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This post covers the top 10 things to do in Barcelona in February, including evening, free, as well as family-friendly activities, updated for 2020.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA IN FEBRUARY

This top 10 list has concerts, football games, tours, and other fun things to do this month in Barcelona.

If you’re looking for even more fun things to do, make sure to check our other popular Barcelona posts:


1) Find a Concert

February is the perfect time to see a concert - there are a few great artists stopping in the city on tour.

 

 

You can find all the February concerts in Barcelona here.


2) Go to a Sporting Event

Sports fans can find a few home games in and close to the Barcelona area in February. The city’s basketball and football (soccer) teams will both be competing.

 

 

Basketball

Football

Taking a tour of the Camp Nou football stadium is a great idea for any football fan, and a hit with the kids! They’ll get to see behind the scenes.

Click here to find all games and events in Barcelona.

For more fun ideas, check out our family-friendly post


3) Barcelona Wine Week

If you’re interested in wine tasting and getting to know regional wines, head to Barcelona Wine Week from February 3 - 5, 2020. 

 

 

Barcelona Wine Week will host local and regional wineries for tastings and talks. You'll also be able to find food pairings, vineyard and winery exhibitions, and cocktail art.

You'll definitely walk away with a list of your new favorite wines.


4) Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

Explore as much of Barcelona as possible for less when you purchase a discount pass.

These passes bundle admission tickets to give you savings of up to 50% on regular retail pricing.

 

 

Attractions on Various Passes Include:

  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tours
  • L’Aquarium Barcelona
  • Picasso Museum
  • Park Guell’s Monumental Zone
  • Montserrat Morning Tour

See our Barcelona Tourist Pass comparison here.


5) Take a Sightseeing Tour

The weather will be a bit chilly in February, so taking a bus tour of Barcelona is one of the best ways to see the city. 

City Sightseeing Barcelona is one of the bigger bus tour companies to operate in the city and is a great way to hear commentary about Barcelona from the shelter of a bus.

 

 

Looking for impressive views? Take a cable car ride up Montjuic to enjoy nature and this popular lookout point. 

On a sunny day, you could also take a hike to Bunker del Carmel. These former anti-aircraft bunkers from the Spanish Civil War now offer a high vantage point.

Of course, we recommend pay-what-you-like walking tours through the city centre to really help you get to know Barcelona.


6) See Ricky Gervais Live Stand Up

The famous stand-up comedian, TV show host, and previous Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais is bringing his comedy to Barcelona.

He's known for his offensive jokes, so his show is generally for attendees 18 and up.

 

 

Details: 


7) Barcelona Half-Marathon

Also known as the Mitja Marato de Barcelona, this half-marathon will be held on February 16, 2020.

 

 

The run starts at the Arc de Triomf and ends next to the beach in the Arc de Triomf park. The route is accessible and open to wheelchair users.

It costs nothing to cheer on the participants and enjoy the race-day atmosphere. Of course, if you're a race enthusiast you can enter yourself!


8) See the Major Attractions

Even in the slow season, lines tend to get very long to enter La Sagrada Familia at peak times, so we recommend a skip-the-line tour.

 

 

The Picasso Museum is one of the most popular museums in Barcelona. Going in February, however, will mean you’ll get more space to enjoy the exhibits!

If you’re planning to visit multiple museums, the Barcelona Card is a great option.


9) Barcelona Taste Food Tour

This in-depth 3-hour tour includes 3 stops with multiple tapas and local foods to try. 

 

 

Tickets are €99.87 per person. 

Details:

  • Date: February 7, 2020
  • Time: 19:00 - 22:00 (9:00 pm - 10 pm)
  • Location: Poble-Sec by the El Molino Theatre
  • Get your tickets here

Of course, there are tapas walking tours (with wine pairings) you can find regularly throughout the year if you can't make this food tour.


10) Barcelona Carnival

The Barcelona Carnival takes place before Ash Wednesday and Lent begins. 

Traditionally, locals dress in disguises and attend colorful parades and other public events. 

 

 

This year, the carnival runs from February 20 - 26, 2020. You'll be able to find various festivities, especially in the Gothic Quarter. 

To find more free events in Barcelona, check out our full post

 


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
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