Things to do in Barcelona when it rains

29 Things to do in Barcelona when it rains – Insider guide Eating Tapas, Dancing and Hot Chocolate

29 Things to do in Barcelona when it rainsSo, what are some things to do in Barcelona when it rains?

I am assuming you found yourself in Barcelona while it’s raining?

First of all: Sorry from my end!

It does not rain that often, but when it does, well, it pours. We know our hometown inside out.

Obviously, we experienced many rainy days over the days. Naturally we swapped the beach for the museums and Plaça Espanya for a beautiful restaurant.

We want to stay indoor to avoid getting wet, right?

Well, technically yes.

BUT there is a BUT…

When it rains, half the city gets empty and people get away from the streets looking for shelters such as cafés, bars, malls, you name it.

We give you our best on the hands.

It includes indoor activities as well as some ideas on staying outside.

You might get a bit wet.

However, it will be worth it, I promise.

29 Things to do in Barcelona when it rains

Get an umbrella or throw on your poncho.

Here is the ultimate list of activities to make the best out of rainy Barcelona. My complete list about

1. Join a cooking Class

We seriously love cooking. Let’s stay inside and get to know culture. When it rains in Barcelona, how about you learn to cook a handmade Paella?

This is time well spend! There is a ton of cool paella cooking classes with Airbnb Experience

We visited a cooking class in Barcelona and have a great time.

Check all Cooking Classes in Barcelona here
Taste an authentic Paella
Best Places to eat in BCN

2. Escape Room

Have you ever tried to escape from a locked room? Pack your friends and check out one of the many escape rooms in Barcelona.

What is an Escape Room?

You will be locked into a room to find glues and solve puzzles. There are many different themes to pick from.

The goal is to find the last key to open the final door and escape the room.

It is 100% fun.

We tried some in Prague, Skopje, Strasbourg…really perfect for a rainy day!

Here you have some escape rooms in Barcelona:

Escape room. Will you make it on time?

3. Laser Tag

Barney Stinson would be proud!

Get a laser tag and meet your friends at the battle field. There are a couple of providers around the city.

We just found Play point Barcelona.

4. Wine and/or Cava Tasting

Another indoor activity, but totally different: WINE TASTINGS!! Yes, Spain is a wine country and especially Catalonia is known for its famous Cava.

It is the Catalan answer to french Champagne. Join a wine tasting and become part of the sommelier world.

You can check all Barcelona wine tours here.

A not to serious warning from my end:

You will love Cava and Wine so much, you might wanna bring home some bottles as well. Leave some room in your luggage for that.

Wine tasting Barcelona

5. Have a hoooooot chocolate (with Churros)

The non-alcoholic way to sneak away from a rainy, grey day is having a hot, creamy chocolate.

And I know just the place: La Nena in Gracia.

It is a family friendly place where kids can play board games and draw.

There is no WiFi and the team encourages the guests to chat along instead of staring at a flat screen.

I really enjoyed this.

The board games are obviously not limited to kids hands.

Enjoy chocolate con churros

6. Have a coffee

Confession time: I love coffee.

Whenever I want to work outside in a café, I love to check out new design-led coffees. The only requirement: Creamy delicious coffee!

Here is my list of 13 best coffee places in Barcelona.

It covers as well the hipster coffee spots.

I also included cafés without WiFi.

Best coffee shops Barcelona - ultimate List

7. How about Brunch?

Breakfast? Lunch? BRUNCH!

Brunch is very popular in Barcelona, especially on the weekends.

Have a brunch any time between 9am and 4pm.

Great places for Brunch in Barcelona I recommend are:

I also enjoy Brunch at Casa Bonay.

I recommend Casa Bonay as well for staying overnight. I included it in my guide to where to stay in Barcelona for first-time visitors.

Best coffee shops Barcelona Espai Joliu