Barcelona is a great city to get away to and spend a weekend. A place where old meets new, where the mountain meets the sea, where different cultures meet. A colorful city of contrasts, which make it a favorite destination for travelers hailing from all over the globe, one year after the next.
There’s so much to do here that it can sometimes be hard to choose. Fret no further: we’ve drawn up a list of some of the best activities to do while on your weekend of luxury in Barcelona. All you have to do is enjoy yourself!
Activities for your weekend of luxury in Barcelona
Relax at a luxury spa
Barcelona has a wide array of luxurious spas to escape the urban hustle and bustle of the city. One great option is to enjoy the ancient tradition of Roman baths at Aire Ancient Baths. Located in the Born, the heart of Barcelona’s medieval district, this restored historical building offers a careful selection of massages and body treatments.
Or go unwind at 43 The Spa, atop the Hotel Arts, one of the most exclusive spas the city has to offer. Sitting right off the beach and the opulent Port Olìmpic marina, some of the best Barcelona apartments are found in this area, as well as unequaled views of the Mediterranean.
Enjoy a fine dining experience
Spain is famously known for its exquisite tapas and cuisine, and Barcelona is no exception. The city has over 30 restaurants that can boast of having one, two or even three Michelin stars. A visit to one of these exclusive restaurants is a must for your weekend of luxury in Barcelona. Restaurants such as Lasarte, Àbac, or Moments (all of which have two or more Michelin stars) are excellent choices that will appeal to the most demanding palates.
Have a drink at an exclusive rooftop bar
Barcelona is famously known for its stunning architecture, which is found all over the city. Going up to the vantage point of rooftop bars is a fantastic and different way to admire it. Regardless of where you are in Barcelona, you’ll always see beautiful city landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia, the Mediterranean sea, or Tibidabo mountain. Fortunately, Barcelona has many exclusive rooftop bars to do this from.
Hotel Pulitzer, located downtown next to Plaza Catalunya, features a chic and cozy rooftop terrace with occasional live music. The Majestic Hotel in Passeig de Gràcia is another gorgeous choice. Or go La Isabela rooftop on Las Ramblas, a privileged spot in one of the most famous thoroughfares in the world. A fantastic activity to do while on your weekend of luxury in Barcelona.
Take advantage of your time off to visit Barcelona’s wide array of exclusive boutiques. All you have to do it take a stroll on Passeig de Gràcia, one of the city’s most gorgeous and opulent boulevards. Here you’ll find the likes of Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and much more. It’s also one of the most charming streets in Barcelona, and where you’ll find Gaudí’s renowned Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.
If this doesn’t satisfy your shopping needs and you’re left craving for more, El Born neighborhood will provide you with something a little more original and unique. Here you’ll find small designer boutiques and artisan workshops with exclusive jewelry, leatherwear, designer clothes and much more.
Take a luxury day trip
It’s not all just about the Catalan capital. The city surroundings have much more to offer, and at no more than a thirty minute drive from downtown. A weekend of luxury in Barcelona is nothing without a visit the charming and picturesque coastal town of Sitges, home to many first-class restaurants specializing in freshly caught seafood. Or go up to Montserrat mountain, and have a tour of the stunning medieval monastery and the imposing landscape.
Drive a luxury car
Top off your weekend of luxury in Barcelona by driving an exclusive sports car around the city… Or even on a Formula 1 track! Many different private companies offer luxury car rentals in Barcelona. One of these is Drive Me Barcelona. Rent yourself a Ferrari, a Lamborghini or whichever sports car suits your whim! You’ll find the only Formula 1 track in Spain in Montmeló, at just a twenty minute ride from Barcelona.