You know all the nooks and crannies of the city. You’ve been to (almost) all the trendiest places in town. You know where to find the cheapest draft beer and you know the places where it is worth spending an entire salary. You also know which places are just for the tourist stream and which are the ones that have the genuine charm of Barcelona. But when Sunday comes, your mind is blank and you are asking yourself what to do in Barcelona on sunday, with or without hangover. Well, we have come to save you. We proffer this guide to get you out of bed and doing something with your life before the start of the coming week with loads of things to do.
How to turn a hangover Sunday into something profitable
Yes, it is possible to get out of that state of coma and do something useful with your life. Really. But first things first. You have to hydrate and feed that suffering body. How about taking a stroll along the Paseo de Gracia and taking “a little something” while doing the round of tapas? There is a huge variety of places that can help reunite body and soul, and some will even adapt to your pocket. If you are broke, there is always a solution: the free tapas of Bad Cat.
Now that you are more aware of yourself and are prepared to venture further, you are ready to take full advantage of your Sunday with our guide of Things to do in Barcelona on a Sunday:
Visit a flea market: it is an opportunity to get good quality food and objects at reasonable prices (sometimes). Entrance is free, so you lose nothing by checking it out. Some of the markets that work on Sundays are the Nova Artesanía Market on La Rambla, (from 2 pm); the Sant Antoni market in Carrer Comte d’Urgell, (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.); the artisan market in Plaza del Pi (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) or the Sant Agustí Vell handicrafts market (10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
Venture into a museum (free): I know you have not been in one for years, but it never hurts to check out what is happening in the art world (what’s more, you will give an artistic twist to your Instagram account with this day’s cultural updates). Best of all, you will not have to pay anything if you go in the afternoon. Among the museums that you can visit free on Sundays, there are: the Frederic Marès Museum (Sant Lu Square, 5); the Barcelona Museum of Design (DHUB), Barcelona Motorcycle Museum (Carrer de la Palla, 10) and Born CCM (Carrer del Comercio, 2).
Tour the city by bicycle: you can get to know those parts of the city that you do not usually visit and no complex logistics are required. If you do not want to do it alone, or you feel more comfortable in a group, you can look for a guided bike tour. These tours usually last about two hours and it is a good way to get rid of that hangover once and for all.
Visit the Magic Fountain: you have eaten, you have been to markets, you have visited a museum and you have ridden a bike, at least virtually (on a more realistic level, you are probably only going to do ONE of these things, but it is my duty to give you all the options). Finally, it is now night-time and a good way to close the day is to contemplate the iconic Montjuïc fountain. It is one of the classics of the city that many avoid because of the large influx of tourists, but it is worth seeing from time to time, especially since it is free, outdoors and beautiful: all the stimulus you need to face the new week.
If you live in Barcelona, you probably feel that you already know everything you need to know about the city. However, sometimes it is worth seeing it through the eyes of tourists or newcomers and rediscover all the alternatives that the city offers. Beyond the obvious, Barcelona guards treasures that are often lost in everyday life or that we take for granted. You live in a place where you cannot get bored. Make the most of it!