barcelona in April

1.) Las Ramblas

Stretching for about 1.2 km between Barri Gòtic and El Raval and connecting to Plaça de Catalunya in the centre, this is your chance to see a lot of people in Barcelona in April, admire beautiful architecture, go see a show, buy lots of souvenirs, and take lots of photos with street performers (mostly human statues who you can tip to show your appreciation) all over this famous Barcelona street! Las Ramblas also separates the ‘barrios’ of La Ribera and the Gothic Quarter. However, because the area has too many people day and night, you need to be very careful of pickpockets or bag snatchers, so be extra vigilant, but do not let this spoil your good time! The best way to make sure you do not miss any of the interesting spots is to take a Ramblas and Barri Gotic Walking Tour that is offered every day at 3 pm, by very interesting and charming young Barcelonians.
 

2.) Walking Tour – Picasso’s Barcelona

Enjoy this fun and interesting tour, any day you are in Barcelona at 5pm, rain or shine. From La Ribera to Museu Picasso to El Born to Barceloneta, this should definitely be one the activities you want to undertake in Barcelona. What’s more? the tour is free! But you will have an option of tipping at the end. The guides walking you are young Barcelonians, who are born and bred in Barcelona and understand the town inside out. They also give you their personal experiences, and will most probably become your friends at the end of the walk!
 

3.) Montjuïc

Once famed for being the site of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix, this “hill” located south-west of Las Ramblas and El Raval and south of Plaça Espanya (you can walk from here to the Museu Nacionald ‘Art de Catalunya), is one of the famous attractions in Barcelona. There are different ways of getting here, including taking a cable car from Barceloneta to using the funicular railway from Parallel, among others. Once at Montjuïc, you can have a 20 minute or so view of the surrounding areas using a cable car that takes you to the castle at the top of the hill. Some of the things you should definitely see here include the Museu Nacionald’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the Poble Espanyol, the Olympic Stadium and Fundació Joan Miró.
 

4.) Passeig De Gracia

Wear some comfortable shoes, fill your bottle of water, and you are ready to explore this great high-end area of Barcelona, full of style and elegance with major top fashion stores including Chanel, Zara, Escada among others, and beautiful and very unique Gaudi architecture. It runs from Plaça Catalunya to Avinguda Diagonal. Its beauty has also been enhanced by the plane trees and street lamps as well as pedestrian strips that have been laid with ornate hexagonal paving stones. Of course, don’t forget to take lots of pictures!
 

5.) Sagrada Familia

This is the most famous sight in Barcelona. It is absolutely overwhelming, amazing, and very beautiful indeed. It was designed by Antonio Gaudi, and it is still under construction, over a hundred plus years later! Easily accessible by metro from L2 and L5, get here early to avoid the long queues, which move real quick anyway, and be ready to have an experience you will not forget in a long time! It might be a little expensive for some people, but I can assure you, it will be worth every penny, and if this is the only place you had to visit in Barcelona, I will say go for it! Climb the many stairs to the top of the Basilica, and look around the museum for the history of the architecture of its construction.

Free Activities in Barcelona in April

 
The magic fountains
Filled with happy people, this “firework” made of water is such an impressive and unusual sight, it will take your breath away. The fountain coordinates with music being played and will be a definite relaxation time. It’s particularly nice if you visit it at night with your loved ones, and go early as there will be a lot of people! Also, it only takes place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so confirm first!

Metronom
This is a modern art museum with very interesting exhibitions. It was considered to have art that was too experimental for normal galleries in the 80s. Entrance is free on a daily basis, and you can get here by taking a metro from either, Barceloneta, Arc de Triomf or Jaume I.

Port Vell Antique Fair
If you love antique, then you must go to this beautiful promenade along Port Vell that is converted into an outdoor antique mall, where there are lots of nice cool stuff to check out, for free!

It will usually be getting hot in Barcelona in April, but this is not for a fact, as at times we have the spring showers. However, come expecting to have some really good time on the beaches, as we always do around this time!

Guide

Weather in Barcelona in April

 

Average temperature:
Min 8° C / 46° F
Max 17° C / 63° F

Average number of rainy days: 8

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Sightseeing in Barcelona in April


Discover the Raval area
Being very different from most other parts of Barcelona, this area has so much for you to see, it can take a whole day to get around it! From busy restaurants and shopping places during the day to a lively and exciting nightlife, this is one place you will be happy you visited, especially in April, as the weather is favorable!
 
You can start with the Sant Pau del Camp located in a corner of the Rambla del Raval and considered to be Barcelona’s oldest church, then move to CCCB Cultural Centre to watch cultural concerts and exhibitions where you can also spot the Montjuic reflected from its walls, then to the MACBA Museum, full of skaters and contemporary art, stop by the Sesamo and enjoy a vegetarian meal, and then finish at the ElsTres Tombs Bar, one of Barcelona’s famous bars or at the London Bar that has live music from blues to jazz.

Attractions in Barcelona in April

 
Guell Park

Casa Batllo

Reial Plaza