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10 Things To Do Alone In Barcelona, Spain

10 Things To Do Alone In Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona is a perfect tourist destination. Located on the northeast coast of Spain, the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this European country. The city is full of sites that are perfect for both solo and group travelers. It is packed full of attractions created by the famous architect, Antoni Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Enjoy the views from the water with a boat tour, or look out over the sea from the Ice Bar. If you want the city viewpoints, visit the Montjuic Cable Car and the Fabra Observatory. Check out our list of the top 10 things to do for solo travelers in Barcelona.

1. Visit the Sagrada Familia! (from USD 59)

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous and favorite tourist sites in the whole of Barcelona, and being in this Spanish city on your own shouldn’t be a reason to miss the sights! As part of this tour, you join a group of travelers and spend 90 minutes exploring the sights of Barcelona. As well as admiring the beauty of Sagrada Familia, you also get to learn about the history of the building and why it’s unfinished. You’ll also find out the unique history of Gaudi, its architect. It’s a sight not to be missed!

Sagrada Familia Guided Tour with Tower Access

Duration 90 minutes

Number of Reviews 823

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2. Enjoy the beauty of Casa Battló (from USD 28)

The Casa Battló is another one of Gaudi’s amazing architectural wonders in Barcelona. Enjoy the guided tour of the building, as well as an additional video guide, so you don’t have to worry about not knowing all about it! Learn all about the Modernisme movement, which was the great architectural inspiration for the building, and spend time on the roof terrace, marveling at the unique chimneys atop the building.

Barcelona: Casa Batlló Ticket and Video Guide

Duration 1 hour

Number of Reviews 2905

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3. Visit the beautiful Park Güell (from USD 13)

You can’t escape Gaudi once you’re in Barcelona! Park Güell is one of Gaudi’s largest pieces of architecture in Barcelona, and you have the added bonus of amazing views of Barcelona from the park. Try and find some of his other famous works while you’re there! At the park, admire all the pieces of modern architecture. You could spend days there! As part of your ticket, you also get access to the Casa de Guarda.

Park Güell Admission Ticket

Duration 2 hours

Number of Reviews 5189

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4. Enjoy a unique view of Barcelona (from USD 15)

It’s very rare you get to enjoy the views of a city from a cable car – and this is just that! The cable car is in the south of the city, in the suburb of Montjuïc, which allows you to see amazing views of the park. Once you’re at the top, you get to enjoy the Parque de Montjuïc. At the top, you find yourself in the Castell de Montjuïc, which is a beautiful, historic castle. There’s room for up to eight guests in each car, so you get to meet new people on the journey!

Barcelona’s Montjuïc Cable Car Ride: Return Ticket

Duration 1 day

Number of Reviews 1041

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5. View the city from the sea (from USD 18)

The beauty of Barcelona is amazing on land. Viewing the city from the sea gives you a whole new perspective. Enjoy the views from a wooden sailboat, the Goleta Karya. You’ll see such wonders as the statue of Christopher Columbus. Enjoy the views of the Montjuic and Tibidabo Mountains and the beauty of the Mediterranean. There are no food and drinks included in the ticket price, but you can buy them on board.

Barcelona: Into the Blue 1 Hour Cruise by Wooden Boat

Duration 60 minutes

Number of Reviews 165

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6. Learn about the history of Barcelona and football (from USD 34)

If you’re a football fan, this place is perfect for you! Enjoy a 90-minute tour around the largest stadium in Europe, and learn all about the history of FC Barcelona. You also get to learn a little about the history of Barcelona itself! Enjoy an up-close and personal view of the football pitch and a panoramic view of the whole stadium. There’s also an amazing audiovisual multimedia section inside, making the experience as lifelike as possible.

Camp Nou Experience: F.C. Barcelona Museum and Tour

Duration 90 minutes

Number of Reviews 1571

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7. Enjoy the city at sunset from the water (from USD 23)

Once you’ve worn yourself out exploring the city in the day, head out on to the water and witness it at night! Enjoy the sunset, while listening to both the waves crashing and the onboard jazz band. The cruise on this luxury catamaran lasts for 90 minutes – and you’re going to wish it never ends! Although your ticket price doesn’t include any onboard drinks, there is a bar on the catamaran where you can purchase some drinks. Watch the sailors as they hoist the sails with well-honed skills, and sit back and relax!

Barcelona: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Live Music

Duration 90 minutes

Number of Reviews 35

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8. Make sure you check out some flamenco! (from USD 18)

A visit to Spain would not be complete without seeing the dancing of the flamenco – it’s a must see! The Los Tarantos in Barcelona is one of the most famous and respectable venues in Barcelona for flamenco. Enjoy the amazing songs and feel the emotion of the dance. No two shows will ever be the same as the dancers make up the dances as they go along – nothing’s choreographed! The theater is in a great location in the center of town, which means you don’t have to worry about walking back to your hostel or hotel alone – and you may meet some new friends there!

Barcelona: Los Tarantos Flamenco Show

Duration 35 minutes

Number of Reviews 256

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9. Look out over the city from the Fabra Observatory (from USD 84)

Enjoy the beautiful Fabra Observatory with its amazing night time views over Barcelona. The observatory itself is lit up, becoming a landmark in the night sky as well. Enjoy both a pre-dinner drink upon arrival and a beautifully cooked dinner. You also get a guided tour around the observatory and a sneak peek into the night sky through the observation telescope. The outdoor dining area is almost guaranteed to be cooler than the city below, so it’s perfect for warm summer nights. Advise the guide for any food intolerances ahead of time, and they can have a perfect meal prepared for you.

Barcelona: Fabra Observatory Tour and Dinner with the Stars

Duration 3.5 hours

Number of Reviews 5

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10. Chill out at the ice bar (from USD 18)

Cap off a fun trip to Barcelona with a visit to an iconic ice bar. During this hour-long visit, you get your entrance fee covered, as well as all the woolly gear you may need, including a hat and coat, as well as your first drink for free. Enjoy the uniqueness of this particular ice bar that has an outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. It’s the perfect place to visit when it’s too hot to sit outside a normal bar in the heat.

The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona

Duration 60 minutes

Number of Reviews 5

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There's more in Barcelona!

Enjoy all these sights in Barcelona and more! Visit the Casa Batllo, the Barcelona Zoo, or purchase a Barcelona Museum pass, which will let you visit up to six different attractions in Barcelona, including the Museu Picasso and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The pass lets you visit the museums in up to 10 days, so you don’t have to rush through them all in one day!

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Writer and blogger, currently based in England, with the passion for travel. I've lived and travelled in Spain, New Zealand and England, solo traveled in Sweden and road tripped across America.

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