What to do in Barcelona when it rains?

Every year millions of people come to Barcelona for culture, fun and sun. Blessed by its Mediterranean weather, Barcelona offers over 300 days of sunshine a year, but it does rain sometimes too. So what to do in Barcelona when it rains? Here are some of our favorite plans:


Watch a movie at the Filmoteca de Catalunya

A couple of years ago the movie archive of Catalonia was moved to a new building in the Raval neighborhood as an attempt to develop the impoverished area.  Nowadays it hosts a program of various genres – both Spanish and international – in its modern and comfortable rooms. Some movies are only in Spanish but usually at least once a day there is a choice for English speakers. The program of the Filmoteca is especially worth checking out if you are a fan of alternative cinema, classics and cult movies. WEB

 

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Read a book in Altair travel bookstore / café

If Barcelona is one of your stops on your trip and you want to get ready for the next destination, don´t miss a visit to the Altair travel bookstore. It has an impressive collection of guidebooks and travel novels for all destinations and a range of original souvenirs from Barcelona. And the best part is you can leaf through the books with a warm drink in hand in the café on level -1 and take your time to pick your next travel destination. 

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Address:  Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 616

 


Visit a museum

With over 60 museums, Barcelona offers much more than just La Sagrada Familia. Want to know more about the history of this amazing place? Visit one of our favorites, the Museum of History of Catalonia in the Barceloneta neighborhood. Travelling with kids? They will love the Museum of Chocolate or the Cosmo Caixa Science museum. The latter makes for a delightful half day trip away from the busy center and it offers fantastic interactive learning facilities.

 

 


Relax in a SPA

Rainy days are the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax and take care of yourself and a SPA centre is one of the best places to do that. Many hotels have their private SPA and fitness facilities and some fantastic options are the ones at The Mandarin Oriental or Hotel Arts. There are also famous specialized Wellness centres like Aire Barcelona or Spa-Hammam Rituels d’Orient that have all the expertise and procedures to provide a relaxing moment.

 

 


Tour with BrightSide

A unique BrightSide experience is also available in a vintage hard top van. Our beautiful vehicle is guaranteed to take you in perfect comfort to the main sites of interest and best tapas places even on a rainy day. Let´s not let weather deter us from exploring all that Barcelona has to offer. Check out our van tours HERE