A guide with the best things to do on Sunday in Barcelona, because…
…Sunday is the new Saturday
There is a myth that Sunday is a day of rest, a parenthesis between one week and the next, without many things to do. But myths are made to be broken. And Barcelona offers a multitude of choices to enjoy your holidays to the fullest, even on Sunday. Now, with the Sunday is the new Saturday promotion at Hotel Arts, extending your stay in Barcelona pays off!
Barcelona free Museums on Sunday
Sunday may be one of the best days of the week to enjoy art and culture in Barcelona as more and more museums are opening their doors for free to visitors who wish to end the week with an awakened mind. The Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya (MNAC), the Museo de Historia de Catalunya, the Palau Güell, the Museu Picasso, and CosmoCaixa have free access every Sunday at all times. The CCCB and the Museo Marítimo follow suit on Sundays after 3 pm. If that’s not enough for you, the Museo de Historia de Barcelona (MUHBA), the Museo del diseño (DHUB), the Museo Frederic Marès, and the Museo Blau science museum don’t charge entry fees on Sundays after 3 pm and are free all day on the first Sunday of every month. As you can see, culture doesn’t take a break in Barcelona!
Sunday markets in Barcelona
Sunday is the day chosen by many markets in Barcelona to take to the streets and squares, offering a wide range of items. For example, on what is perhaps the city’s most famous street, florists have gathered for over two hundred years to hold the Mercado de las Flores de la Rambla (Rambla flower market). At their stands, all sorts of flowers and ornamental plants can be purchased or you can simply stroll among lively aromas and colours. Lovers of gastronomy and authentic flavours have a date on the first and third Sunday of every month at the charming Plaza del Pi where the Feria del Colectivo de Artesanos de la Alimentación (Food Craftsmen Association Fair) showcases top-notch, handmade products such as cheese, meat, yoghurt, olive oil, vinegar, and wine. Art also has a spot on Sunday Markets with the Muestra de Pintores Aficionados (Amateur Art Show) at the plaza Sagrada Familia and the Muestra de Arte Sant Josep Oriol (Sant Josep Oriol Art Show) on the Sant Josep Oriol square in the Ciutat Vella. Both events are held in the morning, and oil paintings, watercolors and lithographs by local painters can be found. Are you more of a word person? Then don’t miss out on the Mercado Dominical de Sant Antoni, the world’s largest book, magazine, comic, postcard and video game fair, held outside the historic market building: a paradise for hunters of literary odds and ends. Sunday markets can’t be mentioned without secondhand and vintage items. Head to Lost&Found, which follows the trail of other European markets such as the Marché aux Puces in Paris or Portobello Market in London. Anyone can bring their old or unused items, from books or toys to furniture or technology products, and sell them or exchange them for others, supporting sustainable commerce. Similarly, the Flea Market offers secondhand treasures at the plaza Blanquerna on the second Sunday each month.
Sunday shopping in Barcelona
Sundays in Barcelona are also perfect for a pleasant day of shopping. One of the most luxurious, charming, and pleasant shopping centres in the city opens on Sundays for those who wish to get hold of the most exclusive top national and international brands. La Roca Village is much more than a shopping centre, it is an authentic village designed in the image and likeness of typical Mediterranean towns, where you can wander through charming streets between cafes, restaurants, and more than 130 luxury outlets with signature brands such as Adolfo Dominguez, Armani, Bvlgari, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Swarovski, or Versace among many others. Perhaps the best part about this delightful shopping centre is that it offers exclusive discounts of up to 60% year round.
The Ultimate Shopping Experience by Hotel Arts Barcelona
Not only does Hotel Arts Barcelona provide the 30 minute ride to La Roca Village, it also turns your shopping into a completely new experience: an exclusive promotional package including accommodation in a Deluxe Room or Executive Suite with an American breakfast in the Café Veranda Restaurant, a private luxury return trip, access to the La Roca Village Lounge with drink service, a comfortable Hands Free Shopping service during the entire visit, and an exclusive VIP card with an additional 10% discount on your purchases. An unforgettable shopping experience!
The city wears Barça colours on many Sundays. Kits, flags, and scarves take over the streets showing off the festive spirit that characterises the city’s club. In Barcelona, young and old alike enjoy football with a joy and passion that spreads easily. Spain’s La Liga football matches are held at weekends, mostly on Sundays. If you decide to extend your visit, you may have the opportunity to see the world’s best players in action in one of the greatest stadiums on the planet. The Camp Nou, with seating for nearly 100,000 fans, is home to Messi, Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Piqué, and others, and is a football temple that has been the stage for countless sporting accomplishments. Could you really pass up the chance to see a live match and be part of FC Barcelona history?
These are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed on a Sunday in Barcelona, a special day indeed. The city’s natural and architectural attractions can be added to the above along with other fun activities such as a day at the beach, cycling, a family picnic in one of the city’s many parks, or a day trip to charming tourist destinations such as Sitges, Montserrat, or the Colonia Güell. Sundays in Barcelona are livelier than ever!
That’s why Hotel Arts is launching an exclusive experience that will make extending your holidays even more satisfying. Don’t miss out!
Sunday is the new Saturday*
• 40% off on your Sunday night accommodation.
• Daily breakfast buffet for two.
• Welcome amenity.
• The Ultimate Shopping Experience.
• 10% off on all treatments at 43 The SPA.
• Special savings on our Sunday dining offer: 30% off at Arola, our tapas restaurant, and 20% off in-room dining.
• Complimentary parking.
• Early bird on-the-go breakfast or late check-out (until 4 p.m.).
*Valid from September 15th 2017 to March 20th 2018. Starting at 425€ per night (10% VAT not included). Package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Sunday is the new Saturday rate offered based on a minimum stay of three nights. Advance reservations are required; rates do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room per night, single or double occupancy, and exclusive of taxes, gratuities, and other charges unless otherwise noted.