Barcelona Outdoors Overview

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The citizens of Barcelona love to party at night, but they also revel in their oasis of outdoor activities during the day.

There are so many outdoor activities in Barcelona that it can be hard to know where to start. First, there are the parks. The biggest and most famous of which is Parc de la Ciutadella where people come to sunbathe, jog, picnic, and partake in any number of outdoor activities. Then there’s Park Güell and Parc del Laberint d’Horta. Güell was designed by world renowned architect Antoni Gaudí while d’Horta features a hedge maze that’s fun to check out and easy to get lost in.

Next are the beaches. Barceloneta Beach in particular is by far the most popular and thousands of residents and tourists of all ages flock to the sandy escape any time the sun is shining – which is a lot.

For more outdoor activities there are of course the plazas, which are daytime hangouts for chilling, eating, shopping, and just lazing away the day.

If you’re looking for outdoor events in Barcelona, make sure you’re in the city during Carnaval. This annual event is one giant city-wide party for food, drink, and really any vice imaginable before the denizens give up the things they love most for lent.

Whether you’re just looking to do things outdoors in Barcelona or want to find great outdoor events, there will never be a short supply in the city as every week seems to have a festival, holiday, or just enough sun to take advantage of the great outdoors.

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