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Barcelona in April: Best Things to Do & See


There is plenty to see and do in the Catalan Capital all year round. With incredible cultural wonders such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell to explore, alongside beautiful beaches and superb restaurants to try out, you are never short of something to do in Barcelona! The fabulous month of April is no different.

Here in the city, the weather is getting warmer and spring is about to begin. With average temperatures reaching around 16 degrees Celsius, April is the perfect time to explore some of Barcelona’s famous sites.

So, if you want to find out what’s in store for you this season, here is our guide to Barcelona in April.

Things to do in Barcelona in April

Visiting Barcelona in Spring? Check out these top things to do and see in Barcelona in April.

Visit the iconic Sagrada Familia

Gaudi’s amazing architectural wonder, the Sagrada Familia, is an absolute must-see on your travels. This site is one of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions. April is therefore an excellent time to visit if you want to encounter fewer tourists and wait in shorter queues. This iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site is magnificent.

Both the impressive exterior and its wonderful stained-glass interior are certainly worth a tour.

However, our recommendation is that you pay a visit to the top of the Sagrada Familia for completely uninterrupted city views of Barcelona below. What are you waiting for?

See also: A Guide to Visiting Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Visiting Sagrada Familia in Barcelona in April

Explore the city’s parks

As spring starts to bloom, what better time to take advantage of the city’s parks. At the top of our list is the fabulous Parc Güell. Another of Gaudi’s wonders, this park is home to some truly brilliant architecture and beautiful gardens. You can spend the whole day here soaking in your surroundings. Be sure to visit the colourful serpentine bench and the Gaudi House museum, as well as the terrace: another fabulous spot to take in some city views.

Next up on our list of recommendations, is the Parc de la Ciutadella. This park is full of things to see and do, like taking a boat out on the lake or even visiting the city’s zoo. There is always lots going on here, with music, sunshine and picnics to enjoy. Take a stroll around the Parc de la Ciutadella and see for yourself!

See also: The Best Parks in Barcelona

Parc Güell in Barcelona
Parc Güell in Barcelona

Enjoy el Dia de Sant Jordi

If you happen to be in Barcelona on the 23rd of April, you will be in town for Sant Jordi’s Day, a day on which locals celebrate the patron saint of the region, Sant Jordi.

Throughout the course of the day, couples, families and friends exchange books and roses with one another and enjoy the festivities. There are many stalls and markets all over the city to explore, mainly centred around the Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia, however.

This day of celebration is a fun (and free!) cultural tradition to make the most of on your trip to the Catalan Capital.

See also: Unique Things to do in Barcelona

El Dia de Sant Jordi in April in Barcelona
El Dia de Sant Jordi in April in Barcelona

Enjoy some sporting action at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

From Saturday the 15th to Sunday the 23rd of April, world famous tennis stars take to the clay courts of one of Spain’s oldest tennis clubs, the Real Club de Tenis, to compete for the title of champion. This event has been held in Barcelona since 1953 and has seen the likes of Rafael Nadal perform at the top of their game.

Tennis lovers- this one’s for you!

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in April
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in April

Enjoy some drinks and tapas- al fresco!

Why not enjoy one of Barcelona’s many outdoor terraces and catch a bite to eat? There are plenty of brilliant restaurants and bars to choose from in the city, serving up some yummy and authentic food in an outdoor setting. From Bar Lobo in Raval to Olokuti in Gracia… There’s something for everyone!

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Barcelona in April is perfect for enjoying delicious food and drinks outside
Barcelona in April is perfect for enjoying delicious food and drinks outside

So, there you have it! Our guide to Barcelona in April. We hope that, with this information, you can make the most of the Spring months in the fabulous Catalan Capital.


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