Barcelona 8 fun things to do in April
Spring is here, and as such we are required to enjoy life outdoors. We compiled the best 8 things to do in Barcelona for the month of April, whether you are looking for an activity to do with kids, or a place to visit in this fashionable Spanish city, just check the options below. And yes, we include St George´s day! We are waiting for books and flowers! And some tasty food as well.
Lazy Sunday arent lazies anymore: go to Brunch Elektronic
In case you were nostalgic about those crazy electronic nights you use to spend before having kids and thinking about how to spend a lazy Sunday in Barcelona, go to Brunch Elektronic. Put on your old sneakers and bring your kids to one of the top things to do in Barcelona over Sundays´ afternoons. You will enjoy flea markets, vinyl fairs, activities for the little ones, and great performances from top DJs including plus delicious foods.
Enjoy Barcelona’s Fashion side at Palo Alto Market
A classic among the best places to visit over the weekend in Barcelona, Palo Alto Market is back this month featuring the best of local designers and a fantastic programme that includes concerts by Maia Vidal, Iramis and Mel Seme + wine pairings by Torres, and the Sinners along the day; arty workshops by Plom Gallery, and lots and lots of street food prepared by the best local and international food artisans that for some reason decided to settle in this Mediterranean city.
Uncover the most beautiful day of the year in Barcelona: Diada de Sant Jordi (St George´s day)
Sant Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia and this is a very special day. this is a day of roses, romance, and books. It is the Catalan version of Valentine´s day. On this day women shall gift a book to the man, and vice-versa, a rose shall be given to women.
This is a wonderful tradition celebrated in Barcelona. It has different origins such as the day when Sant Jordi defeated the dragon whose blood transformed into a flower; the day that commemorates the death of Shakespeare and Pla (a Catalan poet), and the burring of Cervantes – the international books day!
When: 22 April ~ we recommend going to the Parliament of Catalonia or any Public Library. This is also an open day at museums.
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Go on a culinary stroll at Barcelona’s most delicious district: Sant Antoni
Get comfortable shoes and enjoy a memorable time with your friends and like-minded foodies. The Sant Antoni district, close to Barcelona bustling center, is the perfect area to take a Food Tour in Barcelona. It has a local vibe, there are genuine tapas bar, mostly run by families and peculiar charm.
Dance Sevillanas and have lots of fun: Feria de Abril (April´s Fair)
For those wondering what Andalusia, the southern Spanish region, is about, just be aware that a traditional fair is organized every year in Barcelona: Feria de Abril. At the end of April and constitutes one of the best places to visit and things to see in Barcelona as it showcases all colors, music, food, dancing and all that fun that southern Spain is all about.
Here you must see the real sevillanas dancing, including dancers wearing the traditional colorful costume – farales – for women, and the man´s short jacket, tight trousers, and boots, while enjoying Jerez, wine and tapas, and live traditional music.
When: End of April
Where: Park Forum
Visit an iconic attraction: Tibidabo Park
Magically, when springs arrive, kids look up to the Tibidabo mountain and ask parents to take them there. It is one of their favorite Barcelona attractions: Tibidabo Amusement Park . This thematic park is a magical place for children and also an icon of the city that combines history and entertainment. They said that this year there will be plenty of surprises every month, and why not climbing the city to discover it.
Watch thousands of runners at La cursa del Corte Ingles (El Corte Ingles race)
The Corte Ingles race is the biggest amateur race held in Barcelona and sponsored by El Corte Ingles, the big magazine shop of Barcelona. Runners get a chip so there is an exact reference of their time, which has led to position this race as the most severe and countless athletics event worldwide with around 80,000 runners.
7. Tennis: Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Trofeo Conde de Godó
Attend the oldest tennis tournament in Spain at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, running since 1953, which is played on clay court as part of the ATP World Tour 500. This tournament, more than the competition itself is an important social event in Barcelona and you might find yourself visiting Barcelona among friendly famous tennis players.
More than a live music festival, join a the bigges party in town: Telecogresca Music Festival
Telecogresca – yes I know it is difficult to pronounce it – is the most important music festival for university students. It started in 1978, and it was organized by volunteers and assisted by thousands of people. This is a massive local music festival in Barcelona, the kind of warm-up for the upcoming big ones such as Primavera Sound and Sonar, though with a prevailing university spirit, good vibes, crazy ambiance and organized in what has become an iconic location in Barcelona: Parc del Forum.
Friends, hope you liked this blog entry with our selection of the best things to do in Barcelona for April. Please feel free to comment and/or add your suggestions which are always welcomed, just drop us a line on Facebook. In the meantime we keep running our Food Tours and Culinary Experiences in Barcelona, showcasing the best of Catalan cuisine and the great history of the city iconic neighborhoods. And we must say that spring is just a perfect season to join us. Stay hungry and healthy!