Spend a summer in Spain: our top 3 things to do in Barcelona

Spend a summer in Spain: our top 3 things to do in Barcelona

Nicola Kopij Zanin Nicola Kopij Zanin

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Spain is a European hotspot that’s popular worldwide, especially during the summer months. That’s even more so for people living in colder climates – they can finally enjoy some cheerful sunshine. But it’s not just the pleasant weather. There are the tasty tapas bites, beautiful landscapes and warm hospitality that draw visitors to the country.

The nation is also steeped in history, particularly in the southern regions of Andalusia. In the 8th century, that region (and more) was occupied by the Umayyad caliph, which can still be seen in the distinctive Arabian-influenced architecture there. Each of the major, and smaller, cities have rich histories of their own, too. There’s no shortage of things to do in Spain - that’s for sure.

Although it’s not the country’s capital anymore (it was from 1937 till 1939), Barcelona is comfortably the most visited city in Spain. International tourists love the vibrant atmosphere, lively streets and long beaches. Not to mention the fantastic culinary scene. Many people associate the city with its flagship and outstanding football team, FC Barcelona, which was founded in 1899. It’s an inextricable part of the culture and DNA here. In fact, Camp Nou tickets are hot items and allow visitors a close-up look at the football team’s home stadium.

The city is also unique in that some of its most iconic landmarks are designed by one man: Antoni Gaudí. Most notably, the Sagrada Familia basilica and Park Güell. Some might argue that Casa Milà is another architectural wonder of his. Apart from that, Barcelona also features numerous rooftops which are popular due to the sunny climate and outgoing atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike flock to them for golden hour drinks and fun social gatherings. Are you equally passionate about the city, but seeking a more one-of-a-kind, private experience? Things to do in Barcelona tonight? Check out our top things to do in Barcelona for some inspiration.

Dinner with a view on a private Barcelona terrace

With around 10,000 restaurants and 9 Michelin stars, Barcelona is the only non-French city that won the prestigious Gourmande award. Some restaurants in Barcelona have impressive views, too. The same goes for rooftop bars in Barcelona and lounges. At the end of the day, however, there’s nothing really new or unique about going to a restaurant or bar. Thinking of visiting a Barcelona wine bar, like Bar del Pla or Monvínic?

Try a novel and personalized alternative instead: an exclusive private terrace overlooking the Sagrada Familia. Imagine sitting on a top-floor terrace that looks down on the most iconic building in the entire country, all the while sipping fresh complimentary drinks of choice. Not only that, but you can get any food you wish catered onto the terrace itself. Simply pass on your preferences to the Host via Viewnary Chat, and voila. Of course, you can also opt to order something simpler through your favorite food delivery app. A rooftop dinner in Barcelona doesn’t get more personalized and exclusive than this.

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to the nighttime hours – brunch or lunch with a view is just as spectacular. Whether you’re with a group of friends, alone, or looking for things to do in Barcelona for couples, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. If anything, this is one of the most unique things to do in Spain. If you want to escape the busy city for a few hours with a group of friends, give this space a try and add it to your Barcelona 7 day itinerary.

Long table on a rooftop terrace in Barcelona with lights hanging above it

Photoshoot of the Barcelona skyline from a private terrace

For the best views in Barcelona, there’s no better place than this high-rise terrace with a sweeping panorama of the skyline. Situated right in the heart of the beautiful Garcia district in the center of the city, the terrace sits atop the towering apartment building. Surrounding this exclusive space, down below, are 19th-century boulevards and historic architecture. The Garcia district is one of the most vibrant and historical areas in town, in fact.

The cherry on the cake is that you also have a direct view of the Sagrada Familia – a rare sight from a private property. Sunset views and golden hour photography don’t get better than this, by the way. Our suggestion: this is one of the best things to do in Barcelona in June, when the sun is at its peak and offers stunning backdrops. Viewnary Guests share that feedback with us all the time, so go see for yourself.

If you’re traveling solo and searching for things to do in Barcelona alone, then this is definitely something worth trying. Just make sure you bring your best camera so you can add some enviable flavor to your socials. The spacious terrace is also great to just kick back, relax and read a book. A photoshoot is perfect and convenient to combine with a stroll through Park Güell or La Rambla.

View of Sagrada Familia Church from a private terrace in Barcelona

Romantic date on a private rooftop in central Barcelona

Need ideas for romantic things to do in Barcelona? Well, skip the cliché Barcelona wine bar reservations – that’s nothing new. In a touristy city like this, you really need to go the extra mile to impress your partner. If you want to go above and beyond even the best rooftops in Barcelona, for example, plan your next romantic moment at this expansive private terrace with direct views of the Sagrada Familia.

The romance starts the moment you enter the property, with a warm welcome and complimentary drink. Through Viewnary Chat, you can contact the Host and request what drink you’d like to have waiting for you. Delicious Spanish red wine, perhaps? It’s all up to you. Whether it’s dinner or lunch, this is guaranteed to be a level above the Barcelona rooftop restaurants you might have heard about, including Mood Rooftop Bar & Restaurant. To personalize your date to perfection, you can get your meal catered or delivered on the spot. If you want to make a trip with your partner extra special, this is a must do in Barcelona.

Barcelona private terrace with table and chairs overlooking Sagrada Familia

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