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Top 10 activities to do in Barcelona in February

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¿Do you live in Barcelona or you are coming on holidays and you don't know what to do?

January, the coldest month of the year, comes to the end and February begins, which is also a leap year. Although one may think that Barcelona has little to offer during this month, but we assure you that this is not true at all. Many people who takes winter breaks travel from countries like France and Italy to enjoy Barcelona’s winter good weather.

The options are diverse if you are looking for a good time in Barcelona during the month of February. From fairs and concerts, to typical regional festivals, including options for both young and old. The economy won’t be an excuse to stay on the couch without doing anything, since there are a lot of cultural activities that you can attend for free.

Today, in the BARNES Barcelona blog, we share with you the best 10 activities to do in Barcelona in February, so you can enjoy the end of winter and the first days of spring.

Festivities of Santa EuláliaFestivities of Santa Eulália - Source: @bcncultura

10 activities in Barcelona during the month of February that you cannot miss

  1. The Carnival party: this year Barcelona will celebrate its typical festival from February 20th to 26th. There will be parades, popular parties and costume contests throughout the city, until Ash Wednesday, on the 26th. Don’t miss King Carnestoltes’ party (the name of the Carnival in Catalan)!

  2. Festivities of Santa Eulalia: popularly known as "La Laia", this celebration takes place in the second week of February and includes cultural and leisure activities for the whole family. The most important thing: there are open-door visits available to the City Hall palace and the Maritime Museum, one of the most spectacular museums in Barcelona.
  3. Flea Market: an itinerant street market that is held every Sunday in a different city square. Admission is free and you can buy vintage second-hand clothes, accessories and objects and bargains with amazing prices.
  4. Valentine: if you’re coming to Barcelona with your partner, you are lucky. Valentines is a great date to enjoy a romantic dinner in front of the sea, a glass of cava on one of the panoramic terraces of the city hotels or a romantic picnic in the Parc de la Ciutadella. You have many options in Barcelona when it comes to romanticism!
  5. Mobile Congress World: if you are a technology fan, this is the best place you can visit. MWC is the world's largest fair for mobile devices, technological innovation and telecommunications, with more than 110,000 visitors from 204 different nationalities. 
  6. Half Marathon in Barcelona: ready, set, go! This competition is the preparation for the Barcelona marathon, which takes place in March. It’s the best opportunity to visit the city while you exercise.
  7. Llum Barcelona 2020: the famous Barcelona light festival returns, filling the Poblenou neighborhood streets with light shows made by creative, designers and architects from all over the world. This activity is perfect to attend to with children and spend an unforgettable night.
  8. Monumental Club Barcelona: a great option for leisure and culture, a whole day of live music, DJ’s, foodtrucks and children's activities in the Monumental Bull-fighting arena.
  9. Free cinema in libraries: this event exhibits several documentaries produced in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Occitania. They narrate different exciting facts of world history, being the perfect occasion to enjoy the best audiovisual productions in Catalan. 
  10. Enjoy the best parks: if the weather accompanies, Barcelona is perfect for strolling and stopping at its many natural spaces. You can enjoy the parks and spend a day of leisure and total relaxation with a picnic, a gymkhana or some sports activity.

The first rays of sun

If you were thinking of coming for a winter getaway to Barcelona, as a family, with friends and as a couple, and enjoy the spring weather, we confirm that it is the perfect plan. At this time of the year you can enjoy a complete leisure agenda, visit the streets and monuments without too many crowds and get to know Barcelona as if you were a local. Do you want to live the authentic experience of Barcelona? February is the perfect time!